Second Harvest Food Bank

Proceeds totaling $20,350 from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Rides have supported Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest Food Bank.


Join in the fun of a community bike ride on the scenic back roads of the Shuswap – North Okanagan on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Challenge yourself, ride with family & friends , enjoy the view. Four routes highlight the scenic beauty of the Shuswap – North Okanagan.  Route details here. The Cyclists Shuswap BBQ Lunch and Celebration (live music, draw prizes) is casual, down to earth Shuswap hospitality.

The Bike For Your Life Tour started in 1998 with the hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle, family solidarity, and community involvement through a fun cycling event in which all ages and abilities could participate.

The four bike routes are designed to be safe and fun. Whether you have never ridden a bike before, or you are an endurance cyclist join in. Everyone is welcome!

This is not a racing event. The emphasis is on participation, rather than time, to make it fun for an individual or family. Enjoy the company of fellow cyclists. Ride with your friends and challenge yourself to ride a route distance you might not consider doing on your own.

A limit of 600 cyclists has been set for the 100K, 75K and 35K routes. There is no limit on the number of 10K Route cyclists. For details and the link to on-line registration see the Registration page. 

We are planning some fun activities for young cyclists and their families!

Do you want to help out? Why not print out and share the Bike for your Life Poster? Or, visit our Volunteer page for more ideas…


About the community

The Salmon Arm Bike For Your Life Century Ride is located at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm, BC, the “Gem of the Shuswap”. Salmon Arm is located on Highway #1 half way between Calgary and Vancouver. The City of Salmon ...
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Local Cycle Touring

Welcome to the beautiful, diverse rural landscape of the Shuswap - North Okanagan! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature as you explore over 1,800 kilometers of quiet, paved back roads in the area highlighted by this road bike ...
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Giving Back …

Eagle River Secondary Students helped picking tomatoes, peppers and zucchinis at Sorrento Centre Farm for Second Harvest Food Bank Over the years, proceeds from the Bike for Your Life Century Ride have helped to fund the Second Harvest Food Bank. We ...
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Interesting Links

Other Century Rides Central Okanagan Bike Riders Association (COBRA) Armstrong Century Ride Gran Fondo Penticton Dave's Ride - Vernon Parksville Bike For Your Life Robb's Ride (Grand Forks) Cycle of Hope (Kelowna) Other Local Events Salmon Arm Triathlon Association Salty Dog ...
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Photo Galleries

We hope you enjoy watching these slideshows featuring memories from previous years. Local & Bike For Your Life Century Ride Cyclists Local Cycling Routes & Landscapes ...
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Comments from previous rides

"The ride was GREAT again this year! Super route and support on the course and the wx was stellar! I'll ride again next year for sure!" - Wayne – Langley, BC "I certainly plan to join you in 2017 so thanks ...
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I feel this is a wonderful event and I respect all the cyclists out there. It would be nice if some of the cyclists that ride in groups of 3 or even 2 taking up the entire lane would have the same respect for the motorists. Today I saw a rider almost get hit as he pulled out to ride beside his buddy not even looking to see if there was a car. I got stuck behind this same group of 3 going UP a hill. Why?? Just move over and let the motorists go by! Seriously!! There are always those few that ruin it for everyone! It would also be nice to see some signs up a couple days in advance. Motorists would hopefully choose an alternate route so the cyclists have to deal with less traffic. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are looking forward to hosting 500 riders for this great event. Foremost in our minds is that you all have a safe ride. This is a tour, not a race, and riders are expected to follow the rules of the road. Please remember to ride single-file and to stop at stop signs. Use particular caution when making left turns. We want you all to enjoy the experience and go home with great memories of good hospitality and the beautiful countryside. ... See MoreSee Less

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