23 Jul 2017 - 8:00amGet Directions
L’Alpe de Grand Blanc is a 60 kilometre road bike race from Kelowna to Big White Ski Resort. Starting on Hollywood Road South, near the Mission Creek Bike Park, emerging onto Highway 33 to the Big White Road cutoff, and ending in the Big White village area where the Village Centre Mall is located.
On July 23rd, 2017, the 3rd annual L’Alpe de Grande Blanc Bike Race will engage the local cycling community with a challenging ride from Kelowna to Big White Ski Resort in similar fashion to the Tour de France which concludes on the same day. The riders will enjoy a fully supported road ride that embodies the ceremony and rituals of the world’s greatest cycling event. The L’Alpe de Grande Blanc will offer up Polka Dot Jersey's for the King and Queen of the Mountain classifications along with prizes for the fastest team,youngest and oldest competitor. A festival atmosphere will welcome the riders to the finish line where they will be greeted with entertainment, post ride BBQ, refreshments and massage. The ride will feature 2 distances -the full length race of close to 60 km, a shorter 9.3 km ride starting at the Gem Lake parking lot open to junior/youth cyclists that ends at the same finish line. As this is a point-to-point ride, all riders staying with RentChalets will be offered transport down to the start in Kelowna.