2021: Sept. 5-9 Shuswap – North Okanagan Hub & Spoke

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  • Leader: Jean Macdonald 250-383-8645
  • Co-leader: Paula Mc Gahon (778) 430-0955
  • Co-leader: Charlotte/Bill Eberlein (208) 733-0543
  • Trip Dates: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 -- Thu, 9 Sep 2021
  • Trip Classification: intermediate
  • Trip Fee: $25 CAD
  • Trip Numbers: minimum 8 , maximum 16
  • Trip Registration Opens: Mon, 5 Apr 2021 5:00 PM (pacific time)
  • Registration Lottery Ends: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 5:00 PM (pacific time)
  • Trip Registration Closes: Mon, 2 Aug 2021 5:00 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 viewpoints 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.

It's apple season in the Shuswap!  ​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:
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 Shuswap Tourism's Stephanie Goodey at the Columbia - Shuswap Regional District office (250) 833-5947 to request free copies. 

All participants are expected to read and follow the CCCTS COVID-19 National Safety Plan  and  Staying Safe: Guidelines for 2021

Accommodation Reservations:

Our comfortable base for the week will be Sorrento Centre on Shuswap Lake, 35K northwest of Salmon Arm via Highway 1 on the west side of the village of SorrentoSorrento Centre Site Map here.

Website:  https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/contact,  https://www.sorrentocentre.ca/

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: Lodge rooms, Cabanas, RV sites and tent camping and a choice of Meal plans. Meals are served at the Richardson Lodge Dining Room and the adjacent outdoor picnic tables. See Meals and Accommodations rates and options here.  

Please register directly with Sorrento Centre by Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Call Toll free: 1-866-694-2409

Note: Sorrento Centre accommodations are available for the night of Thursday, Sept. 9,  but NOT for the night of Friday, Sept. 10. The Centre is fully booked for the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11.

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, snacks and local fruits during late afternoon socials.
  • Ride with GPS digital route files are available and will be posted  on the Club's 
    Ride with GPS Route Library: look for "2021 Sorrento Hub & Spoke Routes".

Fee Does Not Include:

Accommodation and meals.
Transportation to and from ride starting points mid-week: 
Armstrong is 70K south of Sorrento Centre.
Salmon Arm is 35K south of Sorrento Centre. 


On-site Registration on Sunday,  September 5 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in front of Spes Bona. 
See Sorrento Centre Site Map here.
Casual Meet and Greet,  Route Maps and Instructions will be distributed. Sign your CCCTS waiver, (each participant is required to sign before the ride.) Get settled in. A one to two hour 20K - 30K bike ride will leave Sorrento Centre at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.   

A lead cyclist and a sweep cyclist will be serving each of the groups each day. Each day ride begins at 9 a.m. in front of Spes Bona at Sorrento Centre. A lead cyclist and a sweep cyclist will be serving each of the sub-groups each day.  Paper route maps will be provided. 
Ride with GPS digital route files are available and will be posted on the Club's Ride with GPS Route Library: Look for "2021 Sorrento Routes".

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

Last Ride: Thursday at 9 a.m. in front of Spes Bona
A 40K and/or a 60K ride will be offered leaving from Sorrento Centre. Those who need to head home early that day can choose a longer or shorter ride option.  

We will try to arrange for one or two interesting and informative presentations by local speakers. Perhaps a Secwépemc First Nations representative or a local naturalist or a local historian from Salmon Arm Museum  or Enderby Museum with the aim of better connecting you to the people and regions in which we will be cycling.  

Registration and Participant Selection:

NOTE: If Covid 19 restrictions are eased,  the maximum number of participants may be increased from 16 to 24. A Wait list will be established and the increased number of spaces will be allocated base on your assigned lottery number at the time of registration. A decision on increasing the maximum number from 16 to 30 will be made by the Ride Leader by August 2nd 2021.

Registration will be on the CCCTS website on the date shown. A computerized lottery system and waitlist will be utilized in the event that the ride is over-subscribed. A $25 CDN payment is required at the time of registration. The lottery signup will run for 7 days, after which time the leaders will review the results.

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

▪ fitness and riding ability and experience required for the H&S ride,

▪ 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.

Your $25 Registration fee is considered non-refundable in the event of cancellation, unless the cancellation is covid-19 related.

“Stripe fees” are applied for CCCTS registration transactions. Stripe fees will be deducted when there is a refund of registration fees paid by a Club member if a ride is cancelled by the Ride Leader due to COVID 19 or some other reason.
Currently the Stripe fee is 2.9% + 30 cents for a Club ride registration fee (Hub & Spoke or Tour) of any value.
For a $25 H&S registration fee in 2021 the Stripe fee will be $1.03. So, a CCCTS member’s registration fee refund would be $23.97 not $25 if there is a COVID related or other cancellation initiated by the Ride Leader.”  


Sue Bunten, Fred Butler, Elaine Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Andrew Clarke, Bill Eberlein, Charlotte Eberlein, Loretta Goetsch, Hugh Kellas, Jean Macdonald, Paula McGahon, Maggie McNeill, Neil McNeill, Dan Ramsden, Lorna Ramsden, Eamonn Ryan, Rhonda Ryan, Bonnie Scott