August 4, 2010 – The St. Regis Hotel Vancouver is proud to be a partner of the inaugural RBC Whistler Gran Fondo, a 120km bicycle ride from Vancouver to Whistler being held September 11th. The ride will see 4,000 cyclists across a wide variety of ability levels tackling the spectacular and hilly Sea-to-Sky Highway 99 as it winds its way to Whistler. The Gran Fondo will offer riders the chance to ride in a completely closed lane of traffic for the full length of Highway 99 which was completely repaved and improved in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
With the event selling out quickly, entries are now in even higher demand and have started to resell online for multiple times their face value. As an event sponsor, the St. Regis Hotel was allotted event entries and will be auctioning a limited number of these entries as full event packages including a night in a deluxe St. Regis Hotel Executive Suite and massage from the St. Regis Hotel’s in-house holistic massage practitioner.
Net proceeds from the auction will go to the Canadian Cancer Society, one of the charities of choice for the St. Regis Hotel.
The auction opened August 4 and will close at 1:20 PM (Pacific Time) on Aug. 10. For full auction details or to place a bid, click here.