How do I register for RBC GranFondo Whistler?
Registration is open!
You can sign up via this link. See you there!
The ride portion of RBC GranFondo Whistler 2023 will take place on Saturday September 9, 2023.
The event also features many other activities in the run-up. Please see the Schedule of Events page for the latest info.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding travel, the situation in the USA and being a Canadian event company, RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley is indefinitely postponed from our events calendar.
We work closely in tandem with the Province of BC and our stakeholders to monitor and follow all safety guidance pertaining to covid and mass participation events. While we cannot predict the exact environment that will prevail in September 2023, we will hold the event in accordance with all Provincial Health Office stipulations to keep you and our staff and volunteers safe.
As since the start of the pandemic, our aim has been to communicate consistently and clearly with you.
As it is impossible to know what the future holds, be reassured that your registration will be honoured regardless. All riders who registered for the cancelled event in 2020 are having their registration rolled over for no extra charge to their choice of 2022 or 2023. Your registration for 2023 would be treated with the same flexibility.
Since the event began in 2010, we have never made any changes to our refund policy, nor will covid cause this to happen. This also does not affect the longstanding transfers and deferrals policies.
Again, we will follow all guidance issued by the Provincial Health Office as it relates to September, when it becomes available.
The Transfer Entry Policy allows you to transfer your RBC GranFondo Whistler registration to another rider for a $100 transfer fee. Deadline for all transfers is August 15, 2023 at noon (12:00pm PST). Absolutely no transfers will be permitted after that deadline. You are able to do so by logging into your Raceroster account and following the instructions here
A position on a team is not included in the transfer (i.e. if you are receiving a transferred entry and want to be on a team, you must contact the team captain to add you to the team). Upgrade items purchased in the online store such as jerseys are not included in the transfer. To arrange pickup of such items, please contact [email protected] If you have technical issues or the transfer is not completed, you must contact Athlete Services at [email protected] before the deadline of August 15, 2023 at noon (12:00pm PST).
Through our registration partners, Race Roster, we offer optional 3rd party registration refund coverage at checkout. Includes Covid insurance.
See terms and conditions. Not available for previously completed registrations, including deferrals.
No refunds are available for any reason, medical or otherwise. However, we do recognize that unforeseen events may occur. We have created the Transfer Entry Policy and Deferral Policy to help riders who become unable to ride with us.
Please see the Refund Policy page for more details.
You can confirm your registration by searching on the Registrant Search page.
Yes, we will transport one piece of personal luggage for all registered riders to the finish line. Please pack all of your belongings in a bag and drop it off at VeloSpoke on Friday.
Please note that due to the traffic delays on the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler on event morning, there will be no bag drop at the start line except for Alta Classe riders.
Yes, we will be offering both passenger and bike transportation (travelling separately) by bus from Whistler to Vancouver on Saturday and Sunday.
Please visit the Travel page for more information (note: travel may not yet be on sale).
No – participants must come to VeloSpoke and pick up their own packages.
All riders will be asked for photo ID and to sign a waiver form if they have not done so online. If you are unable to get to VeloSpoke, please e-mail us at [email protected]
Spectators are not permitted on the course and there are no safe places for spectators to pull over to the side of the road to watch. We recommend all spectators cheer riders at the Start in Vancouver or Finish in Whistler.
Catch up on the event as it happens by using the hashtag #rbcgranfondo and following our accounts on social media – all @rbcgranfondo
Riders 18 and under must have a permission form signed by a parent and/or legal guardian in order to participate. A “Minor Participation Form” should be completed by their parents or legal guardian to authorize participation – contact [email protected] to request a copy. Minors are strongly encouraged to carry a cell phone, ride with an adult during the event, and ensure support are there to greet them at the finish area. The official permission form will be emailed to all registered minors 2 weeks before the event. The signed permission form is to be handed in at Velospoke Package Pickup on Friday, September 9th, 2022 for the youth rider to be given their Rider Package.
Yes, absolutely! Riders can switch between categories at no charge. You can do this by logging into your Raceroster account and following the instructions here
We recommend a well-maintained road bike for this journey. One that has been looked over by a bike mechanic recently and that you are comfortable with riding. Make sure that your gearing is suitable for riding the hills. Some riders may be tempted to ride their mountain bike on this journey. It can be done, but it’s a harder challenge. The use of aerobars is not recommended for the RBC GranFondo Whistler and is, in fact, strongly discouraged. Please see Ride Rules for further details.
Some riders may want to use a Tandem bike – these bikes are deemed a “non-standard” bike. Riders wishing to use a non-standard bike must apply for permission by requesting and completing the Non-Standard Bicycle Application Form (email us at [email protected] for a copy). Only riders that submit the Application form and are approved by RBC GranFondo are permitted to ride a Tandem bike in the event. Please note, both riders must be registered and each have their own event wristband. Riders who do not have a wristband will be asked to leave the event.
Yes. We have a number of ways mechanical support is available throughout the event and for just a flat in need of a tube, we’ve got Ride Marshals on course that will have a tube or two to help out.
Riders are expected to be prepared on course with at least an inter-tube and pump. But in the event of mechanical problems, assistance will be available at the start, the Rest Stops, and the finish. Mechanical stations will be equipped to fix flats and minor repairs or adjustments. To signal you need mechanical assistance, pull over to the side of the lane and turn your bike upside down so it’s sitting on the handle bars and saddle.
If you’re not comfortable changing a tire, head on down to your local bicycle shop and they will gladly show you how it’s done.
Emergency Vehicles ALWAYS have the right of way. If a rider encounters an emergency vehicle, the rider is to give way to the emergency vehicle by pulling over, stopping and dismounting.
There are three distances for the event: Forte – 152km, Gran Fondo – 122km, and Medio – 55km.
Volunteering is a great way to be part of the experience without climbing the mountain. We’ll need about 700 volunteers to make this a spectacular ride. Register as a volunteer on the website and review the roles available.
Follow our newsletter to know when volunteer registration opens.
Unfortunately we do not provide individual medical insurance for riders. We do offer on-site medical services and hire BC Ambulance support on event day, however, we do not carry any coverage for participant injuries, so each visiting rider should ensure that they obtain appropriate travel medical coverage.