Gran Fondo COVID-19 Update (Jun 23, 2020)
2020 Event Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we are sad to report that we will be cancelling the 2020 Gran Fondo that was scheduled to be held on September 26, 2020.
We held out as long as we could, but the death knell came when we were recently made aware of Cycling BC's "return to sport guidelines". These guidelines are the governing regulations for all cycling events in BC, and they clearly state that until BC is in Phase 4 of the re-start process, (as spelled out by the BC government), that no large scale events or gatherings will be permitted.
Sorry everyone. Maybe next year? For full report from Cycling BC, please click on link below:
Hundreds of participants will wheel into the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake area this September 26, 2020, bringing friends family and a rolling good time to the region.
2020 Creston-Kootenay Lake Gran Fondo
September 26, 2020
They call it the Big Ride - 152 kilometers of challenging but ultimately uplifting cycling that pits rider against the terrain and the elements.
"It's not a race," says Creston Bike Club director Mev Hutchinson. "It's a chance for riders to test their individual mettle and enjoy some amazing scenery at the same time."
A Gran Fondo actually comprises three rides: the Gran Fondo itself is about 150 kilometer and, as would be expected, draws the more hard- core rider, replete with several thousand dollar bikes and a serious penchant for beating their own records; the Medio Fondo at about 100 kilometers is still for road warriors but obviously a little kinder on the body's moving parts; the Piccolo Fondo is perennially popular with kids, parents and just everyone else who enjoys touring through stunning scenery and then kicking back when its all said and done.