Online registration for granfondo closes on Friday

The fifth annual Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan to celebrate fifth-year riders

The 2015 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan gets rolling in Penticton for the fifth time on July 12. The event features three distances, the 160 kilometre granfondo, 92-km mediofondo and the 55-km cortofondo. There is also the VIP, all-access Classe Specials, which provides riders with a cycling kit.

Online registration closes Friday, July 3 at 2 p.m. A very limited number of in-person entries are available at the Granfondo Cycling Expo and Package Pick-UP at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre July 10. There will be no registration on race day.

This year’s race is about celebrating new and returning riders heading into the fifth anniversary. Early registrants have received gifts upon registration. PGAMO will be recognizing five-year riders with a special gift during the weekend. Currently there are more than 2,100 registered riders.