Penticton Commuting – Dangerous Intersections

Commuting or just riding through town?
Crash data from ICBC show the most accident prone areas of the city.
Just something to think about on your next ride through town.
Note: There is nothing dangerous about these Intersections. They are just busier then most areas. These are Vehicle Accidents, not Bicycle Accidents.

  1. Industrial and Main Intersection
  2. Channel Parkway and Fairview Intersection
  3. Duncan Ave and Main st Intersection
  4. Warren Ave and Main st Intersection

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Photo from Penticton Western News

July 26th 2014 – Challenge Penticton Bike Course Supported Ride

On July 26th, Join us in taking part in the Penticton Triathlon Club Challenge Penticton “Supported Ride”.
Ride the Challenge course knowing that mobile aid stations will be on course with fluids, ice water, bananas, gels, spare tubes, and a ride if needed. Support provided by Tricycle Okanagan.
Fee to be determined, to pay for gas for volunteer drivers. Parkway Chevron is helping us, by providing the ice.

A few of our members have taken part in this ride in previous years and thoroughly enjoyed it. We think you will too!

Submit your interest below.

2014 PACA Jersey Order

Looking for that Jersey to show your support of the local cycling Community?
We have it.

Fill in the form below to show your interest on our next PACA Jersey order.
We will endeavor to have samples for you to try for sizing.
Pricing is dependent on order quantity. Likely cost will be between $70 and $90.
We will send out a confirmation email when the order is ready to be completed to let you know final price.
This will be your chance to agree or disagree to the order.

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Toonie Tuesday – Results and Photos – 24th June 2014

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Third edition of Toonie Tuesday for 2014.
We hope you had a great time.
We have to give a big thank you to Alison Crawford who donated this weeks lovely burgers and Joy and Carl Peterson who donated the beverages.
We also had a great time with the Youth Group who took on Campbell Mtn as well after their great year of skills training.
The next Toonie Tuesday heads to Summerland to take on the Test of Humanity course.


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“Developing a Lifelong Love of Cycling” Youth rides sponsored by the Bike Barn

Beginning on April 23, the staff at the Bike Barn and parents have been leading weekly PACA youth road rides. The group of youth- ages 11 and up, meet at 5pm to build skills, such as: Shifting, body positioning, cornering and riding in a group while safely navigating the roadways.
They have been getting excellent turnouts of 10-15 youth and 2-3 adult chaperones all the while building their skills and endurance. The occasional mountain bike ride is thrown in for some variety.

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity for your kids to be mentored by riders with an impressive biking repertoire: Ron Hayman-2 time Olympian and former pro road cyclist, Ben Instone- UK Time Trial champion and Aart VanKooy- BC Bike racer
This week Evan Guthrie, Canadian National cross-country racer is in town and will be making a guest appearance on the youth mountain bike ride. Don’t miss out!

The important take-away from this group is the hope of establishing a lifelong love for bicycing. We think it is working!!

Contact Bike Barn in advance if a bike demo is required.

Sumac Ridge Winery Tour

We are planning a casual ride out to Summerland for a Sumac Ridge Wine Tour.
This will be a KVR ride which will take some of the back roads to the Winery.
Sights along the way will be Summerland Sweets and Downtown Summerland.
Below you will find the preliminary plans.

August 9th 2014
9am -Meet at Penticton Rose Garden.
11am – Sumac Ridge Wine Tour (Cost is $7.50 + tax)
One hour wine tour. 6 wines, 4 food pairings.
12pm to 2pm – Lunch at Sumac Ridge Golf Course
In the evening, come and join us at Peach Fest for the concert.

“Let us take you on a journey from the sparkling wine cave to the vineyard to the wine shop while uncovering some of the joys of pairing our Private Reserve wines with food. Your experience includes a guided tasting of six wines with selected food bites. We’ll share with you the history of the Okanagan’s premier estate winery and an overview of the intricies of viniculture and viticulture.”

Fantastic turnouts to the PACA youth mountain bike rides sponsored by Freedom the Bike Shop

The beginning of May saw the start of a weekly youth mountain bike skills development and ride. We have teamed up with Freedom the Bike Shop to continue offering their Tuesday advanced rides and a new group of beginner youth skills development headed up by PACA’s Linnette and Shaun Gratton and Cameron Adam. Both groups meet at Freedom where they split in to two groups for their evenings adventures.
The Freedom team shuttles the advanced group up to the Mice where they rip up the trails and work on some skills. They have been getting 10-15 riders out each night for the past 6 weeks.
The beginner group has been practicing some core skills at the PenHi field, the likes of which are braking and body positioning and the most fun- skinnies built courtesy of Linnette and her daughter Jaelinn. They have now built up enough skill to venture out on to Campbell Mtn to hit some real dirt. I heard that their whoops and cheers could be heard across the mountain by the Toonie Tuesday group!! This posse is seeing 8 riders on average and we would like to add that the majority of the young riders in this group are female. It is great to see the growth of the sport.
Thank you to Freedom for providing the hub for these weekly rides.
We would like to congratulate one of the youth riders- Joshua Enns for participating in the first BC Enduro race of the season held in Penticton on May 17 & 18th. Joshua placed 3rd in his age category.
Nice riding Joshua!!

Photo caption: Podium Joshua Enns Photo credit- Johnny Smoke

Photo caption: Podium
Joshua Enns
Photo credit- Johnny Smoke


PACA Road Ride group Camping Trip

The road ride group organised a lovely camping trip out to the Ashnola river where we enjoyed the Red Bridge Campground. Two Nights of awesome food, reasonable weather and sitting by the campfire.