Help the Apple as a bike course marshall!

If you can spare some time this weekend, please consider volunteering for the Apple Tri! We are excited to have the event back up and running (with a new course and transition on Bernard!) but they need more bike course marshalls to ensure the safety of the athletes. 

Numerous shifts are available, just pick what suits your schedule. Thank you for helping out in your community!

Please follow this link to see and select the shifts:

http://signup.com/go/UYEvXCX

Special Ride Monday, August 6

Armstrong-Grindrod Ride for Monday, August 6
Meet at Starbucks (1970 Kane Rd, unit 210, Kelowna) at 8 am to organize carpooling.  If you are heading straight to the starting point, the ride begins (and ends) at Rogers Foods, 4420 Larkin Cross Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B6.  People should start arriving at Rogers Foods at around 9.00 am and we hope to start at 9.15 am. To get to Rogers Foods, drive through Vernon on Highway 97 and continue past Swan Lake.  The turnoff to Larkin Cross road is about 5km past the Swan Lake Nursery at the North End of Swan Lake.  See the attached map for finding Rogers.  The ride itself is 94 kms and includes some stunning scenery and great roads.  We will ride clockwise around the circuit illustrated in the second attached map.  Hope to see folks there.  
Lawrence
 

Update: Arm warmers arriving today!

I was just notified by UPS that the arm warmers will be arriving today! So I will bring them to this week’s Sunday ride on July 29 as well as next week.

Please (as per the previous post) use INTERAC via email to pay for your orders or bring cash on Sunday (to make keeping track easiest I will only hand them out after payment 🙂 …)! I will put aside the ones for Beez who are away and have emailed me. Email me at biggi07@hotmail.com with questions.

 

Arm warmers arriving on July 31 …

Just an update: The arm warmers are ordered, manufactured and in transit to Kelowna. They will be arriving next Monday, on July 31.

I will distribute them at the Sunday ride on August 5,  both before the ride from 8:30am and after the ride from roughly 12pm onwards.

If you cannot make it to the ride, please let me know and we will find another way to get them to you! If you let me know that you will be at the Wednesday ride on August 1, I can also bring your ordered item(s) then.

It would be easiest if you could transfer $15 (CAD, no tax) per ordered pair to biggi07@hotmail.com via online Interac transfer (use the password/hint “killerbeez”). You can also pay in (exact) cash when you pick them up. I will keep track of any online payments, of course.

One last reminder before the order goes out …

Still looking to have a few more Beez join into this order of arm warmers … Consider all the advantages:

  • Always useful (cycling, running, kayaking, skiing, hiking, etc.)
  • Cool design
  • Can never have too many
  • Great gift!
  • Show support of your cycling group
  • GREAT price!

It has been a long while since we ordered Killer Beez jerseys … and after a  recent post-ride discussion, we decided to offer a new item this year: Arm warmers!

As per the picture below, they are uniquely designed with the previous bee mascot but neutral in colour to go with any jersey. They can be worn to keep the warmth in or the sun out, and have a silicone strip to stay in place. 

They will be very competitively priced at $15 per pair (no tax). If you would like to order, please email me with the number of pairs and sizes. This is a great gift for yourself, children who cycle, wives/husbands who run or friends who ski! There is no such thing as an “official Beez member” so anybody is welcome to order and wear them with pride.

Sizing: Small fits a Joyce or Biggi. Medium fits Mel or Michael. Large fits Graham or Bob. If you need exact measurements, here are the narrow (wrist)/wide (arm) openings for each size:

  • Small: 136mm/230mm
  • Medium: 156mm/255mm
  • Large: 176mm/280mm

Please email me at biggi07@hotmail.com to order. Will figure out distribution later …

Reminder: Killer Beez Arm Warmers

Everybody was excited when we discussed potential Beez gear for 2018 … thank you to those who emailed me … but sadly I have heard from only a few so far 🙁

Now that we have the design and arrangements, I need more orders to make it worthwhile! Remember that the price is about half of what they cost in the store …

Please see the original post below for details:


It has been a long while since we ordered Killer Beez jerseys … and after a  recent post-ride discussion, we decided to offer a new item this year: Arm warmers!

As per the picture below, they are uniquely designed with the previous bee mascot but neutral in colour to go with any jersey. They can be worn to keep the warmth in or the sun out, and have a silicone strip to stay in place. 

They will be very competitively priced at $15 per pair (no tax). If you would like to order, please email me with the number of pairs and sizes. This is a great gift for yourself, children who cycle, wives/husbands who run or friends who ski! There is no such thing as an “official Beez member” so anybody is welcome to order and wear them with pride.

Sizing: Small fits a Joyce or Biggi. Medium fits Mel or Michael. Large fits Graham or Bob. If you need exact measurements, here are the narrow (wrist)/wide (arm) openings for each size:

  • Small: 136mm/230mm
  • Medium: 156mm/255mm
  • Large: 176mm/280mm

Please email me at biggi07@hotmail.com to order. Will figure out distribution later …

Special Friday Ride June 29

From Michael:

On Friday, June 29, we will go on a different ride (weather permitting). 

We will meet at 8:00am at the West Kelowna Starbucks for car pooling, or at 9:00am in Penticton at Skaha Lake Park (Cypress St.).

The ride will start at 9:00am. It will be about 98K. 
This is the ride:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14433149

Hope to see you there.

Michael

Exciting news: Killer Beez Gear available!

It has been a long while since we ordered Killer Beez jerseys … and after a  recent post-ride discussion, we decided to offer a new item this year: Arm warmers!

As per the picture below, they are uniquely designed with the previous bee mascot but neutral in colour to go with any jersey. They can be worn to keep the warmth in or the sun out, and have a silicone strip to stay in place. 

They will be very competitively priced at $15 per pair (no tax). If you would like to order, please email me with the number of pairs and sizes. This is a great gift for yourself, children who cycle, wives/husbands who run or friends who ski! There is no such thing as an “official Beez member” so anybody is welcome to order and wear them with pride.

Sizing: Small fits a Joyce or Biggi. Medium fits Mel or Michael. Large fits Graham or Bob. If you need exact measurements, here are the narrow (wrist)/wide (arm) openings for each size:

  • Small: 136mm/230mm
  • Medium: 156mm/255mm
  • Large: 176mm/280mm

Please email me at biggi07@hotmail.com to order. Will figure out distribution later …

 

Register your bike!

It’s Bike to Work week, and with the current focus on cycling, various organizations are encouraging you to register your bike online to help in case of theft.

It’s quick and easy: Go to project529.com and save information about your bike that will be critical in case of theft … color/model, serial number, value, pictures, etc. Add as much or as little as you want (keep in mind what will be helpful if the bike disappears for police and insurance).

Over 2000 Okanagan residents have already done so (including me). Bike theft sucks but if the police and insurance have enough information, it can often have a good ending!