September 9, 2023 - 05:30
Loosely translated from Italian, Gran Fondo means "big ride". These rides are often a hundred kilometres or more and designed for a large number of cyclists at a variety of skill levels - everyone from the competitive cyclist to the amateur enjoy these events. The rides are judged by the challenges they offer: steep climbs, long distances and a combination of the two. While these are not races, top finishers are often recognized.
GranFondo Canada introduced the first world-class Gran Fondo to Canada in 2010 with the RBC GranFondo Whistler. We are now introducing this "Big Ride" experience to world renowned locations across the country. Count on GranFondo Canada to be in the best locations providing the best cycling experience.
In April, 2017, RBC GranFondo Whistler was voted Canada's best Gran Fondo by the industry voice of all things cycling, Gran Fondo Guide. As Canadians we are both humbled and honoured to have received these recognitions, all of which were only made possible by the very people that make our event what it is: you, the riders.