Unique Cycling Event Features “Best of the Okanagan” – Including Watermark Beach Resort

 

A bicycle race like no other… The official website for The Intrepid says it best – “The “Intrepid” is like nothing you’ve ever seen or done (unless, of course, you’re a former professional bicycle racer from the 1920s).”

Stage #2 of the unique bicycle event ended at Watermark Beach Resort this past fall and we  hosted a dinner to celebrate with the cyclists, who also enjoyed a well-deserved relaxing night at our Osoyoos resort. The organizers of The Intrepid work hard to ensure the route guides riders through some of best that the Okanagan has to offer, including breathtaking scenery and delicious food. With this in mind, Watermark Beach Resort is a natural fit for The Intrepid and  we were thrilled to be included in the event.

Ingrid Jarrett, GM & VP Business Development at Watermark Beach Resort, explains what being included meant to the team here at Watermark:

“As our team at Watermark continues to build the travel experience through our region – to be a co-founder of this amazing event is so incredibly rewarding. To have our beautiful scenic roadways traveled and connected by cyclists on this stage ride is a vision come true,” says Ingrid, “Jumping into the lake on arrival – gorgeous dinners under the stars on the shores of Osoyoos Lake – breathtaking views from the suites… it was all so perfect and there was laughter and awe. To introduce our destination like this is a dream come true.”

On the Stage #2 ride from Kelowna to our resort here in Osoyoos, some deer came out to check out the action, while riders enjoyed stunning vistas as well as beautiful pit stops.

This year, The Intrepid will run from September 25th through to September 27th and we are thrilled to once again be a part of the incredible experience for the cyclists. If you love cycling and you can manage cycling over hills on a course between 12-170 km, this is an experience that you will not want to miss. The event starts at the Ramada Inn & Suites in Penticton and cyclists will wind their way through scenic South Okanagan roads, surrounded by mountains, lakes, and vineyards on one of the most spectacular cycling adventures of your life.

 

Check out this video for a Stage #2 recap:

Stage #2 Recap: The Intrepid Stage Ride™ 2014 ★ Okanagan from The Intrepid Stage Ride on Vimeo.

Members of the Intrepid expedition will receive:

  • Lodging (per registration option)
  • Meals (per registration option)
  • Exclusive logo’ed custom DaKine luggage
  • Extensive logistics support
  • Event timing
  • Sunday night gala (per registration option)
  • Numerous and sundry other surprises…

 

The Intrepid Itinerary

Thursday Sept. 24 (Arrival Day)

Preferred hotel: Ramada Hotel and Suites, Penticton

  • 15:00 Rider check in & bike maintenance (must be pre booked)
  • 17:00 Welcome reception
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening briefing

Friday Sept. 25 (STAGE 1)

Host hotel: Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

  • 05:30 – 06:15 Leisurely caffeination and appropriate riding victuals
  • 05:30 – 06:30 Rider check in and bag drop
  • 06:45 Mandatory morning briefing at start line
  • 07:00 Ride start
  • 12:00 – 15:30 Aprés-ride replenishment
  • 17:00 Cocktails
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening briefing: revelation of the day’s leaderboard and the specifics of the next day’s route;

Saturday Sept. 26 (STAGE 2)

Host hotel: Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

  • 05:30 – 06:15 Leisurely caffeination and appropriate riding victuals.
  • 05:30 – 06:30 Rider check in and bag drop.
  • 06:45 Mandatory morning briefing at start line
  • 07:00 Ride start.
  • 12:00 – 15:30 Aprés-ride replenishment.
  • 17:00 Cocktails.
  • 18:00 Dinner.
  • 20:00 Evening briefing: revelation of the day’s leaderboard and the specifics of the next day’s route;

Sunday Sept. 27 (STAGE 3)

Host hotel: Ramada Hotel and Suites, Penticton

  • 05:30 – 06:15 Leisurely caffeination and appropriate riding victuals.
  • 05:30 – 06:30 Rider check in and bag drop.
  • 06:45 Mandatory morning briefing at start line
  • 07:00 Ride start.
  • 12:00 – 15:30 Aprés-ride replenishment.
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Finale cocktail reception  (Optional Supplemental Add On)
  • 19:00 – until the wee hours: Gala dinner and wrap up party(Optional Supplemental Add On)

Monday Sept. 28 (DEPARTURE DAY)

 

Registration Fees

Special early bird pricing is available until February 2nd and the basic registration fee includes your accommodation on Friday and Saturday night (September 25th and 26th, 2015). Registration prices are per person and do not include taxes and processing fees. Click to register for the Intrepid Stage Ride Okanagan.

Date

Price

December 1 till Feb. 2, 2015 @ noon $1,600
Feb. 2, 2015 to April 15, 2015 @ noon $1,650
April 15, 2015 to June 30, 2015 @ noon $1,700
June 30, 2015 to event $1,750

 

The entire team at Watermark Beach Resort is looking forward to hosting the Intrepid expedition and we are excited to share some of the wonder of the South Okanagan and Osoyoos with the riders. Come prepared for a luxurious experience, decadent food, and world-class wine. The Intrepid, and your stay at Watermark, are adventures that you will cherish for years to come!

You can learn more about The Intrepid HERE

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