biking

2019 September, Gran Fondo

On Saturday, Sept 7th, we had to drive into Vancouver and passed many of the 4,500 cyclists participating in the 10th annual Gran Fondo. The ride started from Stanley Park in downtown Vancouver, crossed the Lions Gate bridge and followed the beautiful Sea-to-Sky highway through Squamish and finally to Whistler. The total distance of the ride is 122 km with… Read the rest “2019 September, Gran Fondo”

2017 September – RBC Gran Fondo Weekend in Squamish

A busy weekend in Squamish, starting with the 8th edition of the RBC Gran Fondo that originates in downtown Vancouver and finishes in Whistler – a 1900 m elevation gain over 122 km for approximately 4,500 participants. I’ve included a few photos of riders as they came through Squamish (approximately half way). The Brackendale Fall Fair was also held on… Read the rest “2017 September – RBC Gran Fondo Weekend in Squamish”

2017 June Sp’aka’us 50 Inaugrual XC Bike Race

Saturday, June 7th featured a brand new event in Squamish, the Sp’akw’us 50 Marathon Mountain Bike Race and BC Provincial XCM Championships. Sp’akw’us means Bald Eagle in the Squamish Nation language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and is an acknowledgement of the event being hosted in the Squamish nations traditional territory. A big shout out to Dwayne Kress for leading the charge on… Read the rest “2017 June Sp’aka’us 50 Inaugrual XC Bike Race”

2016 September – Gran Fondo and Brackendale Fall Fair Weekend

The first weekend after Labour Day is typically a busy one in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. At 8:13 am, the first two riders of the 2016 Gran Fondo ride between Vancouver and Whistler were already in Squamish (after a 7:00 am start in Vancouver). The inaugural Gran Fondo between Vancouver and Whistler occurred  in 2010 and provided 4,000 cyclists the opportunity… Read the rest “2016 September – Gran Fondo and Brackendale Fall Fair Weekend”