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.
Match your ability level to different bootcamp options
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
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.
May 2023 - Abbotsford BC
10am - 4pm