RBC GranFondo Whistler Crowned #1 Best Gran Fondo in North America by GranFondoGuide.com

January 1, 2024

Event wins sough-after award for 3rd time in 4 years

1/ JAN /2024, [Vancouver/Whistler, BC Canada] /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 14th Annual RBC GranFondo Whistler was today announced as the Overall Best Gran Fondo in North America by GranFondoGuide.com.

Held yearly on the 2nd Saturday of September, the event not only received overwhelming acclaim from participants and spectators but also clinched the prestigious title from GranFondoGuide.com, one of the most visited industry websites in cycling.

Established as one of North America’s most prestigious and largest cycling events, the RBC GranFondo Whistler offers a picturesque and challenging journey along the iconic Sea to Sky highway to the world-renowned resort town of Whistler before a fabled party is thrown for 10000+ participants and spectators. The event uniquely is one of the few in the world that provides a completely traffic free lane to entrants.

The 2023 RBC GranFondo Whistler brought together seasoned cyclists and newcomers to the sport in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With route options catering to different skill levels, participants of all abilities found a course that suited their preferences.

John Smith from Seattle, a participant in the event, shared, “I’ve been participating in Gran Fondos for years, but the RBC GranFondo Whistler is truly on another level. The support along the route, the stunning scenery, and the post-race festivities made this an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to come back next year.”

The event not only celebrates the sport of cycling but also embodies the spirit of community, serving as a platform to help raise funds for charitable organizations while promoting healthy living and outdoor exploration.

Neil McKinnon, president of RBC GranFondo Whistler, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming positive response we have received for the 2023 RBC GranFondo Whistler. Winning the Best Gran Fondo in North America award from GranFondoGuide.com is a testament to the dedication of our organizers, volunteers, and the cycling community that makes this event truly exceptional.”

Planning is already underway for the 2024 RBC GranFondo Whistler held this year on Sept 7, 2024, promising an even more spectacular experience for cyclists and spectators. The event aims to build on its reputation as one of the world’s best experiences in cycling, attracting riders from near and far.

2024 Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 15th Annual RBC GranFondo Whistler, taking place on September 7th, 2024, is now open and can be accessed through the official event website at http://www.rbcgranfondo.com/whistler. Early registration is encouraged, as spots are limited and fill up quickly.


Established following the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, RBC GranFondo Whistler is an award-winning point-to-point cycling event between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that takes annually place on the 2nd weekend of September. On average, 5000 cyclists ride each year across different distance categories, both competitive and non-competitive. Through the event, over $350,000 has been donated in support of charitable causes since inception (rbcgranfondo.com/whistler).


RBC GranFondo Whistler contacts:

For more information, please contact Media lead Oli Cartmell via oli@rbcgranfondo.com

For partnership opportunities, please contact Partnerships lead Dom Gilbert via dom@rbcgranfondo.com and see the partnerships deck now.


Oli Cartmell

RBC GranFondo Whistler

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