Scotiabank MS Bike - Okanagan Grape Escape
Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Sunday September 18, 2016
Check-in Time: 8:00AM
Start Time: 9:30AM
Route Length(s): 100km+
Early Check-in Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Early Check-in Time: 5-8:30pm
Early Check-in Location: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, 4870 Chute Lake Rd, Kelowna, BC

For more information, contact Jillian Earl:
jillian.earl@mssociety.ca | 250‑762‑5850 or 1-800-268-7582 x 7298

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New information for 2016 is added periodically. Please check back soon for updates. 

Registration cost until June 28th:  $45

Registration cost starting June 29th, 2016:  $55

Registration cost starting August 10th, 2016:  $65

Your registration fee includes: a fully supported ride for two days, including: a marked and mapped route, emergency bike mechanical support, first aid support, rest stops with water, snacks and wine samples, a purchase shuttle service (we will take care of your purchases so you don't have to carry them on your bike), and breakfast and lunch for two days, plus a dinner on Saturday night. As this is a fundraising event, all participants are asked to raise a minimum of $350.00 in order to participate. If this is not achieved by event weekend participants will be asked to cover the difference. As our thanks for your fundraising to end MS we have a number of participant fundraising rewards

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About the tour

The Okanagan Grape Escape is an escape from the ordinary - two days of fully supported cycling through the hills and valleys of some of the world's best wine country. Enjoy challenging climbs, spectacular views and amazing wine and food.

Stop at wineries and fruit stands throughout the Kelowna area, while taking on nearly 100km of road. Any bike is suitable for this ride, however, some cycling experience is recommended (see the training plan and Gear It Up below). Best of all, this event supports people living with multiple sclerosis in BC, and funds research to find the cause and cure of MS.

Gear It Up

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Join your fellow cyclists at the upcoming training rides this summer (bring a friend, too!)

Gear It Up - June 18

Gear It Up - July 16

Gear It Up - August 27

If you are not able to attend the Gear it Up rides and want some direction in your training, check out this Training Guide created by one of our volunteers. 

Still wondering what exactly goes on during our tour? Check out photos from 2015!

Can't participate as a cyclist, but still want to take part? Check out our volunteer opportunities.

Want to check out the 2015 route maps? Here is the 2015 Day 1 Map and the 2015 Day 2 Map. The 2016 routes won't be idential, but these maps will give you an idea of what we've done before. 

Accommodation

A special rate has been established for MS Bike participants and their families at the Sandman Hotel, located at 2130 Harvey Ave. They are offering a discounted rate of $109/night. To book your room please call 250-860-6409 and quote “MS Society Grape Escape,” code 488878 to receive the special rate.

The Accent Inns Kelowna, located at 1140 Harvey Ave is also offering a discounted rate of $109/night. To book your room please call 250-862-8888 and use code #5136219.

First Time Grape-Escapers

Think it all sounds like fun, but not sure if you can handle the cycling or the fundraising? Check out "My Rookie Story", by Christina Incrocci. She was a rookie rider in 2015 and her story speaks to her experience at last year's Scotiabank MS Bike. 

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BC & Yukon Title Sponsor

Scotiabank

 

BC & Yukon Provincial Sponsor

Global

Local Sponsors

  • RONA
  • Fresh Air Experience
  • Sun FM
  • 2016 EZ Rock
  • AM 1150