The Route

The Intrepid Stage Ride is determined to give you an intimate experience through the best of the Okanagan. The routes will not be released until the night before each ride to ensure you and your fellow riders are in for adventure! Each day you can expect to ride 120 to 170KM each day with a total elevation gain of 7000 meters over the 3 stages.

NEW for 2017 – The Intrepid Half

This year we are introducing the addition of the Half category. The Half offers alternative shorter routes each day that still keep all of the spectacular riding you expect from The Intrepid and the Okanagan.

Nothing changes when you register. Select either the full 4 night experience or the shorter 3 night stay, and then decide on the day of each ride whether you want to do the Intrepid or Intrepid Half route.

Half routes will also be kept secret and only released the night before each ride .

Categories

Team

Participants can start in teams of two. They can be male, female or mixed. The team time is determined by the time of the last rider crossing the finish line.

Soloist
Take on an epic multi-day personal challenge. Each day there will also be a King and a Queen of the Mountain determined by the fastest individual time.

Special Safetti gifts

All Intrepid riders will be receiving luxury gifts from Safetti Canada, our official apparel suppliers. In 2017, you will be given an event jersey, vest, neck warmer, arm warmer, and socks.

Safetti Canada combines high-end performance with elegant design. They produced the extremely popular 2016 edition of The Intrepid kit and we are proud to be working alongside them again this year.

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Accommodations

Enjoy four nights of luxurious accommodations throughout the duration of the event. Rest, recuperate and relax at the stunning Watermark Beach Resort, right on the azure shores of Osoyoos Lake.

  • All riders will arrive on Thursday, September 28th
  • For those who need to be back on Monday, riders can choose to stay for the first three night, and not the last (Sunday)
  • Each rider will be sharing a room with another rider unless they have purchased the single-room upgrade

Food

All food provided are carefully crafted with the riders in mind. The meals will provide plentiful energy, while fulfilling the hungriest appetites and most discerning palates.

  • All food and drinks are provided while guests are participating in the Intrepid Stage Ride. Expect the standard to be gourmet
  • Breakfast & Dinner: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • On-course lunch & post-ride meal Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Beer and wine available at the post-ride meal and dinner

Services

The Intrepid is a world class full-service adventure. All you need to do is focus on the riding.

  • Bike mechanic support pre-ride, on-course and post-ride
  • Event timing with Chronotrack RFID technologies
  • Extensive event logistics
  • Luggage delivery to your luxurious guest rooms
  • Evening awards and results after each stage of riding
  • Plus more surprises along the way

On course rest-stop

Nutrition is important when riding for consecutive days, so we want to keep you fuelled before, during and after. We will provide important nutrition via static and roving aid on course. Each stage will have one rest stop, roughly mid-way through the ride, which will be fully stocked with the nutrition you need to keep you going.

We are excited to be joined again in 2017 by Prima, who will be providing you with their signature Prima Artisan Granola and Prima Real Food Energy Bars to keep you fuelled throughout the weekend.

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Itinerary

Arrival – Thursday, September 28th

  • 15:00 – 18:00   Check-in and bike maintenance
  • 18:00   Dinner
  • 20:00   Welcome, Rider Briefing and Housekeeping

 

Stage One – Friday, September 29th

  • 6:30 – 8:30   Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 7:45   Rider check-in, bag drop and jersey stuffing
  • 8:00   Full Ride start
  • 8:30 – 8:45   Rider check-in, bag drop and jersey stuffing
  • 9:00   Half Ride start
  • 11:30 – 15:30   Après-ride meal and services
  • 18:00   Cocktails
  • 19:00   Canada 150 Themed Dinner
  • 20:00   Evening briefing, results and awards

 

Stage Two – Saturday, September 30th

  • 6:00 – 8:00   Breakfast
  • 7:00 – 7:15   Rider check-in and bag drop and jersey stuffing
  • 7:30 Full   Ride start
  • 8:00 – 8:15   Rider check-in and bag drop and jersey stuffing
  • 8:30   Half Ride start
  • 11:30 – 15:30   Après-ride meal and services
  • 18:00   Cocktails
  • 19:00   Luau Themed Dinner
  • 20:00   Evening briefing, results and awards

 

Stage Three – Sunday, October 1st

  • 7:00 – 8:00   Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:15   Rider check-in and bag drop and jersey stuffing
  • 8:15   Group photo in your Intrepid Gear
  • 8:30   Full and Half Ride start
  • 11:30 – 17:00   Après-ride lunch at Black Hills Winery
  • 12:30 – 17:30   Transportation back to the Watermark Beach Resort
  • 18:00   Finale cocktail reception
  • 18:30   Group photo in your formal attire
  • 19:30   James Bond Gala Dinner and Wrap-up Party
  • 20:30   Final awards and address

 

Goodbye – Monday, October 2nd

  • 8:30 – 10:00   Breakfast
  • 11:00   Check-out

Transportation

Cities from all across Canada and the US enjoy multiple flights into Kelowna and Penticton each day, placing you just a stone’s throw away from our base in Osoyoos.

Driving from Vancouver takes roughly four hours and you will be greeted with breathtakingly beautiful scenic views along the way!

Important Rules

The Intrepid takes place on public roads that are not closed to traffic.

  • Participants must abide by the traffic regulations of the respective communities. All participants must cycle on the right side of the road for the entire event in single file. Cutting corners is not allowed. Instructions from uniformed persons (police, fire and ambulance services, route personnel and marshals are to be followed at all times).
  • During the event it is absolutely compulsory to wear a helmet at all times.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw away or drop things, especially packaging material, bottles, or drinking cups. Riders will be removed from the event, if you are found to be littering.
  • Both partners of a team may assist each other within the framework of the traffic regulations. However, mechanical connections between the two bicycles (towing ropes or similar) are not permitted.
  • Slower cyclists have to give way to overtaking cyclists immediately.
  • Participants have to ride carefully, especially in difficult-to-see sections of the course. Be prepared to brake in downhill sections, and expect oncoming traffic.
  • It is not permitted to pass closed train crossings at red traffic lights. There will be no time credit given for participants delayed by closed train crossings.
  • Defective equipment must be repaired at the side of the road.
  • The organizers reserve the right to cancel or call off the event or certain stages at any time. Reasons for this can be, among other things, force majeure (e.g. bad weather) and extraordinary/unforeseeable situations. In these instances, participants do not have a claim to a refund of the entry fee in part. Furthermore, they cannot derive from that the right to further damage claims.

Pricing

Date Dec 5 @ Noon to Feb 1 @ Noon Feb 1 @ Noon to Apr 18 @ Noon Apr 18 @ Noon to Jun 30 @ Noon Jun 30 @ Noon to Aug 2 @ Noon Aug 2 @ Noon to Aug 31 @ 23:59 Sept 1 to Sept 23 @ Noon
The Full Intrepid Experience

(4 nights, Thu-Sun)

$2,200 $2,250 $2,300 $2,350 $2,400 $2,450
The Short Intrepid Experience

(3 nights, Thu-Sat)

$1,975 $2,025 $2,075 $2,125 $2,175 $2,225

 

For the time conscious professional who needs to return home Sunday night, you can opt-out of Sunday night accommodation. By opting out of the Sunday night accommodation, you will be missing out on:

  • Celebratory Gala Dinner party (awards, videos, dancing)
  • Sunday night cocktail hour
  • Mouthwatering Monday morning breakfast buffet

By opting out of these options, they will receive a $225 discount on your registration.

Additional Purchase Options 

Riders have the opportunity to enhance their Intrepid Stage Ride experience by adding the following items to their registration.

 

Gala Dinner Party Ticket Only – $150

For riders who have found other accommodation for Sunday evening or will have a supporter joining them for the Full Intrepid Stage Ride experience, purchase a gala dinner party ticket. Cap off your experience with the final night of awards and relive the final stage with the media presentations.

 

Event Spouse or Supporter Wristband – $250

For the riders who have a supporter joining them for the weekend, give them full access to the amazing food and drinks. Supporters will be able to eat and drink with you and the other supporters at the exclusive Intrepid Stage Ride area. Meals are provided from Thursday evening to Sunday post-ride. Supporters must purchase the gala dinner party ticket to join their rider on Sunday evening.

 

Full Single Room Upgrade (Thursday to Monday) – $600

Perhaps the camaraderie of your team extends only to your on-bike time. Maybe your spouse is joining you as a spectator in support. Upgrade to a single room from Thursday evening to Monday morning to limit the distractions off the bike so you can be ready and recuperated for the next day of riding.

 

Short Single Room Upgrade (Thursday to Sunday) – $450

For the riders who choose the Short Intrepid experience, upgrade to a single room for the duration of your stay. Enjoy your alone time Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon to recuperate and be ready for the next day of riding.

 

Additional Purchase Options Price
Gala Dinner Party Ticket only $150
Event spousal or supporter wristband $250
Full Single Room Upgrade (Thursday – Monday) $600
Short Single Room Upgrade (Thursday – Sunday) $450

*All fees are subject to tax and processing fees.

Bring your partner to The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan!

This year we are introducing The Intrepid Half. Each day there will be the choice of opting to do the Half course, perfect for those newer to riding, or simply for legs that would like a little more time out of the saddle.

Non-riding partners will also enjoy the many activities that Okanagan has to offer while you’re out on your steed. To make sure you are able to stay in the same room as them, you need to make sure you purchase the appropriate add-ons that are available.

 

1. Purchase the event spousal or supporter wristband

2. Purchase the single room upgrade for the duration of your stay

3. If applicable, purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner Party on Sunday evening.

 

Once those add-ons are purchased your partner is all set to enjoy the entire weekend, dining with you and all the other riders while experiencing the Okanagan in its glory.

 

For possible daytime activities, click here.

Pricing

The full Intrepid Stage Ride experience will be four days long. For those who are required to be back home on Monday can take part in the short Intrepid experience  (with a reduced price). Those who take part in this option will leave on Sunday after the post-ride meal on Sunday afternoon. Keep in mind, the earlier you book the better the price – don’t wait until the last minute!

Pricing Schedule Price
Open to February 1 @ noon $2,200
February 1 to April 18 @ noon
$2,250
April 18 to June 30 @ noon $2,300
June 30 to August 2 @ noon $2,350
August 2 to August 31 @ 23:59 $2,400
September 1 to September 23 @ noon $2,450

For the time conscious professional who needs to return home Sunday night, you can opt-out of Sunday night accommodation. By opting out of the Sunday night accommodation, you will be missing out on:

  • Celebratory Gala Dinner party
  • Sunday night cocktail hour
  • Mouthwatering Monday morning breakfast buffet

By opting out of these options, you will receive a $225 discount on your registration. 

Additional Purchase Options 

Riders have the opportunity to enhance their Intrepid Stage Ride experience by adding the following items to their registration.

Gala Dinner Party Ticket Only – $150

For riders who have found other accommodation for Sunday evening or will have a supporter joining them for the Full Intrepid Stage Ride experience, purchase a gala dinner party ticket. Be a part of the final dinner party at the stunning Sparkling Hill Resort for this gourmet feast! Cap off your experience with the final night of awards and relive the final stage with the media presentations.

Event Spouse or Supporter Wristband – $250

For the riders who have a supporter joining them for the weekend, give them full access to the amazing food and drinks. Supporters will be able to eat and drink with you and the other supporters at the exclusive Intrepid Stage Ride area. Meals are provided from Thursday evening to Sunday post-ride. Supporters must purchase the gala dinner party ticket to join their rider on Sunday evening.

Full Single Room Upgrade (Thursday to Monday) – $600

Perhaps the camaraderie of your team extends only to your on-bike time. Maybe your spouse is joining you as a spectator in support. Upgrade to a single room from Thursday evening to Monday morning to limit the distractions off the bike so you can be ready and recuperated for the next day of riding.

Short Single Room Upgrade (Thursday to Sunday) – $450

For the riders who choose the Short Intrepid experience, upgrade to a single room for the duration of your stay. Enjoy your alone time Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon to recuperate and be ready for the next day of riding.

Additional Purchase Options Price
Gala Dinner Party Ticket only $150
Event spousal or supporter wristband $250
Full Single Room Upgrade (Thursday – Monday) $600
Short Single Room Upgrade (Thursday – Sunday) $450

*All fees are subject to tax and processing fees.

Bring your partner to The Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan!

Bring your partner to The Intrepid as there are many activities that Okanagan has to offer. To make sure you are able to stay in the same room as them, you need to make sure you purchase the appropriate add-ons that are available.

1. Purchase the event spousal or supporter wristband

2. Purchase the single room upgrade for the duration of your stay

3. If applicable, purchase a ticket to the Gala Dinner Party on Sunday evening.

Once those add-ons are purchased your partner is all set to enjoy the entire weekend with you dining with you and all the other riders while experiencing the Okanagan.

For possible day-time activities, click here.

Register

 

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