Vernon Cycling Club

New Website - Vernon Wheelers

All new information posted on Vernon Wheelers website:

Vernon Cycling News,Activities,and Events for 2012 from the Bike Pedlar

Happy New Year to you all.
Indoor Training Sessions
For anyone wanting to get a jumpstart in preparing for the upcoming 2012 cycling season Breakaway Fitness Club is continuing their indoor cycling sessions on Tuesday-(5:15-6:15pm),Thursday-(6:30-7:30pm),and Saturday-(9-10:30am)
Trainer’s are provided and bike storage is also available at the club. Join for 1 day a week or all four! Classes range from all levels to advanced
Drop in’s are welcome for any of the sessions.  Starts this Tuesday-January 3rd , running until March


Spin Class with Leah Goldstein

Tuesdays 5:15-6:15pm, Advanced Class

Saturday 9-10:30am, Advanced Class and  11am-12:00pm, All Levels  


Core Strength,Agility and Balance with Lori Moger and Leah Goldstein

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm, All Levels...

If you need more information contact Breakaway Health and Fitness @ 250-545-5561.They are located @ 220 2801 35th Ave located right behind Lordco


Cycling Spring Events

  1. Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride-May 27th--
  2. Robb’s Ride—June 1st-3rd--
  3. Gran Fondo Vernon—June 10th--
Vernon Cycling Group website will be updated to keep everyone in the loop on cycling activities locally and around the region.
Happy New Year from your Bike Pedler,

Saturday May 21st is the COBRA Route

This Saturdays ride will be the COBRA or Armstrong Century(100K) ride with the additional K's tacked on from Vernon to Armstrong so it will be about a 130K ride.

We will meet at 8am at the Tolko building and go our usual way out take the Hwy to Otter Lake junction and once we hit Crozier Rd that will be the start of the Century in the same direction as the COBRA ride goes. Wre will have some staging areas along the way to fuel up.

As you may know the COBRA ride has been sold out so this will give many of us the opportunity to do this ride with a group. 

May 7th Route Options and May 14th Ride Info

HELLO Riders,

I have been hearing that for some it may too early for the ascent up SS and too cold for the descent down Silver Star so there will be 3 options for our ride this Saturday .We can discuss before heading out this Saturday May 7th @ 8am.

Option 1-usual A group riders loop- Armstrong ride long which includes St Ann’s hill-Highland Park-Lansdowne-Canyon-Enderby route(100K)

Option 2 – B group Armstrong via St Ann’s - Highland Park-Sleepy Hollow-Lansdowne-Powerhouse-route (80k)

Option 3 – Silver Star Climb

Saturday May 14th ride will start at 8am Olympia Cycle and finish at Olympia Cycle.

RBC PrimaFondo Vernon Facebook link RBC PrimaFondo Vernon

After party includes a free BBQ with beverages for PrimaFondo Vernon participants.

These mini-Gran Fondos will be organized into three distances:
- 60 km
- 80 km
- 100 km

Meet at the Olympia Cycle and Ski store at
8:00am, then venture out onto the roads of Vernon and Kelowna.

After party includes a free BBQ with beverages for PrimaFondo participants.



May 7th Saturday Ride and Other Stuff

This Saturday's May 7th  8am Ride will Silver Star Hill Climb

This from Greg Merrick:

Hi Everyone......yes it's almost that time again. The first time trial will be Tuesday May 3rd.....sign on at 6pm with a 6:30 start time at 30 second intervals, for a 13km out and back. Hope to see everyone out.....also pass this along to anyone that might be interested!

A great way to improve your anaerobic conditioning. Location is beside the pond on St. Anne's Road opposite Spall Golf Course.  No fee, no memberships, no insurance.

Cypress Hill's Monday Weekly Hill Climb Starting  May 9th

I am planning to to start Monday night Cypress 2.3K Hill climbs on May 9th. We start at the bottom of Buchanan Rd/Upland Drive with a mass start to the the top of Ravine Drive. This will be timed and recorded on Google Docs so you can follow your progress over the season. Parking is available at my place 408 Upper Crestview Drive and everyone is invited for an apres refreshment after the climb at my place.

Also do not forget to sign up for Gran Fondo Vernon on the website registration form if you are intending on doing this epic ride on June 12th Gran Fondo Vernon

Cheers Gary