Physical or virtual training programs to match your goals
Whether you’re looking to get fitter, refine your power output or take on a new sport, we’ve got a 10 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 cycling level – Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced and opt-in to whether you want free weekly newsletter support including coaching tips, explainers and more.
Start riding safely and comfortably with the ultimate goal being fit to ride a Gran Fondo distance. When events return, you’ll be ready to go!
Suitable for beginners. All levels of fitness welcome.
Suitable for beginners / intermediates (new Intermediate Clinic for 2020) – when the clinics run in-person, we offer a women’s-only clinic.
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? Looking for that epic strava ride to impress your buddies?
Suitable for confident cyclists who have done structured training in the past. Above average fitness recommended / have ridden 100km.
Physical clinic locations
|(Women’s) Beginner||Maple Ridge||Trek Store||Tues 6pm|
|Beginner||North Vancouver||Bicycle Sport Pacific, Main St||Tues 6pm|
|Beginner||Downtown Vancouver||Bicycle Sport Pacific, Pacific St||Thurs 6.30pm|
|Beginner||Richmond||Olympic Oval||Mon 6pm|
|Beginner||Burnaby||Trek Store||Weds 6pm|
|Beginner||Port Coquitlam||Trek Store||Weds 6pm|
|Beginner||Squamish (NEW)||Brennan Park Rec Centre||Weds 6pm|
|Beginner / Intermediate||Kelowna||Capital News Centre||Thurs 6pm|
|(Women’s) Beginner / Intermediate||Vancouver||Locarno Beach||Tues 6pm|
|Intermediate||North Vancouver||Park Royal||Thurs 6am|
|Intermediate||Richmond||Olympic Oval||Mon 6pm|
|Intermediate||Port Moody||Port Moody Rec Centre||Tues 6pm|
|Intermediate / Advanced||Vancouver||Stanley Park||Tues 6pm|
What’s included in the program
- 90 min program x 10 weeks
- Detailed training plans and practice exercises
- Weekly support email from SportMedBC to help guide you through the program
- Coach tips and virtual check ins
- Full covid precautions
- & many more surprises
Great question. In short – anyone looking to get into or get more out of cycling.
If you’ve never ridden a Gran Fondo before – the Beginner clinics / program is designed to get you ready and fit enough to take on bigger rides.
If you’ve ridden one or more Gran Fondos before, we offer Intermediate or Advanced clinics / programs that will boost your technique and help improve your time.
Beginner: 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 Gran Fondos 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.
It’s a 10 week program that begins the week starting June 28.
SportMedBC are offering a free weekly support newsletter that will guide you through the program.
Sessions will last for approx 90 minutes each week.
We’re strictly following Provincial Health Office guidelines and beyond. The maximum size for a physical clinic is set at 15.
Our goal is to provide options to keep people motivated and fit, no matter whether there’s events able to happen or not.
We can’t wait to get back to having the incredible rush that comes from 5000+ riders gathering at the startline, but in the meantime and regardless of your fitness level, everyone can experience the benefits and freedom that comes from being on top of two wheels.
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.
Please note, if you register for the virtual program, you will be emailed with a link to download your training plan shortly before June 28.
Your 2020 registration will be rolled over to 2021 as explained in the email sent to all participants on May 21, 2020.
We will be reaching out to you directly via email shortly.
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!