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The Bici Gusti Experience

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The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride was created for the insatiable love for gourmet food and cycling. 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. In the evening you will be delighted by an exquisite post-ride dinner. This is the ride for you and your taste buds.

The 70/70/70 Experience

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The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride was created for the insatiable love for gourmet food and cycling. 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. In the evening you will be delighted by an exquisite post-ride dinner. This is the ride for you and your taste buds.

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For Who

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For cyclists looking for that awe-inspiring gourmet food experience, couples looking for a staycation, or a group of friends looking for an all-inclusive adventure, the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride is for you. Just come out and have fun.

The Stay

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Bici Gusti has paired with the five-star Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to give you three night accommodation and access to world class amenities. There is no better place to start and end this adventure. The lavish guest rooms will be your own personal sanctuary away from home. Luxurious accommodations, a celebrated chef and a meal to satiate your hunger, the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride is the perfect start to the season.

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The Stay

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Bici Gusti has paired with the five-star Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler to give you three nights accommodation and access to world class amenities. There is no better place to start and end this adventure. The lavish guest rooms will be your own personal sanctuary away from home. Luxurious accommodations, a celebrated chef and a meal to satiate your hunger, the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride is the perfect start to the season.

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What’s included

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  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Mid-ride morsels
  • Post-ride BBQ & beer pairings
  • Bici Gusti yoga
  • White themed dinner party
  • Hand-selected wine pairing with dinner
  • Special Bici Gusti gear from Safetti Canada
  • Three nights stay at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
  • Culinary classes
  • Curated course
  • Domestiques
  • Event support
  • Spin classes
  • Rat Pack pool party

What’s included

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  • Gourmet breakfast
  • Mid-ride morsels
  • Post-ride BBQ & beer pairings
  • Bici Gusti yoga
  • White themed dinner party
  • Hand-selected wine pairing with dinner
  • Special Bici Gusti gear from Safetti Canada
  • Three nights stay at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler
  • Culinary classes
  • Curated course
  • Domestiques
  • Event support
  • Spin classes
  • Rat Pack pool party

Safetti Canada will be providing all our guests with a range of exclusive cycling gifts throughout the weekend. Safetti combine elegant design with high-quality material to produce extraordinary cycling apparel.

Safetti Canada will be providing all our guests with a range of exclusive cycling gifts throughout the weekend. Safetti combine elegant design with high-quality material to produce extraordinary cycling apparel.

Bici Gusti custom Safetti cycling jacket

Who Came In 2017

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Nikola Girke

Olympian

Nikola Girke is a four-time Olympian, placing her into an elite group of athletes who have successfully made the transition from one sport to another. Nikola has represented Canada in three different events – two disciplines of sailing & twice in windsurfing – at 4 different Olympic Games.

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Evan Dunfee

Olympian

Evan Dunfee brought race walking to the forefront of national consciousness last summer after his stunning 4th place finish at the gruelling 50km race in Rio. For both urging on a fallen competitor during the race and choosing not to appeal a controversial clash that would have awarded him a Bronze medal after, Evan’s display of sportsmanship in his first Olympics will go down in the annals of history as a truly Canadian performance.

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Ned Bell

Award Winning Chef

Ned Bell is an award winning cycling chef who lovingly prepared the dinner for the Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride in 2015 and 2016, 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.

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Jose Fernandez

Executive Chef

Fernandez joins Bici Gusti with an aligned philosophy and passion for utilizing organic, local and sustainable ingredients, creating healthy dining experiences inspired by the destination. His food is rooted in bringing together diverse cultures to craft seasonal dishes and menus. He holds true to the values and techniques he was taught as a child, stating, “I always remember the smell of my family’s kitchens; the simple and powerful smell of fresh ingredients was truly inspiring.”

When Fernandez is not leading in the kitchen, he can be found spending quality time with his family. He also leads an active lifestyle, favouring cycling around the beautiful surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and as a Spaniard, he is a fan of fútbol or as Americans refer to it, soccer.  

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Eren Guryel

Executive Chef

Eren has a philosophy of keeping it authentic, fresh, simple and seasonal, using only the best ingredients, and pairs it with his passion for cooking.  “I enjoy being hospitable and making people happy,” says Eren. “My parents were always great hosts and when we would have guests come to our restaurant for dinner their cooking paired with their hospitality was almost as if it were a formula for magic.”

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Weimar Gomez

Executive Chef

With a goal of tasting his way through the local dining scene, Gomez is immersed in Vancouver’s flavours as well as its unique and highly multicultural, highly competitive dining scene. “One of the first things I set out to do was to meet as many suppliers as possible,” he says, delighting in the abundance of choice available in Vancouver, including seafood, produce and vegetables that to set the farm/ocean-to-table movement in motion.

Though training has been important in shaping Gomez’s culinary talents, even more significant is the passion he finds in the kitchen. “Being a cook takes passion and a drive to excel”, he says.

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Steve Podborski

Olympian

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.

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Nicola Johnson

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 Sian Spacey

Neuroscientist

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.

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Created by Innovent

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We are the same passionate cycling event gurus that organize the annual RBC GranFondo Whistler and The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan. Expect the same awesome riding experiences and amazing support staff.

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