RIDE EVERYTHING

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 dusty platter.

Event - Saturday June 18, 2022

START / FINISH
Spruce Grove,
Whistler

DISTANCE:
~60km

LEG FUN
1250m up

Ride the high roads (and trails)

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We'll make you look even more beautiful than you already are

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TIMETHINGLOCATION
FRI JUNE 17 18:00-20:00PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAGARBUTUS ROUTES, WHISTLER
4557 Blackcomb Way Unit 112
SAT JUNE 18 7:00-8.45PACKAGE PICKUP & SWAG FOR STRAGGLERSSPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 18 10:00RIDE IS GOSPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 18 12:00-16:00POST-RIDE CELEBRATION TIMESSPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 18 15:00-15:30PRIZES & REGALEMENTSSPRUCE GROVE, WHISTLER
SAT JUNE 18 16:00TIME TO VACATE, FRIENDSYOUR CARRIAGES
TUES JUNE 21NATIONAL INDIGINOUS PEOPLES' DAYCOUNTRYWIDE

Categories, info

Riders will take to the course as individuals. We'll become a team later over beers.

As a test event in 2022, we'll all ride the same distance.


Course

Expect a flurry steep punches and tight switchbacks in between all the times you're shouting at the trees with glee.

Course map & elevation [trailforks]

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
Blackcomb Suites deals

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. 

Rooms from $179

X 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.

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

Register for Whistler

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.

Arbutus Routes
Blackcomb Springs Suites
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