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Ride for the Okanagan Rail Trail

A new video released by the Okanagan Rail Trail Society showcases the benefits of a multi-use pathway along the old Kelowna Pacific Railway bed.
Image Credit: Okanagan Rail Trail
May 02, 2016 - 4:30 PM

VERNON - The first fundraising event in support of the Okanagan Rail Trail is getting in gear.

Silver Star Rotary in Vernon will be donating the proceeds from its third annual Rotary Ride on July 24 to the trail initiative. 

“This event provides a great opportunity to help build a world class rail trail,” the club's Rob Irving says in a media release.

The ride will start at Kin Beach and there will be three route options: a 66 kilometre route that goes to Armstrong and back on secondary roads; a 98 km route that goes to Armstrong and out Salmon River road to Glenemma and back to Vernon; and the longest route at 126 km goes past Glenemma to Yankee Flats and back.

“These routes provide wonderful and scenic riding terrain,” Irving says.

A BBQ and draw prizes will await cyclists on their return to Kin Beach.

The number of riders will be limited to the first 200 to register at RotaryRide.ca.

Meanwhile, the Tree Brewing Co. has launched a new beer, the Okanagan Rail Trail Common Ale, in support of the project.

Image Credit: Tree Brewing Co.

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