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Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

July 08 2018
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Last year more than 2,600 cyclists joined Axel Merckx and friends in the Cortofondo (55 km), Mediofondo (92 km), and Granfondo (160 km). Now it’s your chance. Take the challenge. Train. Ride. Enjoy.  The 6th annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan starts in Penticton, B.C., Canada on Sunday, July 10th, 2016. Scenic route along the parts of lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake  and along side some of BC's most beautiful vineyards. This year we offer a new, fourth distance...the 126 km Velocefondo. Registration for the 6th annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan is now open.

The event benefits the Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation (AMYDF) - a not-for-profit initiative established in 2011 to help develop and steward the future of Canada’s young cyclists. The AMYDF works with national and provincial organizations, such as the Canadian Cycling Association and Cycling BC, to enhance cycling skills through a variety of competitive events, development camps and coaching clinics. Through the Foundation’s efforts, Canada’s young cyclists receive unique access to some of North America’s top professional and amateur athletes, elite-level coaching, training events, and competitive races.

For 2016, the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan is also proud to partner with Canuck Place - British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider providing care to over 600 children and their families. Participants can raise funds for this worthy cause through pledges and other activities. 

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan


Routes: 55, 92, 126, 160 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 3000
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
What's Included?

Riders in all three categories will receive the following:

A fully supported and traffic-controlled ride on some of the most scenic roads in Western Canada.
An official 2016 PGAMO “Ride Hard. Smile Often.” Event T-Shirt.
Signature Specialized commemorative item.
Full mechanical support throughout the duration of the ride. We’ll get you back to the finish line safe and sound.
Several aid and medical stations (Granfondo = 6; Velocefondo = 5; Mediofondo = 3; Cortofondo = 2) along the route complete with food and beverages. Our aid stations will provide you with the energy to get going again. And our roving medics are there to assist should the need arise.
Secure bike parking during post-event celebrations.
Pre- and post-event activities and entertainment for you and your family.
Final results will be posted by 10-year age categories.

Packet Pickups

Registrants can attend Package Pick-Up on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre (times TBD). Registrants must sign their own event waiver in person at Package Pick-Up. There will not be event day package pick-up.

Prize / Race Categories

In the Granfondo category, prizes will be awarded to the ‘top male team’, ‘female team’ and ‘mixed team’.


For those riders who like to ride with a team, and compete like a team

Teams consist of a maximum of 9 and minimum of 5 riders
Three “team” categories include: male, female, and mixed (minimum of 2 riders of the same sex per team)
Team Captains are responsible for adding members to the team via his/her CCN user account

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Penticton, British Columbia
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