Tri 1 Events is pleased to announce that on October 4th, 2014 the Inaugural Kettle Mettle Bike Ride will challenge cyclists and showcase the historical nature and amazing scenery of the Kettle Valley Trail in the Okanagan.
The Kettle Mettle Bike Race is the dirt track that takes you back in time from Penticton to Kelowna. This 105+ kilometer bike ride starts at Okanagan Lake in Penticton and finish near the Lake at Mission Recreation Park in Kelowna. The Kettle Mettle Fondo on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail is putting affordability and FUN back into Fondo cycling events. This is more of a FUNDO Cycling event. After the challenging ride cyclists can enjoy the wine festival and the Kettle Mettle After Party in Kelowna.
The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is an abandoned railway bed that winds through south central British Columbia with grades that never exceed 2.2 %. But even the most radical cyclist will grip the handlebars a little tighter crossing trestles.
Long popular in Europe, gravel road races are attracting large numbers of riders looking to do something off the beaten path.
Kettle Mettle organizer Dean Stanton from Tri 1 Events brings three decades of experience and involvement in similar sporting events as a participant and race organizer including the World Renowned Spartan Race throughout Canada and the 2009 World Police and Fire Games Triathlon.
Dean says, “We wanted to organize an exciting yet challenging cycling event to draw attention to the historical Kettle Valley Railway in BC from Penticton to Kelowna. We plan to make Kettle Mettle an annual event.”
Registration is now open – http://www.kettlemettle.ca/register.html
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