RIDE CATEGORIES

The 2014 PGAMO features a distance for every age and skill level

  • Granfondo (160 km): features more than 1,000 metres of elevation gain along the South Okanagan’s most scenic roads
  • Mediofondo (92 km): a terrific challenge for recreational and advanced riders alike
  • Cortofondo (55 km): a perfect starter distance for those who are new to cycling or returning to the sport after several years off the saddle
  • Visit the Routes page for maps of each ride category

 

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Some cyclists will ride casually. Others will race. The beauty of the 2014 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO) is that everyone will finish in Penticton with a smile on his/her face. All ride categories start at 7 a.m. from Penticton’s Gyro Park (also the site of the Finish Area).

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.
  • Official 2014 PGAMO “Ride Hard. Smile Often.” event t-shirt.
  • Signature Trek stainless steel tumbler.
  • Waterproof/sweatproof cycling wallet.
  • Official 2014 PGAMO water bottle.
  • 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 = 7; 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 (including a performance by Barney Bentall) 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’.