Merckx Gran Fondo 2019

The Spandex Panda Velo Club shows up in fine form.

What a turn out we had for this!!! 9 riders from across western Canada and a ton of stories. This adventure had both 'classic' riders & modern day gems. No matter what the bike, the fun would be had all weekend. When you're in wine country, the 'warm up' rides have some pretty tasty destinations.

The Saturday before the event, several smaller groups headed out for 're-con' rides on different parts of the course. Myself, Simon & Michael headed south towards McLean Creek & found our way up to Blue Mountain for a glass of local bubbles. Quiet location with a great view of a part of the valley very few enjoy.