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Wolfe Auto Group becomes Official Vehicle Sponsor of the RBC GranFondo Whistler: Participants Offered $500 Rebate on Purchase of Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi Vehicles

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 9, 2014 Vancouver, BC: GranFondo Canada announced today that Wolfe Auto Group will be the official automotive sponsor of the fourth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler. Wolfe Auto Group will provide all event vehicles for the 122 KM mass participation cycling ride on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

“We are proud to partner with the #1 volume Mazda and Subaru dealer in BC and the most established Mitsubishi dealer in BC”, said Kevin Thomson, President of GranFondo Canada. “They are a major player and contributor to the community.”

Mike Hacquard, Vice President of the Wolfe Auto Group and an avid cyclist himself, added, “This partnership was the perfect fit for us. We pride ourselves on quality and service and the RBC GranFondo Whistler is an incredibly well-executed, high calibre event. It is wonderful to host an event like this in British Columbia.”

To celebrate the partnership, participants will be able to take advantage of an exclusive athlete rebate program. Any participant in the 2013 event that purchases a new vehicle from Wolfe Auto Group within 90 days of the RBC GranFondo Whistler will receive a $500 rebate.

The RBC GranFondo Whistler will take place on Saturday, September 7 with an expected 5,000 participants riding the route from Vancouver to Whistler Resort on the renowned Sea to Sky Highway.

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Media Contacts

Lindsay Carswell, Director of Marketing, GranFondo Canada:

Kim Pattison, Director of Marketing, Wolfe Auto Group:

GranFondo Canada
Founded in 2007, GranFondo Canada is an event management company committed to providing world-class cycling events in world renowned locations. GranFondo Canada events have mass appeal as they are timed and provide a dedicated lane width for all participants that is free of motor vehicles from start to finish. 2013 events include the second annual RBC GranFondo Banff on August 24th, the fourth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 7th and the inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls on September 14th. For more information, please visit: