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Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo

Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo

June 22 2019
Langdale, British Columbia, Canada

The Gibsons Grind is a self paced ride that takes place on paved roads. It starts at the Langdale ferry terminal in Gibsons and winds its way to Highway 101. From there the only difference between the various courses is how far they go out the highway.  As such, you could do your own custom route that is anywhere from 10 km on up.  Once you are on the highway, you can turn around any time you like. The routes will be marked with color coded arrows for each route length.

The full route is comparable to the RBC GranFondo Whistler.  There are a lot of hills here, some quite long and steep.  Make sure you choose the course length which suits your ability before taking on the Gibsons Grind.  The winners of the Gibsons Grind are the people who have the most fun.

After a ride like the Grind, you'll need to refuel.  We've lined up a great place to do that: Persephone Brewing Company.  The barbeque is open to all. Please purchase BBQ tickets for yourself and any non-riding friends and family when you register online, on or before June 17th. On event day tickets can be purchased at Persephone Brewing Company based on food availability. Event day price is $10.

Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo

Routes: 50, 70, 110 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Start: The ride starts at the overflow parking lot at the Langdale ferry terminal.  Locals that need to drive to the start can park their cars along Chamberlain Road adjacent to Shirley Macey Park (very close to where the ride finishes) and coast down to the ferry terminal.  See the following link for details:   SSC Gibsons Grind Start  

Start Time:  10:15 am.    Note:  As there will be people coming from the Lower Mainland on the 9:00 ferry there may be a small delay if the ferry is late.  


Registration:  Registration is mandatory;   Pricing is as follows:
Until May 31st at midnight - $25 
June 1st to June 16th at midnight - $30
June 17th to June23th cash only - $40
Waiver:  We will require you to sign a waiver and provide emergency contact information as part of the registration process.

What's Included?

Aid stations, mechanical support, BBQ, Beer/Refreshments

Packet Pickups

Vancouver, time and date to be announced

Gibsons, time and date to be announced

Sechelt, time and date to be announced

Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Langdale, British Columbia, Canada
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Jun 22 2019 - EVENT: Gibsons Grind Gran Fondo