June is bike month and every year we encourage our fabulous members to join the trainers in a bike challenge. So far we have virtually cycled across Canada, circumnavigated Australia, completed a Tour de France and rode along the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to Cabo. This year; with GrandFondo-mainia sweeping the country we have 3 great Canadian races for our teams to complete in the comfort of the gym or out on your bike around Vancouver.
GranFondo Banff: August 24, 2013
A once in a lifetime opportunity to ride a GranFondo in one of the world’s most picturesque locations Banff National Park. Connect intimately with the surrounding scenery and cultural heritage as you ride this spectacular route entirely within the boundaries of one of Canada’s most famous National Parks.
Total GranFondo Distance: 142 km
Total GranFondo Elevation: 825 meters
GranFondo Whistler: September 7, 2013
We have all done the drive but not many have done the ride; starting close to sea level on Thurlow and Georgia riders will travel over the Lions Gate Bridge all the way to Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler. This has become a must ride in the Vancouver cycle community so why not do it with us as a team.
Total GranFondo Distance: 122 km
Total GranFondo Elevation: 1700 meters
Looking to train for this event? Lara is running some training clinics right here in Vancouver, click here for more details.
GranFondo Niagara Falls: September 14, 2013
An incredible route through Niagara Region of Ontario the course starts and finishes at the brink of Horseshoe Falls, highlights of the route include riding on the Niagara Parkway, a trip through Niagara on the Lake, riding through the Thorold Tunnel, and a loop in the area of Short Hills Provincial Park.
Total GranFondo Distance: 125 km
Total GranFondo Elevation: 990 meters
Photo Courtesy of gabriel amadeus