RBC GranFondo Whistler Weekend
The second RBC GranFondo Whistler will be taking place on Saturday September 10th. This epic 122 km bike ride from Vancouver to Whistler will bring more than 7,000 riders plus their families and fans to Whistler and the area.
This is going to be an incredible weekend in Whistler with lots happening, including a free performance by 54-40! As part of the Whistler Presents summer concert series there will be free concerts and entertainment at the Whistler Olympic Plaza to celebrate the GranFondo weekend!
Friday evening live music and outdoor movie
On Friday September 9th at 6.30pm head over to the Whistler Olympic Plaza to see the electro funk tunes of Victoria's Kuba Oms. After the free show there will be a screening of the family-friendly film, Breaking Away, at 7:30 p.m. Make sure you bring a blanket and sweater to watch this charming film. This Academy Award winner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friends come to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclist Dave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicycling champions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into an Italian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy. But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-an encounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local college boys in the town's annual bike race.
During the day on Saturday if you are not participating in the GranFondo, make sure you cheer and congratulate the 7000 plus riders as they end their epic bike journey in Whistler Village. The finish line is the best place for spectators to view the RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Free performance by 54-40 on Saturday
On Saturday evening 54-40 will be performing at 7 pm on the stage at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. These legendary Vancouver rockers will be playing all their hits. They are one of Canada's all-time favourite bands and their hits include Baby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin', One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love You All, and Music Man.
This is going to be a great weekend and a great excuse to stay the whole weekend in Whistler whether you are a fan or participant.
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