RBC GranFondo Whistler

September 10, 2016

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 events with great deals on accommodation and new passenger and bike transportation back to Vancouver.

Schedule

2016 Race Schedule

Friday September 9, 2016

TBA Package Pickup at the Welcome GranFesta

Saturday September 10, 2016

6:05 AM Forte 152km Start
6:40 AM Giro Start (5 min delay before the Giro women start at 6:45)
7 AM GranFondo Waves - 122km 8:30 AM Medio Start - 55km
10 AM First Riders Expected
10 AM - 4 PM Celebration Plaza Open
10:30 AM Family Fundo powered by iRIDE
1 PM Awards
3:30 PM Return Passenger Transportation to Vancouver (pre-booking required)
4 PM Finish Line Closes
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Bike pick-up in Vancouver (pre-booking required)

Sunday September 11, 2016

10 AM - 2:30 PM Return passenger transportation to Vancouver (pre-booking required)
10 AM - 5 PM Sunday bike pick-up in Vancouver

*Schedule subject to change. Events may require registration.


Post-Race Celebrations

Date: Saturday September 10, 2016
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 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Day Lot 4, opposite Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: This September GranFondo 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.
Register for Family Fundo Online


Awards Ceremony

Date:Saturday September 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Watch the top riders receive their medals and prize money on-stage.

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.


Transportation

New this year, bike and passenger transport is available back to Vancouver on both Saturday and Sunday so you can relax and enjoy your recovery time in Whistler. View times and tickets.


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 and 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 10 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.

Ride, Stay, Recover

Free Scandinavian Spa Access or Free PEAK 2 PEAK tickets

Completing an epic ride like the RBC GranFondo takes months of hard work – so why rush back to the real world after it’s over? At Whistler.com we’re honouring 2016 participants with an exclusive Stay and Recover offer: book a night in Whistler with us and we’ll give you bath access for two at the Scandinave Spa or two PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience Tickets , absolutely free*. We’ll cover your recovery, so you can take time to truly appreciate your ride.

Search below to book this package or call 1.800.944.7853 to speak to one of our Whistler based Travel Consultants.

Ride, Stay, Recover Package

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*Maximum of 2 free tickets per reservation, tickets cannot be be redeemed as cash or transferred for any other activitiy. Offer only available while quantities last for new reservations. Offer only available with accommmodation bookings made through the www.whistler.com/events/granfondo event page or via our call centre.

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