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.
2017 Race Schedule
Friday September 8, 2017
|11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
||Package Pickup at the Welcome GranFesta
Saturday September 9, 2017
||Start Corrals Open
||Forte 152km Start
||Giro Corral Open
||Giro Start (5 min delay before the Giro women start at 6:45)
||Alta Classe Start
||GranFondo Waves - 122km
||First Riders Expected
|10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
||Celebration Plaza Open
|10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
||iRIDE Jam - Kids ride (ages 6+)
||Bike Check Closes for Saturday bike return (pre-booking required)
||Return Passenger Transportation to Vancouver (pre-booking required)
||Finish Line Closes
||Bike Check Closes (all bikes to be picked up by 4:30 PM)
|6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
||Saturday Bike pick-up in Vancouver (pre-booking required)
|8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
||RBC GranFondo Whistler After-Party
||Event Day Video Release @ 9:00 PM SHARP!
Sunday September 10, 2017
|10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
||Return passenger transportation to Vancouver (pre-booking required)
|10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
||SUNDAY Bike pick-up
*Schedule subject to change. Events may require registration.
2017 Post-Race Celebrations
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.
iRide Jam for Kids
Ages: 6 and above
Ability: Kids that can ride a two-wheel bike (no striders please)
Registration: There will on-site registration at Day Lot 4 starting at 10 a.m. on a first-come/first-serve basis. Please be aware that parents need to remain with their kids.
Description: The iRide Jam for kids are mini clinics that are aimed at building skills for a lifelong enjoyment of cycling. Kids will be split into various groups based on age and skill levels. Each group will work with an iRide coach to develop skills and abilities.
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Watch the top riders receive their medals and prize money on-stage.
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.
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.
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
On Saturday, September 9 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 with your RBC GranFondo Whistler Accommodation
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 covering your recovery with an exclusive Stay and Recover offer: book two nights accommodation in Whistler with us and we’ll give you bath access for two at the Scandinave Spa for free*. Don't delay, this offer is limited to the first 100 new reservations.
Search below to book the Ride, Stay and Recover package or call 1.800.944.7853 to speak to one of our Whistler-based Travel Consultants.
Book Early and Save
Plan ahead, save more and stay longer. Book by May 31, 2017 to receive the best value on accommodation and activities in Whistler this summer.
*Minimum two nights stay between September 8 – 10, 2017, offer valid for new bookings only. Maximum of 2 passes per new booking received, passes 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. Accommodation must be booked by May 31, 2017 to comply.
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