XFONDO BOOTCAMP

Concocted by the creators of RBC GranFondo Whistler

Get gravel great with ex pro roadies Svein Tuft and Ryan Anderson.
May 7th 2022 - Abbotsford BC

(Registration now closed)

MASTER THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

World Tour cyclists Svein Tuft and Ryan Anderson have combined their collective wealth of science and experience in the sport of cycling to teach you all you need to know about riding on the dusty stuff.

Not sure how to train for XFONDO? Don't want to drain your purse or spend 400+ hours on your bike? We want you to know that you don’t need to sacrifice time with your family and friends, sloggin out insane k’s to achieve marginal gains.

AN INDIVIDUAL APPROACH

Each experience is developed to your current fitness and goals.

This camp is all about you & your journey.
There is no one-size fits all when it comes to a bootcamp.

We’ll help you learn what works best for you.
A wealth of science and experience to take your athletic and everyday performance to the next level.

YOUR TEACHERS

Svein Tuft

Canadian professional Ex World Tour rider (Orica GreenEDGE)

Svein Tuft

Ryan Anderson

Canadian former professional road racing cyclist

Ride the best of BC's forest roads
Ride the best of BC's forest roads
Ride the best of BC's forest roads

Choose your level

Match your ability level to different bootcamp options

  1. Level 1 You enjoy recreational riding and being active in sports. A solid day of road riding might consist of 40-50 km, over 2-3 hours, with up to 500m of climbing. You'll learn the essentials of gravel riding, ranging from technical skills to equipment and nutrition advice.
  2. Level 2 You enjoy pushing your limits in cycling and occasionally compete in cycling-related events (road, MTB, gravel, triathlon). A solid day or road riding might consist of 80-100km, over 3-4 hours with up to 1000m of climbing. You'll fine-tune your riding style with access to secret preparation race protocols used by World Tour riders.

9:00am Rider arrival
9:45am Last minute ride instructions and questions
10:00am Level 1 ride heads out
10:05am Level 2 ride heads out

It’s May in the Lower Mainland so keep an eye on the weather closer to the event, but on average the lows are 10°C with highs of 17°C.

With luck on our side we should get a dry day in the mid teens, but some rain is always a possibility.  

Your best bet is a gravel bike, but some cross bikes will work. The key is to bring a bike that can handle a tire size of at least 38mm; we strongly recommend a tire set up in the range of 40-50mm with disc brakes. We also recommend having your tires setup tubeless with a healthy amount of tire sealant; that’s the last place you want to save a few grams of weight! 

A good pair of riding shorts and a long or short sleeve jersey with a jacket would be a great place to start. You might want to bring a pair of leg warmers as well. We suggest checking out one of our partners at 7mesh.com; they have some kit guides and gravel collections laid out on their website that would help build your cycling wardrobe.

Different seasons call for some different planning in terms of clothing so, it’s best to look what you already have and build up. 

There will be water and ride food from Skratch Labs and one stop mid-ride to restock. After the ride we will have some sweet and savory bakery treats along with some kombucha and beer on hand if you would like. 

All of the guides are ready to help with mechanical problems that might come up. That being said, make sure your bike is in good working order before coming as we will not be equipped to do major bike work. 

We will only have one place mid-ride to fully quit, but depending on the situation there are some short cuts that could be taken. 

A GPS is not required but it can be nice to look back on the ride afterwards. Personal Locator Beacons (Garmin InReach, Zoleo, etc.) are not required for the bootcamp, but are helpful to have around if you are going on longer backcountry trips.

A refund (minus processing fees) will be offered up to 14 days before the bootcamp.

BOOTCAMP

May 7th, 2022 - Abbotsford BC
10am - 4pm (registration now closed)

We'll get you dirty but not bloody

XFONDO & The Resort Municipality of Whistler is grateful to be on the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat People, known in their language as Lil̓wat7úl, and the Squamish People, known in their language as Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh, and respects and commits to a deep consideration of their history, culture, stewardship and voice.

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