Granfondo road closures

The second annual Valley First Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan is here! To accommodate the host of events this weekend, road closures are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. A route map [PDF - 2.6 MB] and arrival and departure schedule [PDF - 79 KB] are available for download.

Saturday, July 7 (partial road closures)

  • Main St: 100 block, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (will not affect Saturday Market)
  • Gyro Park perimeter: Main Street, Lakeshore Drive, Martin Street and Westminster Avenue, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 8 (main road closures)

  • Riverside Drive and Lakeshore Drive: Front Street to Eckhardt Avenue, 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Lakeshore Drive: Martin Street to Main Street and a small section of Martin Street, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Martin Street to Main Street, and a small section of Martin Street, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Main Street: 100, 200 and 300 blocks, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bench Roads: Vancouver Hill, Lower Bench, Tupper, Middle Bench, Upper Bench, Johnson and Haven Hill roads, 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Main Street: Lakeshore Drive to Wade Avenue, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Lakeshore Dr. to Wade Ave., 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wade Ave. to Kinney Ave., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • South Main: Southbound lane Kinney to Penticton city limit, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Southbound lane Kinney to Penticton city limit, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Transit changes

  • Saturday, July 7: Road closures will affect the Route #2, #3 and #5 buses.
  • Sunday, July 8: the Route #16 buses will be affected. Consult the Penticton Transit System website for more details.

For more information about the event, visit the Granfondo website.