GRANFONDO AXEL MERCKX OKANAGAN
Great news for all those who rode in or contemplated riding the Granfondo Whistler: Axel Merckx, the famous son of Cycling legend Eddy Merckx and who is now residing in BC, has commenced organising the 2011 Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, centred in Penticton in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. This premier granfondo is scheduled for Sunday, July 10th, 2011. Granfondos have generated a great deal of discussion on numerous internet sites, resulting in impassioned pro and con arguments. Those cyclists who have actually ridden these huge granfondos and who have experienced the wonderful sensation of speeding along closed roads, with lots of wheels to follow and people to chat with, are one hundred percent in favour of more of these massed start events, with a sanctioned competition at the head to cater to the racing fraternity. The Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan will see most of these aficionados, especially those in BC, register for next year's inaugural event. To ensure that you are one of the lucky 2,500 riders starting out from Penticton, in the 2011 Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, Register as soon as possible and. who knows. you may actually get to ride alongside Axel Merckx, ten time Tour de France participant and pro classics winner.
For information on next year's first annual Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, including registration details,go here.