Sunday June 2nd 2019
Annual ride and BBQ lunch proudly supporting the KGH Foundation
New Fundraising Incentives!
|Bike n’ Braai is returning for its 13th year on Sunday June 2nd, 2019 and we’re switching things up! Get your mountain bikes or cross-country bikes ready, as we’re going to be riding part of the Okanagan Rail Trail. You’ll get to experience the true beauty of the Okanagan area, riding all the way from Kelowna to Vernon enjoying many scenic views along the way. some detours will be established to navigate the incomplete portions resulting in a beautiful, largely lakefront ride approximately 55km in length. There will also be a shorter route (30km) available for families/kids or for those just wanting a shorter duration. The ride will wrap up at the Mackie Lake House in Vernon for a gourmet BBQ lunch, complete with live music, prizes and a wrap-up celebration. Shuttles are available at the end of the day to transport riders and their bikes back to the starting location. Funds raised in 2019 will support advanced heart rhythm services to complete the cardiac program at KGH!|
New this year, we have fundraising incentives for participants. Set yourself one of these fundraising goals to be eligible for complimentary registrations, jerseys, gift cards and more!
Fundraise $250+ includes 2019 registration to the event & BBQ ($100 value)
Fundraise $500+ includes 2019 registration to the event, BBQ and a cycle Jersey ($150 value)
Fundraise $1000+ includes 2019 registration to the event, BBQ, cycle Jersey plus specialty gift cards (more details coming soon! – $500+ value)
*fundraising targets must be achieved by no later than Sunday May 26th in order to be eligible for complimentary registration and prizes. Not to worry if you don’t reach your target. You’ll still be able to participate in the ride as long as you submit your registration payment.
How to Fundraise:
Registration is now open – register soon to reserve your spot!
Jerseys will be available prior to the ride and available for pick-up at the KGH Foundation office (stay tuned for a date)REGISTER
Don’t want to register online? Complete this Registration Form and drop off to the KGH Foundation
Complimentary Shuttle Service
Complimentary transportation is available for those participating in the shorter route and for those requiring transportation back to Kelowna from the BBQ. During registration, please select your preferred shuttle service and note that this selection must be made by no later than Sunday May 26th if you require transportation.
9:00 am pick-up from Sutherland Bay Park and drop off at the Winfield starting location. This is only available for those riding the shorter route.
1:00 pm BBQ departure from Mackie House back to Kelowna
1:30 pm BBQ departure from Mackie House back to Kelowna
No bike? No problem! We recommend a mountain bike or cross-country bike for this route. If you don’t have a bike available for the route, we have partnered with Kelowna Cycle to provide you excellent service and a discounted rental for the day. Contact them here and they’d be more than happy to assist you.
8:00 am – Riders partaking in the short route (30km) gather at Sutherland Bay Park to load their bikes. Coffee and muffins are available to start your day!
8:30am – Riders partaking in the long route (50km) gather at the starting point and coffee and mufins are available to fuel yourself before you take off. We’ll take a few moments here to share the rules of the road, explain the poker card game and talk about some safety precautions to ensure everyone has a good time.
9:00am – Once everyone’s ready, the ride commences and riders participating in the long route take off in waves. Anyone participating in the shorter route will be shuttled to their starting location and commence their ride from there. Directional signage and three road support stations with refreshments are placed along the route to keep you hydrated and fueled!
12:00pm – You’ve made it to the finish line! Or should we say BBQ line? Treat yourself to a Gourmet BBQ catered by Gumtree Catering and enjoy some well-deserved drinks amongst fellow riders. Beer and wine is available for purchase and entertainment is available for the kids.
12:45pm – We’ll wrap-up the event with a few short speeches and announce the winner of the poker run! Prizes are distributed for our top fundraiser(s) in addition to door prizes for the remainder of the guests.
1:00pm – First shuttle back to Kelowna departs
1:30pm – Final shuttle back to Kelowna departs
Full Route (approx. 50km) – View Route Map for Full Ride
Short Route (approx 30km) – View Route Map for Short Ride
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