GranFondo in the News

  • Riders tackle GranFondo
    Sunday, September 2, 2012  |  North Shore News As dawn's first rays flirted with the rippling tides off Lions Bay, 4,000 cyclists rubbed the sleep from their eyes and focused on the journey ahead.

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  • This week in Whistler: The biggest ride of all
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 It sounds impossible, but there is a day each year when you can hop on your bike and ride the Sea to Sky Highway all the way from Vancouver to Whistler, in your very own lane - no cars allowed! On Saturday, September 8, the RBC GranFondoWhistler rolls up the Sea to Sky Highway.

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  • RBC GranFondo Whistler cyclists will begin on car free roads
    Friday, July 6, 2012 This year's event offers riders a car-free opening to the 122 km route.

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  • RBC GranFondo Whistler 2012: Cycling Vancouver To Whistler
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 The 2012 RBC GranFondo Whistler is Sunday, Sept 8. Last year’s ride was awesome. The weather was perfect, the route and scenery were spectacular, and the organization from GranFondo Canada was first class. Having a complete lane to yourself for the entire ride to Whistler was welcome from my regular riding.

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  • GranFondo Whistler Announces Major Route Enhancements
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 GranFondo Canada announced three major route enhancements to RBC GranFondo Whistler taking place on Sunday, Sept. 8. RBC GrandFondo Whistler is just one of several premier cycling events organized by GranFondo Canada throughout the country catering to a wide range of cyclists from the novice to the experienced.

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  • Road warriors take to the streets
    Friday, May 18, 2012 The Sea-to-Sky corridor is turning into a community of road warriors, two wheels at a time. Approximately 7,000 riders are scheduled to stream across West Vancouver and up Highway 99 this September as part of the RBC GranFondo Whistler.

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  • Cervélo Signs with GranFondo Canada
    Monday, April 9, 2012 GranFondo Canada announced that Cervélo will be the Official Bike Sponsor of the GranFondo Canada 2012 series. The series includes three of the largest gran fondo events in North America. “We’re really excited to be working with Cervélo,” said Kevin Thomson, GranFondo Canada Co-Founder & President.

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  • GranFondo retains rider cap of 7,000. On track to sell out 2012 event
    Thursday, April 5, 2012  |  Pique The RBC GranFondo Whistler organizers confirmed last week that they would be capping registration at 7,000 this year, same as last, due to concerns in Sea to Sky — and especially in Squamish — that the race was causing too large a disruption to traffic in those communities.

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  • GranFondo entries capped at 7,000 for 2012
    Wednesday, March 28, 2012  |  Squamish Chief GranFondo organizers this week announced that they are setting the capacity for the third edition of the Vancouver-to-Whistler road cycling event at 7,000 riders, the same as last year.

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  • Fondo pumped $650K into Squamish economy
    Friday, February 17, 2012 Squamish has earned the title of GranFondo training capital of North America. The event is now the largest long-distance bike race on this continent, co-founder Kevin Thomson told Squamish council's Committee of the Whole.

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