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This hub-and-spoke bike trip is based out of Sorrento, located near Salmon Arm, on the banks of Shuswap Lake. There will be day rides starting and ending in Sorrento, with ride options available here and here. There are many country roads to explore with minimal traffic. Obviously there are more rides than time available; the plan is to whittle down the choices closer to the date, with longer rides on full days and shorter rides on arrival and departure days.  We will stay at the Sorrento Center in their cabanas, which are rustic cabins with no running water, meaning a traipse to a washhouse nearby for showers/bathrooms/dishwashing. Dishes, cookware, and bedding are NOT provided. There are options for meals to be provided or DIY. Apparently, they can accommodate special diets. If it rains, we ride and/or hang out in the cabana playing full contact Scrabble. Limit is 8 participants.

RSVP: by notifying Teresa, providing a $75 deposit before May 20. Let Teresa know if you plan to have your meals provided by the Sorrento Center. Also let her know if you have room in your vehicle to take other passengers

Cost: gas $ to get to and from Sorrento. Shared cost of cabana ($85 per cabana per night, divided among total people). Food -there is a local grocery store close by. $ for souvenirs to make your friends jealous, in the form of chainsaw art.

Bring: a bike in good working order, bedding (sleeping bag), toiletries, towel, tools and supplies for flats, bike clothing for the weather conditions, food if you plan to cook, and many items recommended here.

Meet: 12pm-1pm at the Sorrento Center,1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento. It’s a 4-5hr drive from Vancouver.

Tours are open to members only.

 

One Response to “Sorrento Bike Trip – June 25-28”
  1. teresaot says:

    9 members joined me for this tour of Sorrento and surrounding areas. We did 3 rides that showcased the beauty of Shuswap Lake and the pretty mountains and valleys around it. Big thanks to Cuneyt for tips on where to ride, wineries to try, and football teams to root for in the World Cup. FYI, South Korea is not one of them. Weather was generally good, except the last day where drizzle sent us home; it just means coming back in the future and doing the rest of the rides. We ran into a previous VBC member in the middle of nowhere, a huge coincidence, not to mention the big birthday and anniversary that were celebrated on the trip. Thanks to everyone for your good humour, patience, and help getting to the start points.

    A big thanks goes out to Chris Larson from the VOA, whose trip was reproduced for the VBC with her help.

    Enjoy the photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nkL2PRQ41khTFEwW7

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