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9th Annual Gran Fondo/Independent Living Vernon Cycling Challenge

"We ride for those who ​will benefit from our efforts"

June 7th, 2015(166K/144K) Ride  Ride capped at 200                            

Sold Out and thanks everyone for your support. I will be sending a detailed email to all participants on May 31st
Sold Out and thanks everyone for your support. I will be sending a detailed email to all participants on May 31st
There is a new route for 2015.The Highway 97 portion from Bailey Road to Oyama has been eliminated. Instead as we climb out of Vernon we follow Commonage Road up and over Predator Ridge taking  a right on Carrs Landing Rd following along the East side of Okanagan lake with spectacular views of the lake and vineyards. We turn right on Okanagan Centre Road West and follow up to Glenmore Road.
Check out 
2015 GFV New 166K Route  and  2015 GFV New 144K Route                          



Gran Fondo Vernon is not a race. It is a time to ride with like minded cyclists that wish to challenge themselves for a  ride through some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world.

The ride fee of $40.00 is payable at the time of online registration. What a great way to celebrate our good health in support of the designated charity Independent Living Vernon

 

Gran Fondo  2015 Ride Information

WHEN: June 7th, 2015. Slower riders from Vernon start between 6:15 am - 6:30 am. B riders at 6:45am and A riders  at 7:00 am.

WHERE: Start/Finish in Vernon from The People Place parking lot @ 25th Ave/27th Street. For any out of town riders this is at the south end of Vernon near where Hwy 97 meets 25th Avenue. 

WHY: Spend a day with friends on a Challenging(166K/144K) ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery celebrating our good in support of a good cause for the designated charity Independent Living Vernon

WHAT: This is a casual semi supported ride with some food-muffins, cookies, etc., and water provided from the support vehicles.

 Support Vehicles:  Great News...Hilltop Subaru has come forward again to provide an additional 2 support vehicles

There will be 3 support vehicles along the route. These vehicles will have  food and drinks for you along the route at the designated stopping points. You are responsible to carry your own bike repair items such as tubes and pumps on the ride.

 Designated support stop locations will be:

1st stopping point will be in Kelowna at the the Sails sculpture on Bernard Ave/Abbot Street corner beside City Park which is at the 57K mark. Food and Fluids will be available at the Support Vehicles -Hilltop Subaru and (Blue Dodge Caravan).

Starting Kelowna riders must check in and drop off/sign waiver before joining the ride at the Sails sculpture on Bernard Ave/Abbot Street corner beside City Park. Look for the  (Blue Dodge Caravan) parked near the Sails sculpture with a table set up..

2nd stopping point is at La Casa Resort which is at the  92K mark. Support Vehicle is available as you turn left at the waterfall entrance to upper cottages. The store and bathrooms are available and you will be advised of the location of bathroom from the volunteers at the food/hydration station.

3rd stopping point is at Hwy 97 and Spallmucheen Golf course entrance which is at the 127K mark.

4th stopping point  at start/finish area of  The People Place parking lot @ 25th Ave/27th Street will be the finish for Vernon starters and the last stop for Kelowna starters before they take their last leg of the route back to Kelowna.

Starting Locations (Vernon and Kelowna)

Vernon Starters: The People Place parking lot @ 34th Street/25th avenue. Look for the Blue Dodge Caravan for the area will we will park

Group C (24K-26K avg.) will start at 6:30 am

Group B (27K-29K avg.) will start at 6:45 am

  Group A (30K ++++) will start at 7am

Parking: Sunday street parking is free in Vernon. There is lots of parking around and behind the People Place building. Volunteers will also direct you to parking areas.

 

Kelowna Starters: Meet at at the the Sails sculpture on Bernard Ave/Abbot Street corner beside City Park. Vernon riders leave at 7am and will be arriving between 8:30-9:00am. You must check in with a signed waivers by 8:30am.

My  Blue Dodge Caravan will be parked by 8:15 in the parking area near Earl's restaurant on Bernard. You must check in with the driver of my Van who will have a table set up with the registration list of Kelowna riders. Please have this done by 8:30 so you are ready to start with Vernon riders when they arrive. Riders have a choice of joining whatever speed group that they wish once we arrive.