RBC GranFondo Whistler

September 12, 2015

Join fellow road cycling enthusiasts in the RBC GranFondo Whistler as they cycle the route from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway, over 122 kilometres of winding mountain road. Stay for the fun at the finish line celebrations and Family Fundo on Sunday with great deals on accommodation.

Post-Race Celebrations and Award Ceremony

Date: Saturday September 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Celebrate the ride with friends and family in the Plaza. Featuring meal, refreshments, kids playground, live entertainment and a beer garden.


Family Fundo Powered by iRide

Date: Saturday September 12, 2015
Time: Ages 3-6 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Ages 7-12 from 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Location: Day Lot 4, opposite Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: This September Gran Fondo Whistler is teaming up with Cycling BC's fun and engaging iRide program to grow our Family Fundo event. Strider bicycle activities will be available for riders under 6 and more challenging events will be available for bicycle riders over 6. Riders will work with iRide's NCCP-certified coaches to tackle a diverse collection of skills using their interactive and game-based learning curriculum. All participants will be awarded an iRide T-shirt and a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Gold Medal. Event is free of charge, registration is required as spots are limited
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Training

The only way to train for the GranFondo is to pedal, pedal, pedal. A pre-ride is a great way to become familiar with the course, know the challenges and plan how to pace yourself on the day (and stop for pictures along the way). Why not plan a pre-ride and meet the family in Whistler for a night or two in the mountains, or stay and tackle some of the other road rides in the area to get your mountain legs.

Recovery

No need to rush off after the ride - there are plenty of places to stay and enjoy a relaxing recovery in Whistler.

  • Find the perfect accommodation for a deep sleep after the event
  • Soak your muscles in your own hot tub or book a post-race massage at one of Whistler's spas
  • Join up with other participants in one of Whistler's bars, pubs or restaurants to raise a glass to victory
  • Turn it into an outdoor adventure weekend? Try bungee jumping, mountain biking or another summer activity
  • If you prefer to rest after the race ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, take a gentle hike or chill out by the lakes

Travel Tips

On Saturday, September 12th more than 4,000 cyclists will be participating in RBC GranFondo Whistler. Participants will start from Vancouver’s Stanley Park, head up along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and end at Whistler Olympic Plaza. As a result there will be traffic impacts including rolling road closures and areas of reduced speed along the route. It is advised that motorists plan travel well in advance, drive with caution, follow signs and expect delays.

RBC GranFondo 2015 Partner Hotels

Traveling with a large group? Please call 1.866.299.6971 Toll Free or email groups@whistler.com for assistance.


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