Vernon Outdoors Club Cycle Rides

As a community service, we are proud to offer a selection of our favourite cycle rides.  We’ve tried to select our favourite rides centred on Vernon for easy access. 

If you find this information useful please join our club and participate.  It’s a lot of fun!

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The cycle ride information is provided as a resource for VOC members and for members of the public for personal recreational use only.  All material is © Vernon Outdoors Club and any use by any organization or corporation requires prior written permission.

Use of any information on this website is entirely at your own risk.  The VOC accepts no responsibility for the suitability or accuracy of the information and accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or injury, direct or indirect, no matter how caused.

Cycle Ride Information

In the table below we have included short descriptions of each cycle ride and a link to a PDF that details the ride.  You can download each PDF and print it as needed. Use of these maps and directions is entirely at your own risk.

 



Cycle Ride

Start Point
Finish Point
Ride
Vicinity

Distance
(Return)

Elevation
Gain


Ride Description 
Armstrong Short Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong  37 km 370 m Explore the charming Armstrong area, touring north and south on mostly quiet country roads.  Good pavement.  Stop off in Armstrong mid way and enjoy a coffee in town, perhaps picnic at Memorial Park (around the corner from Norval on PV Road), or find some tasty treats at the Village Cheese Company on Smith Road.
Armstrong Long Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong 52 km 560 m Explore the charming Armstrong area, touring north and south on mostly quiet country roads.  Good pavement.  Stop off in Armstrong mid way and enjoy a coffee in town, perhaps picnic at Memorial Park (around the corner from Norval on PV Road), or find some tasty treats at the Village Cheese Company on Smith Road.
Armstrong to Enderby/Grindrod Short Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong 42 km 399 m The short ride takes one up through the farmlands above Armstrong, descends steeply into Enderby, then jogs through more farmland along the Back Enderby Road.  The descent is a fun one, but watch for possible potholes on shady corners.  Washrooms and water available at Chamber of Commerce park, and numerous fun eateries in Enderby.  Good pavement.
Armstrong to Enderby/Grindrod Long Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong 65 km 550 m The long ride as above, except that you will descend into Grindrod rather than Enderby. Water and washrooms available at Grindrod Park or the riverside Pub on opposite side of the road (Km. 32)  Good pavement
Armstrong to Gardom Lake Short Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong 30 km 350 m

Both rides feature peaceful scenic farmland on an out and back to Gardom Lake, with loops at each end.  Good pavement on quiet rural roads, except for 1km. hard pack on School Road near the lake (road bike suitable)

Picnic tables and washrooms available at lake, nice spot for a picnic.

Armstrong to Gardom Lake Long Norval Arena Norval Arena Armstrong 39 km 570 m

Both rides feature peaceful scenic farmland on an out and back to Gardom Lake, with loops at each end.  Good pavement on quiet rural roads, except for 1km. hard pack on School Road near the lake (road bike suitable)

Picnic tables and washrooms available at lake, nice spot for a picnic.

Kin Beach to Ellison Provincial Park Short Kin Beach parking lot on Tronson Road Kin Beach parking lot on Tronson Road Vernon 30 km 350 m The short ride proceeds along Okanagan Lake is on good pavement with some bike laning, passes by numerous lakeside homes and then out to Ellison Provincial Park.
Kin Beach to Ellison Provincial Park Long Kin Beach parking lot on Tronson Road Kin Beach parking lot on Tronson Road Vernon 39 km 570 m

The long ride This ride begins with a loop encompassing a couple of climbs above the North Landing area.  Great views of Okanagan Lake.  Then descends to the lake to follow the out and back to Ellison.

Lumby to Mabel Lake Short Shuswap Falls Rec. site 16km east of Lumby Shuswap Falls Rec. site 16km east of Lumby Lumby 44 km 407 m Both rides are an out and back through picturesque farmland on excellent pavement, with the exception of approx.. 2 km. good hard pack (Road bikes acceptable except those with really skinny slick tires) as you enter Mabel Lake Park for lunch.  Picnic tables at beach for lunch, washrooms and water available.
Lumby to Mabel Lake Long Duke Memorial Arena on Shields Ave. Duke Memorial Arena on Shields Ave. Lumby 73 km 570 m Both rides are an out and back through picturesque farmland on excellent pavement, with the exception of approx.. 2 km. good hard pack (Road bikes acceptable except those with really skinny slick tires) as you enter Mabel Lake Park for lunch.  Picnic tables at beach for lunch, washrooms and water available.
Silver Creek to Salmon Arm Short Silver Creek Community Park Silver Creek Community Park Silver Creek 43 km 374 m

Start at Silver Creek Community Park (100 meters north of Firehall) on Salmon River Road

The short ride is a  relatively flat ride through the beautiful Salmon River Valley is on mostly new pavement and also features a 5-6 km. bike path adjacent to the road (starts near beginning of ride). 

Both rides turn around on Salmon Arm Wharf.  Great views, great place for picnic lunch, washrooms available in park.

Silver Creek to Salmon Arm Long Salmon River Road Salmon River Road Silver Creek 67 km 577 m Start (and finish) at Glenemma junction of Salmon River Road and Heywood Armstrong Road.

The long ride takes you up a short steep climb onto Yankee Flats, across and then fun descent into Silver Creek.  Remainder of ride relatively flat meander through beautiful farmland. Mostly new pavement.  

Both rides turn around on Salmon Arm Wharf.  Great views, great place for picnic lunch, washrooms available in park.

VERNON TRI LAKES Short BX Community Park on Dedecker Road BX Community Park on Dedecker Road BX 44 km 450 m This loop ride showcases Vernon's three major lakes, Swan Lake, Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake.  It winds through town on good bike paths and quiet paved roads past each of the lakes.  Washrooms at Okanagan and Kal Lakes, great end of ride refreshment stop if desired at BX Cidery (2 km. prior to end of ride). 
VERNON TRI LAKES Long BX Community Park on Dedecker Road BX Community Park on Dedecker Road BX 56 km 593 m This loop ride showcases Vernon's three major lakes, Swan Lake, Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake.  It winds through town on good bike paths and quiet paved roads past each of the lakes.  Washrooms at Okanagan and Kal Lakes, great end of ride refreshment stop if desired at BX Cidery (2 km. prior to end of ride).