The Velocefondo (126 km) is new for 2016 and presents the ultimate stepping-stone for Cortofondo and Mediofondo riders looking for an additional challenge.
Similar to other categories, this route travels through Penticton, Summerland, and Okanagan Falls. As the route enters the Oliver area, Velocefondo riders will pass the Inkaneep Provincial Park and continue along Okanagan Highway before turning up the challenging Secrest Hill Road climb. The new section provides participants with one of the best “hidden” climbs in the South Okanagan. Secrest passes the entrance to Covert Farms before heading West and merging with Granfondo riders on Willowbrook Road.
This new Velocefondo intermediate distance originated from participant feedback from post-event surveys.