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.
Live in concert: Nearly Neil
Get ready to show-off your best 80’s dance moves and jam along to Sweet Caroline with 4500 of your closest cycling friends. A Nearly Neil is a Neil Diamond tribute act and will be keeping the party going in Celebration Plaza after the awards at 1:45 pm.
WIN: The best dancers can win special prizes. Extra points for glitter shirts!
Scrumptious finish line food
Upon crossing the finish line you can look forward to the delicious warm post-ride meal provided by Whistler Cooks. Using local ingredients from the region this years menu items to choose from include:
- Pulled pork sandwich
- Bavarian smokie
- Falafel wrap for vegetarians*
- All above items served with an organic potato salad
*Menu subject to change, gluten-free and vegan options available
Finish to a cold one on us
You’ve done the hard work – now it’s time to chill. All riders get the choice of a Red Truck Beer or a soft drink.
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 iRide JAM program. With certified youth-coaches, the iRide program increases knowledge about bike safety and inspires children and youth to develop their riding skills and fitness levels. Split into various groups based on age and confidence levels, each group will work with an iRide coach to develop skills and abilities. 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, The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge are pleased to offer all Alta Classe riders complimentary post-ride massage with their certified and experienced therapists.
You haven't been to Whistler until...
… you’ve been to Bill’s.
There’s no more riding to be done, so keep the party going! Your Celebration Plaza wristband gets you free cover into Buffalo Bill’s before 9pm.