WHISTLER JUNE 18, 2022
XFONDO will push you, but it won't hurt you. You'll get dirty, but not bloody. You'll pant, curse, and scream but finish with a shit eating grin that would worry your mother. Then you drink beer.
XFONDO is not an exclusive gravel cycling event. Rather, it's an adventure on all the terrain a bike can take you. It's a visceral experience, real and perceived with your new event buddies, sharing an experience that will be a full on challenge for all your skills.
The OG. Road, it's where we all came from. At XFONDO we pay our homage to the flat stuff, and rightly so.
You'll find bare-knuckle descents, lungbusting climbs and pretty things to look at aplenty on every course.
But road is far from all we're here for...
Gravel. It seems like all you have to do these days is put the word next to your event and that's your marketing efforts done.
We all know gravel is in vogue right now. We also know that it's a dusty thrill like no other. You'll get to discover some of the best stony roads and secret spots in your backyard that you've never even heard of.
Ask any off-road rider where they're happiest, and they'll tell you it's on the trail.
From single-track, technical sections, knotted roots waiting to snare your spokes and all the other things that make trail so beloved, XFONDO gets you on the good stuff.
This ain't no clean-cut, neatly-parted-haircut kinda place. This isn't a ride for those who like to keep their sneakers white. This is an event where dirt carries currency.
When it comes to the backcountry, the only way out of the muck is through it.
You'll get cool things for your inner parent, like socks and that sort of stuff.
The trails are loamy, fast and windy. Looking for your next challenge? You just found it.
At XFONDO, we ride together. Test your technique on the singletrack before regrouping to yell words of delight at each other on the gravel.
You've just experienced one of your all time favourite days in the saddle: it's high time to commemorate with beers in the woods with your buds.
The Moose Hide campaign is an Indigenous-led grassroots movement of men, boys and all Canadians - standing up to end violence against women and children.
XFONDO is proud to stand alongside the campaign through our events.