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Kids’ Piccolofondo

PiccolofondoDate/Time: Saturday, July 11th, 2015 (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Location: Penticton’s Gyro Park (Lakeshore Dr. & Main St.)

One of the most anticipated events returns to Penticton’s Gyro Park. The 2015 Kids’ Piccolofondo hosts kids under-5 (push bikes) through to 12 years on Saturday, July 11th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. These young riders will ride between 400 m and 5 km (depending on age division) on a Piccolofondo circuit that shares the same Start/Finish line as Sunday’s Granfondo, Mediofondo and Cortofondo courses.

Best of all, participants will receive their very own race bib prior to the event and a cool Finisher’s medal at the end. The event is free for kids, and online registration is required. The event is limited to 300 riders and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration for this event is now open – Click Here!

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: susan@granfondoaxelmerckx.com.

Child Care

Child Care (Fitkidz)

The 2015 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan offers a great kids camp for your children 4-years and older through our partner, Fitkidz Gymnastics Club. Fitkidz (199 Ellis Street, Penticton – long blue building) is located less than a two-minute walk from the Start/Finish line. You can head down to the Start on Granfondo morning (Sunday, July 12, 2015), 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 12th), 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: 778-476-5348). To ensure your child a spot, book early.


Camp Hours (per camper) Price
1 – 3 hours $30
3 – 6 hours $50
6 – 8 hours $60
8 – 10 hours $70