From one of our friends from the UK:
Wonder if you know about Ride London? Dave and I did the Ride London 100 at the weekend- since the 2012 Olympics we have a 3 day cycling festival in London, including pro World Tour road races and on the Sunday 24,000 people doing a 100 mile ride over closed roads right thru the city centre past all the major landmark buildings and out into the countryside, returning to finish in front of Buckingham Palace. It’s quite special, even if you live here.
If you or any of the Bees fancy it, first step is to enter the ballot which opens next week (August 7). You’ll hear if you have a place (you have about a 1 in 4 chance) in Feb 2018, and the ride date next year is July 29th so plenty of time to prepare. Entering the ballot commits you to nothing, you only make your decision when offered a place.
From Luella Cousins (Luella.Cousins@mssociety.ca):
I thought your members may be interested in a great two-day, fully supported, fundraising cycling event in Kelowna; the MS Bike – Okanagan Experience.
As always, the ride weekend includes meals, snacks, fully mapped and marked routes, on-route mechanical support, and complimentary wine tastings at rest stops.
New this year is a 100km route that I think your members will especially enjoy.
The ride will be held on September 9-10 and cyclists can register at www.msbike.ca. Right now the registration fee is only $50 but will increase to $70 on August 1st.
If you have any questions, concerns or require more information you can contact me at Luella.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-268-7582, Local. 7262.
About the ride: There are two start points: Coldstream and Lumby. The ride from Coldstream to Lumby is along Hwy 6, from Lumby to Mable Lake is along a rural road used by people going to Mable Lake provincial park or local farmers. It is essentially a ‘no thru’ road so traffic is usually light, it is quite scenic. At Mable lake there is a small store with limited food selection right in the park. this is an out and back ride.
Start time 9 am from Coldstream or 10 am from Lumby.
From Coldstream: the start point will be on Kalamalka Road, just a short distance past the beach at the tennis courts. Round trip 122 kms. (open the link)
From Lumby: the start point will be at the grocery store parking lot, in town on the hwy. Round trip 76 kms (open the link)
If we have a good turn out, we may create two groups, last year we had close to 30 riders. We can sort this out in Lumby.
Please open the following links:
Any questions, contact Bob Perra email@example.com
On Friday June 23 – weather permitting – we would like to go on a ride in Summerland. It is a very nice 60KM ride.
We will meet in Summerland on Kelly Ave at the Summerland Middle School so we can start the ride at 09:00AM.
If possible, please car pool or make the ride longer and ride from West Kelowna.
Hope to see you there.
Weather permitting we will go on Sunday June 04 on the Penticton to Oliver and back ride. (Please see link)
Leave from Skaha Lake parking (Elm Av. Penticton) at 8:30am. For car pooling we can meet at 7:30am at Starbucks on Louie Dr. in West Kelowna.
Hope to see you for a good ride.
The floods have affected the regular century ride route (washed out bridge at the bottom of the switchbacks) but the event is still on and you can enjoy new routes instead!
Please go to oscr.ca and check out the updated course maps ….
See you there!
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.
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.
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.