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Jim Cuddy to highlight this year’s post-ride party at Whistler Celebration Plaza This year, we’re really amping up the post-ride festivities with a Whistler Celebration Plaza party fit for a 10thedition! Famous Players Band, probably the best damn live band in Canada, will be playing two sets in Whistler, including a set with very special
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It’s finally that time of year again! Here’s your guide to keeping up with all the action and excitement over the event weekend. Online Our official social media channels will be bringing you wall-to-wall updates, photos, behind-the-scenes access and much, much more. Be sure to follow and message RBC GranFondo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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As an athlete, you understand the importance of staying hydrated, especially during high intensity training periods. But did you know that HOW you hydrate matters? At different levels of stress and effort your muscles require different levels of oxygen and fuel, which proper hydration can provide. To begin, below are some general best practice guidelines
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After asking for and hearing community feedback, we’re delighted to announce that RBC GranFondo Whistler will be creating a new women’s corral in Stanley Park for 2019. Fully optional to join and non-speed dependent, the new corral will gather in the Totem Poles parking lot adjacent to the main corral snake, and then be moved
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Want to know how to eat like an athlete? Our friends at Clif Bar have made this handy infographic so you can smash you goals and do just that. The ideas and suggestions written above are provided for general educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or care. The contents of this
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Ride with Simon Richardson and Jeremy Powers If you know, you know. But on the off-chance you don’t, Global Cycling Network is the world’s biggest and best road cycling community, the largest online cycling channel and the ultimate one-stop destination for everything a roadie could ever want, beloved by millions for their original, witty and
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The day before the big ride has always been an event in itself at RBC GranFondo Whistler. Friday’s VeloSpoke Bike Expo –open to the public – is one of Canada’s biggest road bike and lifestyle expos. This year we are investing heavily into the show, designing the expo into an even bigger, better experience. Vendor
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Tina Ciamarra (2nd from right, above) has been involved with the RBC GranFondo Whistler Squadra since the very beginning. Below she tells us what keeps her coming back and why you should volunteer with Squadra too! “I have been volunteering since 2010! I signed up immediately after receiving an email from my employer, RBC. “I
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Wow. RBC GranFondo Whistler turns 10 this year, so we think it’s time to throw the mother of all celebrations. After putting our collective heads together, we think the best way to celebrate the event turning 10 is by giving back to you, the people who’ve made this event the award-winning spectacle that it’s become. This
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With 2019 being the 10th anniversary of RBC GranFondo Whistler, we’re bringing a whole program of celebrations to commemorate and give back to you this year. Here’s part 1: 10 weeks of Fondo is simple. We challenged our Gold level sponsors to give us the best prizes they could think of, and each week for
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Back in early March, we took the decision to update our $50 RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley youth pricing policy to include under 23 riders, up from the previous mark of under 19. We are happy to announce that RBC GranFondo Whistler will now be adopting the same policy with immediate effect. Our $50 youth pricing
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There are a lot of things that we can learn from riding together that we can take into our day-to-day lives. We communicate hazards, we put our energy towards team goals instead of our own and we do our best to help each other stay safe. At RBC GranFondo we’re taking these core cycling skills
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Contest time! – All registered riders will have a chance to win one of the 8 GameChanger helmets that ABUS is going to be giving away. The ABUS  GameChanger Helmet redefines Aerodynamics. Its unique design helps to reduce windage by minimising exposed surfaces, while still letting the air to be sucked in and to flow
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Epic wheelset competition time! All registered riders will get a chance to win a pair of Roval CLX 50 wheels, delivered by Specialized. Worth $2,500.00 and heralded as “an aero climber for every terrain”, Specialized/ Roval have made the CLX 50s to be the perfect sweet spot between their much loved CLX 64s and 32s: “After
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