Training clinics to match your goals
Whether you’re looking to tackle RBC GranFondo Whistler for the first time, refining your power output or interested in a training clinic for women, by women, we’ve got a 12 week cycling program to help you reach your goal.
We’re partnered with SportMedBC, creators of the hugely successful InTraining running program, who will be providing specialist cycling knowledge and supporting our friendly expert coaches.
Simply choose your Gran Fondo level – Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced + clinic location of choice, and let the magic happen.
All clinics run for 12 weeks beginning June 15 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Start riding safely and comfortably in a group with the ultimate goal of completing your first Gran Fondo.
Suitable for beginners. All levels of fitness welcome.
Like the idea of My FirstFondo, but prefer to train with a group of women, led by women? This is the clinic for you!
Suitable for beginners / improvers. All levels of fitness welcome.
Beginner Clinic graduate? Already conquered a Fondo? Improve your riding prowess and challenge your personal best.
Suitable for intermediate riders. Average fitness levels and up recommended / you can ride a bike for over 60km already.
Have skills and fitness beyond intermediate? Have you qualified, or would like to qualify, for UCI GranFondo World Championships?
Suitable for confident cyclists who have done structured training in the past. Above average fitness recommended / can ride 100km comfortably.
|North Vancouver – Comor Sports||Beginner||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|North Vancouver – Allan McGavin Sports Physiotherapy||Beginner||Thursday||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Vancouver – West Point Cycles||Beginner||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Vanier Park: Women’s Clinic – Vancouver||Beginner||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|New Westminster – The Original Bike Shop||Beginner||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Women’s Clinic: Pitt Meadows Cycles – Pitt Meadows||Beginner||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Fortius Sport & Health – Burnaby||Beginner||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Giant Langley – Langley||Beginner||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|UBC – More Bikes||Beginner||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Richmond Olympic Oval – Richmond||Intermediate||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Vancouver – West Point Cycles||Intermediate||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Stanley Park Totem Poles – Vancouver||Intermediate||Thursdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|North Vancouver -Steed Cycles||Intermediate||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Vanier Park: Women’s Clinic – Vancouver||Intermediate||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Stanley Park Totem Poles – Vancouver||Advanced||Thursdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Victoria||Beginner||TBD||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Kelowna||Beginner||Wednesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
|Kamloops||Intermediate||Tuesdays||6:00pm to 7:30pm|
- 12 weekly 90 min guided sessions
- Discounted RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020 registration
- Detailed training plans and practice exercises
- Exclusive kickoff party, week 1
- Access to group rides and other fun social events including PrimaFondos and group rides
- Expert guest speakers
- & many more surprises
Frequently asked questions
Great question. In short – everyone looking to take on RBC GranFondo Whistler.
If you’ve never ridden a Gran Fondo before – the clinics are designed to get you ready and to the startline.
If you’ve ridden one or more Gran Fondos before, we offer intermediate clinics that will boost your technique and help improve your time.
We are exploring the idea of adding clinics for advanced riders – more information will be released later if sufficient interest is seen.
Beginner clinics: all levels welcome with no experience necessary. The beginner clinics are also designed to boost your confidence riding a bike.
Intermediate: We recommend that you can comfortably ride a bike for 60km already.
Advanced: You should have done a few GranFondo already, can ride 100km, and are looking to improve your performance at Whistler GranFondo.
Yes, we don’t provide you with a bike.
If you’re looking to buy, we provide a list of bike store recommendations on our bike services page.
Week 0 is a kickoff party social in downtown Vancouver, early June. You’ll get to meet your fellow clinic members, pick up your included training jersey, hear from speakers and get the good juices flowing ahead of the first on-bike week seven days later.
Week 1 starts thereafter, and continues for 12 consecutive weeks.
Sessions will last for 90 minutes each week.
The exact number will vary by location, but typically run from 10-20.
Not sure what you should be wearing when training or riding the Gran Fondo? No problem.
We recommend heading to your nearest local bike shop to ask for their advice for shorts, shoes, jackets etc. You’ll also get the chance to meet your clinic leader and get their recommendations at the kick-off night social in downtown Vancouver.
Nice, we love questions!
Please send all your clinic related questions to [email protected], and we’ll do our best to put you in the know!
Refer a friend
Back by popular demand, when you refer a friend you’ll be placed into a draw to both win your RBC GranFondo Whistler entries! Simply have your friend enter your name during the registration process when asked “Who referred you to the program?”.
|Option||Training Clinic Only||Training Clinic + Entry to RBC GranFondo Whistler|
Registration is open for 2020.
notes: plus taxes & processing fees. Once you’ve registered for a clinic, you can enter RBC GranFondo Whistler with lowest pricing at any time.