This course is a loop route designed to meet the needs of one-day racers as well as serving as the first stage in the five-day BCBR Gravel Explorer. It includes, paved roads, gravel roads of varying grade and compaction, singletrack, rail-grade, and even woodchips. The total distance is 91km, but the timed race route is 71km. The finish for timed racing is at the infamous Little Tunnel on the KVR north of Naramata BC. The remaining 20km are fashioned to reflect the “Slow Ride” concept and tours the Naramata Bench showing vineyards, viticulture, orchards, artisans, and crafters that make this area the Tuscany of North America. The route is designed in a way that allows for riders to shorten their day and still get a good experience. This ride has the kinds of parcour that truly capture “Everywhere a gravel bike can go”.
*Proposed course subject to change & pending final approvals