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2023 Penticton Riding Camp
April 22 - April 30
Where: Staging from the Tiki Shores Motel in Penticton, BC.
When: 11am (unless otherwise noted) – Daily ride departure time from Sunday, April 23 to Saturday April 29 (April 22 and 30 are expected travel days for most). Please arrive each day about 15 minutes before
What: Various routes and distances throughout the week. See the planned riding routes below.
How: Please download the ride route from Strava or GPX. With the route on-hand, you can always return on your own if you want to cut your ride short.
All rides start at 11am from Tiki Shores, unless otherwise noted.
Green Mountain to OK Falls. 87km, ~3:45 hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3083824436923415940
GPX File: Green Mountain to OK Falls
Leaving at 11am from Sun-Oka Provincial Park (just outside Summerland). Please, let’s carpool to get there.
Summerland Ride. 78km, ~3:15hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2953150918945264212
GPX File: Summerland Ride
Leaving at 10am for Baldy Mountain, 125km, ~5:10hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3083831834845356944
GPX File: Baldy Mountain
Recovery Day. Ride to Naramata, perhaps for coffee there or back at The Bench in Penticton. 50km (max.), ~2:00hrs
Another option for some is to ride the smooth gravel of the KVR from Penticton all the way to the Little Tunnel above Naramata. Then drop down to the paved roads to return.
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18505696
GPX File: Naramata Nevermind
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3085753463777822258
GPX File: KVR-Little Tunnel-Naramata
Winery tour options in the afternoon on your own.
Group dinner 6:30pm at Pizzeria Tratto.
Thursday – The “Queen” Stage
Leave from Tiki Shores at 9am and drive across the border to Oroville, WA, and park at Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Bring your passport!
If the PSAC strike isn’t disrupting the border crossing back into Canada, then today we’ll drive down to Oroville for a potentially warm and fantastic ride through some scenic terrain. The full CCW loop is 130km, ~5:25. Two shorter options are just the east or west portions of this loop. Western loop is 81km, ~3:25hrs. Eastern loop is 90km, ~3:44hrs.
Full Loop Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3083835209821252934
GPX File: Full Oroville Loop
Western Loop Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18635222
GPX File: Oroville West
Eastern Loop Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/18635260
GPX File: Oroville East
1st Canadian Ride Option – If the border crossing looks too messy, or you’re not crossing the border anyway, then it will be an IRONMAN day, 167km, 7hrs. Plan to leave no later than 9am.
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3084215969313818308
GPX File: Almost the Ironman
2nd Canadian Ride Option – Depart with the IRONMAN group and part ways in Osoyoos, where you’ll head east and climb Anarchist, up to the Sasquatch statue. 170km, 6:30hrs. Plan to leave no later than 9am.
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2953153403275975442
GPX File: Penticton to Anarchist Sasquatch
Start time 10am.
Oliver to Golf Course Road (similar to the last half of the Penticton Gran Fondo), 100km, ~4:15hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2954444695410528228
GPX File: Oliver-Golf Course-Kaleden
An alternate route that’s shorter, but similar, is climbing Secrest instead of Golf Course when leaving Oliver, 80km, ~3:20hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3083842018914408836
GPX File: Oliver-Secrest-The Wall
Start Time 10am.
Whew! After a big week, if you’ve still got the legs we can do a similar route to our first day, but riding in the opposite direction. 110km, ~4:15hrs.
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3084217823933229588
GPX File: OK Falls – The Wall – Green MTN
Saturday Easy Option Update
100km, 800m elevation, 4hrs
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3087428544548606790
GPX File: Oliver-Saskatoon-Bike-Path
Please email Coach Kevin to let him know your plans to attend: coaching@VelocityCyclingClub.ca
Accommodations: Many of us will be staying at the Tiki Shores Motel, 914 Lakeshore Dr W, Penticton, BC. Phone to book your own room: (250)-492-8769
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Always carry your ID.
If any mishap happens to you or another rider in your group:
- Ensure you are safely off the road.
- Call 911
- Station a rider to direct traffic away from the scene.
- While waiting for 911 help to arrive, administer any first aid you know that will help.
- Send a cyclist for help if necessary, or to direct emergency services to the site.
- Nearest Hospital is: Penticton Regional Hospital, 550 Carmi Ave, Penticton, BC V2A 3G6