I know that some of you might already be involved with the Kelowna Apple Triathlon in one way or another and we appreciate the help. Right now it’s crunch time and we don’t have enough bike course volunteers to open the course this coming weekend (for Sunday races). So we need the support OF the Kelowna cycling community so that we can put on this event FOR the community.
We would really like to see the cycling groups out there on the race course for the Kelowna Apple Triathlon, watching the race and enjoying the action. Two cycling buddies can team up and work an intersection together! Volunteers can easily sign up at http://volunteer.appletriathlon.com/ and select one of the bike course shifts that are listed. There is a volunteer appreciation party next Wednesday with food/drinks and great draw prizes (Big White weekends, plane tickets) as well as a special draw prize just for bike course marshals (beer for a year!).
We really need all (Kelowna cycling) hands on deck now 🙂
Michael and gang are riding from Penticton on Sunday, July 29. They will go on a modified “Ironman route”, totalling about 155-160km. Join them if you’re interested in a long ride! Meet at Skaha parking lot in Penticton at 8am. Don’t forget water, food and sunscreen.
Please protect the environment and carpool! John has space available; email him at email@example.com
Stephan is planning on riding around the lake tomorrow, Sunday July 22 (sorry about the late post). Meeting point is at 8am at the start of Westside Road (junction with Highway 97) on the Westside.
Contact Stephan with any questions at 250-575-2235 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
… including hand signals!
Read this article and be reminded (in an entertaining way!) of the “Rules of the Road” for cyclists, complete with a refresher on hand signals. No, seriously … read it now, we will all benefit 😉
Amazing cycling photos from around the world in this Boston Globe photo essay …
Tire pressure is important but also dependent on weight and riding style. Check this chart to get an idea of where you should be at …
Just a reminder that we have some bikes for sale in our Classifieds section. If you’re looking for a pre-loved (and in all cases, very well-treated and maintained) road bike, make sure to check the Classifieds often!
Here is a link to a good write-up about tubeless tires as well as other choices, pros and cons etc.
A few good tips (or reminders for the more experienced rider) on how to control your bike. Any comments?
Check this out for “to the point” messages about how dangerous it is to ride your bike!