Early Oyama Group Ride Available This Sunday

An early group ride to Oyama is available this Sunday, July 14th.  The ride will start at 7:30 AM sharp from the Dickson Road Bean Scene.  Join if you are interested in a longer ride and want to beat the heat.

NOTE:  The regularly scheduled, weekly, Killer Beez Sunday ride will still start at 9 AM for those people that hate to get up early.

Summerland Group Ride This Friday

Instead of his regular Friday group ride, Michael Malkowski will be leading a group ride in Summerland this Friday, July 12th.  The ride will start at 9 AM sharp from the parking lot of Summerland Middle School on Kelly Ave.  Click here for a map of the starting location.

The scenic route is 67 km in length with an elevation of 785 m.  Click here for a route map.

Carpooling will be available from the Starbucks in West Kelowna between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.  Click here for the location.

NOTE:  According to DriveBC there may be a 15 minute delay at the landslide between Callan Road and North Beach Road.

Reminder: Armstrong Group Ride on Sunday

This is a reminder about the Killer Beez Armstrong Group Ride that is scheduled for this coming Sunday, July 7th.  The ride will start from Memorial Park in Armstrong at 9 AM sharp.  Click here for a map of the starting location.

Carpooling is available from the parking lot at the Leckie Road entrance for Mission Creek Regional Park between 7:30 and 7:45 AM on July 7th.  Click here for a map.

A support vehicle will be present during the ride.

You must sign our 2024 waiver in order to participate in this special group ride plus all our regularly scheduled weekly group rides.  You can access the waiver by clicking here.

The Armstrong / Enderby Ride

It’s time to do one of our favourite group rides – the Armstrong / Enderby Ride.   Unlike the Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride, the Armstrong / Enderby Ride proceeds along scenic, country roads on the East side of Hwy 97 from Armstrong to Enderby and Grindrod where we stop at Farmer John’s for an ice cream break before climbing Grandview Bench Hill.  We then return to Armstrong via Deep Creek Road.  The route is approximately 77 km in length with about 840 m of climbing.

The Armstrong / Enderby Group Ride will be held on Sunday, July 7th and will start at 9 AM sharp from Memorial Park in Armstrong.  Carpooling will be available  from the Leckie Road parking lot of Mission Creek Park between 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM.  The ride will include a support vehicle.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Keep August 15th available for a Special Killer Beez Event.  Details to be revealed in due course.

Green Mountain Group Ride Reminder

A Green Mountain Group Ride will be held on Sunday, June 23rd starting at 9 AM sharp from the Skaha Lake Park in Penticton.  Click here for map.

Car pooling will be available by meeting at Starbucks in West Kelowna between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.  Click here for the location.

This is a challenging 90 km route with over 1,000 metres of climbing, so be prepared.  A support vehicle will be available.

See you there.

New Start Location and Route for Wednesday Group Ride

Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 12th) we will test a new starting location and route for the Wednesday Group Ride (Joyce’s Ride).  The ride will start from the Parkinson Recreation Centre parking lot (across the road from the pickle ball courts) at 10:30 AM sharp and proceed to the Airport via the Rail Trail. 

Optional return routes are available once we reach the Airport. 

The ride will be followed by coffee (of course) at the Bean Scene on Dickson Road.

Start Time Change for Wednesday Group Ride

Due to a few rider requests and in anticipation of hotter weather, the start time for the Wednesday group ride will change to 10:30 AM effective immediately.

Also of note, the new passing rules for motorists are in effect today.  Let us know in the comments if you notice any differences in motorist behavior due to these new regulations.

Update on Killer Beez Special Group Rides

Due to rider response, the West Kootenay Group Ride will be proceeding (August 24 – 27).  Hotel and route information will be provided as soon as accommodation is secured.

Rider response was not sufficient to proceed with the 2 day Penticton/Keremeous/Osoyoos Group Ride, however, we are scheduling a one day Green Mountain Group Ride for Sunday, June 23rd.  This ride will start at 9 AM from Skaha Lake Park.   Further details to follow.

Waiver and Safety Rules

To view the content of the Kelowna Killer Beez website, you must read and agree to the following Waiver and Safety Rules that apply to all our rides. Compliance with these rules and the signing of an annual waiver is mandatory in order to participate in our group rides.

  • You are riding at your own risk!
  • All road rules and traffic signals must be followed.
  • A helmet must be worn. It’s the law.
  • You should have liability insurance to cover any potential accidents.
  • All participants must ride single file and in bike lanes where available.
  • Highly visible clothing should be worn at all times while riding.
  • Pass only on the left when it is safe to do so. Passing or pulling up to riders on their right is not permitted.
  • Use of headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.

By clicking “AGREE” you acknowledge that you ride at your own risk and comply with the safety rules.