GranFondo in the News

  • Road riding rage catches on
    Friday, September 2, 2011  |  The Chief The atmosphere at the starting area was electric,” she described in an email. “One of the most memorable moments of the ride was going over the Lions Gate Bridge.

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  • Top Ride: RBC GranFondo Whistler Set For 7000
    Friday, September 2, 2011  |  PezCycling News In only it’s second year, the RBC GranFondo Whistler has become on of the largest in North America – selling out to 7000 riders back in April. With the big event just one week away, and my own training just about done, a look back at last year’s ride is in order…

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  • GranFondo almost ready to roll
    Friday, September 2, 2011  |  Squamish Chief More than 7,000 riders are getting ready for the ride of a lifetime. The second annual RBC GranFondo will again zoom through the Sea to Sky Corridor and event organizer Neil McKinnon hopes to build on what was a successful debut.

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  • Tony Routley: Forgoing World Championships for GranFondo
    Thursday, September 1, 2011  |  The Whistler Question Team Whistler manager and rider Tony Routley will be missing out on a couple of other big cycling events to take part in the GranFondo Whistler on Sept. 10.

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  • RBC GranFondo Whistler bike ride to bring traffic closures on September 10
    Thursday, September 1, 2011  |  Straight.com On September 10, thousands of cyclists will gather in downtown Vancouver for the mass bike ride and race.

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  • GranFondo Whistler riders chasing personal goals
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011  |  Pique News Magazine There will be 7,000 riders in the second running of the RBC GranFondo Whistler on Sept. 10, all of them with personal goals for the 122-kilometre ride from Vancouver to Whistler.

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  • Gran Fondo Vancouver to Whistler Sea to Sky Sept. 10
    Monday, August 29, 2011  |  The Province Sept 11 2010 was the first Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo cycle event. A Gran Fondo is a mass participation cycle event very popular in Europe. Judging by the turnout of 4,000 riders for the first ever in Vancouver it will be just as popular here.

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  • Gran Fondo dos and don'ts
    Friday, August 26, 2011  |  The Vancouver Courier If you are still reading, you're probably one of the 7,000 people anticipating Sept. 10, the day you find out if your training has paid off. Since you've put in so much work to get this far, the following tips will help you make the most of your training.

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  • 2011 RBC GranFondo Whistler Road Closure Updates
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011  |  Mountain FM Neil McKinnon, Co-Founder of GranFondo Canada, provides an update on road closures during the 2011 RBC GranFondo Whistler event.

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  • Jean-Phillippe Boulais: Team Whistler’s Young Gun
    Thursday, August 18, 2011  |  The Whistler Question Boulais will be the youngest member of the Team Whistler crew gunning for top spot in the GranFondo Whistler, the race up Highway 99 from Vancouver to Whistler that comes up on Sept. 10.

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