News from Kamloops

February 3, 2014

Gearing up for the Indoor GranFondo & Family Festival

Kamloops, B.C. –The 2nd Annual Kamloops Indoor GranFondo and Family Festival is on Family Day weekend – Sunday, February 9th. Starting at 10:00 am, come out to enjoy an active day with the kids at the Tournament Capital Centre!

In addition to face-painting and a photo booth, Big Little Science Centre will be there, 4Cats Studio will have a kids’ Artzone, PacificSport is hosting XploreSports, Kamloops Adaptive Sports Association has wheelchair basketball, the Yoga Loft has kids’ yoga, and RiverCity Gymnastics will have an obstacle course and Princess Party. Don’t miss the free swim at the Canada Games Pool from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will also be an expo with an eclectic group of exhibitors. Admission is free for both the expo and Family Festival.

New This Year:
We are offering multiple free workshops throughout the day! Learn more about injury prevention, bike maintenance and advanced training techniques.

9 am | Prepare & Recover with David Stride of Stride Performance
10 am | Basic Principles of Heart Rate Zones with Maurice Maher of Multisport Solutions
11 am | Pre-Ride Inspection by Ted Morton of Kamloops Mountain Biking Ltd.
11:30 am |  Derailleur Workshop by Ted Morton
12 pm |  Advanced Heart Rate Training with Maurice Maher of Multisport Solutions
1 pm | Tire Repair with Ted Morton of Kamloops Mountain Biking Ltd.
1:30 pm | Derailleur Workshop with Ted Morton of Kamloops Mountain Biking Ltd.  

The Kamloops Indoor GranFondo is a fundraiser for the MS Society. Participants can ride for 6 hours, 4 hours, 2 hours or any open amount of time; with all riders finishing together at 4:00 pm. Registration fees for the 2014 event are $25 for youth and $50 for adults, and include assistance with set-up, a custom yoga mat, swag bag, aid stations with snacks and a ticket to the buffet dinner after the event.

For fundraising questions contact Katrina Wisla at katrina.wisla@mssociety.ca or call the MS Society of Canada, Kamloops and Area Chapter office at 250-314-0773. For all event related inquiries, or to register for a workshop, please contact Alex de Chantal at Adechantal@kamloops.ca or call 250-828-3828.


Media Contact:
Alex de Chantal, Community and Wellness Event Coordinator
City of Kamloops