Ride Hard.
Smile
Often.


This mass cycling event ranks as one of North America’s premier cycling events that attracts recreational, elite and pro cyclists for an epic weekend of road cycling in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan wine country. Cyclists can choose from one of three distances with each distance starting and finishing in Penticton. The Province of British Columbia has now entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 Restart Plan, and as such, restrictions on outdoor events – like the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan – have been fully lifted. It’s finally time to Ride Hard. Smile Often.

Event Information

 

Event Information

Weekend Schedule


The Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO) is more than an epic ride through the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. It’s an entire weekend of cycling, family fun, and Okanagan sunshine. The 10th edition will feature pre- and post-ride activities that ensure the safety for participants, friends and families.



Ride Categories

 

Ride Categories

The Ride


Some cyclists will ride casually. Others will race. The beauty of the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO) is that everyone will finish in Penticton with a smile on his/her face. For 2022, choose from one of four distance categories – Granfondo, Velocefondo, Mediofondo and Cortofondo (all distances at this point are approximate).

Granfondo

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Velocefondo

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Mediofondo

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Cortofondo

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Our Sponsors

 

Our Sponsors

Granfondo Sponsors

Volunteers

 

Volunteers

VOLUNTEER AND BE PART OF THE ACTION.

Join us as a volunteer for the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO) and enjoy a front-row seat to B.C.’s premier cycling event. GFAMO volunteers play key roles in creating an unforgettable experience for athletes, spectators, and tourists from all over the world.

Volunteer roles include registration, set-up, food station, clean-up, medical, course support and more. No matter if you’re young, old, love cycling or know nothing about the sport, your enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed!