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Bike the Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Jun 25, 2013

Bike the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Bike the Kettle Valley Rail Trail
Okanagan Trestle Tour
Sunday July 14, 2013

The first event of its kind in British Columbia!

For immediate release June 25, 2013

Everyone who owns a bicycle (mountain bike, commuter/hybrid bike, cyclo-cross bike) is invited to the first annual Okanagan Trestle Tour on the BC’s Trans-Canada Trail. Come experience the ride!

This self-paced recreational ride is not a timed race, but the chance to do a one-day trip on one of the most scenic regions in all of BC – the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail. This 80km route starts with 16 trestles and two tunnels and is flat for the first 36km. with an easy 2.2% decline to Penticton.

There will be four rest stops offering food, drinks and mechanical support. As cyclists arrive in Penticton, they’ll be greeted by live music, a BBQ and wine expo.

It is the 10th anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Fire. The trestles were re-opened in 2008, (5 years ago) to great fanfare. Now, it’s time to celebrate this amazing trail and history again. Myra Canyon was designated as a Canadian National Historic Site in 2002. Abandoned railway corridors hold unparalleled opportunities as recreational trails, and the Kettle Valley Railway is no exception. The KVR offers panoramic scenery out over Okanagan Lake, and cycling is the perfect way to see it.


Top 10 reasons to ride the Okanagan Trestles Tour:

1. The historic kettle valley rail trail (the route)
2. The world-famous Myra Canyon (the trestles & tunnels)
3. Refreshments, mechanical and first aid support on route
4. Supporting the Myra Canyon Trestles Restoration Society
5. Beautiful views of Okanagan Valley
6. Riding through vineyards, in the heart of wine country
7. Cool event shirt
8. BBQ & live music
9. Wine and beer
10. 10th anniversary of the Okanagan Mountain Fire = the perfect summer day

REGISTER Online: www.okanagantrestlestour.com
Space is limited; register today to avoid disappointment!
The event is supporting the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society
(Note: All bikes are welcome but for safety and enjoyment, mtn bikes, touring or cyclo-cross tread tires are recommended.)

More information at: www.okanagantrestlestour.com

For more details contact:

Glenn Bond
Okanagan Trestles Tour
[email protected]
250-545-9436

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