Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6 p.m., Maurice Young Millennium Place
RBC GranFondo rolls into Whistler on September 8
The 2012 RBC GranFondo Whistler will bring 7,000 cyclists on an epic journey from downtown Vancouver, along the Sea to Sky highway and through Squamish to finish in Whistler on Blackcomb Way. The route features breathtaking views of Howe Sound and challenging climbs through the Coast Mountain Range.
Join Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden on Saturday, September 8 as she welcomes bikers to the Village and stick around as the community celebrates the last Whistler Presents concert of the summer with the participants of the RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Check out the fresh sound of The Paperboys, who will start the show at 6 p.m. The band was founded by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver and provides a unique sound that fuses folk, Celtic and bluegrass music with pop and rock.
Vancouver band She Stole My Beer will follow at 7:15 p.m. This local favourite was inspired by the classic music of the 70s and is known for playing original songs as well as a huge repertoire of covers.
Click here for the September 8 promotional poster.
There will be FREE Transit ALL day on Saturday, September 8. Plan ahead and build extra time into your commute.
The provincial government has issued a traffic advisory in the lead up to the RBC GranFondo Cycling event.
Motorists can expect possible delays of up to three hours between West Vancouver and Whistler between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to obey all traffic control personnel and be prepared to stop during this large-scale cycling event.
During the event, traffic signals between West Vancouver and Whistler will be adjusted to flash. Speed limits will be reduced to 60 km/h on sections of Highway 99 between Horseshoe Bay and Whistler. Motorists are also advised to plan their travel well in advance, drive with caution and follow signs.
For the safety of cyclists and motorists, traffic changes and detours will be in effect. Click here for details.
- Click here for the 2012 GranFondo Whistler Village Transportation Map.
- Click here for information regarding GranFondo transit service interruptions.
- For more information and maps of the affected routes, please visit: http://www.september8.ca.
- Click here for more information on the RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Visit whistler.ca/concertseries for more information or drop by a Village Host booth or the Visitor Information Centre.