Potential Killer Beez Special Group Rides

There has been some discussion within the group recently about the possibility of repeating some of the rides we have taken in recent years.  A repeat of last year’s Penticton/Keremeos/Osooyos/Penticton ride, the 3 day Kootenay ride and perhaps 1 new ride.
The following special group rides are proposed for 2024.  All these rides will be supported by at least 2 support vehicles.  Accommodation has been checked and is available.  A minimum of 30 riders is required for each event to proceed.
Group Ride #1 – Penticton/Keremeos/Osoyoos – Saturday, June 22
From Penticton we ride up Green Mountain Road, turn south to Keremeos, take the back road to Cawston, then on to Osoyoos where we stay overnight.  Dinner, drinks and pool party upon arrival.   After a leisurely start, we return to Penticton via back roads on Sunday.   
Group Ride #2 – West Kootenay 3 Day Loop – August 24 to 27
Sat, Aug 24 –  Arrive at the Super 8 motel in Castlegar and take a 30 km ride warm up ride followed by group meet and dinner.
Sun, Aug  25 – Ride from Castlegar via Pass Creek Road to Slocan Park then north up the Slocan Valley to New Denver.  Drinks, dinner, and overnight at Fabulous Miss Vicky’s motel and restaurant.
Mon, Aug 26 – Ride from New Denver to Kaslo and Balfour followed by a change in the route from the previous ride in this area. We will ferry from Balfour to Crawford Bay (longest free ferry ride in North America) and ride to Kokanee Springs Golf Resort where we will stay overnight. 
Tues, Aug 27 – Take the ferry back to Balfour, then cycling to Nelson from where we ride backroads to Castlegar.  This is another route change as we do not go to Trail.
We are still working on a 3rd special group ride for September.
Please advise us of your intention to participate in the above group rides in the Comment Section by Sunday, May 19th latest so that we can confirm hotel reservation numbers.   A minimum of 30 riders is required for each event to proceed.  A full agenda and all other essential information will be provided after event confirmation.

10 Replies to “Potential Killer Beez Special Group Rides”

  1. We are in for the August trip. 👍🏻👍🏻

    We are away and cannot make the June trip unfortunately. Looks like a great ride.

    ~ Paul and Linda

  2. Yes I’m interested in all the special group rides
    Paul Stephenson

  3. Hi I can’t do the Penticton ride and would like to do the 3-day kootenay ride but would need the ride to start 1 day earlier – ride to New Denver on Saturday instead of Sunday; however if the ride happens as planned, my friend and I can join you for the castlegar to new Denver section and then ride from ND to Kaslo. My friend has a home in ND and we can host a happy hour for everyone on the Sunday evening

  4. Unfortunately, these are the two weekends we are not available to attend . Janis and Rory

  5. Pam and shaun are interested in the first two rides. Most likely can not do third.

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