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April 19/10 14:01 pm - GranFondo Whistler Ceremonial Start

Posted by Editoress on 04/19/10

Canada's First RBC GranFondo Whistler Cycling Event To Roll Out in Vancouver

The organizers of the RBC GranFondo Whistler, Canada’s first European style mass cycling event, will hold a ceremonial start of the bike ride.

VIPs who will be participating in the kick-off of the RBC GranFondo Whistler include former Vancouver Canucks' team captain Trevor Linden, now an avid cyclist, Simon Whitfield, Canadian Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, triathlon (Sydney and Beijing Summer Olympics), Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, also an avid cyclist, Mayor Pam Goldsmith Jones of West Vancouver and Mayor Greg Gardner of Squamish.

The kick-off event will take place on Tuesday, April 20, at 11:30, at which time GranFondo Canada will announce RBC as the title sponsor of the RBC GranFondo Whistler as well as a major charity initiative associated with the ride. Following the introduction of the title sponsor, cyclists and mayors will saddle up their bikes and participate in a ceremonial start of the GranFondo.

The RBC GranFondo Whistler takes place on Saturday, September 11, 2010 starting at 7 a.m.  It will be a spectacular, 120-km ride along the Sea To Sky Highway, featuring all the magnificent scenery of Howe Sound and the Coast mountains – along with 2400 metres of elevation along the route.

This event is such a hit with the cycling community that it is already sold out! More than 4,000 cyclists will be participating in the RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 11.

What: A Ceremonial Start of the RBC GranFondo Whistler Cycling Event

Who:  Trevor Linden, Legendary Vancouver Canucks' Team Captain, Simon Whitfield, Canadian Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, Triathlon (Sydney and Beijing Summer Olympics), Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver, Pam Goldsmith Jones, Mayor, District of West Vancouver, Greg Gardner, Mayor, District of Squamish

When: 11:30 a.m.,Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Where: The Park Next to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver


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