Event Information

 

2017 PGAMO Weekend Schedule

Event Weekend

 

The 2018 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 Cycling Expo, and of course, the Big Ride on Sunday, July 8th.


Friday (July 7th)

Granfondo Cycling Expo and Package Pick-Up 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
PGAMO Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview)
5:30 p.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

Saturday (July 8th)

Penticton Farmers’ Market 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 100 – 400 block of Main Street
Passo Apex Hill Climb Race (NEW
FOR 2017)
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Apex Mountain (base)
PGAMO Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview) 10:30 a.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
Axel / Axeon Meet & Greet 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
Granfondo Cycling Expo & Package Pick-Up 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
PGAMO Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview) 12:00 p.m. Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
Kids’ Piccolofondo
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gyro Park

Sunday (July 9th)

Bag Check open 5:30 a.m. Gyro Park
Start Chute open 6 a.m. Main St. (adjacent to Gyro Park)
RIDE START: GRANFONDO, VELOCEFONDO, MEDIOFONDO & CORTOFONDO 7 a.m. Main St. (adjacent to Gyro Park)
Finish Area activities (including Family Fun Zone, live music, Tree Brewing Peloton Patio, Lululemon Recovery Zone, massage therapy and bike check & bag check) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gyro Park
Awards & recognition (Velofix KOM [10-yr age-groups]; Teams awards) 2 p.m. Gyro Park
Finish Line closes 4 p.m. Main St. (adjacent to Gyro Park)
Post-ride food and Tree Brewing Peloton Patio closes 4:30 p.m. Gyro Park
PTCC – Penticton Trade & Convention Centre [273 Power Street, Penticton]
Apex Mountain (base) [Green Mountain Rd. & Apex Mountain Rd. (just southwest of Penticton)]
Gyro Park [Main Street at Lakeshore Drive near Okanagan Lake, Penticton]