10. Lumby

Category
Surface
Elevation
809m
Distance
87km
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Summary

This route starts and finishes at Kal Beach, at the north end of Kalamalka Lake. The ride heads east to Lumby, climbing gradually and featuring one short gravel section before reaching Lumby. Once at Lumby, the route continues east to Shuswap Falls, back into Lumby, and finally returning to Vernon on paved, mostly flat roads.

Surfaces & Traffic

The surface for this ride is 95% pavement and smooth. There are wide shoulders only Highway 6 where there is moderate traffic. The rest of the route is on narrow roads that have light traffic. There is one short gravel section on Whitevale Rd, from kilometer 18 - 22 (hard packed and passable on 25mm tires).

Refuelling

Kal Beach / Coldstream @ 0km:
Lumby @ 28½km:
Lavington @ 69km:

Key Segments

  • Coldstream Creek Rd Eastbound is a fast 2.2km flat segment with two sharp corners & a quick climb.
  • Rawlings Lake Climb is a short 0.7km 4.7% climb just off Highway 6 after Lumby.
  • Rawlings Rd to the Bridge is a fast, slightly downhill 4.4km segment back into Lumby.
  • Mable Lake Rd Climb is a 1.9km 4.6% climb that you might not even notice if the wind is at your back! You’ll hit this just before returning to Lumby.
  • Buchanan TT West is a great TT segment 7.8km in length and -0.3% gradient. It features a short downhill and climb near the end of the segment.

Points of Interest

Options

Staying on Highway 6 all the way from the end of Kalamalka Road to Lumby, and then back on Highway 6 from Lumby to Vernon, will greatly increase the ride speed and make this ride flatter.

The route can be extended past Lumby and Shuswap falls, all the way up to the southern end of Mabel Lake, or along Highway 6 to Cherryville, and even up to Sugar Lake.


Enjoy!

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Maximum
649m
Minimum
402m
Elevation profile for Lumby