Okanagan 24 is located at Silver Star Mountain Resort. This incredible setting is a twenty five minute drive up Silver Star road from the city of Vernon. Sitting at an altitude of 1,609 m (5,280 ft) Silverstar resort offers expansive views of the Monashee mountain ranges, and makes the Okanagan 24 Canada’s highest 24 hour mountain bike race. The race has a 24 hour and 4 hour events with various solo and team categories. The race uses the lower cross country trail system. These are expertly constructed trails consisting of mainly blue level single track.
The Okanagan 24 will take place June 29-30, 2019 Canada Day weekend. This is a perfect opportunity to take the family for a Silver Star summer weekend experience. A wide range of accommodations are available. There is a mix of condo/suite options through Silver Star Resort, private vendors and camping.
Race the weekend and stay for Canada day celebrations with firework finale at Silver Star Village.
Silver Star Resort provides plenty of activities for those not racing, these include hiking, downhill biking and more cross country riding that is not part of the race course. Bike rentals are available at the resort. You can also take the new gondola to the top of the resort and take in the spectacular views. Various restaurant, bars and coffee shops will cap off the days adventures.
If your stay allows for more time there are many more activities in the Vernon area. Vernon is surrounded by four lakes and plenty of beaches to soak in the sun. Enjoy wine tours, golfing and mountain biking in the greater Vernon area to list just a few of the many things to do.
After battling it out on the trails for many years, Cory Wallace and Leighton Poidevin team up to turn their passion for 24 hour racing and dream of organizing their own 24 hour event into reality.
Cory is a professional Canadian mountain bike racer from Jasper, Alberta competing in the national and international race circuits and is a 2 time World 24 hour solo champion.
Leighton is an avid mountain biker and cross country ski racer from Canmore, Alberta. Leighton has claimed victory to many achievements over the years. Highest of all achievements was placing 4th over all at the 2004 World 24 hour solo mountain bike championships and nearly breaking the 24 hour ski world record in 2014. Leighton has supported Cory in his last two World 24 hour solo mountain bike races and has been a key player in Cory’s success.
Together they make one hell of a team and will put one one hell of a race.
Leighton (left) & Cory (right)
2018 Solo world championships in Scotland