Big White Pre Ride

Supplied by Big White Ski Resort:

Back by popular demand!  In advance of our Village to Village Road Ride in July, we will once again, be hosting a casual ride up to the resort on Sunday, June 24th
 
Check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311278555964866 and feel free to share and invite your friends to join in. 
 
It is recommended if you want to take part in this ride, you register through the link here: http://www.bigwhite.com/lalpe-de-grand-blanc-free-pre-ride .  Once you do, I will have a means to  communicate updates via email.
 
Our route on Strava http://www.strava.com/routes/9271118 starts from our corporate offices at 1894 Ambrosi Road in Kelowna.  There is lots of parking in the back, which is where we will stage the riders briefing and fueling station.  Keep a close eye on the signs for parking in the area as the city loves to tag errantly parked cars.
 
Schedule of events:
 
  • 8:000am – Espresso and pre ride conversation, waiver signing
  • 8:30am – Riders briefing and neutral start shortly thereafter (rules of the road)
  • 11:30am – Arrival in the resort.  Some will be earlier than others
  • 12:30pm – Regroup for ride to town at 12:30
  • 2pm – Riders return back at office
 
As you are our guests for this one, we will have some light snacks, hydration, and tools/shop supplies available at the start and in the resort.  It is highly recommended that every rider plans to be self supported with nutrition and be prepared  with tubes and mechanical supplies on the road.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out directly.   I’m looking forward to meeting up with everyone on the 24th.
 
Cheers,
 
Trevor
 
 

 


Trevor Hanna
VP Hospitality
Big White Ski Resort Ltd. 
Direct Line: (250) 878-9819 
Fax: (250) 491-6155 
Email: THanna@bigwhite.com
Website: www.bigwhite.com

FYI: Pam’s okay

From Angus:

Talked to Pam yesterday. She says she and her bike are ok. Mainly scrapes and bruises. Plans to ride Armstrong this weekend.

Westside Ride Time Change

From Michael:

Hi,

the temperature 🤒 is up 😀So from Friday May 04. we will start the West Kelowna Friday ride at 9:00am.

See you there

Michael

Cycling in Japan

From one of our Vancouver friends:

I am a Vancouver cycling enthusiast that runs an annual cycling tour to Japan each fall. I am reaching out to you to see if there would be any interest among your club members to join this year’s tour. Japan is a relatively unknown but amazing destination for cycle touring with roads that rival Europe. I consider it a cycling paradise with scenic routes, marvellous cuisine and a unique culture. Please visit my web site to see the photos and read the testimonials of last year’s happy participants, all of whom were from local Vancouver cycling clubs.
 
Web site: www.wasabicycling.weebly.com

 
If you’ve ever thought about discovering the wonders of Japan by bike, this is an opportunity to do so at a very attractive cost.
 
I can be available to answer any questions and I hope some of you can join me in Japan!
 
Kind regards,
 
Jim

Wednesday Rides Starting April 11

Please note that “Joyce’s Ride” is starting this week Wednesday, April 11. 

We leave the parking lot in front of Kelowna Cycle at 5pm for an easy 30-35km ride through the hills of East Kelowna. Coffee afterwards.

Starting the season??

Snow is melting and dirt is being cleared off the roads. Are we ready to ride? The Century Ride is coming up soon!

I was asked to post a 10am start time for the Sunday ride, starting April 15, whenever the weather is good enough. I won’t be here for the next 3 weekends but would love to hear how the season start is going.

As in previous years, please email me if you want something posted for any group rides or special rides you may be planning. 

Also enjoy this April’s Fool’s video for a bike horn … not a bad idea!