Date: Sat Sept 11, 2021
Distance: 122km / 76 mi
Start: Stanley Park, Vancouver
Finish: Whistler Village, Whistler
Elevation: 1900m / 6200 ft
Rest Stops: 5
Start time: 7am
Get yourself ready for one of the best Gran Fondos in the world.
It’s a ride like no other. From leafy Stanley Park, Vancouver, riders cross the iconic Lions Gate bridge to travel along the world-famous, beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway as it dips itself in the Pacific ocean before rising slowly up to the lofty perch of Whistler. First with the views of the Sunshine Coast and then framed either side by jaw-dropping mountains, the scale is as epic as the challenge itself, taking in 1900m of total elevation by the time you smile your way across the finish line. We fully support you the whole way with plentiful rest stops and rolling mechanics, before coming together to celebrate your achievements with one huge party in Whistler.
Simply put, it’s special
The Gran Fondo is the crown of a full weekend of activities and celebrations. Riders have a dedicated lane with zero traffic the whole way – the only day in the year this happens. You and 5000 others will be inspired by an army of supporting volunteers and spectators, as well as the super popular on-course live bands and DJs. Once you cross the line in Whistler, we throw the mother of all parties including a drink on us, a huge variety of food, awards ceremonies, kids’ activities and a feel-good concert that keeps going all the way through the afternoon.
Plus, with special deals on accommodation as well as a cornucopia of activities offered in Whistler itself over the entire weekend, you’ll wish you never have to head home.