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.
Clinics start week beginning July 2, 2022 (with a downtown Vancouver kickoff party on June 28) and offer full covid precautions.
Clinic participants, friends and those who are curious about the program are invited to an informal kickoff party on Tuesday June 28 at the St. Regis Bar and Grill, downtown Vancouver!
Enjoy the bar, a selection of appies and a welcome from our program leaders and coaches. You’ll get to meet fellow clinic participants as well as be able to ask any and all questions you may have.
What: Clinics kickoff party!
When: Tuesday June 28, 5.45pm – 7pm
Where: St. Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir St Vancouver
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.
Still not sure what level is right for you? Take our interactive online quiz and we’ll match you to your perfect clinic.
Physical clinic locations
|Beginner||Port Coquitlam||Trek Store||Wed||6.00PM|
|(Women’s) Beginner||Maple Ridge||Trek Store||Tue||6.30PM|
|NEW (Women’s) Beginner||Squamish||Brenna Park||Wed||5:30PM|
|NEW (Women’s) Beginner||Richmond||Richmond Oval||Mon||6.30PM|
|(Women’s) Beginner / Intermediate||Vancouver||Locarno Beach||Tue||6.00PM|
|NEW (Women’s) Intermediate||Richmond||Richmond Oval||Mon||6:30PM|
|NEW (Women’s) Intermediate||Squamish||Brenna Park||Wed||5:30PM|
|Intermediate||Port Moody||Rec Centre||Tue||6.00PM|
|NEW Intermediate||Richmond||Canada Line Bikeway||Mon||6:00PM|
|NEW Advanced||Richmond||Canada Line Bikeway||Mon||6:00PM|
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
- & lots of 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 July 2nd.
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 as defined for June / July / August is not currently defined, however will not exceed 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.
- Registration is open!
Please note, if you register for the virtual program, you will be emailed with a link to download your training plan shortly before the program starts.
SportMedBC have prepared an info sheet for you that shows what to expect from the clinics in detail.
Nice, we love questions!
Please send all your clinic related questions to [email protected], and SportMedBC will do their best to put you in the know!
Clinics start week beginning July 2, 2022 (with a downtown Vancouver kickoff party on June 28) and offer full covid precautions. Ff selecting the physical option. All prices are in CAD.