Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and you are invited to join us for the 6th annual “Tour de Pancake”.
The aim is to mark Fathers’ Day by supporting 2 community fundraisers, indulging in pancakes, and riding with friends – not to mention appreciating our rural scenery on beautiful sunny day. The only downside is that in order to fit that all in, we have to start early.
Meet at Hermann & Louise Bruns house (930-37th Ave SE) at 6:30am. The crew heads out at 6:45am for the first leg (25km) of our ride out through the Industrial Park and along Deep Creek road for a pancake breakfast at Hullcar Hall (8:00am).
By 8:45am we’ll be back on our bikes for the next leg of the ride to Putula Park in Mara for our second pancake breakfast. We have to get to Putula Park before they close so you can choose one of the two route options (click on links below for maps) to get to Mara by 10:15am. The pancake breakfast in Mara is renowned for quality including a gluten free pancake option and the choice of several homemade fresh berry toppings and live music. So it is definitely worth the effort to ride out there.
After a leisurely second breakfast, we should have enough energy to ride back to Salmon Arm. You’ll have the choice of returning via Grandview Bench or the somewhat shorter Springbend Road depending on which route (click on the links below) you choose. We generally arrive back in Salmon Arm around 1pm for refreshments on our front lawn.
No need to bring food on this ride obviously but as these pancake breakfasts are community fundraisers, a couple of $10 or $20 bills would be great. Please let us know if you plan to participate so we can give some advance numbers to the pancake makers.
78km route, total vertical climb 450m. This route is best for riders whose comfortable flat-road riding speed is between 20-25km/hr.
95km route, total vertical climb 750m. Choose this route if your riding speed is more like 25-30km/hr (30-35km/hr in a group).