An annual cycling event that takes place in scenic British Columbia, Canada. This event is a must-attend for cyclists seeking a unique and challenging cycling experience. The routes feature gravel roads, singletrack trails, and steep climbs that showcase the natural beauty of British Columbia. The event is part of the Triple Crown Gravel Series and rated by Strambecco as one of the Best Gravel Events in the Northwest.
The event attracts participants from all over the world with different cycling abilities. Cyclists can choose from three routes: Easy, Intermediate, and Difficult. The Easy route covers 55 kilometers with 750 meters of climbing and is ideal for beginner-level cyclists. The Intermediate route is slightly more challenging, covering 60 kilometers with 1,100 meters of climbing, and is suitable for beginner to intermediate-level cyclists. The Difficult route is the most challenging, covering 75 kilometers with 1,500 meters of climbing, and is ideal for intermediate to expert-level cyclists. The latest edition of the event will feature three distances to suit different cycling levels, including the Piccolo/Beginner Fondo (Approx. 25km), Medio Fondo (Approx. 50km), and Full Fondo (Approx. 90km).
The Sea2Sky Gravel Fondo is a festive event with plenty of food, drink, and entertainment for participants and spectators. After the race, participants can relax and celebrate their achievements at the post-event party, featuring live music, food, and drinks. Tri 1 Events, a premier event production company in British Columbia, produces the event. Tri 1 produces the popular Triple Crown of Gravel Series, which includes Sea2Sky, Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo, and the Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo.
Squamish is a small town located at the northern end of Howe Sound, about halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. Squamish is known as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada” due to its stunning natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities. The region is characterized by a mix of coastal rainforest and rugged mountains, including the iconic Stawamus Chief, a massive granite monolith towers over the town. The region’s geography provides the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Squamish, with numerous trails to explore, including the Chief’s Trail, which takes you to the summit of the Stawamus Chief for breathtaking views of Howe Sound. The town is also home to some of the best rock climbing in North America, with over 2,000 climbing routes in the area. Mountain biking is also very popular, with world-class trails like the Diamond Head and Alice Lake networks, which offer a variety of terrain for all skill levels. In the winter, Squamish is a gateway to some of the best skiing in North America, with Whistler Blackcomb just a short drive away.
Tri 1 Events, a premier event production company in British Columbia, produces the event. Tri 1 produces the popular Triple Crown of Gravel Series, which includes Sea2Sky and Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo and the Cowichan Crusher Gravel Grinder.