90 cyclists
13 teams
44 days until we ride
Okanagan Grape Escape
September 13th and 14th 2014

Location: Rona, 1711 Springfield Rd


Check-in Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Start Time: 9:30am
Route Length(s): TBD

For more information, contact Miriam A. King :
miriam.king@mssociety.ca | 250-762-5850

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 See the fun you can have at the Okanagan Grape Escape by viewing the 2013 photos. Click HERE to view. They sipped they savoured and the cycled to help end MS! 

Take a leisurely trip through the best wine country in the world, in our opinion. This ride is a challenge for the cyclists but is also an incredibly scenic and enjoyable bike tour. You will cycle along roads winding up hill and down, through some of the most stunning vineyards and vistas of the Okanagan with beautiful views of the exquisite Okanagan Lake. Of course we will provide you opportunities to stop at specially selected locations to sample wine and other local fare. You will have the opportunity to make purchases at these venues.

Everything starts and finishes at RONA, our hosts for the weekend to end MS! As our start finish sponsor the RONA team also provides a significant amount of support for the bike tour by making and serving a complimentary lunch on both days for the riders. Providing the space for the RONA MS Bike Swap with Fresh Air Concepts/Experience in March of 2014; more details to come. Most importantly they have the largest bike team at the tour and raise the most funds to end MS!

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The Okanagan Chapter member volunteers will see to your needs on the route by providing you with water, snack, and juice. Then after you make your purchases at the various stops along the way these wonderful volunteers will bring your items back to RONA for you to pick up at the end of the day.

The Okanagan Grape Escape is for wine lovers with a cycling addiction. So join us as we sip savour and cycle to end MS!

Register yourself and your team now to be a part of the best bike tour in the Okanagan and start your fundraising immediately as top fundraisers will be rewarded. 2013 Elite Club Jersey winners don’t forget to send Miriam your photos and stories about where your Jersey has been between the 2013 and 2014 MS Bike Tours. Participants who have registered for both days are entitle to attend the complimentary Dinner and Dance Saturday night
Registration fee are $20 to April 15; then $35 to May 15; then $45 to June 15; then $55 to July 15; then $65 till the day of the event. Participants who can only ride on Sunday your fee is $30.Okanagan MS Bike BCY 3

Our hotel of choice is the Ramada Kelowna Hotel and Conference Centre. Rooms are $112 per night between September 12th and 14th reservations can be made by calling 1-250-860-9711 or 1-800-665-2518. The reservation code is MS Bike Tour, rate held till August 15th. Our dinner party on Saturday night will also be held at the Ramada starting at 6:00 pm.

For more information or assistance please contact Miriam King at 250-762-5850 or by email at Miriam.king@mssociety.ca

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Quick Links
Top Online Fundraisers
  1 -  Milestone: $2,000+ Self Donor John Appleton ($2,345.00)
  2 -  Milestone: $1,000+ Self Donor Lyle Nicholson ($1,360.00)
  3 -  Milestone: $1,000+ Self Donor Cam Stokes ($1,185.00)
  4 -  Milestone: $300+ Mike Brookfield ($636.00)
  5 -  Milestone: $300+ Jennifer Walters ($630.00)
  6 -  Milestone: $300+ Tom Rathwell ($615.00)
  7 -  Milestone: $300+ Suzanne Lane ($520.00)
  8 -  Milestone: $300+ Laura Smith ($520.00)
  9 -  Milestone: $300+ Self Donor Emilie Zaloum ($465.00)
  10 -  Milestone: $300+ Eddie Schroeder ($320.00)
Top Online Teams
  1 -  Gallaghers Grape Expectations ($5,685.00)
  2 -  Ride Hard ($1,386.00)
  3 -  Desperate Housewives of Kelowna ($1,315.00)
  4 -  Numb bums ($515.00)
  5 -  Rita Birds ($380.00)
  6 -  CDRD Riders ($330.00)
  7 -  Team RONA ($250.00)
  8 -  The Carr Crew ($205.00)
  9 -  Team Hybrid ($90.00)

Title Sponsor

Scotiabank

Presenting Sponsor

RONA

 

Gold Sponsors

Fresh Air Speedpro Signs Norco

 

Media Sponsors

Global BC The Daily Courier UsedOkanagan.com EZ Rock AM 1150 SunFM