Clubs & Teams
Thinking of bringing your friends, your riding buddies, your cycling group to Okanagan Granfondo Penticton this year? We welcome groups of all ages, stages and abilities to join the Okanagan Granfondo Penticton (OG) as a club. Any group of people (10 or more) who come to ride together can be considered a club. Still yet to register? When you sign up, you’ll be prompted to add your club name during the registration process.
There are many great perks to registering your club for the event:
- Special section for clubs to gather pre and post event (limited tent space available)
- Exclusive club event pre-OG (more details to follow)
- The ability to participate in our Team Competition, if desired
- Club captains/organizers will have the ability to join a special club information evening in February 2024
Bragging rights and prizes are on the line for the 2024 OG Team Competition. The rules are simple: the 5th rider across the finish line counts as the “team time”. Therefore, it will be the teams that work together that win this event. The team competition only applies to the Granfondo category. Granfondo riders can form teams with a maximum of 9 and minimum of 5 riders.
Male Teams must have a minimum of 5 male finishers to score, and are scored on the time of the 5th fastest male rider. Female Teams must have a minimum of 5 female finishers to score, and are scored on the time of the 5th fastest female rider. Mixed Teams must have a minimum 2 finishers from each gender (2 women and 2 men) and a 5th rider of either gender, and are scored on the time of the 5th fastest rider of these finishers (2 women, 2 men, and a 5th rider).
Note: All teams are scored by chip time.
Q: I want to participate in the Team Competition. Do I have to be part of a cycling club?
A: No. Any team of between 5 & 9 riders can enter the Team Competition
Q: I am part of a cycling club. Do I have to compete in the race component (Team Competition)?
A: No. You can sign up and identify as being part of a cycling club, but you don’t have to sign up as part of the Team Competition.
Q: Are there prizes for the fastest club?
A: No. While we offer perks for clubs, if you want to race and compete you will need to sign up as part of a team in the Team Competition.
Q: Is there a club area at the start or finish line?
A: More details about this will be announced over the winter months.