Take the 12 Day Challenge: all entry proceeds go to the Food Bank

A father and daughter smile in the Gran Fondo sunshine in Whistler, BC

What: Ride 55km, 122km or 152km cumulatively
When: Between September 1 – 12, 2020
Where: Anywhere in the world!
Win: Awesome draw prizes
Why: 100% of entry proceeds go to the Food Bank
Also: Voluntarily donate to Cycling BC, Food Bank Canada & Feeding America
Entry: Only $10 (FREE if you were registered for RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020 – read on below)

Enter challenge now!

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This September, ride for a goal that makes a difference for your community.

We’re holding a virtual challenge that’s great for the whole family. Your target is simple: you’ve got 12 days to get to 55km, 122km or 152km cumulatively.

If you have kids, there’s never been a better time to encourage them into the active and healthy sport of cycling. They’ll feel empowered with an achievable goal and your encouragement.

Entry is only $10, and 100% of proceeds from this go to the Food Bank. In addition, you can choose to donate to one three great causes in Cycling BC’s kids’ iRide programFood Bank Canada or Feeding America. All of these causes have been chosen for the way they work to support families and children. We believe that supporting our local communities has never been as important as it is now.

So, set your goal, directly support your community, and share your journey: we’ve set up a brand new virtual event page with our partners Let’s Do This.

Sign up for only $10 now! The entry proceeds will go straight to the Food Bank.

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STOP! If you were already registered for RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020, good news: your entry is FREE. You only need to virtually ‘collect your bib’ to take part using this link! We’ll email you your confirmation code on August 4, 2020, and send details about how to voluntarily donate soon after.

RBC kickstarts the community fundraising effort with $25,000!

Kids celebrate on stage after receiving a cheque to support youth cycling

Title sponsor RBC is kicking off the fundraising effort by announcing a fantastic $25,000 donation to iRide.

Cycling BC’s iRide program is designed to help young people gain confidence through sport-specific skills and explore the world of cycling with their friends.

Since 2013, the program has seen over 56,000 students in schools, field trips, at after-school programs, community events and camps throughout British Columbia.

When you sign up, 100% of proceeds from your $10 will go directly to the Food Bank. You can then optionally choose to donate to iRide, Food Bank or Feeding America.

Enter challenge and donate now!

You can also donate at any time on our special donation store.


Win some great prizes for completing the challenge

With this challenge we wanted to create an inclusive experience for all participants, no matter your riding experience, age, location or even type of bike you own.

Cyclist collects his medal

It also doesn’t matter how fast you are, or how many rides you complete your distance over!

Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into 2 draws of over 160 fantastic prizes from our partners:

  • Trek: 2021 Emonda SL 5 road bike (RRP $3499.99)
  • Helijet: Roundtrip Travel between Vancouver & Victoria for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children under 12) PLUS 1 night accommodation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria (RRP $2350)
  • Red Truck: 50 8-packs of craft beer or vodka sodas
  • Volvo: a weekend in a 2020 Volvo vehicle, PLUS get a coupon for $1000 off a new Volvo in the months of September / October 2020
  • CLIF: 40 boxes of CLIF Bloks and CLIF Bars – 40 different winners!
  • DUER: Giftcard for three pairs of new jeans (RRP $450), PLUS 15% off their online store
  • nuun: Large cannister of endurance and a tube of each of their product lines, plus 50 tubes of nuun sport – 50 different winners!
  • Plus more surprises…

Draws will take place on September 6 and September 13 – good luck and happy riding!

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CLIF Bar are bringing the DJ cheer in Vancouver

If you’re riding in Vancouver, BC, CLIF Bar are throwing on a popup cheer station for your benefit across the week and to help you complete the challenge.

They’ll be giving out CLIF product, putting on a DJ and throwing out the Gran Fondo style stoke that you know and love.

CLIF will be in each location for 2 hours before packing up and heading off to the next stop – simply find them at a place near you! Locations will be announced shortly!

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Signing up is easy (and free if you were already registered for RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020!)

We know that for many of you, this will be the first virtual event that you’ve entered. And even if it’s not, you may not have used our virtual event partner Letsdothis.com’s platform before.

That is why we’ve put together this handy guide that will take you through every step of the way, from registering and uploading your results to donating and sharing your photos and progress with friends and loved ones.

Let’s come together to make a real difference to the communities we live and work in thanks to the magical power of cycling.

Read the guides:

How to enter

How to collect your virtual bib (RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020 registrants only! – we’ll email you on August 4 you with further instructions)

How to submit results

Enter the 12 Day Challenge now!

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We’ve got a ton of training help for you – all free and online

Through these challenging times our goal has been twofold: to build community and support the sport of cycling.

To recap since February, we’ve released community newsletters [one and two] during the height of uncertainty, worked with Method Indoor Cycling to offer a month of free virtual hope classes, drew prizes for the best front-line workers cheers social posts, gave you another month of free virtual training with TaG cycling (find all the classes here on youtube), launched a women’s only exclusive free training clinic with RBC Olympian Laura Brown, and gave away all our proven Fondo Clinics training programs for free to download.

You can still access the TaG and Fondo Clinics training content right now to help you gear up for the 12 Day Challenge between Sept 1 – 12:


Enter the 12 Day Challenge now! Starts September 1, 2020.

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