GranFondo Whistler
Get yourself ready for North America's Best Voted Gran Fondo. Ride this epic 122 km route from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Dates:
Daily: Sep 10 - Sep 10
It’s a ride like no other. From leafy Stanley Park, Vancouver, riders cross the iconic Lions Gate bridge to travel along the world-famous, beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, with challenging climbs and plenty of downhill sections. Recreational, advanced and elite level cyclists are all welcome - ride at your own pace and arrive to a warm welcome and big post-race celebration in Whistler. Catch other special events including the Awards Ceremony and the iRide Jam for kids. Your children will love the mini clinics just for them aimed at building skills for a lifelong enjoyment of cycling. The event is: • Family friendly • All abilities • Fully supported • Charitably partnered. P: Tourism Whistler: Mike Crane, Chad Chomlack.

The Gran Fondo is the crown of a full weekend of activities and celebrations. Riders have a dedicated lane with zero traffic the whole way – the only day in the year this happens. You and 5,000 others will be inspired by an army of supporting volunteers and spectators, as well as the super popular on-course live bands and DJs. Once you cross the line in Whistler, we throw the mother of all parties including a drink on us, a huge variety of food, awards ceremonies, kids’ activities and a feel-good concert that keeps going all the way through the afternoon.



Travel Tips


On Saturday, September 10 more than 5,000 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. Traffic Impact information from the RBC GranFondo is available here.



Schedule



Friday, September 9    
11:00AM - 8:00PM Package Pickup at VeloSpoke Bike Expo Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Pl #200)

Saturday, September 10    
5:30AM Start Corrals Open (NO Bag Check) Stanley Park, Brockton Point
TBD Medio 55km Package Pick-Up Open Solutions Tent, Day Lot 4, Whistler
6:00AM Forte 152km Start Stanley Park, Brockton Point
6:40AM St. Regis Cup race start Stanley Park, Brockton Point
6:50AM Alta Classe Start Stanley Park, Brockton Point
7:00AM GranFondo 122km start Stanley Park, Brockton Point
9:00AM - 10:00AM lululemon stretch class Celebration Plaza, Whistler
9:15AM Medio 55km Star Day Lot 4, Whistler
9:45AM First Riders Expected Day Lot 4, Whistler
9:00AM - 5:00PM Celebration Plaza Open Whistler Olympic Plaza
10:00AM - 12:00PM iRIDE Expo - kids' ride (ages 6-13) Day Lot 4, Whistler
1:00PM Awards ceremony Celebration Plaza, Whistler
1:00PM Truck departs for SATURDAY Bike return
(pre-booking required)*
Day Lot 4, Whistler
4:00PM Return Passenger Transportation (pre-booking required) Day Lot 4, Whistler
4:00PM Bike Check Closes (all bikes to be picked up by 4:30PM) Day Lot 4, Whistler
4:00PM Finish Line Closes Day Lot 4, Whistler
5:00PM Celebration Plaza Closes Celebration Plaza, Whistler
6:00PM - 9:00PM SATURDAY Bike pick-up (pre-booking required) lululemon Headquarters (1818 Cornwall St.)

9:00PM - 2:00AM

RBC GranFondo Whistler After-Party Apres, Apres Whistler

Sunday, September 11    
9:50AM - 2:35PM Return Passenger Transportation (pre-booking required) Whistler to Vancouver
12:00PM - 4:00PM Family Studio Sunday at the Museum Audain Art Museum
10:00AM - 5:00PM SUNDAY Bike pick-up lululemon Headquarters (1818 Cornwall St.)

*Any bike transportation purchased for Saturday that does not make it on the truck will be available for pick up on Sunday, September 11th at lululemon HQ, 1818 Cornwall Ave Vancouver from 10am to 5pm