The 5th Annual Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan
September 29 – October 1, 2017, South Okanagan, British Columbia
Try Your First Multi-Stage Ride
Watching the Tour de France, you wonder what it would be like to race long consecutive days. Through the televised event, you witness the adventures of a tour cyclist: the teamwork, the highs & lows, the challenges and the emotions. Getting through each stage requires exhausting mental and physical efforts followed by focused recovery in order to do it over again the next day. What an experience!
The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan is your chance to experience a stage race like the Tour de France on a smaller scale. The 5th annual, all-inclusive stage race will begin in Canada’s beautiful wine country on September 29, 2017. It goes beyond a single-day gran fondo, challenging you each day with hills and sprints reminiscent of the professional stage tours around the world, and then building you up each evening with a gourmet dinner and celebrations. You will feel like a champion being followed by Jaguar Land Rover support vehicles including a professional videographer and photographer creating same day video edits telling your story, as well as mechanics to tend to your bike. Then in the evening you will be hosted at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort in Osooyos, BC. From the creators of the RBC GranFondo Whistler, the Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan was created to build friendships and celebrate the camaraderie of cycling and be your end of year challenge.
The Intrepid Stage Ride rolls through the scenic landscapes of Canada's wine country in beautiful British Columbia
2016 The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan cyclists on the final day
All-inclusive Stage Ride
Everything is taken care of, so you can focus on pushing your cycling limits and getting to know the fellow cyclists:
• 3 fully supported days of riding (~120km, 3000ft climbing per day)
• Optional half distances each day (~70km, 1000ft climbing per day)
• 4 nights’ accommodation at the Watermark Beach Resort in Osooyoos, British Columbia
• 3 pre-ride buffet breakfasts & breakfast on Monday morning
• Post-ride food & Red Truck beer
• 4 gourmet dinners accompanied by Okanagan wines
• Evening course briefings & awards
• Official 2017 Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan jersey, vest & arm warmers from Safetti Canada
• Post-ride massage each day
• Professional timing
• Daily prizing for KOM/QOM, teams of two and singles
Watch the Intrepid Video
Surprise Routes & Evening Festivities Each Day
The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan alternates each year from North to South Okanagan. This keeps the routes exciting and fresh each year even for the returning cyclists. Expect to push yourself through each stage 124km to 152km (77 miles to 100 miles) with altitude gain of 1000m to 1500m (3300ft to 4900ft). As an added challenge and in true Intrepid tradition, we keep the course secret until the evening briefing, each route also includes a KOM/QOM flagged section for more prizes. The most popular way to take on the Intrepid Stage Ride is as a team. You can ride the Intrepid as teams of two (male, female or mixed) or as a single – all of which get prizes each night. We ride hard during the day then the evenings are filled with story-telling and energizing celebrations.
New for 2017 – The Half Distance
Want to join your friends or partner at the Intrepid but you won’t be trained by September? For 2017, there will be a half distance option each day. The Half offers alternative routes each day that still keep all of the spectacular riding and hospitality you expect from The Intrepid and the Okanagan.
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