XFONDO Whistler

June 17, 2023

From the creators of RBC GranFondo Whistler, XFONDO is an all roads bike race featuring road, gravel, trail and dirt. Be challenged by winding gravel switchbacks to flowing descents, framed by unreal mountain scenery and a ton of mud just waiting to be sprayed! Participating in XFONDO guarantees two things – your adrenaline will be pumping and you’ll have a hard time peeling the smile off your face back at base camp.

Please check back for updated event information for 2023.

2022 XFONDO Schedule

If you’re excited about steep ups, plus winding and sometimes rocky descents, this event is the perfect fit. The course is a distance of 60k or 42k with an elevation gain of 1,250 metres.

Here's a look at what happened in 2022. Please check back for a new schedule closer to the event.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Package Pickup and Swag
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: Arbutus Routes

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Package Pickup and Swag for Saturday Arrivals
Time: 7 – 8:40 AM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

Ride Starts
Time: 9 AM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

Post-Ride Celebration Event
Time: 12 – 4 PM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

Musical Entertainment
Time: 1:30 – 3 PM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

Prizes and Regalements
Time: 3 – 3:30 PM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

End of Event
Time: 4 PM
Location: Spruce Grove Park

Free Entry to SLCC on Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10 AM – 5 PM
Location: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

Plan Your Ride

The Course

For the XFONDO Whistler pilot event, riders can choose from two distances. Envisage being in the saddle for 2 to 5 hours, depending on your choice. You will start and finish at Spruce Grove Park, and can expect a flurry of steep punches and tight switchbacks. It's a visceral experience spent with your new event buddies that will be a challenge for all of your skills.

View the 60k Course on Trailforks
View the 42k Course on Trailforks

Rest Stops

Both distances have 2 rest stops (it's the same one visited twice) with hydration and nutrition from Skratch Labs, water, and assorted things to eat including baked goods and fruit.

Recovery

No need to rush off after the ride – there are plenty of places to stay and enjoy a relaxing recovery in Whistler.

  • Find the perfect accommodation for a deep sleep after the event
  • Soak your muscles in your own hot tub or book a post-race massage at one of Whistler's spas
  • Join up with other participants in one of Whistler's bars, pubs or restaurants to raise a glass in victory
  • Turn it into an outdoor adventure weekend. Try bungee jumping, mountain biking or another summer activity
  • If you prefer to rest after the race, ride the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, take a gentle hike or chill out by one of Whistler’s five beautiful lakes

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