WHISTLER
JUNE 15, 2024

Tires pumped, check.
Soon-to-be-muddied sunnies in place, check.
Some of Whistler's best riding, double-check.

Whistler: send it.

WHISTLER
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2024:
ALL ROADS, NO LIMITS

From winding gravel switchbacks to flowing loamy descents framed by unreal mountain scenery (and a ton of mud just waiting to be sprayed), Whistler serves it up on a mucky platter.

START / FINISH
Spruce Grove,

COURSES AS OF NOW:
Shorter 43k
Longer 60km
Further 73km

LEG FUN
1000m (Shorter)
1300m (Longer)
1770m (Further)
up

Categories, info

NEW FOR 2024: we're bringing teams into the mix and working on an even longer category!

Ride as an individual or as a team. Teams of 4+ riders get special lower pricing. Info here.

Distances

We've got 3 distances lined up for you, with the Further distance brand new for 2024.


1 "Shorter"
; 43km / 1000m up, approx 2.5 hours for the average rider (TRAILFORKS MAP)
2: "Longer"; 60km / 1300m up, approx 3 hours for the average fast person (TRAILFORKS MAP)
3: "Further"; 73km / 1770m up; between 3.5/4 hours for the average superkeener (TRAILFORKS MAP)

Written course descriptor

Expect a flurry steep punches and tight switchbacks in between all the times you're shouting at the trees with glee. You'll know you're in the zone (or maybe still in the clutches of the previous night) when they start yelling back. Need to push your bike at times? No shame in that.

Aid stations

All routes will have multiple rest stops. We'll have athlete hydration and nutrition from F2C Nutrition, water, and assorted fun things to eat like baked goods and fruit. Yum.

Did anyone say shot-ski?

WHAT'S HAPPENING AND WHEN

TIMEEVENTLOCATION
FRI JUNE 14 18:00-20:00PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAGARBUTUS ROUTES, WHISTLER
4557 Blackcomb Way Unit 112
FRI JUNE 14 17:00-21:00XFONDO HAPPY HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC AT RMUNEXT DOOR TO ARBUTUS ROUTES
SAT JUNE 15 7:00-9:30PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAG FOR STRAGGLERSCLARIFICATION STATION -
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 9:00FURTHER RIDE IS GO
(CHEER OFF RIDERS IF YOU'RE WAITING TO START)
START LINE
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 9:10LONGER THEN SHORTER RIDE IS GOSTART LINE
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 12:00-16:00POST-RIDE CELEBRATION TIMES
EVENT VILLAGE
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 13:30-15:00MUSIC AND STUFFEVENT VILLAGE
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 14:30PRIZES & REGALEMENTSEVENT VILLAGE
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 15 16:00TIME TO VACATE, FRIENDSYOUR CARRIAGES
SPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT - SUNCHECK OUT THE SLCC NEARBYSQUAMISH LIL'WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, WHISTLER
FRI JUNE 21NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAYCOUNTRYWIDE

Pala7míntwal̓ i Ucwalmícwa múta7 ti Tmícwa:

'The People and the Land Are One'

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."

Lil'wat Nation Lil'wat Nation

"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.

Lil'wat Nation


Also included
: Swag type things, "medal", finish line meal + beer or soft drink, chip timing, special deals, bike wash station, wilderness medics, distance options, on-course photographers / support crew, stocked & stoked rest stops with athlete nutrition / hydration, winners' "prizing" & good... nope, great attitudes


Results!

2023

Longer 60k

2022

Longer 60k
Shorter 42k

Blackcomb Springs Suites
Save at Blackcomb Springs Suites

Our recommended accommodation partner 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. 

Suites from $149!

Arbutus Routes
Need a steed?

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.

Connect with culture

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.

Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre logo

X(FONDO) gon' give it to ya

Thanks DMX for that line.

We're gonna give you two guarantees. First off, riding XFONDO Whistler will cause your adrenaline to be emphatically pumping.

Secondly, you'll have a hard time trying to peel that smile off your face back at base camp. Your buddies? They'll be experiencing the same symptoms.

Whistler: go get it.

Commit to the grit

The mountains are calling, but you're already there.

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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