Okanagan Road Trip, May 2016

Okanagan Road Trip

May is a good time to ride in the Okanagan. It’s still cool and there is still some moisture in the trails. We were again kindly hosted by Johnny, Barb and Chevy, Rich Vigurs and his GF came for a day. We joined the Freedom Bike shop for the Thursday evening ride which was always awesome. We rode a trail in Summerland, Conkle and awesome rock slabs in Wiltse. We checked out Ted Tempany’s work on Knox Hill and we did a new loop in Rose Valley Reservoir.


Summerland – Conkle trails May 2016 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.

Knox Hill

knox-kelowna160512 from Lee Lau on Vimeo.


For the city map click here. This is a great area for a quick spin if you’re on the road. It has 10 shared used trails and 2 dedicated to Biking. The Apex climb is steep and multiuse, you can also climb up the road. The newly designed Shale Trail is the recommended descent built by the city of Kelowna to keep mountain bikers on one dedicated fun descent. They did a good job!

Apex Climb

Nice Views

Top of the climb, easily done in 30 minutes.

Techy start to Shale trail

Then the berms!


In the evening we joined Johnny for the Freedom Bike Shop evening shuttle on Three Blind Mice.

Josh, Josh and Sharon. Josh is riding a Phat Bike!

Stopping to enjoy the view and have a beer.

Hanging out at the beach afterwards enjoying the sunset.

Rose Valley Reservoir is a community park in West Kelowna. Mountain bikers have built some dedicated trails. They are STEEP and loose! and FUN!

Daze of Roses climb

No Left Turn Unstoned – Steep loose switchbacks!

Rounding the reservoir the trails are fast and flowy.

We ride back up the west side

And descent Bear Buns.

Rose Valley Reservoir

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