Volunteers Required for Rider Registration at Armstrong Century Ride

Volunteers are required for rider registration at the OSCR (Armstrong) Century Ride to be held on on May 29th.  This ride, one of our favourites, is finally back after a 2 year absence.  12 to 16 volunteers are required to register riders and pass out swag between 7:15 AM and 8:30 AM.  Please consider volunteering so this excellent ride can go ahead. 

Email Janet at janetsteinjewelry@hotmail.com to offer your services.

In Memoriam

It is the most upsetting of all posts when we have to announce the loss of one of our beloved Beez. Having just chatted with Bob over coffee, smiling and happy after a 90km ride, his very sudden passing just days later shocked us all. There are lots of shared kilometres on our bikes around the Okanagan to remember, and Bob will be missed. We offer condolences and supportive thoughts to Betty and the rest of the family.

Link to Obituary

Is gravel biking for you?

With the rapid increase in motorized traffic in the Kelowna area, is gravel biking something we should be considering as a safer alternative to road biking?  What is gravel biking anyway?  Click here for some answers.

Maybe I shouldn’t be selling my cyclocross bike after all ! !

New Details for Wednesday and Saturday Rides

Effective immediately, the Wednesday Group Ride will start from the Bread Company/Kelowna Cycle parking lot on Pandosy. The time remains 2pm. The route will consist of a 35 km loop around East Kelowna.

Followed by coffee, of course. 

On Saturday, the group ride starts from Bean Scene Dickson at 10am. We will be riding the Airport route from there.

ICBC versus BC Cyclists

With the introduction of a no-fault system by the Insurance Corporation of BC in 2020, BC cyclists are behind the 8 ball if they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.  Click here to learn the unfortunate facts.

Be extra careful out there.

Kootenay Cycle Trip – August 27th to 30th, 2022

Having received numerous inquiries regarding plans to repeat last years 3 day Kootenay Cycle Trip, we are now in the very preliminary stages of compiling a list of those interested. The tentative dates are Saturday Aug 27th to Tuesday Aug 30th. The route would be the same as last year but in reverse. We would start and finish in Castlegar.  Day 1 would be Castlegar to New Denver, day 2 would be New Denver to Nelson via Kaslo, and day 3 would be Nelson back to Castlegar.  Each day is would consist of a minimum of 100 kms of riding and approximately 1,000 meters of elevation.  Support cars would accompany riders.  Hotel rooms have been held.  If you are interested in participating please email kootenaytrip@shaw.ca to be added to the list and receive further information as it becomes available.

Regards to All.

Angus