Cyclists now have a smooth, off-road ride all the way from Kelowna’s airport to the shore of Okanagan Lake.

The last gravelly section of the trail, from Gordon Drive to Ellis Street, was paved this week.

From Ellis, cyclists can use an existing cycle path to reach Waterfront Park.

“It’s like Christmas came early,” tweeted excited members of the Kelowna Cycling Coalition in response to completion of the paving project.