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Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

July / 12 / 2015
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

Last year more than 2,800 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 4th annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan starts in Penticton, B.C., Canada on Sunday, July 12th, 2015. Scenic route along the parts of lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake  and along side some of BC's most beautiful vineyards. Registration for the 5th annual Granfondo Axel Merckx is now open.

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan


Routes: 55km, 92km, 160km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 3000
Entry Opens: October / 09 / 2014
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times

All ride categories start at 7 a.m. from Penticton’s Gyro Park (also the site of the Finish Area).


Early Bird Pricing to Jan 4, 2015 - Granfondo (160km) - $185; Mediofondo (92km) - $170; Cortofondo (55km) - $110; Classe Speciale (any distance) - $500

Jan 5th to Jun 14th - Granfondo (160km) - $195; Mediofondo (92km) - $180; Cortofondo (55km) - $130; Classe Speciale (any distance) - $500

Jun 14th to Jul 5th - Granfondo (160km) - $225; Mediofondo (92km) - $200; Cortofondo (55km) - $150; Classe Speciale (any distance) - $500

Whats Included in the Entry Fee?

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 2014 PGAMO “Ride Hard. Smile Often.” Event T-Shirt.
Signature Trek 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; 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.
In the Granfondo category, prizes will be awarded to the ‘top male team’, ‘female team’ and ‘mixed team’.

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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