After missing the 2020 riding season, it’s about time we did the Green Mountain ride. It’s a Killer Beez favourite, combining long climbs with exciting descents and great scenery. The ride is over 90 km in length with 1,000 + meters of climbing, but we’re in shape for that by now, aren’t we? If not, get practising and join us on Saturday, June 26th.
This week’s hike will be up Boucherie “Mountain”, a special request by Joyce 🙂 Meet at the north end of the mountain, at 9:30am, on Friday!
The views from the top are great! See the old pictures from 2019 …
In line with the Sunday ride, the time for the Saturday ride also changes to
from June 5 onwards!
It’s getting hot!
Hike for the week
Friday, June 4, to Lost Lake in Myra Bellevue Park. Starting time is 9am in the main parking lot.
It’s a 10.5km loop as per the picture below. The top picture wasn’t taken on that loop but the hike does have lovely views of the city and beyond. Well-groomed trail, nothing technical, only a few short steep sections. And on Friday it won’t be as hot (24C max) so the temperature should be just fine. Hope you can join!
OK, now that summer and hot days are approaching, it’s time to change the start time of the Killer Beez Sunday Group Ride from 10 AM to 9 AM. So starting on Sunday, June 6th, the start time will be 9 AM. Set your alarm clocks accordingly.
That means there will be plenty of time to mow the lawn after the ride. Oh goody.
Below a few pictures from the gorgeous Armstrong ride on Saturday and Friday’s hike!
Update: Since we do not know what capacity the pub has and since riders will be finishing at different times, please bring some snacks, a coffee thermos and a blanket or chair to hang out in the park with a small picnic afterwards. There are also rumours floating around about a bake-off …
You may have heard that one of our favourite rides: The Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride in Armstrong, has been delayed until September 12th, this year, due to the pandemic. However, some of us can’t wait that long and therefore we are scheduling a Killer Beez ride in Armstrong on Saturday, May 29th beginning at 9 AM (weather permitting). Starting point will be Memorial Park in Armstrong. Click here for the route choices.
So, if you are into rolling terrain and gorgeous scenery combined with the occasional scent of cow manure, you are going to love this ride.
See you there.
After much discussion, with the goal to make the Wednesday “Joyce’s” ride more accessible to riders, we have changed the start time to
This will start next week, Wednesday June 2, 2021!
Hope to see you there!
Thanks to Michael Malkowsky for agreeing to lead us on a tour of West Kelowna on Monday, May 24th (Victoria Day). The ride will start at 9:30 AM from the Starbucks located at 101-2231 Louie Drive. The route is approximately 53 km. Click here for the route details.
Be prepared to climb (it’s hilly over there on the West bank). However, Joyce knows some shortcuts.
NOTE: Michael will be starting up the Friday West Kelowna rides on May 21st. Starting time is 9 AM. Pritchard Park is the new starting location.
I recently received the following information from Sarah Wallace of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kelowna:
“Ride Don’t Hide is the largest mental health fundraising bike ride in Canada and would love for your cycling group to be a part of it.
Ride Don’t Hide 2021 takes place during the whole month of June. That means you can take part anytime and in your own time.
You can do whatever you want to do. Think choose-your-own-adventure. That means you can ride (inside or out), walk or run, play tennis, dance, or do some yoga – it doesn’t matter what it is.
Ride Don’t Hide has its very own app which makes it easy to bring your friends, family, coworkers and classmates along for their own rides.”
If you would like to register for Ride Don’t Hide or would like more information please click here.
We are going to ride anyway, so why not raise some money for a worthwhile cause while doing it.