Let’s get behind our kids
RBC GranFondo Whistler and the Royal Bank of Canada is committed to making meaningful and positive contributions to the communities where we live and work. In an effort to support our future generation of leaders, we invest in youth-serving organizations that provide kids with the support and tools necessary for them to achieve their full potential.
As part of this commitment, we are thrilled that our RBC GranFondo Whistler participants will have the ability to voluntarily donate to or fundraise for Cycling BC’s iRide Program which is designed to help young people gain confidence through sport-specific skills and explore the world of cycling with their friends.
Cycling BC’s iRide youth cycling program teaches cycling skills, safety awareness, and inspires young riders to lead healthy active lifestyles. As an official community partner of the RBC GranFondo Whistler, Cycling BC has been able to deliver youth cycling programs to nearly 10,000 kids each year.
We are also pleased to offer the iRide JAM program for kids for free in Whistler during the event. Scroll down to learn more.
What? Fun activities on bikes for kids
When? Saturday Sept 7, 10am-12pm (during RBC GranFondo Whistler)
Where? Lot 4, Whistler
For families and with the help of Cycling BC, we bring the iRide Jam to RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Through group activities lead by qualified coaches, iRide seeks to increase knowledge about bike safety, develops smart decision making skills, and inspires children to gain riding skills while increasing their fitness level. During the Gran Fondo, encourage your kids to take part in this free family friendly activity.
Photo credit: Tammy Brimner
$50 youth entry
Continuing our focus on supporting youth within cycling, we are proud to again offer substantially discounted entry to riders under 19.
Open for any category, entry fee is only $50.
Donate or fundraise
For 2019, all riders have the option to donate or fundraise towards Cycling BC to directly support the iRide program. Open to both individual and corporate contributions, Cycling BC will be rewarding donations with the following incentives, including access to their season-ending gala dinner on Oct 3rd at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver.
Donate / fundraise now and receive:
- $10, 000 or more = 10 tickets to gala, 10 memberships for 2019 and personalized VIP perks
- More than $5,000 = 2 tickets to gala, 2 free 2019 memberships and 2 free team kits
- $1,000 – $5,000 = 2 tickets to gala and 2 free 2019 memberships
- $500 – $1000 = 2 free 2019 memberships
- < $500 = 1 free 2019 membership
From fun learning experiences for first time riders through to high performance coaching for our province’s top cyclists, Cycling BC is growing the sport of cycling for all ages and abilities. Together we can inspire our communities towards healthier, more active lifestyles.