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