XFondo returns! Pre-sale and event date news revealed

Rider descending at XFondo Whistler

Attention all adrenaline junkies, trail conquerors, and two-wheeled daredevils — it’s time to lock in your calendars for the ultimate showdown: XFondo Whistler on June 15, 2024. This is not your run-of-the-mill cycling event; it’s a call to arms for the gnarliest riders out there who live for the thrill of pushing their limits and our pick of one of cycling’s coolest events out there. 

Pre-registration opens September:

Pre-sale Sept 9-13

Public registration Sept 14

The pre-sale will be exclusively open to past participants or those riding RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 9. These riders will be emailed a password in advance to get a huge advantage in securing one of the 300 spaces available.

Then, public registration will open to everyone else on Sept 14 at 00:01am PT sharp! Make sure you’re quick to secure a slot – the event sold out in 2023!

Runners at a cycling event

No hanging around… XFondo begins with a short running start!


Redefining epic routes

XFondo Whistler isn’t interested in ordinary; it’s about redefining what it means to conquer a day. Designed for riders who scoff at the idea of tamed trails, this event serves up a smorgasbord of hair-raising ascents and bone-rattling downhill to sink your teeth into. Perfect for intermediate to experienced riders, get ready to lock horns with four types of terrain in one bout, all while soaking in panoramic vistas that’ll leave you breathless – and way out of breath too.

XFondo prides itself on an inclusive, life’s not too serious type vibe


A gauntlet for the gritty

You’re not coming to take a leisurely ride; your goal is to dominate. XFondo Whistler lays down the challenge with distances that are calibrated for the gnarliest among us. Choose your battleground: the unforgiving 60km (37mi) “Longer” course, or the adrenaline-pumping 43km (27mi) “Shorter” charge. These routes might not sound like a long day in the saddle but don’t be fooled there Captain Confident – with BC style mountain terrain, they aren’t for the faint-hearted – you’re in for a big one.

Cyclists in the trees

Hope you like rollercoaster ups and downs…


Embrace the triumph of the fearless

CrosSing that finish line isn’t just about completion; it’s a primal roar of triumph. XFondo Whistler is where your relentless dedication meets its match. The taste of victory after conquering the terrain is like no other — a badge of honor worn only by those who scoff in the face of challenges. This is the moment you seize, and the experience you’ll carry like a battle scar, proving you’re a force to be reckoned with. Guess what? Then it’s your time to party.

Cyclists playing hacky sack

Competition rules the roost wherever you go


Bonds forged in grit and glory

In the realm of the gnarly, camaraderie isn’t just a word — it’s a way of life. XFondo Whistler unites the fearless, forging bonds stronger than the toughest trail. You’re not just competing; you’re riding alongside kindred spirits who share your passion for the high heartrate life. The high-fives, the nods of respect, and the shared stories become part of the symphony that propel us forward.

Rider enjoying a beer while riding



Gnarl-Proof support system

XFondo Whistler isn’t leaving anything to chance. Seasoned riders demand the best, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. From pit stops stocked with high-octane hydration and nutrition to dedicated mechanical support and medical aid stations, the event’s support system is primed for the gnarly. You focus on conquering; XFondo Whistler handles the rest.

Supporter cheering on a finish line

You’re a part of a collective at XFondo – the event brings together community


Beyond the ride: Whistler’s gritty charms

Whistler isn’t just a destination; it’s a playground for audacious people like you. XFondo Whistler goes beyond a cycling event; it’s a gateway to Whistler’s adventure-loving soul. Make a weekend of it; dive into the vibrant cultural scene, indulge in epicurean delights, and embrace the wild delights that Whistler offers beyond the trail.


Let brings things back round: circle two months in bold on your calendar:

September 2023

Pre-sale (Sept 9-13) – for past riders and those in attendance at RBC GranFondo Whistler 2023 – these people will be emailed a password

General launch (Sept 14)

June 2024:

XFondo Whistler Event – Sat June 15


XFondo Whistler takes things up a notch; a dare for the gnarliest riders to rise and conquer. This is where you redefine your limits, embrace camaraderie, and leave your mark on both the trail and the world. For the riders who laugh in the face of challenges, XFondo Whistler is the ultimate test. Get ready to unleash your inner beast, dominate the grit, and etch your name in the annals of BC’s all-terrain history.

  • Ok soldier, now it’s time to visit xfondo.com and set your calendar reminders for registration opening!


Photos Justin Filippone & Chris Dutton