Ride: Commonage - Carrs Landing - Okanagan Centre
Vernon to Winfield via the Commonage, Carrs Landing and Okanagan Centre. A scenic ride along sometimes narrow backroads - Commonage Road, Carrs Landing Road and Okanagan Centre Road W.. Beaches, parks, orchards and resorts.Last Ridden: October 2020
Route Type: Paved Backroad
Riding surface: pavement (100%)
The route takes you from downtown Vernon through the hills overlooking Okanagan Lake. There are a few fun km of curves along the way to Predator Ridge golf course and Sparkling Hill Resort. The speed limit is 60 km/h. The road runs past a few small lakes / ponds and then meanders through orchards and country properties. The road descends to Okanagan Lake and runs through Carrs Landing and Okanagan Centre. There are parks and beach access along the way. Kopje Regional Park is a nice stop, but the road down to the parking area is a bit rough with some loose gravel (it may have been improved since I was there last). There is a boat launch and beach area in Okanagan Centre that is quite nice. There are some traffic calming speed humps in Okanagan Centre which is also aother nice area to stop, relax and soak up the atmosphere. South of Okanagan Centre the road climbs steeply and winds it way up and over the hills to Winfield. It is an enjoyable ride with great lake views. Once in Winfield you can access Hwy 97 or take Glenmore Road into Kelowna.