You've got ramble questions - well we've got some ramble answers!
Q: When do we leave and where are we leaving from?
A: We depart The Lions Cyclery (1276 Ellis Street, Kelowna) at 7am, Friday July 13th. We know it's early, but this time of year can get hot - and we want to be done the climb to the KVR before the heat of the afternoon hits.
Q: Where are we sleeping?
A: The plan is to stop at two different campsites. The first night we'll be staying at a campsite just west of Chute Lake, off the KVR. The second night we will be staying at Link Lake recreation site just off the KVR, between Princeton and Summerland.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: This is bikepacking, so you'll need a bike and your camping gear. A bare minimum of gear would look like this:
For more detailed lists, you can check out some of them over at Bikepacking.com.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Breakfast and dinner will be the big meals that we will provide and will stop for every day (and yes, COFFEE). You will be provided with on-bike snacks that you get to carry every day - hydration mix, chews, and bars.
Q: Will there be water?
A: The route will take us past different bodies of water which we can draw from. This is where your water purification gear or tablets will come into play.
Q: Will there be beer?
A: Yup! And maybe some cider too!
Q: What does "supported" mean
A: We have organized the campgrounds, the route, food, and some beverages. There will be some technical support at the start and the end of each day, but you should be self-sufficient during the day while we are all riding.
Any more questions that we haven't covered here? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.