Tragic news for a cycling community shocked by the news of the Sunday morning accident along Highway 99, north of Mount Currie and 15 km east of the Birkenhead River.
Whistler Cycling Club president Frank Savage says the news of the cyclists’ deaths has left the entire club in shock.
“We’re just devastated for the families of the cyclists. They’re very prominent and active members of our club and the local cycling community. They were very experienced cyclists, I’ve ridden with them many times. And we’re just devastated. The club is devastated.”
Savage says the road the cyclists were at the time of the accident on is a challenging ride.
“Duffey Lake road…(it’s) a very steep road…it’s a training exercise many of the cyclists do. It’s a very difficult, demanding climb in the local area. And apparently they were descending when the accident happened.”
A third cyclist was involved.
Whistler RCMP claim the driver, who was being treated in a Vancouver hospital, was impaired at the time.
The passenger in the driver’s car also died.
Both the cycling club and Whistler RCMP are not giving out the names of those involved.