To make sure your winter training is dialed for big rides next season, the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan is giving away a new 2018 Wahoo Kickr smart trainer and Pinarello cycling kit. What better way to get ready to ride outside?

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx
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One entrant will win one 2018 Wahoo Kickr and one Pinarello jersey and one pair of shorts. Five others will each win one Yellow Jersey tune-up package from Velofix.

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Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan
Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan

Since 2011, Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan has showcased the roads and scenery of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley. On Sunday, July 14, the rides—Granfondo (160 km), VeloFondo (126 km), Mediofondo (92 km) and Cortofondo (55 km)—start and end in Penticton, B.C. They feature roads alongside Okanagan and Skaha Lakes surrounded by the Columbia, Cascade and Coastal Mountains. All routes have a KOM/QOM challenges. Riders in the Granfondo face 1,600 m of climbing. Post-ride, all riders can tuck into some barbecue and quaff a well-earned beer. For cyclists who want even more climbing, there’s a 12-km hill climb race up Apex Mountain the day before the fondo rides. That day, kids can participate in the Piccolofondo around Penticton’s Gyro Park. If you go, you should also make time to visit a winery or two.

To make sure you’re prepared for a ride, such as one from the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan, enter the contest below. The main prize is a 2018 Wahoo Kickr and Pinarello cycling kit (jersey and bib shorts). One lucky winner will be chosen from a draw. Five runner-up prizes will also be awarded: Velofix Yellow Jersey tune-up packages. Each tune-up package includes an extensive inspection of your bike and its parts, brake adjustments, full drivetrain clean, wheel truing and more.

About the 2018 Wahoo Kickr and Pinarello cycling kit

The 2018 Wahoo Kickr is a direct-drive smart trainer valued at $1,700. It broadcasts over Bluetooth and ANT+ to send data to your head unit or virtual rides. The trainer can work with bikes running quick-release, 12 x 142 or 12 x 148 axles. It can simulate grades as steep as 20 per cent.

The Pinarello cycling kit features a high-quality jersey and shorts from Italy.

The Fine Print
  1. One winner for a Wahoo Kickr trainer will be drawn on Nov. 26.
  2. Five winners, each receiving a Velofix Yellow Jersey tune-up package, will be drawn on Nov. 26.
  3. Contest open only to residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  4. Submitted emails to be shared with Axel Merckx Events and Pinarello.