Event Information

 

PGAMO Weekend Schedule

Event Weekend

 

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.

The TIME Winery Granfondo Welcome Dinner consists of three courses and 3-oz wine pairings with each course. This dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th (6 p.m.), Tickets are $65 each and available in advance through: www.encorevineyards.ca/product/GranFondo-Dinner.

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. For exhibitor information, contact: Keri@granfondoaxelmerckx.com.


Friday (July 12th)

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

Saturday (July 13th)

8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Penticton Farmers’ Market Gyro Park
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Passo Apex Hill Climb Race
Apex Mountain (base)
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Granfondo Cycling Expo & Package Pick-Up Penticton Trade & Convention Centre
10:30 a.m. / 12 noon
PGAMO Rider Briefing
(starting procedures; safety; course preview)
Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kids’ Piccolofondo Gyro Park
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. TIME Winery Welcome Dinner
(tickets available for purchase)
TIME Winery

Sunday (July 14th)

5:30 a.m. Bag Check open Gyro Park
6 a.m.
Start Chute open Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
7 a.m. RIDE START: GRANFONDO, VELOCEFONDO, MEDIOFONDO & CORTOFONDO Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Finish Area activities
(including Family Fun Zone, live music, Tree Brewing Peloton Patio, Lululemon Recovery Zone, massage therapy and bike check & bag check)
Gyro Park
2 p.m. Awards & recognition
(Velofix KOM [10-yr age-groups]; Teams awards)
Gyro Park
4 p.m. Finish Line closes Main Street (adjacent to Gyro Park)
4:30 p.m. Post-ride food and Tree Brewing Peloton Patio closes Gyro Park
PTCC – Penticton Trade & Convention Centre [273 Power Street, Penticton]
Gyro Park – [Main Street at Lakeshore Drive near Okanagan Lake, Penticton
Apex Mountain (base) – [Green Mountain Rd. & Apex Mountain Rd. (just southwest of Penticton)]
TIME Winery – [361 Martin Street, Penticton]