Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo : The Oldest and Most Scenic Gravel Fondo in BC

We are excited to welcome you to the Okanagan on September 13th/14th for the 9th annual Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo. This event holds it’s title as the oldest Gravel Fondo in Western Canada.
Situated in the stunning Okanagan Valley, our course carves its way through wildflower-blanketed canyons, historic trestles, and shaded decommissioned railway tunnels. You can expect panoramic views of wineries and crystal clear lakes as you climb and descend the sweeping switchbacks of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail.

Although the one-day 138+ km Full Fondo Plus distance is still our marquee event. We are also offering a 50km Medio and 100km Full Fondo distances. In addition to our one-day event, we are excited to be brining back the two-day stage race.

“These events always seem to bring sunshine and great times. Well organized and great people turn out to these gravel events.” Justin Payeur, Maple Ridge, BC

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2 Separate events to choose from


Sep 14th, 2024 Penticton to Kelowna, BC

Featuring 3 Event Distances in 2024.

50km Medio Fondo

  • This was created to appeal to new and beginner riders looking to try this new format out or just wanting to have a super fun ride on the KVR with all the trestles and not be intimidated.
  • Ideal for beginner or novice cyclist

100KM Full Fondo

  • A little longer and more advancedwith more climbing and technical riding
  • Ideal for for beginner to Intermediate cyclists

135+KM Full Fondo Plus

  • The longest event with more distance, climbing and some steep descents
  • Ideal for Intermediate to advanced cyclists

KETTLE METTLE 2 Day Stage Race

Day 1 Sep 13th , 2024 Summerland, BC

  • 100km Distance Featuring An awesome loop starting and finishing in Summerland Rodeo grounds and heading towards Ospery lake with Sections of the KVR and awesome Gravel roads as well.

Day 2 Sep 14th, 2024 Penticton to Kelowna, BC

  • Choice of either 100km or 138km Full Fondo Plus Options

We respectfully acknowledge the KETTLE METTLE Gravel Fondo takes place on the traditional territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.