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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Discover Whistler on two wheels

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - August 28, 2014

Discover Whistler on two wheels


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Whistler, B.C. – The RBC GranFondo Whistler rolls into town in a matter of days, highlighting Whistler as the cycling destination it is and reminding all of us of the adventure that can be found on two wheels.

One of the most anticipated cycling events on the West Coast, the RBC GranFondo Whistler takes place September 6, with cycling enthusiasts taking on a 122-kilometre journey from Vancouver to Whistler along the stunning backdrop of the Howe Sound and the Coast Mountain Range.

In addition to the main event, there is also the Pursuit Challenge and the Family Fundo on Sunday, September 7, with opportunities to engage the entire family.

While events like Crankworx Whistler, the BC Bike Race and the RBC GranFondo have helped to elevate Whistler’s reputation as a cycling destination but the variety of terrain, endless trails and world-class amenities speak for themselves.

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park has trails for every level of rider and lessons are also available. Cruise the open greens or take on the double blacks with rock rolls, drops and jumps.

Whether you’re cruising along a paved path, checking out the trail system or exploring the world-class mountain bike park, Whistler has something to suit every cycling enthusiast’s needs. And for visitors, exploring Whistler on two wheels is as simple as visiting one of the many bike rental locations, viewing the bike trails database and heading out on your adventure. In addition to the bike park and the more than 300 miles of singletrack, there are many recreational routes like the Valley Trail that provide options for cruising and exploring Whistler with the family. 

For more inspiration check out the Whistler Insider, offering tips for the first-time mountain biker to the more experienced rider and the cross-country trail seeker.

To make it really simple, book the Mountain Bike Park package, offering accommodation and bike park tickets from $66 per person, per night. If you’d rather build a custom package, Whistler-based travel consultants at whistler.com are your best resource. Whistler.com offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities and the price match guarantee. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit whistler.com for more details and offers.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site. http://media.whistler.com/contact-us/filming-in-whistler/

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

Media Contacts

Patricia Westerholm
Manager, Communications
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E: pwesterholm@tourismwhistler.com

Mary Zinck
Specialist, Media Relations
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E: mzinck@tourismwhistler.com

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