Big Thanks to Event sponsors for their ongoing support
Gran Fondo Vernon has been renamed in memory of a great person and friend-David Regehr-who lived his life to the fullest. He left us all too soon and this ride in it's perpetuity will be a way that we can remember and honour his love of adventure and an active lifestyle. His spirit will continue to guide us all to the finish line.
Date: June 11th, 2017(166K/144K) Ride (Ride capped at 200)
Registration will open on February 1st 2017
Dave's Ride (166K or 144K routes) takes us through some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere in the world. We have a 17K climb out of Vernon to Predator Ridge with an exhilarating descent down along the east side of Okanagan Lake on our way to our 1st aid station in Kelowna. We then cross the bridge to Westside Rd for a further 65 K's along West side of Okanagan lake- finishing it off with 30 K's of riding in the a pristine agriculture valley's of Armstrong and Spallmucheen before heading back to Vernon.
It does not get any better than that for a fun challenging ride together for a great cause..
Check out: 2016 Dave's Ride 166K Route and 166K Detailed Map/Cue Sheet Route
2016 Dave's Ride 144K Route 144K Detailed Map/Cue Sheet Route
Dave's Ride 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.
Dave's Ride 2017 Ride Information
WHEN: June 12th, 2016. 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 and CMHA
WHAT: This is a casual supported ride with some food-muffins,banana's cookies, etc., and water provided from the support vehicles.
Support Vehicles: Big thank you to Hilltop Subaru for their continuing support in providing 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).
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.
Last stopping point at start/finish area of The People Place parking lot @ 25th Ave/27th Street.
Starting Locations (Vernon Only)
Vernon : The People Place parking lot @ 34th Street/25th avenue. Look for the Blue Dodge Caravan for the area will we will parkGroup C (24K-26K avg.) will start at 6:15-6:30 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.