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Rain forces cyclists to see new sights

Rain forces cyclists to see new sights

The KVR Rail Trail from Penticton to Little Tunnel is one of the most spectacular Okanagan trails, climbing past Naramata’s numerous vineyards and providing an…

Saturday, Oct 17

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The KVR Rail Trail from Penticton to Little Tunnel is one of the most spectacular Okanagan trails, climbing past Naramata’s numerous vineyards and providing an incredible panorama as you reach Little Tunnel, above. Rain forces cyclists to see new sights

It’s a familiar story for many Okanagan residents: you never know what is in your backyard until guests arrive and you give them a city tour.

Then they ask about a local business that is just around the corner, a place you have never visited.

That happened recently to the Sheriff and Constant Companion Carmen.

It was “a dark and stormy night” that hit a planned daytime cycling outing.

As the rain began — again — we popped into Bella Rosa Orchards at 120 Mail Rd. in Kelowna’s Glenmore Valley, which we have driven past many times. Fellow cyclist Sylvia M. is friends with owners Patti and Sam DiMaria. Their fruit stand is now fully stocked with fresh and tasty produce, as we can attest.

Around the corner is the Scenic Road Cider Co. at 770 Packinghouse Rd., just down the street from where we stopped at Robert Lake Regional Park on Curtis Road.The artisanal cidery is inside the former Ritchie family packinghouse. built in 1936 and repurposed in 2016 to produce cider from 100% fresh-pressed Okanagan apples. Manufacturing area and tasting room were then added.October is also the prime month for incredible fall colours as we found out by doing the Pretty Ponds, Parks and Creeks circuit in Kelowna: combining Brandt’s Creek Linear Park, […]

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