The Cortofondo category is the perfect starter distance for those new to cycling or returning to the sport after several years off the saddle. Just like the Mediofondo and Granfondo categories, the Cortofondo route begins on Penticton’s Main Street, near Lake Okanagan and adjacent to Gyro Park. Riders in this category will travel through Penticton, before heading North to Summerland along a flat, traffic-controlled highway section. This route includes two hills – one at the start (Vancouver Hill), and the Swagman King of the Mountain (KOM) Challenge in Summerland, B.C. – and includes two aid stations along the way.