Please read – maybe you can help!

Hi Beez! I received the following note from a cyclist from the UK. If you do have a good road bike that you can lend/rent out for just a day or two, please contact Tim – I know he would be so thankful and appreciative. I hope we can help our friends from the UK!!!

“An unusual request from me here in London, England. My brother Dave has qualified for the GB team (age group 60-65) for the world sprint duathlon championships in Penticton on 19th August. We’re trying to source a road bike locally for him. Mainly so that he does not have to bring his own from the UK and then transport it all around BC on his ensuing holiday. I offered to make contact with local cycling clubs to see if it might be possible to borrow or hire a suitable bike?

Dave needs a 56 or 58 cm road bike, carbon, preferably with carbon wheels. He’d need to pick up (Kelowna, Penticton) on Friday 18th latest, though we are in Kelowna a few days before, the race is about 45 min early on Saturday morning , and deliver it back Saturday afternoon/Sunday.

I know it’s a lot to ask, Dave and I are regular cyclists and take great care of our own road bikes, but just wondered if there is someone out there who’d let their pride and joy go for a short while.  Dave has competed in the world championships several times now- he’s not going to win it, but best placed so far has been 11th, which to be honest most of us would be pretty pleased with.

As it happens, we lived in Kelowna back in centennial year, 1967 and have wonderful childhood memories, so we will be returning for a good  look around after 50 years, and have rented a house for a week with a third brother and partners/family.”

Tim – timpwalker@hotmail.com

Summerland Ride June 23

On Friday June 23 – weather permitting – we would like to go on a ride in Summerland. It is a very nice 60KM ride.

We will meet in Summerland on Kelly Ave at the Summerland Middle School so we can start the ride at 09:00AM

If possible, please car pool or make the ride longer and ride from West Kelowna.

Hope to see you there.

Michael

Visitor looking for road bike to rent …

If you have a decent road bike that you’re not using and want to help out a visiting cyclist, please email Lorraine at ridedirector@marincyclists.com. Lorraine is visiting June 5-15.

She usually rides a 50cm TREK bike and would like to explore the roads of Kelowna and possibly our group rides. Please let her know if you can help out by renting her one.

OSCR 2017 – New route!

OSCRThe floods have affected the regular century ride route (washed out bridge at the bottom of the switchbacks) but the event is still on and you can enjoy new routes instead!

Please go to oscr.ca and check out the updated course maps ….

See you there!

 

New time: Sunday Beez Ride – 9am

Starting May 21, the Sunday Beez ride will start at 9am from the Bean Scene on Dickson Road.

Kelowna Cycle’s Saturday ride is leaving their store on Pandosy at 9:15am.

 

Green Mountain Ride May 22

From Michael:

The weather forecast for Monday May 22. is looking good. So we will go on the Green Mountain ride. Leave  at 9:00am from Skaha Lake parking (Elm Av. Penticton) Or at 8:00am at Starbucks on Louie Dr. in West Kelowna for car pooling.

Hope to see you there.

Michael.

Joyce’s Ride has started!

Joyce’s Ride (aka Wednesday ride) has started!

Whenever the weather is good, we meet at Kelowna Cycle for a relaxed 30-35km ride through East Kelowna (we will leave at 5pm to maximize daylight). This is always followed by a social coffee at Blenz …

All paces, all ages 🙂

Bike to Work and some advice …

Bike To Work week is May 29 to June 4! Leave the car at home and enjoy some fresh air on your way to work! There are breakfast stations and prizes to be won!

ICBC’s Safe Cycling Tip of the Week:

Follow the rules of the road. Make sure you obey all traffic signs and signals and rules of the road.

Read more ICBC tips for sharing the road between vehicles and cyclists here: www.biketowork.ca/safety.

Review the Bike Sense Manual here: www.bikesense.bc.ca/bikesense-manual.

Let’s #endbiketheft! Register for Project 529 Garage and get your shield today. Check project529.com/garage for more information. Note: if you can’t find a bike shop near you to get your shield from, you can get it from Amazon.