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If you are looking for one more long ride, look no further:

There is a Century happening this weekend. Information on this website: http://gcr100.com/

Proceeds go to charity, and the weather looks good!

From Michael; Saturday:

the forecast is for 30 kmp – 50 amp North wind in Penticton and Osoyoos. So, Bob and I won’t go on the ride out of Penticton tomorrow.

Original message: Sunday Sep. 11 we will go on the modified Ironman ride out of Penticton. The ride is about 145-150KM. Start time is 08:00am from the Skaha Lake park in Penticton. So far the weather forecast is ok hope it stays like this.
See you Sunday for this ride.

Per Michael:
On Sunday Aug. 28th we are going on a ride about 145 – 150KM around the Lake. We will meet at 07:00am on Westside Rd. just off Hwy 97. The ride is along Westside Rd. (there is a Gas Station after about 45KM.)  to Hwy 97 to O’Keefe Ranch, right to Old Kamloops Rd. in to Vernon. From Vernon we can take the Hwy or Commonage Rd (very hilly) It will depend on how we feel at this time.
Hope to see you there.
Michael

From Michael:

On Friday, Aug. 19, we are going to do the Summerland Ride. It’s about 55K. It is a very nice ride, mostly on side roads.
We will start at 8:30am from the Summerland Middle School on Kelly Ave.

Hope to see you there.
Michael

… to everybody who finished the Green Mountain ride last Sunday! Hot but fun!

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Screen Shot 2016-08-07 at 9.10.48 PMOne of the all-time favorites, about 90km, hilly and gorgeous.

Meet at Starbucks on Louie Drive in West Kelowna at 7:30am to carpool, or Skaha Lake parking lot for the ride start at 8:30am.

Bring enough water and sunscreen; resupply at Twin Lakes golf course and in OK Falls.

If you have questions, email Graham at gmcmynn@gmail.com.

Click here to view the GPS for this ride.

MS BIKE

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From the MS Society:

Hi Kelowna Killer Beez,

The MS Society of Canada’s MS Bike series is the largest cycling series in North America with more than 10,000 cyclists taking part in events from June to September each year.  On September 17th and 18th the MS Society of Canada hosts in incredible two-day ride through the bountiful Okanagan Valley called the Scotiabank MS Bike: Okanagan Grape Escape. This fully-supported ride includes meals, snacks, wine and fruit tastings, is fully mapped and marked, has mechanical and first-aid support, and so much more. In addition to being a delicious event, the Scotiabank MS Bike raises funds for multiple sclerosis research, and programs and services to help people with MS to improve their quality of life.

I would like to personally invite the Kelowna Killer Beez to register a team for this event. Registering a team is so easy: simply visit www.msbike.ca  and select the Okanagan event. Click “Start a Team” and you are on your way. Even easier is to simply give me a call toll-free at 1-800-268-7582 x7298. Every person who registers and meets the minimum fundraising threshold will receive an MS Bike t-shirt and those who raise more can get some highly coveted riding gear.

We also have three other great rides throughout the province for those who like to travel. Our Fraser Valley ride happens in June,Cowichan Valley in July and West Kootenay in August. If you are unable to join us this year, we ask that you kindly share information about these fantastic events with your membership to help us get the word out.

For more information about our BC Scotiabank MS Bike events please visit www.msbike.ca, or give me a call at 1-800-268-7582x 7298.

Thank you for your consideration, and I hope you will join us this year.

Sincerely,
Katrina Harding
Fundraising Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

On behalf of

Jill Earl
Development Coordinator | Okanagan/ South Okanagan

MS Society of Canada

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Check out this analog speedometer …

Ride to Mable Lake Provincial Park on Sunday, July 31
depending on the distance people would like to do, there will be two starting points:one in Coldstream just outside of Vernon which will be about 120km round trip, start time 9am from the tennis courts on Kalamalka Road just before Postill Road. We will ride the highway to Lumby and take the turnoff to Mable Lake.

Lumby for a round trip of 70km, start time 10am (notice new start time!), meet at the grocery store parking lot on the rhs as you come into Lumby.

There should be limited traffic on the road to Mable Lake as this road just goes to farms and the park, as we are riding in the middle of the long weekend people travelling to and from the park should be minimal. About half way between Lumby and Mable Lake, BC Hydro has a rest stop by the river which is a good place to stop for a snack. There are no large hills on this ride.

There is a small store at the park, but only the basics there for supplies: water, snacks…

I would like to get an idea of who will be coming with average speed and starting point, please let me know at bbperra@shaw.ca . In the past we have had people interested but concerned they would not have someone of equivalent ability to ride with, I would like everyone to have a good time and be able to ride with someone.

Routes are below.

lumby to mable lake

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2500275

coldstream to mable lake

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2474780

cheers, Bob Perra

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