All the info you need to take part this September.
Registration open: 12 Day Challenge
September 1 - 12, 2020

It all starts on Tuesday!

$34,000 already raised for family causes
Dear athlete,

We're hoping that you're looking forward to the start of the 12 Day Challenge on Tuesday! With over 1000 riders signed up and $34,000 raised to date, your cycling will be making a huge difference to families across North America.

This email is intended to guide you through how the challenge works from start to finish, so that you can have the best experience possible.
1. Taking part

The 12 Day Challenge takes place 100% on our partner's page: Let's Do This. It's the same page you would have visited to sign up.

The event page will 'open' and accept submissions of results and photos from 8am PST on Tuesday September 1. You will not be able to submit before this time.

Simply login to the page using your Google, Facebook or Strava details and you will be able to access all the features.
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2. Ride details

Being a virtual event, you can record your ride or rides anywhere in the world! Your goal is simply to get to your chosen distance of 55km, 122km or 152km within 12 days. You can complete as many or as few rides to get to your total - the challenge is cumulative.

You can also ride on any type of bike, outdoors or in!

However, it's important to remember this is not the RBC GranFondo Whistler. There are no dedicated lanes and no medical or mechanical services being offered. You assume all responsibility for your safety and well being while out on the bike. Please abide by the rules of the road and ride to your abilities.

Looking for route inspiration where you live? Check out this link.

3. Submitting results

Once you've completed a ride, you can login to the Lets Do This event page and submit your result. You have the option for blue tick verified or non-verified. A verified result means that you've attached evidence such as a bike computer photo or strava screenshot, and the Let's Do This team have manually checked this proof. A non-verified result means you have not uploaded supporting evidence. Please note that it is NOT mandatory for your results to be verified whether it be for the completion of the challenge, or for entering the prize draws. However, on the results page, people will be able to see if your results are verified or not.

4. Sharing the good times

One of our founding principles is the idea of celebrating our collective achievements. We encourage you to upload your photos to the Lets Do This event page, where you can also give virtual high fives and send comments of encouragement to others.

If you are also uploading to social media, please use the hashtags #12daychallenge and #rbcgranfondo so that we can see and support your posts. Let's spread the cheer and celebrate together

Plus, the more people know about the challenge, the more we can raise for family benefiting charities!

5. Let people know you're riding!

We've create a tile for your social media so you can show off how awesome you are! Download it below now - and if you like, here's some text you can use to go alongside it!
I'm riding in RBC GranFondo Whistler's 12 Day Challenge in support of the Food Bank and other family charities that are making a difference to our communities. Take part yourself between Sept 1 - 12 for only $10: register now at

6. Prizing

We're delighted to say that there's plenty of awesome draw prizes up for grabs for completing the challenge! There will be two draws: September 6 and September 12. You will be in a draw if you complete the challenge prior to midnight on that day.

Draw 1: September 6

Helijet: Roundtrip travel between Vancouver & Victoria for a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 children under 12) PLUS 1 night accommodation at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria (RRP $2350)
Red Truck: 25 8-packs of craft beer or vodka sodas
CLIF: 20 boxes of CLIF Bloks and CLIF Bars – 20 different winners!
Nuun: 50 tubes of nuun sport – 50 different winners

Draw 2: September 12

Trek: 2021 Emonda SL 5 road bike (RRP $3499.99)
Red Truck: 25 8-packs of craft beer or vodka sodas
Volvo: A weekend in a 2020 Volvo vehicle, PLUS get a coupon for $1000 off a new Volvo in the months of September / October 2020
DUER: 3 giftcards for a pair of new jeans (RRP $150), PLUS 15% off their online store
Nuun: Large canister of endurance and a tube of each of their product lines

You will also be emailed a virtual medal to show off to your family and friends! Prize winners will be announced both during and after the Challenge via email and social media. Make sure you're following us!
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7: CLIF Bar Metro Vancouver roving cheer and DJ station

We're super pumped to have the awesome gals and guys from CLIF Bar out and about Metro Vancouver with their mobile DJ cheer station supporting the 12 Day Challenge.

Because we don't want to encourage concentrated gatherings (and keep a little adventure in it), we won't be giving you specific times that their team will be at each location. But, we can give you some clues as to where they will be stopping in at across the two weeks...

Ontario/33rd area – Queen Elizabeth Park
Quilchena Park (33rd and Pine, Maple, Valley Drive)
Connaught Park – 10th between Arbutus and MacDonald
Jericho Beach *general area*
Trout Lake *general area*
Vanier Park *general area*

If you're riding the Challenge in Vancouver, don't forget to stop by, give them a high five and enjoy some excellent CLIF products!

8: Registration stays open until September 12!

Unlike a normal year, we're keeping registration open until the end of the Challenge on September 12. There's still plenty of time for your friends and family to enter - and remember, 100% of the $10 entry proceeds goes directly to Food Banks Canada.

We hope you have an awesome time out there with the Challenge. Thank you for making a big difference to peoples' lives through the simple joy of riding on two wheels!
#12daychallenge #rbcgranfondo
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