Date: Sat Sept 9, 2023
Distance: 55km / 34 mi
Start & Finish: Whistler Village, Whistler
Neutralized roll out
E-bikes allowed (won’t be timed)
Elevation: 835m / 2740 ft
Rest Stop: Whistler Olympic Park
Start time: 9:15 am
Fun for all abilities
The Medio is perfect for those looking for an achievable challenge as well as families and groups of differing abilities.
Medio riders will start in Whistler and cycle southbound down the Sea-to-Sky corridor before venturing up to the spellbinding vistas boasted along the Callaghan Valley. And with a protective neutralized rollout keeping speeds limited to begin with, you’ll be kept safe.
Including 55km and 800m of elevation to enjoy, there’s a well-stocked rest-stop up at the Whistler Olympic Park to collect your friends at before the sweeping smooth downhill rejoins you with the main Gran Fondo field for a grand procession back up to the cheering crowds at the finish line in Whistler.
Electric bikes are massively growing in popularity as the technology allows more and more people to become active, get into cycling and move around in healthy ways.
E-bikes are permitted into the Medio category. e-bike riders won’t get an official chip time, but they will start in the same corral as the Medio and ride in the neutralized roll-out while travelling south down the Sea to Sky highway. At 55km distance, ebikes won’t need to be re-charged during the ride, letting you simply enjoy the ‘Fondo experience in a safe, welcoming environment.
It’s designed to give you both a stunning course and unmatched convenience so that all your friends and family can join in. Starting with the option of transportation on Friday from Vancouver to Whistler, spend your Friday night in Whistler and wake up fresh.
After experiencing the unique Callaghan Valley route, you’ll rejoin riders from other categories cycling from Vancouver, letting the photographers capture the glorious moment you all cross the finish line together.
Our Medio 55 km route is the perfect way for everyone to share an amazing weekend experience, whatever your level of cycling.