2020 May Shuswap Hub & Spoke

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  • Leader: Doris Maron 250-763-2025
  • Co-leader: Deanna Simmons 250-317-1016
  • Trip Dates: Mon, 18 May 2020 -- Fri, 22 May 2020
  • Trip Classification: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Trip Fee: $25 CAD
  • Trip Numbers: minimum 12 , maximum 32
  • Trip Registration Opens: Fri, 8 Nov 2019 5:00 PM (pacific time)
  • Trip Registration Closes: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 3:00 PM (pacific time)
Ride Description:

Welcome to the beautiful and diverse landscapes of the Shuswap – North Okanagan. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of nature as you explore on your bike some of over 1500 kilometers of paved back roads in the area. Along each day’s cycling route we can enjoy short walks, visits to local wineries, swimming beaches, bird watching “hot spots”, scenic view points and cycle-friendly local cafes. Our base for the week will be at Sorrento Centre on Shuswap Lake, 35K northwest of Salmon Arm via Highway 1.
See Itinerary below for Ride details.

Check out the Shuswap - North Okanagan Cycle Touring Map-Guide
here: http://www.shuswaptrails.com/cycle.php or here:
http://shuswaptourism.ca/do/outdoor-adventure/biking/cycle-touring
Copies of this map-guide will be distributed during on-site registration or you can request free copies be delivered to you by mail. Call the Salmon Arm Visitor Centre at 1-877-725-6667 (toll free) or Shuswap Tourism's Stephanie Goodey at the Columbia - Shuswap Regional District office 1-888-248-2773 to request free copies. 

Accommodation Reservations:

Our base for the week will be at Sorrento Centre on Shuswap Lake, 35K northwest of Salmon Arm via Highway 1.
Website:  https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/contacthttps://www.sorrentocentre.ca/
Sorrento Centre Site Map here.
Address: 1159 Passchendaele Road  PO Box 99, Sorrento, BC  Canada V0E 2W0
Phone: 250-675-2421, Toll free: 1-866-694-2409,   Email: reception@sorrento-centre.bc.ca

Sorrento Centre offers a variety of accommodations.
See Sorrento Centre 2020 Accommodation Fees here   
See Sorrento Centre 2020
Meal Pricing here 
Meals are served at the Richardson Lodge Dining Room and the adjacent outdoor picnic tables.

Please register directly with Sorrento Centre starting on Wednesday, November 27 at 9 a.m. at: https://book.sorrentocentre.ca/
Further instructions will be e-mailed to you.   Call Toll free: 1-866-694-2409

Riding Conditions:

Quiet, scenic paved back roads thru rural areas of farmland, lakes, river valleys, forests and hills. Lots of variety with low traffic volume.  

A lead cyclist and a sweep cyclist will be serving each of the two groups each day. 

Fee Includes:

Route maps and snacks during late afternoon socials.

Fee Does Not Include:

Transportation to/from event.
Accommodation and meals.  

Itinerary:

On-site Registration on Monday, May 18 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in front of Spes Bona. 
See Sorrento Centre Site Map here.

Monday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Spes Bona
Casual Meet and Greet,  Route Maps and Instructions will be distributed.
Sign your CCCTS waiver. Get settled in.

A lead cyclist and a sweep cyclist will be serving each of the groups each day. 
 
Monday at 3:15 p.m. in front of Spes Bona:
A one to two hour 20K - 30K bike ride will leave Sorrento Centre at 3:15 p.m. on Monday afternoon.  

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in front of Spes Bona:
A 30K - 50K and a 70K - 80K ride will be offered each day either from Sorrento, Salmon Arm or Armstrong. Be prepared to transport your bike(s) by car from Sorrento Centre to Salmon Arm and Armstrong cycling start point "Hubs".   

Friday at 9 a.m. in front of Spes Bona
A 30K - 40K and/or a 60K ride will be offered leaving from Sorrento Centre before heading home.  

We will arrange for several interesting and informative evening presentations by a Secwépemc First Nations representative, a local naturalist and a local historian  with the aim of better connecting you to the people and regions in which we will be cycling.  

Registration and Participant Selection:

This H&S is offered to accommodate most of the riders placed on the wait list for the 2020 June Shuswap - North Okanagan H&S. In the event that we don't reach our maximum of 30, we will open registration on a first come first serve basis until April 18, 2020

A $25 CDN payment is required at the time of registration. 

The selection process will consider the following criteria in evaluating candidates:

  • fitness and riding ability and experience required for the tour,
  • a history of demonstrating safe riding practices,
  • acceptable social behavior.

The leader may interview riders or others who know them to verify their suitability for the tour.

The leader will notify registrants of their selection status. If the ride is not filled to capacity, registration will continue until the closing dates shown. Payments are considered non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

Participants:

Werner Acher, Bev Alden, Leslie Beleski, Linda Casey, Garry Clifton, Laurie Cole, Fraser Crinklaw, Peter Donkers, Bonita Douglas, Constance Fabro, Sharon Folkes, Barry Howell , Pat Howell, John Hudgin, Deborah Kinnear, Ann Marie Liggat, David Liggat, Jude Loukras, Doris Maron, Paul Martin, Trudy Merritt, Dawn Minett, Barry Moore, Barb Oliver, margaret phelan, Paul Quinn, Deanna Simmons, Allan Smyth, Leith Smyth, Andy Vogel, Brian Wills, Jacquey Winchester