Kids’ Piccolofondo

Kids fun races highlight an afternoon of family activities

  • Date/Time: Saturday, July 12th, 2014
  • Location: Penticton’s Gyro Park (Lakeshore Dr. & Main St.)
  • Bike race event open to kids under 5 (push bikes) through to 12-years-of-age
  • Kids will receive finisher’s medals and their own race bib

On Saturday, July 12th, the 2014 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is pleased to present the free Piccolofondo for kids (push bikes (under 5) through to 12-years-of-age). Kids will participate on a 1 to 2 km Piccolofondo circuit, while parents cheer them on with their midday espressos.

Adding to the excitement, the course will incorporate the same Start/Finish line as Sunday’s Granfondo, Mediofondo and Cortofondo courses. Come early to Gyro Park (Main Street at Lakeshore Drive (near Okanagan Lake), Penticton, B.C.) and stroll through Penticton’s famous Farmers’ Market. Kids will receive their very own race bib prior to the event and a cool Finisher’s medal at the end.

Sign up for the 2014 Kids’ Piccolofondo is now open! Click the button below to register your child or children:



Course Marshal Volunteers Wanted: Is your son or daughter riding this year’s Piccolofondo? If so, we could use your help! Course marshals are needed to ensure safety and direct young cyclists as they make their way along the Piccolofondo route. Parent volunteers are critical to the running of this fun event. If you’re interested, contact Susan at:

Fitkidz Kids Camp on Granfondo
Register by Friday, June 13th, 2014

In addition to the Prefondo, we’ve got you and your kids covered for Granfondo Sunday (July 13th). The 2014 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) offers a great kids camp for your children 4-years and older through our partner, Fitkidz Gymnastics Club.

Fitkidz provides a fun environment complete with arts and crafts, gymnastics, trampolining, and gym games. Best of all, Fitkidz (199 Ellis Street, Penticton, B.C.) is located less than a two-minute walk from the Start/Finish line. You can literally head down to the Start on Granfondo morning (Sunday, July 13, 2014), drop the kids off at Fitkidz prior to the start, ride, and pick them up following your ride…and then celebrate your accomplishments as a family in our Finish Area!


Details: On the day of the event (Sunday, July 13th), children can be dropped off anytime after 6 a.m. and picked up any time before 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required (call Fitkidz at: (250) 486-5348 or (250) 809-5348). Space is limited, so please book early.

Camp fees are charged per child, according to the number of camp hours:

Camp hours (per camper)


1 to 3 hours


3 to 6 hours


6 to 8 hours


8 to 10 hours


The camp is subject to having sufficient numbers – as a result, we encourage you to register your children for the kids’ camp by Friday, June 13th. Questions? E-mail us at: