Event weekend travel

2018 options TBC - here you can see what was offered in 2017

See the travel and accommodation offered for 2017. We will update this page with 2018 information when ready. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to know when this has occurred.

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Passenger only transport

Whistler to Vancouver

Saturday – $50

Saturday transportation from Whistler to Vancouver will leave from Day Lot 4 at 4:00pm. Drop off location for this year will be at lululemon Headquarters, 1818 Cornwall Avenue. Estimated arrival time is 6:30pm.

Please note that if you do not make it in time for the 4:00pm bus, we are working with Ride Booker to make sure you get back down to Vancouver on Saturday.

Sunday – $50

Sunday transportation from Whistler to Vancouver will leave from various locations and times from Whistler and Creekside. See below for pick up options. All buses will have the drop off location be at lululemon Headquarters, 1818 Cornwall Avenue.

  • 9:50am & 2:20pm – Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
  • 9:50am & 2:20pm – Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • 10:10am & 2:35pm – Legends in Creekside Village
Bike only transport

Whistler to Vancouver

Bikes will be transported fully assembled, so you do not need to box your bike! Simply leave your bike with our event team after you finish in Lot 4 and it will be waiting for you back in Vancouver on Saturday or Sunday. All bikes will be picked up at lululemon Headquarters (1818 Cornwall Ave) at the parkade. Any bike not picked up on the day they are transported to Vancouver is subject to a $100 storage fee. 

Saturday – SOLD OUT

We will be transporting bikes back to Vancouver to be ready for pick up on Saturday, September 9th at lululemon Headquarters (1818 Cornwall Avenue). The bikes will be available for pickup from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. All bikes MUST be loaded onto the truck by 1:30pm in Day Lot 4 in order to be available for pick up on the same day. Any bike transportation purchased for Saturday that does not make it on the truck will be available for pick up on Sunday, September 10th from 10am to 5pm. There are limited spots available for Saturday bike transportation back to Vancouver.

Sunday – $35

Bike transportation back to Vancouver to be ready for pickup on Sunday, September 10th at the lululemon Headquarters (1818 Cornwall Avenue) must be loaded into the truck in Day Lot 4 by 4pm on Saturday, September 9th. Bikes will travel back to Vancouver Sunday morning and be available for pick up from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 10th.

IMPORTANT: Please remove all valuables and personal belongings from the bike such as bike computers, seat bags, etc. If you are concerned about scratches please pack protective foam wrap for your bicycle. It is understood by those utilizing this service that GranFondo Canada accepts no liability for damage or loss of property to bikes using this service. Any bikes that are not picked up on the day that they are transported back to Vancouver will be subjected to a $100 storage fee. 

Passenger & bike transport

Vancouver to Whistler

Friday – SOLD OUT

Southbound passenger and bike transportation from Whistler to Vancouver on FRIDAY, September 8th leaving 5pm. Bikes will be transported FULLY ASSEMBLED in a separate trailer.

Pick Up location is at the Whistler bus loop (click here for map of location). Drop off location is the VeloSpoke Expo, Vancouver Convention Centre East at approximately 7pm.

 

Vancouver free parking

Event weekend – SOLD OUT

We have partnered with lululemon to provide free parking in Vancouver. Parking is 2km from the startline at lululemon Head Office (1818 Cornwall Ave) and is available for parties of two or more only. Spaces are limited and must be reserved online in advance. Passengers using transport options from Whistler on either Saturday or Sunday will be dropped back off here.

Accomodation & deals

Vancouver

Bordered by the majestic Coast Mountain Range and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Vancouver consistently ranks among the world’s most beautiful cities. Ensure you are well-rested on the morning of the big ride and stay in a hotel in downtown Vancouver. You’ll be only minutes away from the start with no fuss about where to park or unload.

Preferred partner – St. Regis Hotel

The St. Regis Hotel has been a partner since the very beginning – when the GranFondo was just an idea! Perfectly located only a few blocks away from the start line, the St. Regis Hotel is known for its award-winning service and refined boutique setting.

Book here

Whistler

Plan ahead, save more and stay longer. Book early to receive the best value on accommodation and activities in Whistler this summer.

We are partnered with Tourism Whistler to bring you the best offers and prices this September.

Click here to browse the hotels on offer.

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