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Cycling BC Reintroduces MyFirstFondo Training Clinics with GranFondo Canada

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Cycling BC Reintroduces MyFirstFondo Training Clinics with GranFondo Canada

May 20, 2014 – Vancouver, BC: GranFondo Canada, in partnership with Cycling BC, announces the return of the MyFirstFondo training clinics starting the week of May 26 running until September 5. This 15 week program will prepare riders for the 2014 RBC GranFondo Whistler hosted on September 6.

Targeted towards beginner to intermediate riders, the MyFirstFondo program focuses on both preparing riders for their first big riding event and on riders who are looking to renew their love for cycling. The training clinics are 90 minute group rides led by certified Cycling BC coaches held at three bike shop locations throughout Vancouver – La Bicicletta Pro Shop, Different Bikes Vancouver, and Different Bikes West Vancouver. During these weekly evening sessions, participants will cover a variety of topics ranging from cycling techniques and basic bike mechanics, to group riding skills and event preparation.

Riders participating in the MyFirstFondo training clinic have their entry fee for the 2014 RBC GranFondo Whistler included.

The fifth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler takes place on September 6 with an anticipated 5,000 cyclists from around the globe gathering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park to ride the Sea-to-Sky Highway on a dedicated car-free ride to Whistler. Participants will be surrounded by breathtaking vistas as the challenging course borders scenic ocean views and mountain landscapes.

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GranFondo Canada: Neil McKinnon 604 568 8648 or

About 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. 2014 events include the third annual GranFondo Banff on August 23rd, the fifth annual RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 6th. For more information, please visit: