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RBC GranFondo Whistler

September / 12 / 2015
Vancover, British Columbia, Canada

In 2007, Kevin Thomson and Neil McKinnon had the vision of producing a world-class cycling event to serve as a legacy event of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In September 2010, after three years of work, that dream became a reality. The inaugural RBC GranFondo Whistler allowed 4,000 passionate cyclists the opportunity to ride the world-renowned Sea to Sky Highway in a dedicated car-free lane from downtown Vancouver to Whistler. Rider capacity grew to 7,000 cyclists in 2011 and 2012 as participants were pouring in from all around the globe as the event quickly established itself as one of the premier cycling events in North America.

Every year since its inception in 2010, the event has been a recipient of Get Out There Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for Best Cycling Event in Western Canada! Whether it's right in your own backyard or you're visiting British Columbia for the first time, the breathtaking views of this spectacular route will leave you speechless. One day each year, we allow you to experience the incredible Sea to Sky Highway (ranked the #2 Vancouver attraction by TripAdvisor.ca) and everything in between Vancouver to Whistler in the best way possible - on bike.

Join us on September 12, 2015 for the ride of your life. 

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is part of the Super Prestige series of "True" Gran Fondo events in North America. For more information goto http://granfondosp.com

Routes: 34,76,94 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Opens: December / 10 / 2014
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times

5:30AM Start Corrals Open (NO Bag Check) West Georgia Street
6:00AM Forte 152km Start West Georgia Street
7:00AM GranFondo 122km Start West Georgia Street
8:30AM - 9:15AM Medio Bag Check Squamish
9:30AM Medio Start 55km Squamish
10:00AM First Riders Expected Day Lot 4, Whistler
10:00AM - 4:00PM Celebration Plaza Whistler Olympic Plaza
1:30PM Awards Celebration Plaza
4:00PM Finish Line Closes Day Lot 4, Whistler
4:30PM Bike Check Closes
(all bikes to be picked up by 4:30PM) Day Lot 4, Whistler



Whats Included in the Entry Fee?

The Finish Area for RBC GranFondo Whistler participants will include:

  • Complimentary secure bike parking for all riders (drop your bike and enjoy the festivities)
  • Finishers medal
  • Picture station - capture the moment with a memento!
  • lululemon Rider Stretch
  • Alta Classe Recovery Lounge
  • Complimentary hydration and nutrition station (riders only)
  • Medical tent
  • Bag check
  • Massage services available (riders only)
  • Sponsor activations

Velospoke Bike Expo

Utilizing over 61,000 sq ft of event space, VeloSpoke will bring together over 100 exhibitors for an energizing showcase of products and services from top lifestyle and cycling brands. The show will also feature unique activations, including a main stage with performances, a photo wall, bike fitting zone, kids’ corner and wellness zone.

Passenger Bus Transportation back to Vancouver

Stay the night in Whistler and enjoy the post-event fun. The bus will depart Whistler at various times beginning Sunday morning, picking up passengers from each of our preferred hotels. Passengers will be dropped off in Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Available for sale in 2014.

Bike Transportation from Whistler to Vancouver

Bikes will be transported fully assembled, so you do not need to box your bike! Simply leave your bike with our event team after you finish before 4:00pm. It will be waiting for you on Sunday until 5:00pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Transportation is still available for purchase at Welcome GranFesta on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 11am - 8pm. 

Bag Check

Bag check will only be available during Welcome GranFesta (limited to one bag per person, excluding bike boxes). Maximum size is 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in), maximum weight is 10 kg (22 lb) (standard carry-on size). We'll give you a tag in your event materials to label your bag with your name and rider number. Have this tag clearly visible and in position before you hand in your bag at the Station. Put all items into one bag - no loose items will be accepted! Items can be collected at the finish line.

For Medio riders only, bag check service is also available at the Medio Start in Squamish.

Packet Pickups

Friday September 5th
11:00AM - 8:00PM Package Pickup at the Welcome GranFesta Vancouver Convention Centre, East
All GranFondo riders will need to pick up their event package before the event at the Welcome GranFesta. Photo ID will be required for pick up and you will be asked to sign the event waiver in person.
Medio riders can pick up their event packages at the Welcome GranFesta or at the Medio start. All riders must be wearing their bike plates and wristbands before starting the event.


Prize / Race Categories

The journey itself will be the ultimate reward, but we wouldn’t leave you without a memento of the event. A commemorative piece will be available to riders.

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Start Address: Corals, Vancover, British Columbia
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