RBC GranFondo Whistler Announces Route through Squamish
On Saturday, September 8, 2012, as many as 7,000 cyclists are expected to ride the spectacular journey along the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler in the third annual RBC GranFondo Whistler. The District of Squamish, known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada, marks the half-way point of the 122 km route and the start of the 55 km Medio event.
In previous years, riders took a right turn at Loggers Lane, traveling for approximately 2 km before re-joining the Sea to Sky highway at Centennial Way. This year, the route will continue on highway 99 through Squamish to ensure a more enjoyable experience for both participants and the local community.
The following road closures will be in effect at east west crossings of Highway 99 in Squamish from 8:30am to noon on Saturday, September 8, 2012:
- 8:30am to 8:45am. Intermittent delays.
- 8:45am to 10:45am. Full closures.
- 10:45am to 11:00am. Frequent delays.
- 11:00am to 12noon. Intermittent delays.
Emergency Service Vehicles are exempt from all closures.
Garibaldi Village Mall, located alongside highway 99, will be designated an official spectator area for people interested in cheering on the cyclists as they make their way north. People of all ages are encouraged to cheer on the cyclists at this location between 8:30am and noon. The 55 km Medio event will start from Garibaldi Mall at 9:00am.
Once cyclists have made their way through the community, attendees may wish to visit the Brackendale Fall Fair. This annual family event is located north of the Brackendale Art Gallery at 41950 Government Road in Squamish and runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
To learn more about the event and traffic information go to www.september8.ca . Please find attached a route map for reference.
GranFondo Canada: Kirsten Mihailides 604-618-3572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
District of Squamish: Christie Smith: 604-815-5025 or email@example.com
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: www.granfondocanada.com