|FRI JUNE 17 18:00-20:00||PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAG||ARBUTUS ROUTES, WHISTLER|
4557 Blackcomb Way Unit 112
|SAT JUNE 18 7:00-8.45||PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAG FOR STRAGGLERS||SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER|
|SAT JUNE 18 10:00||RIDE IS GO||SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER|
|SAT JUNE 18 12:00-16:00||POST-RIDE CELEBRATION TIMES||SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER|
|SAT JUNE 18 15:00-15:30||PRIZES & REGALEMENTS||SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER|
|SAT JUNE 18 16:00||TIME TO VACATE, FRIENDS||YOUR CARRIAGES|
|TUES JUNE 21||NATIONAL INDIGINOUS PEOPLES' DAY||COUNTRYWIDE|
XFONDO is committed to telling the stories of the land and cultures on which you ride. The Whistler event takes place on Líl̓wat traditional territory:
“We are the Líl̓wat Nation, an Interior Salish people. We live in a stunning and dramatic landscape with a rich biodiversity — a mysterious place of towering mountains, ice fields, alpine meadows, white-water rivers, and braided river valleys that run to a milky colour due to the silt and clay deposited by glacial melt. Líl̓wat is a separate and distinct nation with cultural and kinship ties to the St̓át̓y̓emc."
"Our language is called Ucwalmícwts. Our community is located 7km east of Pemberton, a two-and-a-half hour drive north of Vancouver on the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Our 797,131 ha traditional territory is about one-quarter of the size of Vancouver Island. Our territory extends south to Rubble Creek, north to Gates Lake, east to the Upper Stein Valley and west to the coastal inlets (Toba Inlet) of the Pacific Ocean.
"Our geography — between two formidable mountain ranges — ensured our important role in the early regional economy. We were traders. For centuries, we bartered and exchanged all manner of goods with many other First Nations, and later with non-aboriginal fur traders, miners and settlers. Skilled fishers and hunters, we are closely tied to our land."
— From the Líl̓wat Fact Book published in 2007 by the Líl̓wat Nation.
Blackcomb Springs Suites is located in a serene area above Whistler Village.
This hotel features 186 suites ranging in size from studios to two bedroom condos. Each suite is fully appointed with a kitchen, gas fireplace and private balcony.
Arbutus Routes are the official bike rental, mechanical and bike shop sponsor
In business since 2004, Arbutus Routes is a full-service bike shop based in Whistler, BC with curated products in store, workshop services and an online store.
Their shop showcases a high performance bike rental fleet as well as offering guided tours and bike coaching. Arbutus Routes is located in the heart of Whistler's Upper Village with quick access to the amazing single-track in the Whistler valley as well as the famous Mountain Bike Park.
The Squamish and Lil’wat people proudly invite you to learn about their rich and unique cultures.
Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Culture Centre in Whistler, just a stone's throw from the XFONDO basecamp in Spruce Grove.
The mountains are calling, but you're already there.