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May 21, 2013

New Okanagan College cycle event connects all four campuses

by okanagancollegesustainability

There is a new and exciting cycling event in the beautiful Okanagan!

An ambitious and dedicated group of Okanagan College cyclists with a geographic bent have decided to connect the dots between all four campuses with a three-day open ride June 21–23.  Riders can select any one of the three days’ events or the entire OC4 Cyclosportif. They can also choose to simply ride one leg of the whole course. Each day will feature draw prizes and a gourmet meal at each campus with beverages in Vernon from Okanagan Spirits, in Kelowna from Urban Distilleries, and in Penticton from Maple Leaf Spirits. There will also be originally written research articles describing geographically significant sites encountered along the ride in a route guide specific for this event.

The first leg starts in Salmon Arm. It’s the shortest and easiest leg, mostly downhill on back roads to the Vernon campus. The second day, riders will head from Vernon through Lake Country via the scenic orchards in East Kelowna to the Kelowna campus on KLO Road. The final, and most challenging leg, includes a Welcoming Ceremony hosted by the Westbank First Nation as cyclists make their way from Kelowna through the Westside and down to Penticton, with a brief jaunt through back roads around Summerland.

More information and FAQs can be found here:  www.okanagan.bc.ca/oc4

Registration is with Zone4:  http://new.zone4.ca/ (search for OC4)

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