The second RBC GranFondo Whistler will be taking placeon Saturday September 10th. This epic 122 kmbike ride from Vancouver to Whistler will bring more than 7,000riders plus their families and fans to Whistler and the area.
This is going to be an incredible weekend in Whistlerwith lots happening, including a free performance by54-40! As part of the Whistler Presents summer concertseries there will be free concerts and entertainment at theWhistler Olympic Plaza to celebrate the GranFondo weekend!
Friday evening live music and outdoormovie
On Friday September 9th at 6.30pm head overto the Whistler Olympic Plaza to see the electro funk tunes ofVictoria's Kuba Oms. After the free show there will be ascreening of the family-friendly film, BreakingAway, at 7:30 p.m. Make sure you bring a blanketand sweater to watch this charming film. This Academy Awardwinner (1979, Screenplay) cycles high on comedy as four friendscome to terms with life after high school. When top-notch cyclistDave (Dennis Christopher) learns that the world's bicyclingchampions are always Italian, he attempts to turn himself into anItalian, driving his parents (Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) crazy.But everything changes after he meets the Italian racing team-anencounter that ultimately leads him and his friends (Dennis Quaid,Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley) to challenge the local collegeboys in the town's annual bike race.
During the day on Saturday if you are not participatingin the GranFondo, make sure you cheer and congratulate the7000 plus riders as they end their epic bike journey in WhistlerVillage. The finish line is the best place for spectators toview the RBC GranFondo Whistler.
Free performance by 54-40 on Saturday
On Saturday evening 54-40 will be performing at 7 pm onthe stage at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Theselegendary Vancouver rockers will be playing all their hits. Theyare one of Canada's all-time favourite bands and their hits includeBaby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin', One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love YouAll, and Music Man.
This is going to be a great weekend and a great excuseto stay the whole weekend in Whistler whether you are a fan orparticipant.
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