Food Sourced Within
The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride was created for the insatiable love for gourmet food and cycling. Enjoy a full weekend getaway of activities and delicious surprises for the perfect combination of relaxation and movement.
Take an early season spin with an intimate group of 70 riders through the Whistler and Callaghan Valleys. Along the 70km route, you will be stirred by the beauty of the coastal mountains, peppered with moderate climbs and garnished with flowing descents. There’s a charcoal BBQ at the finish line, and cocktails just waiting to be made. In the evening you will be delighted by an exquisite post-ride dinner. This is the ride for you and your taste buds.
Entrepreneur and Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Since retiring in 2012 from the sport of freestyle skiing, Kristi has hit the ground running with business concepts, including opening an artisan retail store, a yoga studio, a farm to table restaurant and a holistic food production business. She is now mainly focused on Solfeggio Whole Foods, a food production business which offers vegan, sugar free, gluten free and raw desserts to cafe and boutique grocery outlets throughout the Sea to Sky corridor and Vancouver. She also runs her own mogul skiing academy for high performance athletes, called KR Academy, based out of Whistler and her home mountain of Apex Resort in the Okanagan.
Every dish Chef Eren prepares is influenced by the flavours, talent and experience he earned within the kitchens of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Lanai, Shanghai, Boston, New York, Chicago, Austin and Tokyo. An expert at preparing premium cuts, gorgeous seafood and lean proteins, Eren brings global sensibilities to SIDECUT’S hyper-local ingredients resulting food that looks as great as it tastes. A big fan of Asian flavours, Eren loves adding depth of flavours to SIDECUT’s steaks, salads and sides as the menu changes to reflect to the ingredients of each season.
Pastry Chef de Partie
After ten year’s preparing pastry for Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler, Isabelle Dionne has a good idea of what sweet treats guests most enjoy. She hopes that her efforts as a rising star pastry chef set an example that women can be power-houses in the culinary field. Dionne names French pastry chef, Pierre Herme as her inspiration to become a pastry chef and loves wielding a blowtorch to keep her meringues and crème brulees on point.
Steve is a two time Olympian and the first North American male to win an Olympic Medal in Downhill Skiing, capturing a Bronze in the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Steve is the only non-European to win the World Cup Downhill Title in 1982.
He spent his training time on the bike as a young man getting thrashed by his younger, multiple Ontario Championship cyclist brother, Craig.
Ironman Triathlete and Yoga Instructor
Nicola has been practicing Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin yoga for over 15 years. As an ironman triathlete and recreational road and mountain biker she has a great appreciation for the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of a regular yoga practice. Her 25 years of experience and education inspire her teaching practice. Nicola’s approach to teaching focuses on getting to know your body well, paying attention to what the body needs and gently challenging it to do a little more than what you might believe possible.
Dr Sian Spacey
Dr. Spacey is an accomplished physician, author, and researcher. She is a previous national team race walker and now an avid cyclist. Dr. Spacey will elevate the conversation with our panel and illuminate their illustrious careers.
Award Winning Chef
Ned Bell is an award winning cycling chef who has lovingly prepared the dinner for Bici Gusti since in 2015, using locally sourced ingredients within a 70km radius. A long-time sustainable seafood ambassador and current Ocean Wise Executive Chef at Vancouver Aquarium, Ned is known for his mastery of high quality ingredients and beautiful presentation.
Bici Gusti has paired with the five-star Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to give you three night’s accommodation and access to world class amenities. There is no better place to start and end this adventure. The opulent guest rooms will be your own personal sanctuary away from home. Luxurious accommodations, celebrated chefs and lavish meals to satiate your hunger, the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride is the perfect start to the season.
The new Bici Gusti performance jersey by Jakroo is here and it is also included with your registration.
The white dinner is the culinary gala showpiece of Bici Gusti. Taking place Sunday night, the distinguished chefs combine their talents to deliver a beautiful four course meal in the Cabana tent.
Theme: For the 4th annual Bici Gusti Whistler, we’ve gone back to our roots. Bici Gusti was founded on the principles of local, and so we’ve chosen to celebrate the ‘Best of BC’ in the menus throughout the weekend.
For the Sunday night gala Dîner en Blanc, come dressed in white! Any creative nods to BC will go down well too.
In addition, you’ll hear from our guests of honour alongside photos from the weekend and plenty of toasts all-round.
Four Course Best of BC Plated Dinner
May 19, 2019
Sea to Sky Soil Petit Greens Salad, with Pemberton Egg ‘toad in a hole’, Nona Pina Balsamic Vinaigrette
Wild Caught BC Spot Prawns from Howe Sound Seafood, Citrus Cocktail Sauce, North Arm Farms Celery Root
Organic Grass Fed Cache Creek Beef Sirloin, Pemberton Meadows Rissole Potatoes, Whistler Brewery Beef Jus
Okanagan Peach Panna Cotta