Calling all rockstars
When it comes to the challenge of RBC GranFondo Whistler, the 152km truly Forte raises the bar. Leaving Stanley Park just before daybreak, Forte riders tackle an additional epic 876m Category 1 climb up the North Shore’s Cypress Mountain before a thrilling sunrise-soaked descent joins them back up with the Gran Fondo riders all the way to Whistler. Ahead, the turquoise expanse of Howe Sound will frame one awesome journey up the Sea-to-Sky corridor, encompassing breathtaking cycling through the Tantalus and Garibaldi mountain ranges and a serious sea of admiring faces at the finish.
Strictly limited to 250 riders
Distance: 152km / 97 mi
Start: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Finish: Whistler Village, Whistler
Elevation: 3100m / 10,100 ft
Rest Stops: 5
Start time: 6.05am
|Pricing||Opening weekend||Sep 11 to Jan 31||Jan 31 to
|Apr 4 to
|Jun 27 to
|Aug 1 to
Sept 5 (9am)
|Youth (Under 19)||$50||$50||$50||$50||$50||$50|
This is the category that earns serious extra respect, both from us and the other riders. To tackle it is to do something special, and so uniquely all Forte riders receive a pair of highly sought-after socks, a louder bib & bike plate and one killer-sized medal, weighing in over 2 lbs. To placate your legs, we support you with world-class nutrition at each of the 5 rest-stops along the way to the finish, and there’s an ice cold drink on us waiting to kick off your celebrations when you cross the line. The party lasts all day, and the achievement last a lifetime.
Places are strictly limited each year.