This section is new for 2020

Events FAQ’s & Updates

Course Maps

We do not release the course maps to the greater public. Why? Because we spend hours and hours setting up our event courses and getting permits and permissions and do all this for the event. We will give out some course descriptions.

What Type of Bike is Best for a Gravel Fondo

Any bike is best but specifically a bike with fatter tires in order to run lower pressures. This could be Gravel Bikes, Cyclocross bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid Bike, Touring bike or Road Bike. (and yes even e-bikes) You do not need Suspension like on a Mtn bike but road bike tires with high pressure and hard gearing (although you can do it on that kind of bike) is not that comfortable and the gearing is usually too hard. We will be providing specific information for each type of bikes with tire sizes and gearing for the event.


How do the Teams work?

We have teams of 2 and teams of 4 categories. It is the combined time of all 2 or all 4 Team members and the lowest combined times wins.

Since there are a lot of logistics we thought we would add this on the website for you and hopefully answer some questions.

Kettle Mettle Shuttles

You must pre book all shuttles for the event before Wednesday of event week

100k and 150


Pre Event

For all pre event shuttles (Saturday AM for all events

  • 50K medio
  • 100K Full Fondo
  • 135+K Full Fondo Plus

  • You must check in your bike at package pickup (Friday in Kelowna)so we can transport it . We will not accept any bikes for transport on Saturday Morning  except 50K Medio from Penticton

    Post Event

    We have shuttles back to Penticton Starting around midday.

    Do you have customer service?

    Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable customer services reps are available to answer your questions 24/7/365. We will do our best to get back to you within 48 hours