Team Marty Pospischil Tackles the Gran Fondo Whistler – September 2012

On September 8th, Team Pospischil partook in the Gran Fondo Whistler, a 122 km bike ride up the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler.

Here’s the team, primed and excited to launch, at the start line in downtown Vancouver:

Team MartyCheck out the number of cyclists in the street at the starting line!

Team MartyOur team rode with over 6,000 cyclists, including two-time Olympic triathlon medalist Simon Whitfield.  The visually stunning ride spanned 1,700 metres of elevation and including some gruelling climbs. Everyone was pretty happy to relax and quaff some Whistler Brewing Co. beer alongside some pulled pork and turkey sandwiches afterward!

Team Marty

This ride is one of many ways Team Pospischil stays fit between their annual two-day bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle as they raise funds each year in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.  Just last week the team had a 70km training ride up to the top of Cypress Mountain which is a 1,350 metre climb.  They continue to enjoy team outings, being physically fit, and challenging themselves with training rides in preparation for the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2013!