The South Okanagan is a cyclist's haven, with its beautiful lake and mountain vistas, tons of biking trails for every ability and a steady schedule of biking events. Picture yourself riding through vineyards, alongside bluer than blue lakes, and breathing fresh mountain air.
This year, the the city and two neighbouring communities of Summerland and Naramata host Chain of Events. Now, there are plenty of reasons to get your bike tuned up for non-stop cycling adventures in the south Okanagan this spring.
*For more information and to register for each event, click on the links below.
5th Annual Okanagan Trestles Tour - Kelowna to Penticton
July 2, 2017
Ride the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail starting at the famous Myra Canyon, Kelowna to Penticton. This is a fun oriented non-competitive event with 5 rest stops and mechanical support and first aid on route
Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan - Penticton
July 9, 2017
An entire weekend of cycling camaraderie, family activities, Okanagan sunshine and regional delicacies. Highlights of Granfondo Weekend include the Kids’ Piccolofondo, Granfondo Women’s Night, and of course, the Big Ride on Sunday
Three Lakes Peach Classic Triathlon - Penticton
July 16, 2017
The Peach Classic consists of an Olympic distance event and a Sprint distance event for those athletes who prefer a shorter distance event and younger athletes from 16-19 years of age to participate.
Challenge Penticton - Penticton
July 23, 2017
Challenge Half event with distances of 1.9k / 90k / 21.1k. The race will take place on as much of the 2017 Long Distance Worlds course to give athletes an unparalleled opportunity to train on a course used in a World Championships 6 weeks later.
Ultra 520K - Penticton
August 5-7, 2017
A long distance triathlon that runs over 3 days. Each competitor will complete a 10km swim, 425.6 km bike and finish with an 84.4 km run. This event is by invitation only. Spectators are welcome!
The Kettle Mettle - Penticton
September 23, 2017
The Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo (also playfully described as the Dirty Fundo) will showcase the historical nature of the Kettle Valley Trail and the amazing scenery of the Okanagan while also providing a safe and challenging ride.
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