Fondo Clinics

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2019 #fondoclinics

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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 or Intermediate + clinic location of choice, and let the magic happen.

All clinics start with the kick-off night on June 12th and run for 12 weeks thereafter on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm (week beginning June 17).

***Please note all clinics have now started and registration is closed. You can follow along with the clinic participants above as they share socially using #fondoclinics – 2020 clinics will open ~late 2019.***

The options:

 

1. Beginner

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.

 

2. Women’s

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.

 

3. Intermediate

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.

Local locations

Location Level Day Time
Comor Sports – North Vancouver Beginner Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
**NEW** Allan McGavin Sports Physiotherapy Clinic – North Vancouver Beginner Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
West Point Cycles, Main Street – Vancouver Beginner Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
**NEW** Richmond Olympic oval – Richmond Beginner Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Vanier Park: Women’s Clinic – Vancouver Beginner Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The Original Bicycle Shop – New Westminster Beginner Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
**NEW** Pitt Meadows Cycle: Women’s Clinics – Pitt Meadows Beginner Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Fortius Sport & Health – Burnaby Beginner Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
**NEW** UBC – UBC Beginner Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm
West Point Cycles, Main Street – Vancouver Intermediate Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
**NEW** Stanley Park Totem Poles – Vancouver Intermediate Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Steed Cycles – North Vancouver Intermediate Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm

What’s included

 

  • Fondo Clinics official Training Jersey included in registration fee
  • 12 weekly 90 min guided sessions
  • Discounted RBC GranFondo Whistler 2019 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

 

Fondo clinics jersey unveiled

New for 2019, we’ve decided to kit out participants!

All Fondo Clinic riders will receive this Jakroo-made training jersey included in the registration price.

 

Frequently asked questions

Who are the clinics for?

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.

What fitness level do I need?

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.

 

Do I need to own a bike?

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.

How long is the program and each session?

Week 0 is a kickoff party social in downtown Vancouver, June 12th. 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 June 18, and continues for 12 consecutive weeks.

Sessions will last for 90 minutes each week.

How many people will be in a clinic?

The exact number will vary by location, but typically run from 10-20.

What kit should I wear?

Not sure what you should be wearing when training or riding the Gran Fondo? No problem.

To begin with, all clinic riders will receive a Jakroo-made Fondo Clinics training jersey. Jakroo jerseys are high-quality, trusted garmets in the world of cycling.

The next step we recommend is to head 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, June 12th.

How do I register for a clinic?

Clinic registrations are now closed for 2019.

Join our newsletter now and we’ll let you know when clinics are open for RBC GranFondo Whistler 2020.

Got a question you don't see the answer to?

Nice, we love questions!

Please send all your clinic related questions to info@rbcgranfondo.com, 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?”.

The draw has now taken place! Congratulations to Herbert Tsui & Daniela Navarria.

Pricing

Option Training Clinic Only Training Clinic + Entry to RBC GranFondo Whistler
Beginner Clinic $300 $525
Women’s Clinic $300 $525
Intermediate Clinic $300 $525

Registration is now closed for 2019.

notes: plus taxes & processing fees. Once you’ve registered for a clinic, you can enter RBC GranFondo Whistler with lowest pricing at any time.

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