Route

The newly upgraded Sea to Sky Highway was designed to accommodate traffic for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and now it's waiting for you. You won't believe your eyes as you travel this spectacular route in one of three distance options. 

The Forte - 152km

It's the RBC GranFondo Whistler with a small detour up to the summit of Cypress (an additional 30 KM and almost 800 meters). This new category will have 500 hearty climbers leave the start line in Vancouver at 6:00am. An earlier start time for the Forte (152km) predicts that the Forte lead riders will join the lead GranFondo riders at the base of Cypress Mountain. 

  • 5:30am - Start Corrals OPEN
  • 6:00am - Forte Start

The GranFondo Start - 122km

Starting at sea level in Vancouver, granfondo riders will head over the Lions Gate Bridge in a dedicated lane on their way up to Whistler. Once over the bridge, cyclists will travel up Taylor Way to get onto the upper levels of Trans-Canada Highway with a right of way at all intersections. The journey then begins. Alta Classe have their own lounge at the start with water, coffee, late bag check service and reserved bike parking.

  • 5:30am - Start Corrals OPEN
  • 7:00am - GranFondo Start

The Medio Start

The Medio start will be at Mamquam Road and Highway 99 in Squamish. The Medio start is not a Rest Stop, however water and mechanical assistance will be available. 

Complimentary bag check service is available at the Medio start and Medio riders can pick up their Event Packages at the main Package Pickup or at the Medio start. All riders must be wearing their bike plates and wristbands before starting the event.

  • 8:30am - Start Corral OPENS
  • 9:30am - Medio Start

Medio Start - Address

Garibaldi Village
40242 Glenalder Place
Squamish, BC  V8B 0G2

THE JOURNEY

After Lions Bay, granfondo riders will continue on no less than one dedicated lane width all the way up to Whistler. You'll be distracted from the climbing by the spectacular views of Howe Sound as you ride to Squamish. You may be surprised to realize you'll also enjoy 1,000 metres of descent as you roll through the Coast Mountain Range for a net gain of 700 metres of elevation to arrive at the finish line in the heart of Whistler Village.

The Finish

All riders will finish along Blackcomb Way in Whistler and be guided into the rider only finish area in Lot 4 in the Whistler Parking area. Your personal luggage from the start will be available for pick up plus a complimentary bike check. Riders are then encouraged to join in the festivities at Celebration Plaza.

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Course Map

See below for the entire 2014 RBC GranFondo Whistler Route Map with an elevation profile for all three distance options.

Forte

Total Distance: 152 km
Total Elevation: 2500 metres

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GranFondo

Total Distance: 122 km
Total Elevation: 1700 metres

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Medio

Total Distance: 55 km
Total Elevation: 700 metres

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