Last June, TaG hosted a weekend camp for riders to explore and get familiar with the Gran Fondo routes of Penticton and Kelowna whilst taking in some of the spectacular wines and feasts of the area. The adventure returns this year. Here are the weekend details:
OKANAGAN TRIP ITINERARY JUNE 8TH-JUNE 10TH
Coaches: Lesley Tomlinson
Massage Therapists Chris Corfield, BA (Kin),BCAK
Ride Leaders Penticton: TBA
Ride Leaders Kelowna: Jim Bates and Team from Fresh Air Experience Concept Store
Thursday June 7th Arrival
- TaG Cycling group staying at Penticton Lakeside Resort 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC 250-493-8221. All riders to make their way to the Resort via personal transportation.
- Dinner plans on your own Thursday as arrival times vary
- All rooms are booked under TaG Cycling (and/or Gina Grain)
- Please confirm with us you have arrived. We will plan to meet for a glass of wine for those arriving before 10pm.
Friday June 8th
7:30am-8:30am Catered Breakfast in Conference Room
9:00- All TaG Cycling Group meets in lobby at 9am
9:15am-2:00pm-. Ride long loop of Penticton Fondo Course. http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/event-info/routes
2 routes will be available. A Long Loop of 120km and Shorter Loop approx 80km the mechanic will follow and pick up anyone needing a break.
2:00-3:00pm- Take Out Lunch
3:00-6:00- Relax, Optional ½ hr post ride flush Massage, Mechanic works on bikes
6:15- All TaG Cycling Group meets in Lobby to drive to Hillside Estate Winery for dinner.1350 Naramata Rd, Penticton 250-493-6274 www.hillsideestate.com
Saturday June 9th
7am-8am Catered Breakfast in Conference Room (TBD)
8:30am- All TaG Cycling Group meets in Lobby. Bring a day bag of cycling shoes,helmet bottles etc .Otherwise dressed to ride .Also bring extra casual clothes for lunch and drive back from Kelowna. We will ride parts of Kelowna Fondo course.
8:45am- Depart for Kelowna
9:15am- Arrive at Fresh Air Experience Concept Bike Store to meet local ride leaders
9:30am-1:30pm Ride parts of Kelowna Fondo Course. 2 routes will be available. Long loop approx 4 hrs riding. There will be a shorter option of 2 ½ – 3 hrs and Mike following for pick up.
2pm Lunch in Kelowna at the Fresh Air Concept Store
3:00pm- Depart for Penticton
3:30-6:45- Relax. Massage. Mechanic works on bikes
7:30pm- Dinner at Hooded Merganser.21 lakeshore dr. w (250) 487-4663 www.hoodedmerganser.ca
Sunday June 10th
7am Catered Breakfast in Conference Room (TBD)
9:00am All TaG Cycling Group meets in lobby at 9am.
9:30am Ride Summerland loop of Penticton Fondo Course. 40km. http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/event-info/routes
There will be a continuation of another 20km for those wanting to extend the ride.
1:00pm- Lunch and Depart at your own pace
COST per person: $899.00 includes:
3 nights accommodation (shared based on double )
2 Nights Full Course Dinner with Wine pairing
2 Post Ride Lunch
Mechanic and Follow Vehicle Support
1 ½ hr massage
**Option to have single occupancy Add
Deposit $250 required on registration.