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Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

July 11 2021
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

The 10th Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan is one of North America’s premier cycling events that attracts recreational, elite and pro cyclists for an epic weekend of road cycling in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan wine country. Cyclists can choose from one of four distances (160 km, 126 km, 92 km and 55 km) with each distance starting and finishing alongside Okanagan Lake, in downtown Penticton, Canada.

Granfondo Weekend includes the Kids’ Piccolofondo Race, the Passo Apex Hill Climb Race and the Granfondo Cycling Expo.

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

Routes: 55, 92, 120, 160 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 2800
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Friday, July 10, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Package Pick Up 

Saturday, July 11, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm - Package Pick Up

Saturday, July 11, 1:00 pm - Piccolofondo

Sunday, July 12, 6:00 am - Start Chute Opens

Sunday, July 12, 7:00 am - Ride Starts


Super Early Bird (to Jan.10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST)

Cortofondo (55km): $125
Medifondo (92km): $195
Velocefondo (126km): $195

Granfondo (160km): $195

Early Bird (Jan.11 – June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST)

Cortofondo (55km): $160
Medifondo (92km): $225
Velocefondo (126km): $225
Granfondo (160km): $225

2020 Standard (June 20 – July 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST) 

Cortofondo (55km): $170
Medifondo (92km): $255
Velocefondo (126km): $255
Granfondo (160km) $255

Granfondo Week (July 9 – July 13, 2019)
Cortofondo (55km): $225
Medifondo (92km): $275
Velocefondo (126km): $275
Granfondo (160km): $275

Classe Speciale:

$500 to June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST

$550 to July 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm PST

[choice of any of the above ride distances] 

Under 19 (Youth): $19

What's Included?

All ride categories include the following services, perks and features:

- A fully supported and traffic-controlled ride on some of the most scenic roads in Western Canada.
- Official 2019 PGAMO “Ride Hard. Smile Often.” technical t-shirt.
- Complimentary digital super pack of personal event photos, courtesy of Kal Tire.
- Full mechanical support throughout the duration of the ride provided by The Bike Barn and Velofix Mobile Bike ProShop.
- Aid and medical stations along the route, complete with food (Honey Stinger products, SunRype, fruit) and beverages (Ultima Replenisher and water).
- Secure bike parking during post-event celebrations.
- Complimentary barbeque for 2020 PGAMO riders.
- Official 2020 event swag, including a custom item, water bottle, and more…
- Pre- and post-event activities and entertainment for you and your family.
- A complimentary beverage upon completing your ride.
- Final results will be posted by 10-year age categories.

Packet Pickups

Package Pick Up is held at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre at 273 Power Street in Penticton, BC.  Hours of operation are as follows:

Friday, July 10th from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 11th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Prize / Race Categories

KOM/QOM Prizing for the Peach Orchard Hill Climb will be in 10 year age categories

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Kids Fondo
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Gyro Park, 55 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5K1, Canada
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