May 26 – 28 2023, Penticton BC
Camp Fondo is your new start to the cycling season in Penticton, offering something you simply can’t get anywhere else.
+ choose your ride each day: road or gravel.
Give your road or gravel legs a headstart on the year while rubbing shoulders and riding alongside a champion – without having to be a champion yourself.
Born and raised in Langley BC, Svein Tuft is an ex UCI pro world tour rider decorated with both Giro d’Italia and Tour de France stage wins.
With a weekend schedule including a close-knit family style dinner, get to know Svein on the bike, around fireside chats and at brewery detours. Packing a wicked sense of humour and a gift for telling stories, you’re going to seriously like him.
Perfect for intermediate ability riders.
Only 30 places total available.
OPTION A – includes accommodation
- Two nights of accommodation at the Kettle Valley Beach Resort
- Two days of guided and supported cycling around Penticton
- Ride with UCI pro riders and Canadians Svein Tuft and Ryan Anderson
- A welcome Reception on Friday
- Happy hour at a local Brewery on Saturday with the first drink on us
- Pub style Camp Family Dinner on Saturday at Sociale on Lakeshore
- Other surprises along the way…
OPTION B – identical minus accommodation
Who is Camp Fondo for?
It’s May and the year feels like it’s racing by already, but the weather isn’t cooperating to let you get out on your trusty bike.
You’ll love Camp Fondo if you want to get ahead on the year, while also kicking back and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. You’ll get full access to Svein, rubbing shoulders with a Canadian champion both on the bike and around the proverbial campfire.
With lodging sorted and a familial atmosphere, Camp Fondo is also perfect for groups and individuals.
Riders who choose the accommodation option will be staying at the waterfront Kettle Valley Beach Resort, a recently renovated modern and bright resort with all the amenities for a great vacation. Pricing will be based on the accommodation selections below.
For those not purchasing accommodation with their ticket, the Resort will still serve as home base for the welcome reception, rides etc.
What you can look forward to
After a Friday night welcome reception, on Saturday riders will be able to choose between road or gravel guided rides through the beautiful Okanagan landscape.
Groups will head out on their fully supported ride and will all end up at the same brewery for a post-ride snack and beverage. Dinner will be served at Sociale family style so that everyone can share their experiences and learnings before heading off to rest. Sunday morning will once again offer both options of road or gravel rides, all ending up back at the hotel before everyone heads home.
Guided by Giro d’Italia and Tour de France stage winner Svein Tuft, Camp Fondo will give you both an educational and aspirational ride. A support team will on-course to support with minor mechanical or medical issues throughout the weekend.
|Friday||Guest arrival and check-in|
|Welcome reception with appies and drinks – briefing for the following day|
|Early night’s rest|
|Saturday||Quick pre-ride check-in – Fill up your bottles and pockets with snacks|
|Staggered departures for the different rides – 8:00am onwards|
|All rides end up at a local eatery for some snacks and a nice cold (or warm) beverage|
|Nap-time or exploring Penticton|
|Family styled dinner – time to share your war stories|
|Briefing for the following day|
|Back to the hotel|
|Sunday||Quick pre-ride check-in – Fill up your bottles and pockets with snacks|
|Earlier departures for the rides – 7:00am onwards|
|All rides end up at a local eatery for some snacks and a drink|
|Wrap-up and goodbyes in the early afternoon|
|Check-out and travel home|
Svein Tuft – a Canadian former road bicycle racer who rode professionally between 2005 and 2019 for the Symmetrics, Garmin–Transitions, SpiderTech–C10, Mitchelton–Scott and Rally UHC Cycling teams.
A Giro d’Italia and Tour de France stage winner, Tuft was also the winner of the 2006–07 UCI America Tour, and was a thirteen-time champion at the Canadian road cycling championships: twice in the road race, and eleven times in the time trial.
Ryan Anderson – a Canadian former professional road racing cyclist, Ryan “Randy” Anderson rode professionally between 2008 and 2020 for the Symmetrics, SpiderTech–C10, Champion System, Direct Énergie teams, and also put in three stints with the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Rally Cycling outfits.
|Camp only – no accommodation||$499 per person|
|Single Queen solo accommodation||$849 per person|
|Standard Queen shared accommodation (2 per room)||$699 per person|
|2 Queen Standard shared accommodation (2 per room)||$699 per person|
|1 Queen Suite shared accommodation (2 per suite)||$749 per person|
|One Bedroom Suite solo accommodation||$899 per person|
|Two Bedroom Suite (2 per suite)||$789 per person|
Frequently Asked Questions
This ride is targeted to for cyclists who can do a 100km road ride in under 5 hours. If there are enough participants to separate into multiple groups, we will make sure to adapt them to the riders’ caliber.
Due to the nature of the event, we will not be providing all meals for the weekend. Camp Fondo will supply appetizers at the Welcome Reception, snacks at the Happy Hours, and a family style dinner on Saturday evening. We will also have some food available during the ride so pack your pockets before departing. Everything else is up to you.
No. Shared accommodations are meant for people who know each other and who are coming together. We will require the name of both participants when registering under the shared accommodation option. If you are coming solo, please book that option to get your own room.
Of course! Riders will have the ability to self-select their rides in the morning so you will be able to decide if you want to go on a road or gravel ride for both Saturday and Sunday. We are planning on offering different distance options as well.