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For Immediate Release: 11/24/2017

RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley to be an official USA Cycling sanctioned event.

The official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, USA Cycling, has confirmed that it will be fully sanctioning the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley cycling event on June 23rd, 2018.

RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley is set to be California’s newest Gran Fondo, including a stunning course and weekend of celebrations that will provide a further boost for the region’s already cultured cycling pedigree. In becoming a sanctioned event, the ride will follow standardized rules, as well as enjoying support for the athletes who participate.

A route fit for California

Founding riders in 2018 will experience riding through some of the best roads North California has to offer. Making the most of the hills overlooking both Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean, the scenery is matched only by the challenge with the course taking in 75 mi / 120km of distance and 7,050 ft / 2150m of elevation. A number of fully stocked aid stations will be available for the riders along the course to replenish their energy to fully enjoy the route ahead.

Chief Enthusiast of RBC GranFondo, Neil McKinnon, expressed his happiness in gaining support from USA Cycling. “This is an important measure that will benefit all riders throughout the event”, he said. “With RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley, we’re excited to be furthering the already fantastic cycling community in the United States.”

Celebration in Silicon Valley

RBC GranFondos are known for their finish line festivities. It’s all about the experience of going for a big ride with your friends and celebrating post-ride. The Silicon Valley event will be no exception with the route starting and ending at Four Seasons East Palo Alto.

About RBC GranFondo

The team that creates RBC GranFondo Whistler, based in Vancouver, has managed Gran Fondos all over Canada and also creates cycling events throughout the year including all-inclusive, high-end rides: Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride and the Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan. Their experience in creating bucket-list bike rides will make their move to California an event not to be missed for your 2018 calendar.

About USA Cycling

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road and track. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 60,000+ annual members; 2,500+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,000 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists.

Mission

The mission of USA Cycling is to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling.

For more information about the event, and to register, please visit: rbcgranfondo.com

Contact:

Neil McKinnon
RBC GranFondo
604-568-8648 extension 300
neil@rbcgranfondo.com

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Announcing the 2018 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley

For Immediate Release: 14/09/2017

Announcing the 2018 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
From the creators of RBC GranFondo Whistler

The creators of the largest Gran Fondo in North America are expanding to a new location in 2018: Silicon Valley.

In the heart of northern California, known for high-tech and venture capitalism, it will become a hub of cycling with this new event on Saturday June 23, 2018. The first year will be limited to 1000 cyclists and registration opens September 15, 2017 at 10am PT.

A stunning route for the inaugural ride
Inaugural riders will experience a challenging 75 mile course that goes through the heart of Silicon Valley, climbs into the majestic red woods, descending to the rugged coast-line before heading back. This ride will challenge even the hardiest rider.

Chief Enthusiast of RBC GranFondo, Neil McKinnon, has cycled throughout the planet leading GranFondos in North America since 2007. He claims the Silicon Valley ride, “ is the greatest ride I have ever experienced!”

Celebration in Silicon Valley

RBC GranFondos are known for their finish line festivities. It’s all about the experience of going for a big ride with your friends and celebrating post-ride. The Silicon Valley event will be no exception with the route starting and ending at Four Seasons East Palo Alto.

About RBC GranFondo

The team that creates RBC GranFondo Whistler, based in Vancouver, has managed Gran Fondos all over Canada and also creates cycling events throughout the year including all-inclusive, high-end rides: Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride and the Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan. Their experience in creating bucket-list bike rides will make their first-stab in California an event for your 2018 calendar.

About RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets is a premier global investment bank providing expertise in banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers and governments around the world. We serve clients from 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Our more than 7,400 professionals deliver the experience and insights required to raise capital, access markets, mitigate risk and acquire or dispose of assets for clients worldwide. We are consistently ranked, by third-party sources, among the 10 largest and most significant investment banks globally.

RBC Capital Markets is part of a leading, diversified provider of financial services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Operating since 1869, RBC is one of the largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America, as measured by market capitalization. With a strong capital base and consistent financial performance, RBC is among a small group of highly rated global banks.

For more information about the event, and to register, please visit: rbcgranfondo.com

Contact:

Neil McKinnon
RBC GranFondo
604-568-8648 x 300
neil@rbcgranfondo.com

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