You’ve just completed one of North America’s most iconic challenges. With a bumper medal around your neck and your friends by your side, what do you do next? Well, party of course!
Situated next to the finish line, Celebration Plaza is the place to let the glory fully sink in. Built in the Whistler Olympic Plaza’s grassy surroundings, sit back and soak up the rays while the champagne sprays atop the podium, before enjoying the free concert taking place right after.
What: Celebration Plaza party zone at the finish line
When: 10am – 5pm
Live in concert
The Resort Municipality of Whistler creates unforgettable experiences across their summer concert series, and on Gran Fondo day, you’ll be treated to a live show in Celebration Plaza.
Be ready to dance to a fun-filled, energetic and infectious performance from 1:45pm – 2:25pm.
Scrumptious finish line food
Each year upon crossing the finish line you can look forward to the delicious warm post-ride meal. Here’s a sample Whistler Cooks menu using local ingredients from the region:
- Pulled pork sandwich
- Bavarian smokie
- Falafel wrap for vegetarians*
- All above items served with an organic potato salad
Finish with a cold one on us
Red Truck Beer Company supplies all riders their hard earned finish line beer. They also sell beer to those who want extra or to friends and family who want to join in for the celebration.
With your Whistler hotel only a few minutes walk away, Celebration Plaza has plenty to keep the young ones entertained.
CyclingBC will be running their HopOn program. With certified youth-coaches, the HopOn program increases knowledge about bike safety and inspires children and youth to develop their riding skills and fitness levels. From 10:30AM to 12:30PM. First come, first serve.
Alta Classe upgrades
Alta Classe offers the VIP Celebration Plaza experience. In combination with a variety of benefits throughout the weekend, Alta Classe riders will enjoy their own exclusive lounge area complete with all-inclusive food and wine options.
In addition, Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (The Mend) are pleased to offer all Alta Classe riders complimentary post-ride massage with their certified and experienced therapists.
Official afterparty at Apres Apres
You earned it so come party after dark!
This is what you’ll get with your rider wristband:
- Free cover (before 10:00pm) on September 09th for all RBC GranFondo Whistler Riders.
- 10% off discount code for Apres Pass membership