March 9, 2017
RBC GRANFONDO WHISTLER VOTED CANADA’S BEST
VOTED CANADA’S BEST
Each year, industry voice GranFondo Guide reflects on the previous season, recognizing those rides that have innovated, inspired and motivated cyclists, supported worthy causes and contributed to the phenomenal growth of the Canadian and North American Gran Fondo scene.
This April (2017), RBC GranFondo Whistler was voted Canada’s best Gran Fondo.
RBC GranFondo Whistler is the bucket list experience for every cyclist. This spectacular point-to-point ride takes you from Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver all the way to Whistler in your own dedicated lane on the scenic Sea-to-Sky highway with beautiful coastal mountain views. You even get to experience riding over Lions Gate Bridge car-free!
The ride is a whole weekend of festivities, including the VeloSpoke Expo on Friday September 8th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The finish line at Whistler is truly a celebration party with BBQ and beer garden for all cyclists and an evening concert, which last year headlined Steven Page.
In 2016 the RBC GranFondo Whistler was officially the largest Gran Fondo in North America with the greatest number of cyclists crossing the iconic Whistler finish line.
THE HERITAGE OF RBC GRANFONDO WHISTLER
In 2007, Kevin Thomson and Neil McKinnon had the vision of producing a world-class cycling event to serve as a legacy event of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In September 2010, after three years of work, that dream became a reality. The inaugural RBC GranFondo Whistler allowed 4,000 passionate cyclists the opportunity to ride the world-renowned Sea to Sky Highway in a dedicated car-free lane from downtown Vancouver to Whistler. Rider capacity grew to 7,000 cyclists in 2011 and 2012 as participants were pouring in from all around the globe as the event quickly established itself as one of the premier cycling events in North America.
Every year since its inception in 2010, the event has been a recipient of Get Out There Magazine‘s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cycling Event in Western Canada!
See you Saturday September 9!