RBC GranFondo Whistler

September 7, 2024

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is a stunning point-to-point cycling journey along the famous Sea to Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. There are distance options from 55 km to 152 km and all offer beautiful landscapes and a clear, traffic-free passage along the Sea to Sky Highway. The event is family friendly and open to all abilities.

2024 GranFondo Events & Schedule

The largest Gran Fondo in North America returns to Whistler for it’s 15th year. RBC GranFondo Whistler is inclusive, open to everyone, and now offers the classic 122 km Gran Fondo, 152 km Forte and 55 km Medio categories. Choose your distance and register at rbcgranfondo.com.

2024 Race Schedule

Friday, August 30

Time Event Location
Morning Rider Guide Released Email, website, social

Wednesday, September 4

Time Event Location
Morning Transportation (for those who booked) and Expo instructions released Email, website, social

Thursday, September 5

Time Event Location
5 - 7 PM Pre-party happy hour & shakeout rides Concord Pacific Place, False Creek

Friday, September 6

Time Event Location
11 AM - 8 PM Package Pickup at VeloSpoke Bike Expo Vancouver Convention Centre East

Saturday, September 7

Time Event Location
5:30 AM Start Corrals Open Stanley Park, Vancouver
6 AM Forte 152km Start Stanley Park, Vancouver
6:40 AM St. Regis Cup Start Stanley Park, Vancouver
6:50 AM Alta Classe Start Stanley Park, Vancouver
7 AM Gran Fondo 122km Start Stanley Park, Vancouver
7 AM Medio 55km Package Pick-Up Open Solutions Tent, Day Lot 4, Whistler
9:15 AM Medio 55km Start Day Lot 4, Whistler
9:45 AM First Riders Expected Day Lot 4, Whistler
9 AM - 5 PM Celebration Plaza Open Whistler Olympic Plaza
1 PM Awards Ceremony at Celebration Plaza Whistler
1 PM Truck departs for Saturday Bike return (pre-booking required) Day Lot 4, Whistler
4 PM Return Passenger Transportation to Vancouver Day Lot 4, Whistler
4 PM Bike Check Closes (all bikes to be picked up by 4:30 PM) Day Lot 4, Whistler
4 PM Finish Line Closes Whistler
5 PM Celebration Plaza Closes Whistler
6 - 9 PM Saturday Bike Pick-Up (pre-booking required) lululemon Headquarters, 1818 Cornwall St., Vancouver
9 PM - 2 AM RBC GranFondo Whistler After-Party Après Après, Whistler

Sunday, September 8

Time Event Location
9:50 AM - 2:25 PM Return passenger transportation to Vancouver (pre-booking required) Whistler to Vancouver
12 - 4 PM Family Studio Sunday at the Museum Audain Art Museum
10 AM - 5 PM Sunday Bike Pick-Up 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

*Schedule subject to change. Events may require registration.

2024 Post-Race Celebrations on Saturday

Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Celebrate the ride with friends and family in the Plaza. Featuring meals, refreshments, kids playground, live entertainment and a beer garden.

Free Outdoor Concert

Time: 1:45 – 2:25 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Artists: TBA

Awards Ceremony

Time: 1 PM
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Description: Watch top riders receive their medals and prize money onstage.


The only way to train for the RBC GranFondo is to pedal, pedal, pedal. A pre-ride is a great way to become familiar with the course, know the challenges and plan pacing for 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 enhance your mountain legs?


  • Bike and passenger transport is available for your return trip to Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday so you can relax and enjoy some well-deserved recovery time in Whistler

Please see the RBC GranFondo website to see and book options.


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 in 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 one of Whistler’s five beautiful lakes

Traffic Impacts

On Saturday, September 7, 2024, more than 5,000 cyclists are expected to ride from Vancouver to Whistler in the RBC GranFondo Whistler.

Participants in the RBC GranFondo and Forte categories will start at Vancouver’s Stanley Park, head up along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway and end at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Riders in the Medio category will start in Whistler, head south down the highway, take a scenic detour up to the Callaghan Valley and loop back to cross the same finish line as everyone else.

As a result, on event day between 5:30 AM and 4:30 PM there will be traffic impacts along the Sea to Sky Highway and in Whistler, including road closures and areas of reduced speed. It is advised that motorists plan travel well in advance, drive with caution, follow signs and expect delays. Motorists travelling the Sea to Sky highway should plan for delays of up to three hours, obey all traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop during this large-scale cycling event.

View 2024 Traffic Advisories information from RBC GranFondo.

Stay 2+ Nights and Receive a Free Dining Voucher*

Secure your lodging for the RBC GranFondo and receive a free Dining Voucher when you extend your stay.

  • Stay 2+ nights and receive a $50 Dining Voucher
  • Stay 3+ nights and receive a $100 Dining Voucher
  • Stay 5+ nights and receive a $200 Dining Voucher

Enter promo code GRANFONDO2024 at check-out or call 1.800.944.7853 and mention the offer to one our Travel Consultants when booking.

Offer Details:

  • Dining Vouchers are valid for arrivals from September 3 - 9, 2024
  • Enter promo code: GRANFONDO2024
  • Unused Vouchers expire on November 30, 2024
  • Valid at participating restaurants while quantities last

*Dining vouchers can be used at participating restaurants only and are issued for bookings made directly through Whistler.com. Unused vouchers expire on November 30, 2024. Vouchers are only available while quantities last.

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