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Winner reveal and a sneak-peak tease for good measure

You won't want to miss these February updates!

Pop quiz: can you name this distance category?

Let's kick this newsletter off with a bit of fun! Which part of RBC GranFondo Whistler is happening in the photo below?

Hang on - don't riders normally cycle the other way down this stretch? Photo: Filip Funk

For all those that said the 55km Medio, 10 points to you!

Beginning in Whistler at a relaxed start time of 9.15am, Medio riders uniquely head outbound along the famous Blackcomb Way finishline chute before coasting south on the Sea to Sky, taking a short detour up Callaghan, then turning back to ride alongside the riders who departed from Stanley Park earlier in the day to take the chequered flag as one.

Perfect for families and those newer to cycling, it's a special experience with all of the celebration and inclusivity you'd expect from North America's best voted Gran Fondo.


With our 2024 theme of 'Aurora', this year's apparel and merch will truly take you from sea to sky.

Revealed early March!

New Whistler concierge for groups

You want to spend your time enjoying riding, not dealing with admin. That's why we've teamed up with our friends at Tourism Whistler to offer you an all-in-one personal concierge service to take care of all your planning needs.

Soft fluffy pillows are even better after conquering the GranFondo. Photo: Sterling Lorence

Whether you want to book accommodation for a group, find the best rates, benefit from their Dining Voucher deals or simply get recommendations about how best to enjoy the village, you can call or email direct and they'll be happy to help.

Concierge details:

For groups looking for 8 or more rooms per night please contact Justin Biehl: / 604-966-3218

For smaller bookings or general help, call or email Tourism Whistler direct.

Get $75 off your entry - including retroactively!

Want to earn yourself a juicy discount on your registration, even if you've already signed up?

Vancouver: an amazing place to visit, with the Stanley Park start in the background. Photo: Destination BC

Thanks to StayVancouverHotels, all riders who book their qualifying Vancouver accommodation will be eligible to receive $75 off their RBC GranFondo Whistler 2024 entry, instantly.

Already signed up and want to benefit? You can! Hit the button to see the details, make a booking, and learn how to redeem now.

Time to announce a registration winner!

Back in January, we told you that everyone who registered before February would be put in a hat to win their entry price back and bring a +1. So here's the lucky winner...

Congratulations to you, Scott Fulton! Scott is looking forwards to racing in the St. Regis Cup this year and giving it his all along the famed coastal mountain course.

XFondo Whistler is hotting up

Now in it's 3rd year, XFondo Whistler is on track to be the must-do event of the Spring. With sign ups growing 300% compared to 2023, places might just not be hanging around for too much longer!

XFondo Whistler: ride everything. Photo: Justin Filippone

From 4 types of terrain to challenge all your skills to a camp-style atmosphere where everyone treats each other like solid friends (and a new "Further" 3rd distance option just released), we are super excited for XFondo Whistler on June 15th, 2024. Make sure you and your gravel bike are there!

Non-standard bikes get separated timing

Back to the Gran Fondo now, and news that aims to improve the experience for all riders!

The Sea to Sky is for everyone. Photo: Justin Filippone

If you're someone who's looking to take part on a non-standard bike such as a recumbent, tandem or ebike, we've now separated out timing for these bikes so that you still get a time but don't influence the results of those on regular road bikes. Non standard bikes remain ineligible for prizing, including age groups.

Our mission has always been to increase access to cycling for as many people as possible, while keeping competition fair and maintaining a sense of personal pride. To sign up to ride using a non-standard bike, simply select the non-standard distance option on the registration page.

Free Vancouver park and ride at Concord Pacific Place Saturday / Sunday

Less hassle = more time for fun. Photo: Sterling Lorence

Thanks to Concord Pacific and perfect for participants who purchase return passenger and/or bike transportation, you are now able to enjoy limited free reservable parking at Concord Pacific Place between Saturday Sept 7 and Sunday Sept 8.

Located on False Creek (just a short ride to the startline), all passengers and bikes will be dropped off here when you return back to Vancouver. Easy, convenient and free: cheers to that!

We acknowledge the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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