On July 16 1,200 cyclists will sweep through the Okanagan in the inaugural RBC GranFondo Kelowna, over a spectacular and challenging 115 km course with dazzling views. The ride starts in Kelowna passes and through Lake Country before looping back into Kelowna for the finish line.
Riders will experience the beauty of the lakeside vistas and vineyards of Lake Country early on in their journey. Located in Lake Country is also the first of five aid stations where riders can stop and fill up with water and hydrator. As riders continue on, the scenic course touches three lakes and showcases the spectacular countryside of the Okanagan.
After finishing, riders will be able to celebrate their achievement at Celebration Plaza with refreshments, great food, and live entertainment, while relaxing under the Okanagan sun at this fun, family friendly event.
Registration will be open at the rider package pick up expo on July 15. The expo is being held at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Not a cyclist, or not feeling ready to ride? Join the event as a volunteer! Details on volunteer positions are available at RBCGranFondoKelowna.com.
Residents not participating in the event should be aware of some road closures that will occur on the day of the event on the course route. Motorists that need to travel on July 16 are advised to plan ahead for potential delays and short duration stoppages.
Glenmore Road: closed northbound 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Okanagan Centre Road West: closed 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Carr’s Landing Road: northbound between Okanagan Centre Road and Commonage closed 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Commonage Road: closed between Okanagan Centre Road and Bench Row Road 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Oyama Road: closed eastbound 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lodge Road: closed 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bottom Wood Lake Road: closed southbound Lodge Road to Beaver Lake Road 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.