Kelowna is notoriously known for being a biker's paradise! Whether it’s taking a leisurely cruise down Lakeshore, or a serious mountain bike up the top of Knox Mountain, you’ll almost always catch some folks making the most of their tread.
We at Lakefront Sports know how much fun a day spent on the bike can be - which is why we offer up both e-bike and mountain bike rentals both by the hour and the day! The next time you are looking for a way to spend your Saturday, consider stopping by to see us. You can rent a bike and hit up some of the Okanagan’s most well-loved cycling routes.
Read on to learn more about some of our favourite bike routes and get inspired for your next adventure!
Kettle Valley Rail Trail
If you’re looking for a deep dive into British Columbia’s history, do not skip out on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail! Situated in the central-southern area of the province, this widely known converted railway starts in the city of Hope and extends all the way to Castlegar, marking an impressionable 650 km’s of trail.
Dating all the way back to 1915, the Rail Trail has a certain kind of history that you can feel instantly when you’re on it. Choosing to ride along this trail means that you’ll get to take in some of Canada’s most spectacular mountain and valley scenery, not to mention some iconic sites. You might even get to witness some wildlife along the way! You can also choose to ride either the paved bike path or test your tires on the more challenging gravel.
If you’re looking to learn more about Canada’s history while riding, you should most definitely consider taking one of our guided bike tours! Our bike tours include transportation to the location, a guided tour to go along with your breath-taking views and of course, a guaranteed good time.
Myra Canyon Trestles
Whether you’re visiting from out of town or you’re an Okanagan local, the trestles are not to be missed! This adventure is a bit of a trek, but witnessing the astounding views from the top of the valley is an unmatchable feeling. The Trestles are another that you can experience through our guided bike tours - making your day trip that much more memorable and that much more fun!
The trestles are certainly rich in Canadian history and contain their own special kind of magic that you simply need to experience to understand. Because of the devastating Okanagan forest fire back in 2003, many of these trestles have since been rebuilt and the park was thankfully reopened back in 2008. Once you arrive, you’ll get to enjoy riding across 18 trestles and 2 mountain tunnels, all that were originally built between 1912 and 1914. The best part about this route is that it’s perfect for any level of cycling and has some of the best views of the entire Okanagan.
Rent yourself a mountain bike, pack a picnic and take part in this unforgettable experience.
What would a bike ride in Kelowna even be without a cruise down Lakeshore? As much as the Okanagan is known for its mountainous trail rides and epic views, there’s still so much to enjoy for the cruiser bike experience. This bike route is a flat ride the entire way, making it easy for any level of cyclist to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon ride. Taking this route means you’ll get to enjoy some gorgeous views of the Okanagan lake as well as some of the valley’s finest properties. You may even make a few pit spots along the way to visit some of the shops and restaurants in the Pandosy Village.
Either grab your cruiser bike or try this route with one of our e-bike rentals! E-bikes make for an extra fun ride with a pedal assist for maximum comfort and leisure. Simply pop in to see us at our waterfront location and you’re on your way. Lakeshore is undoubtedly one of Kelowna’s greatest gems when it comes to getting the true Okanagan experience.
Ready to Get Cruising?
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie with a passion for the mountains or love a long drawn-out cruise, the Okanagan has something for any cycling enthusiast! Are you ready to put the pedal to the pavement and enjoy all the glory this valley has to offer? Visit our website where you can learn more about our guided bike tours and information on our bike rentals - we are happy to support you and your next adventure!