You are invited to come ride the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail starting at the famous Myra Canyon, Kelowna to Penticton 80km. We have added a 40km option starting at Chute Lake Resort and a 20 km option starting at Glenfir. All distances finish at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
Join us for this fun oriented non-competitive event. The 80km route starts with 18 trestles and two tunnels, beautiful views, flat profile for the first 36km then a 2.2% decline to Penticton. The 40km route starts at the half way point "Chute Lake" goes through Rock Oven Regional Park, Naramata Wine Country and is a 2.2% decline to Penticton. The 20km route starts at Glenfir Loop there is 4 km of gravel then 16 km of recycled asphalt. Bring your Camera!
There will be 5 rest stops with food and drinks; mechanical support and first aid on route; when you arrive in Penticton you will be greeted with live music, bbq, beer, wine, cider and more.
It is the 102th Anniversary of the completion of the Kettle Valley Railway and the 103 anniversary of the completion of Myra Canyon trestles. The Trestles were re-opened in 2008, (9 years ago) after the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire with a great celebration. Now it is time to celebrate this amazing trail and history again.
The event supports the KVR Rail Trail and BC Parks.
Abandoned railway corridors hold unparalleled opportunities as recreational trails, and the Kettle Valley Railway is no exception. This corridor is one of the most dynamic routes in Canada, with some truly impressive scenery and spectacular views. The 80 km route is challenging with the average time being 5.5 hours. The 40km route will take approximately 2.5 -3.5 hours. The 20 km route will take approximately 1.25 - 1.75 hours. Cycling this trail is truly a dynamic and challenging venture that unfolds over the expanse of place and time. The 2017 event will be extra special celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday and official opening of the Trans Canada Trail.