What They Say...
The RBC GranFondo Whistler is an incredible experience in many ways, but we want to do more than just tell you ourselves. Here is what some of our riders have to say.
"I started racing the Vancouver to Whistler road race in 1978. The road back then was in very rough shape and there were only about 50 of us in the race. It's like a dream to now be able to ride the same route on fresh pavement, and more importantly, in a dedicated lane with thousands of other passionate cyclists. The support stations along the way and the festival atmosphere at the finish made this event very special."
First North American to wear the yellow jersey in le Tour de France
"I've participated in cycling events of every kind all over the planet and I can honestly say that the RBC GranFondo Whistler was the best organized, best supported, and had every contingency plan imaginable. It was a thrill to participate and I hope I can return!"
Bob 'Bobke' Roll
Voice of le Tour de France & former professional road cyclist
"The event was an amazing experience! I can only imagine the logistics it took to pull this off and the volunteers were awesome. Loved riding that highway without the terror of speeding cars. Well organized start, and was tickled pink by those pink port-a-potties with mirrors for us gals :)" - Sally from West Vancouver, BC
"For me, the ride was a great challenge. It forced me to get in good shape as I set a goal and was able to achieve it." - Rick from Fort Saskatchewan, AB
"Loved the ride over the bridge in the morning, the whole ride up to Whistler was great. I really liked that the roads were cleaned of debris beforehand and the traffic management was excellent. The massage and stretching area was great post-ride." - Darryl from North Vancouver, BC
"I enjoyed the ride very much. It was a huge challenge to face, for me, and I was very proud of accomplishing it. The Rest Stops were awesome and the whole event was so well planned and laid out, it could NOT be done any better. Thank you." - Joe from North Vancouver, BC
"The atmosphere, all the wheels whirling in the wind, the opportunity to draft with more than just my regular 8 same riding partners, the year-to-year time challenge of doing Vancouver to Whistler... on and on it goes. This is the event I circle on the calendar every year! I love the signing in process and checking out all the "cyclery," and I especially love the party in Whistler at the end of it all." - Brendan from Powell River, BC
"The whole thing was the best ride I have ever participated in and truly was the best. From the time I registered to the time I departed Whistler Village the day after, it was just an awsome experience. You guys/gals did an excellent job with the event. The package pickup was great! The ride support and volunteers, AWESOME! The route was breathless and the welcome into Whistler and the "party" after the ride was great! Well done staff of the 2012 RBC GranFondo Whistler, WELL DONE!" - Joe from Kirkland, WA