GranFondo in the News

  • RBC GranFondo Whistler pumps $650,000 into Squamish
    Thursday, February 16, 2012 A study conducted for the organizers of the big ride concluded the economic impact from 2011 pre-event training equaled about $134,000 for Squamish. The total economic benefit last year for Squamish from the GranFondo, which attracted 7,000 riders, is estimated at $650,000.

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  • RBC GranFondo Whistler wins Get Out There Magazine’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for 'Best Cycling Event in Western Canada'.
    Monday, January 16, 2012 The Readers’ Choice Awards provide Get Out There readers from across the country the opportunity to vote on the people, places, events and organizations that make active living in Canada great. The RCAs are awarded for Eastern Canada, Western Canada and nationally in some categories.

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  • 2011 RBC GranFondo Whistler wins The Vancouver Board of Trade "Spirit of Vancouver®" Special Event Award
    Saturday, November 19, 2011  |  The Vancouver Board of Trade Presented in recognition of a unique or outstanding event that adds to the overall community spirit and celebration of Vancouver. The Special Event Award is given to an event that demonstrates creativity, captures the imagination of the community and sponsors, and has the potential for both short and long-term success.

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  • PEZ Rides: RBC GranFondo Whistler 2011!
    Thursday, September 29, 2011  |  PezCycling News There’s a reason granfondos are getting so popular here in North America… they’re damn fun.

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  • Swapping boards for bikes
    Sunday, September 25, 2011  |  North Shore News IT seems West Vancouver Olympic windsurfer Zac Plavsic can pump his legs almost as well as he can pump a sail.

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  • Highway of pain and reward
    Friday, September 23, 2011  |  Vancouver Courier It's 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 10, the day of the RBC Gran Fondo Whistler and the Giro to Whistler Race. I worked hard all year to move up into Category 3 (from Cat 4) so this was my first opportunity to race with the fast girls.

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  • Port Alberni cyclists among the 7,000 riders at GranFondo Whistler
    Friday, September 23, 2011  |  Alberni Valley Times Three Port Alberni friends teamed up recently to take part in the largest cycling event in North America. David Gilbert, Rod Mitchell and Daryl Chase were three of 7,000 riders in the GranFondo Whistler on Saturday Sept. 10, which attracted of a variety of skill levels.

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  • GranFondo arrives in Whistler
    Sunday, September 18, 2011  |  Chandeleah The annual GranFondo race hit Whistler last weekend. GranFondo’s are a big cycling event that are popular acorss Europe, and have just started up in North America. I think this is the second year that a cycling race has happened from Vancouver to Whistler – this year with over 7,000 riders taking part

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  • Agony, ecstasy - and a knight in shining Spandex
    Friday, September 16, 2011  |  Squamish Chief “I’ve been taking advantage of you,” I heard a sultry Italian voice say from behind. Looking over my left shoulder, I saw a pair of sunglasses, a big grin and a gold hoop earring glinting in the sun coming up beside me.

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  • Canada’s Top Professional Racing Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal
    Thursday, September 15, 2011  |  The Province With the increasing popularity of cycling and a record-breaking 7,000 cyclists in the RBC Whistler Gran Fondo in 2011, having an inspirational Canadian cyclist like Ryder Hesjedal adds a lot of fuel to the growing sport in Canada.

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