2019 BIKE ‘n BRAAI

 

Sunday June 2nd 2019 

Annual ride and BBQ lunch proudly supporting the KGH Foundation

New Route!

New Fundraising Incentives!

 
 
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Bike n’ Braii 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 Makie 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!

Fundraising Incentives

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.

How to Fundraise:

  1. REGISTER for the event and select your fundraising target
  2. Follow these steps here to create your own fundraising page and you’ll be well on your way to receiving complimentary registration and prizes

Event Registration

Registration is now open – register soon to reserve your spot!

  • Adult cyclist – includes participation in the ride, road side support and gourmet BBQ lunch – $100
  • BBQ only (adults) – includes gourmet BBQ lunch – $50
  • BBQ only (child) – includes gourmet BBQ lunch – FREE
  • 2019 Cycling Jersey – limited quantity available (cycle jersey only, non bib shorts) – $50
  • 2019 Jerseys – limited quantity available – $25

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

Bike Rentals

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.

Event Schedule

8:30am – Riders gather at the starting point and coffee and muffins 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. For those participating in the shorter route, your bikes are loaded into the shuttle so you’re ready to take off too!

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

Route Information

Full Route (approx. 55km) – Route Map Coming Soon
Riders meet at Sutherland Bay Park (612 Ellis St) for the opening speeches and announcements before taking off in waves. The route follows the Okanagan Rail Trail all the way to Coldstream. A detour is available for the closed section of the Rail Trail, following Highway 97 for a short duration (approx 15 minutes). Riders will wrap up the ride at Mackie House in Vernon, before being shuttled back to the starting location.

Short Route (approx 30km) – Route Map Coming Soon
Riders meet at Sutherland Bay Park (612 Ellis St) for the opening speeches and announcements before being shuttled to their starting location, located in Winfield at Bottom Woods Lake Rd. The ride will follow Okanagan Rail Trail from here on out and ends at Mackie House in Vernon. Riders are shuttled back to the starting location at the end of the day.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

2019 Bike n’ Braii Title Sponsor

Other Sponsors:

Kelowna Radiology