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 12 week cycling program to help you reach your goal.
We’re partnered with SportMedBC, creators of the hugely successful InTraining 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 June 19, 2023 (with a Vancouver kickoff party also included).
It all begins with a kickoff party!
Clinic participants, friends and those who are curious about the program are invited to an informal kickoff party at Mercedes Benz on Terminal Ave, 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: June 12
Where: Mercedes Benz Terminal Ave
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 (see descriptions above and below) – we will subdivide the group appropriately.
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.
|Beginner||Richmond||Hugh Boyd Secondary||Mon||6:00PM|
|Beginner||Vancouver||Bentley Dilawri, 1770 Burrard St||Mon||6:30PM|
|Beginner||Coquitlam||Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex||Thu||6:00PM|
|(Women’s) Beginner||Vancouver / UBC||Golf Museum||Tue||6:15PM|
|(Women’s) Beginner||Vancouver / Dunbar||Vancouver Memorial West Park||Thu||8:30AM|
|Intermediate||Vancouver / UBC||Thunderbird Stadium||Mon||6:00PM|
|Intermediate||South Vancouver||Riverview Park||Tue||6:00PM|
|Advanced||Vancouver / Downtown||Stanley Park/Nelson Park||Tue||6:00PM|
What’s included in the program
- Digital Copy of SportMedBC detailed training sessions and practice exercises.
- 12 weekly – 90 min guided training sessions (In-Person Clinic)
- 12 weekly virtual coach explainer and Q&A sessions
- A copy of SportMedBC Athlete Journal
- Obtain weekly training webinars, coaching advice, nutrition tips, and additional training resources by sport medicine professionals.
- Receive promotional and discount codes & products from SportMedBC’s Sponsors, Partners, and Events.
- Exclusive perks from RBC GranFondo Whistler Sponsors.
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 RBC GranFondo Whistler.
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 12 week program.
SportMedBC are offering a free weekly support newsletter that will guide you through the program.
Sessions will last for approx 90 minutes each week.
The maximum size for a physical clinic 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.
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!
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Dilawri is proud to be the presenting partner of the Fondo Clinics for 2023, and will be revealing a range of benefits for participants throughout the year.