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:


Neil McKinnon
RBC GranFondo
604-568-8648 extension 300

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