July 27, 2011 (Kelowna, BC) – On the heels of an incredibly successful inaugural RBC GranFondo Kelowna, GranFondo Canada has announced that registration is open for the event in 2012, taking place on July 14, 2012.
1,200 cyclists, along with friends and family came together to make the inaugural 2011 RBC GranFondo Kelowna a resounding success. The route, which took riders along a scenic course, showcased the spectacular sights of the Okanagan, proving to be both challenging and rewarding for riders.
The announcement of the opening of registration for the 2012 event has been met with excitement. Graham MacLachlan, regional president, BC, RBC Royal Bank, and rider in the event, enthusiastically shared, “The 2011 RBC GranFondo Kelowna was an unforgettable experience.” He added, “On behalf of RBC, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the first RBC GranFondo Kelowna such an outstanding event, and we look forward to another exceptional ride in 2012.”
To register for the 2012 RBC GranFondo Kelowna visit HERE.
To view photos from the 2011 RBC GranFondo Kelowna visit HERE.
Gran Fondos, loosely translated from Italian as “big ride,” are a European cycling tradition. In Europe, Gran Fondos have attracted over 10,000 cyclists and are now gaining popularity in North America.