GranFondo Canada Announces Enhancements to RBC GranFondo Whistler Route

Thursday, June 28, 2012

GranFondo Canada announced today significant enhancements to the 122 km route for the RBC GranFondo Whistler. In its third year, this mass participation cycling event continues to evolve, enabling riders to travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler, now in an even more unencumbered manner.

“We have worked extensively to further enhance the rider experience. These important modifications will appeal to new registrants, while providing a fresh experience for veteran participants of the event” said Kevin Thomson, co-founder GranFondo Canada. “No other event in North America provides such a unique experience.”

Changes through West Vancouver and Upper Levels Highway

As in the past, the event will start with a neutralized roll-out to the bottom of Taylor Way using a dedicated lane for cyclists. At Taylor Way, riders will notice the first of the major changes.

New for this year, riders will have a “completely car-free” roadway as they make their way up Taylor Way to the Upper Levels Highway.

Riders will then be directed onto the eastbound Taylor Way off ramp into the “completely car-free” eastbound lanes of the Upper Levels Trans-Canada Highway.

Riders will be able to cycle in these car-free and cone-free lanes until well past Lions Bay, giving 34 kilometers for riders to get into their own pace and rhythm.

The RBC GranFondo Whistler takes place Saturday, September 8th and there are still spots available for this world class event. For more information and to register, visit

Cycling against traffic on the highway is never recommended. But if it is on your bucket list, join in on this epic adventure!

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About GranFondo Canada
Founded in 2007, GranFondo Canada is an event management company committed to providing world class cycling experiences in world renowned locations. Rooted in the growing domain of sport tourism, these events appeal greatly to cyclists looking for unique and memorable experiences. 2012 events include the second annual RBC GranFondo Kelowna on July 14, the inaugural RBC GranFondo Banff on August 25 and the third annual RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 8. For more information visit: