We would like to take a moment to advise you of our policy regarding our tours and cycling the KVR this summer and plans beginning for 2021.
These are very uncertain and changing times and we must be willing to change and support each other through them.
Since starting the KVR Cycle Tours business by first launching our www.kettlevalleyrailtrail.com resource website in 2011, there have been plenty of challenging times. Some of these have had to do with advocacy for the KVR trail itself – and trying to help support the rural communities and economies this iconic trail represents.
So, it is with a heavy heart that we have made this very difficult decision, in light of the uncertainties of Covid-19, to cancel our summer 2020 season. I know too, that, as a fellow cyclist and traveler you will be disappointed, as am I, in missing cycling the KVR this summer.
I do want to encourage you to live as active and healthy lifestyle as you are able, and ride your bike! but maybe consider exploring your own backyard more in-depth this summer. I have done that in my own “lockdown bubble” and have had some remarkable experiences. And probably ridden my bike more than I ever usually have time to!
We are no longer accepting bookings for this season – but we are now rescheduling existing bookings to 2021, and also taking new inquiries for next season. If you are unsure of the status of your booking, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already booked, any deposits will be applied to your re-booking or refunded – your choice.
Please do email us if you would like to ride the KVR in 2021 as we are already getting very fully booked and will sell out much earlier than we normally do – we are currently re-booking about 95% of our 2020 guests.
I have been overwhelmed by the positivity of you, my fellow cyclists and guests and grateful for all of your kind words and offers, and do sincerely hope to meet you all in health and happiness in 2021.
We wish you, your friends and family, all the best, and thank you for your patience and your support through this very challenging time.
2021 will include a celebration of our 10th year organising and operating self-guided cycle tours on the KVR, and we hope you come along to celebrate too!
Paula Sheridan and the team at KVR Cycle Tours
For more information on Covid-19 and Trails/closures in British Columbia: