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Prospera Granfond Axel Merckx

Apex mountain hill climb Saturday morning

The 2019 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is much more than an epic ride through the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. It’s an entire weekend of cycling camaraderie, family activities, Okanagan sunshine and regional delicacies. Highlights of Granfondo Weekend include the Kids’ Piccolofondo, the Granfondo Dinner @ TIME Winery, and of course, the Big Ride on Sunday, July 14th.

Plus, the Granfondo Cycling Expo hits the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, and features some of the best names in cycling and leisure.

Friday (July 12th)

  • 1:00pm – 7:00pm: Granfondo Cycling Expo and Package Pick-Up at Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
  • 5:00pm PGAMO Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview) at Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)

Saturday (July 13th)

  • 8:00am – 12:30pm: Penticton Farmers’ Market at Gyro Park
  • 9:00am – 11:00am: Passo Apex Hill Climb Race from Apex Mountain (base)
  • 10:00am – 6:00pm: Granfondo Cycling Expo & Package Pick-Up at Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
  • 10:30am – 12:00 noon PGAMO Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview) at Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00pm: Kids’ Piccolofondo at Gyro Park
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00pm: TIME Winery Welcome Dinner (for ticket holders only) at TIME Winery & Kitchens

Sunday (July 14th)

  • 5:30am: Bag Check open at Gyro Park
  • 6:00am: Start Chute open at Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
  • 7:00am: RIDE START: GRANFONDO, VELOCEFONDO, MEDIOFONDO & CORTOFONDO at Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Finish Area activities (including Family Fun Zone, live music, Tree Brewing Peloton Patio, Lululemon Recovery Zone, massage therapy and bike check & bag check) at Gyro Park
  • 2:00pm: Awards & recognition (Velofix KOM [10-yr age-groups]; Teams awards) at Gyro Park
  • 4:00pm: Finish Line closes at Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
  • 4:30pm: Post-ride food and Tree Brewing Peloton Patio closes at Gyro Park

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