Cycle your way through Okanagan history

Ride the rails in a fun, non-competitive event that takes cyclists across the 80 kilometre route in Myra Canyon that takes place on July 5.

Ride the rails in a fun, non-competitive event that takes cyclists across the 80 kilometre route in Myra Canyon that takes place on July 5.

Organizers say the corridor is one of the “most dynamic routes in Canada,” with impressive views that work their way across trestles and two tunnels. The 40 km route starts at the half way point Chute Lake, goes through Rock Oven Regional Park, Naramata Wine Country and is a 2.2 per cent decline to Penticton.

The Okanagan Trestles Tour is a fully supported ride with five rest stops with food and drinks and mechanical support and first aid on route. When you arrive in Penticton you will be greeted with live music, a BBQ, beer, wine, cider and more.

It is the 100th Anniversary of the completion of the Kettle Valley Railway and the 101 anniversary of the completion of Myra Canyon trestles. The Trestles were re-opened in 2008, (7 years ago) after the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire with a great celebration. It is time to celebrate this amazing trail and history again.

The 80 km route is challenging with the average time being 5.5 hours. The 40 km route will take approximately 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Register before June 15 as prices go up after that date with registration closing June 28. Register online www.okanagantrestlestour.com.