Special Friday Ride June 29

From Michael:

On Friday, June 29, we will go on a different ride (weather permitting). 

We will meet at 8:00am at the West Kelowna Starbucks for car pooling, or at 9:00am in Penticton at Skaha Lake Park (Cypress St.).

The ride will start at 9:00am. It will be about 98K. 
This is the ride:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14433149

Hope to see you there.

Michael

Cycling in Japan

From one of our Vancouver friends:

I am a Vancouver cycling enthusiast that runs an annual cycling tour to Japan each fall. I am reaching out to you to see if there would be any interest among your club members to join this year’s tour. Japan is a relatively unknown but amazing destination for cycle touring with roads that rival Europe. I consider it a cycling paradise with scenic routes, marvellous cuisine and a unique culture. Please visit my web site to see the photos and read the testimonials of last year’s happy participants, all of whom were from local Vancouver cycling clubs.
 
Web site: www.wasabicycling.weebly.com

 
If you’ve ever thought about discovering the wonders of Japan by bike, this is an opportunity to do so at a very attractive cost.
 
I can be available to answer any questions and I hope some of you can join me in Japan!
 
Kind regards,
 
Jim

Oliver Ride October 6

On Friday, October 06, we will go on a different ride (weather permitting). 

We will meet at 8:00am at the West Kelowna Starbucks for car pooling, or at 9:00am in Penticton at Skaha Lake Park (Cypress St.).

The ride will start at 9:00am. It will be about 98K. 
This is the ride:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14433149

Hope to see you there.

Michael

Ride London – A special event to consider!

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.

Kicking Horse Cup

 

MS Bike – Okanagan Experience

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.cousins@mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582, Local. 7262.

Mable Lake Ride July 22

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:

From coldstream:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22522482

From Lumby

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22866130

Any questions, contact Bob Perra  bbmcperra@gmail.com

Summerland Ride June 23

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.

Michael