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, Sat Sept 10th, 2022.
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 iRide Expo 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.
Official afterparty at Tommys Whistler
This is what you’ll get with your rider wristband:
- 1 complimentary drink on arrival
- Free cover before 10:30pm
- VIP Entry and access for you and your group
- 15% off VIP packages
- Tommys Whistler VIP Cards for 2022/2023 Summer and Winter Seasons
- + celebratory drink features all night long named after your accomplishment of the day