Velocefondo (120km)

The Velocefondo (120km) category features more than 1,200 m of elevation gain along the South Okanagan’s most scenic roads. This distance is sure to challenge riders of all abilities! The ride starts on Penticton’s Main Street and Lakeshore Drive, and then rolls along the highway up to Summerland for the Reach for the Peach Hill Climb, before proceeding back through Penticton and onto Oliver, B.C. Riders should expect some fast, flat sections alongside several lakes, and rolling hills punctuated by some >7% pitches west of Oliver. The route continues through the White Lake Grasslands Protected Area – a beautiful, remote area that’s home to White Lake (white mineral deposits precipitate from its waters during hot summer months), as well as the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (an internationally recognized facility for science and technology research related to radio astronomy). The Velocefondo includes three aid stations spaced roughly every 35 km, and passes as many as 34 of Canada’s top wineries.

(*Updated / detailed description coming in early 2025)

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