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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Hide from Calendar
Event Type:Multi-Day Road
Event Location:Penticton
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 4 2017  2:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 15 2017 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:Seven days
Event Distance:400 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Advanced and Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Doug McCulloch
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Member Cost:CAD $500.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 2 registered, 0 waiting or not paid yet. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


The LiveSplendidly – Guided Tour Penticton 2017

Penticton, B.C., June 4th – 10th

NOTE: WE STILL HAVE SPACE FOR SINGLES OR COUPLES. A TRAINING PROGRAM IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION. This week-long cycling tour is intended to kick start the outdoor season by enjoying the lovely surroundings of Penticton, BC and area.  All riders should be of sound health and will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire prior to registration.  The riders must be relatively fit, but not necessarily ‘race ready’.  Registering early has the added bonus of receiving indoor bike workouts to get you ready for the tour.

This tour is not a competition in any way, shape or form.  The environment will be encouraging and supportive… but don’t be fooled - you should expect to be challenged!  This is a mixed gender week that will allow for up to 8 riders including 3 doubles and 2 singles due to accommodation restraints. 

The tour will consist of the following:

·       Four to five days of guided riding with single rides ranging from 40- 110km in and around the Penticton area including rides to Summerland, Okanagan Falls, Oliver, and Naramata. Tips on riding technique, hill climbing, drafting and pacing will be discussed and practised throughout.

·       Six night’s accommodation in a vacation house with all the amenities that may be required.  There are 3 bedrooms that can accommodate doubles and two rooms that are best suited for singles.  There are 2 full bathrooms, W/D, hot tub, large outside deck for relaxing, dedicated ‘bike storage room’, on- street parking, close to town for walking to local shops.

·       Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner prepared most days by your hosts so that you may enjoy the week, relatively worry free.  Dinner on your own on three occasions, lunch - once.

o   Meals will include healthy and hearty hot and cold breakfasts, lunches may be on the road or at the house, delicious evening meals, snacks and home baked cookies and desserts.

·       A private yoga session at a local studio at the end of the day on two days.

·       Other recreational activities may include: wine touring, coffee drinking, shopping or just some much needed RnR.

Your hosts: Colleen Parsons and Gordon Saunders

Colleen has spent many years cycling in this region.  As a former ride-guide with the cycling camp, now in its 22nd year, she knows the routes very well, and the challenges that come with them.   No one will be left behind, ever.

Gord and Colleen will prepare delicious healthy meals for you most days so that you may enjoy your time, between training sessions.  Riders with food allergies or special dietary needs should contact us directly before registering.  There are some situations that we will not be able to accommodate.

Costs for Riders:  $1535 double and $1695 single (2 single rooms only) (a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot, remaining amount due April 1, 2017). 

For more information:  Please contact Colleen at 403-836-5833 or




Itinerary – General

The following is the overall program however we will make adjustments based on riders and weather.

Day 1 Sunday – Arrive in Penticton after 2pm. Welcome and Dinner at 6:30pm.


Day 2 Monday – Skills and safety session followed by a ride to OK Falls via Lakeside Road along Skaha Lake with diversion to McLean Creek Road.  Coffee shop stop an option.  Lunch will be served at the house.  Afternoon available to enjoy on your own.  Wine tour recommendations may be provided. This ride covers 311m elevation gain over 37km.


Day 3 Tuesday – Apex Crossover.  This loop ride will take us up to the Apex Ranch along Green Mountain Road.  A beautiful, quiet road that takes us out to HWY 3 and up to Yellow Lake where lunch will be provided.  Following lunch, we will head back toward Penticton with a detour at Twin Lake Golf Course.  This road is very quiet and will drop down through a beautiful meadows before taking us back to into OK Falls and then take Lakeside Rd. back to Penticton.  A private yoga session will be provided in the late afternoon before dinner.  This ride covers 1313m elevation gain over 82km.


Day 4 Wednesday – Summerland and Faulder. After approximately 10km along HWY 97 into Summerland, we will climb into the hills of the Summerland area and beyond to Faulder and Camp Boyle.  This is a challenging and nice out and back.  This ride covers 906m elevation gain over 76km and has an alternate distance for those looking for a shorter ride.  A late lunch will be available at the house.


Day 5 Thursday – Naramata or Day Off.  This is a beautiful ride from Penticton to Naramata.  Options include a simple out and back on the main road or drop down into the quaint town of Naramata.  This is a great day to take advantage of some extra time for RnR or wine touring. This ride covers 265m elevation gain over 34km and can easily include a stop for coffee/tea.  Lunch at the house after the ride.


Day 6 Friday – Black Sage ride.  This is a wonderful way to finish off the week.  We will head south to Oliver and beyond.  Lunch will be delivered to us at a nice little park on a lake after which we are homeward bound.  This ride covers 882m elevation gain over 105km and has an alternate distance for those looking for a shorter ride.  A private yoga session is planned the late afternoon before dinner.


Day 7 – Farewell/departure.

Required Items to Bring:
Bike, Helmet, tubes etc. Bike shops are close by for repairs some laundry is available in the house.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Participants may drive (carpool) or fly by Westjet to Penticton. Pre trip meeting will help your decision. Accommodation is in a private rental house.

This is a contract trip by the club using a highly experienced team. Colleen is well known in the Calgary running and riding community. Gord provides gourmet meals and vehicle support (and lunch) on long rides. For further information contact Colleen or Doug McCulloch, coordinator.
- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the EVCC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where EVCC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
- Most club rides include city streets, secondary roads and or major highways. The club encourages members to follow the rules of the road at all times while participating in EVCC events.
- Riders must be aware that cycling, while enjoyable and great exercise, carries some risks including injury and death. Riders must be alert for hazardous conditions/situations throughout the course of a ride. If at any time a rider thinks a ride is unsafe, or feels unsafe, the rider should quit the ride.
- Details of this event are subject to change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify the club at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:CAD $500.00/Person
Cost Includes:THIS IS YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY. THE BALANCE WILL BE PAYABLE APRIL 01. See itinerary for further details Balance is payable by cheque to the EVCC before deadline.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the EVCC on Wed, Mar 15 2017.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please read the following Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Deposit is non-refundable unless replacement can be found.


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