Ride Hard.

Join us on Sunday, September 19th, 2021, for the 10th Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO) in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

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. For 2021, the event will adhere to strict “COVID-19 safe” protocols that are compliant with the intent of the provincial health order.

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 prioritize social distancing and 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 2021, choose from one of three distance categories – Granfondo, Mediofondo and Cortofondo (all distances at this point are approximate).







Youth Development




The Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation (AMYDF) is a not-for-profit initiative established in 2011 to help develop and steward the future of Canada’s young cyclists.

The AMYDF works with national and provincial organizations, such as the Canadian Cycling Association and Cycling BC, to enhance cycling skills through a variety of competitive events, development camps and coaching clinics. Through the Foundation’s efforts, Canada’s young cyclists receive unique access to some of North America’s top professional and amateur athletes, elite-level coaching, training events, and competitive races.

Our Sponsors


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