Charity & Kids

Supporting youth cycling through fundraising and fun activites

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.

Hop On Embarquez logoAs 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 HopOn 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 HopOn 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 HopOn Expo program for kids for free in Whistler during the event. Scroll down to learn more.

Photo credit: Tammy Brimner
Photo credit: Tammy Brimner

HopOn Expo [returning in 2024]

What? Fun activities on bikes for kids
When? Saturday Sept 10, 10am-12.30pm (during RBC GranFondo Whistler)
Where? Lot 4, Whistler
Cost? Free

For families and with the help of Cycling BC, we bring the HopOn Expo to RBC GranFondo Whistler.

Through group activities lead by qualified coaches, HopOn 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 - now for U23!

Continuing our focus on supporting youth within cycling, we are proud to again offer substantially discounted entry to riders under 23.

Open for any category, entry fee is only $50.

Cycling BC

Cycling BC logoFrom 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.

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