10th anniversary celebrations

RBC GranFondo Whistler 10th year crest

Wow. RBC GranFondo Whistler turns 10 this year, so we think it’s time to throw the mother of all celebrations.

After putting our collective heads together, we think the best way to celebrate the event turning 10 is by giving back to you, the people who’ve made this event the award-winning spectacle that it’s become. This involves a range of goings-on including:

  1. “Ten weeks of Fondo” – 10 weeks of big prize giveaways from our Gold level sponsors for registered riders.
  2. Special invites and stories from the 28 riders who’ve ridden every single year.
  3. A free 10 year anniversary causal cotton tee for ALL riders as part of your premium swag bag.
  4. A new community competition to design the official 2019 event poster.
  5. New apparel promotions – this month buy 2 items and get 15% off on your 2nd item at checkout.
  6. Volunteer appreciation badges for YOU to give out.
  7. Ten year special medals including the commemorative ten year crest that’s been created for this year.
  8. plus more surprises still to come…

The event couldn’t have made it this far without you – all the riders, volunteers and supporters along the way. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of you!

Ride across Lions Gate Bridge

Ridden every year: meet 28 inspirational people

Photos of riders who've ridden every RBC GranFondo Whistler since the beginning in 2010

“I convinced the medic at the finish line that all I needed was a beer…”

“The interface between my butt and saddle has always been a sore point…”

“Carb loading? I eat like that every day…”

“RBC GranFondo Whistler is my one promise and gift to myself every year.”

28 incredible individuals have ridden RBC GranFondo Whistler every single year since 2010.

As our way of acknowledging this amazing achievement and to say thank you, we’re inviting them to the 2019 event as our guests. See who made the list, and read their stories about how they got into cycling, and what keeps motivating them, year after year.

More 10 year goodness…

10 year anniversary images, including medal, tshirts, volunteer appreciation and more

Volunteer appreciation

New for 2019, we’ll be giving every rider a gratitude badge specifically for one purpose: to gift to volunteers.

If a volunteer makes your day or even makes you smile, give them your gratitude badge to show how much your value their efforts.

Badges will be given out at package pickup.

Casual tee for all riders

All riders this year will be receiving a soft-spun anniversary tee in their premium swag bag


10 year anniversary images, including medal, tshirts, volunteer appreciation and more

Anniversary finisher medals

Check out the 10 year-inspired finishers’ medals for this year’s event.

Pictured right is the 2019 Forte medal, while you can see the Medio / Gran Fondo design here.

Official poster contest

We’re running a contest for the cycling community to design the the official RBC GranFondo Whistler 2019 poster. We’ll choose our favourite submission – and it could be you!

Simply send us your entry before August 15th.