As in previous years, we do not have an end date for our cycling season … as long as you want to ride, just show up for the Saturday and Sunday rides and find like-minded people.
However, we will be starting our Saturday hikes on October 8 (watch this space for details for our first hike). From that same weekend on (October 8/9), the Saturday and Sunday rides will be starting at 10am … as long as the weather allows. Wednesday rides also continue at 4pm as long as the weather allows
Please consider joining us for our hikes!
Climbing a hill is usually considered to be a lot less dangerous than descending. However there is a certain dangerous activity to be aware of when climbing in a tight group or pace line. Click here for details.
With the weather cooling down (whew, finally), the Killer Beez Saturday and Sunday Group Rides will start at 9 AM (instead of 8 AM). The Wednesday Group Ride will start at 4 PM (instead of 8 AM). These changes are effective immediately.
A little more sleep – not a bad thing.
Many thanks to Angus and Bunny for organizing a wonderful repeat of last year’s 3 day Kootenay Group Ride (but in reverse).
It was simply epic !
Lots of smiles, lots of hills, lots of kilometers and lots of BEARS (ask Rory and Nick for details).
Congratulations to everyone who participated. More than 300 km of riding and 3500 m of climbing over 3 days is a major accomplishment!
Kudos to all the Kootenay businesses (hotels, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops) that took such good care of us during a major labour shortage. This tour wouldn’t have been as much fun without their full contribution and support!
Do it again next year? Stay tuned 🙂
Please check out the picture gallery here. More pictures will be added as they come in.
“Thank you, Sharon and Angus, for hosting this very special birthday gathering in honour of Joyce. Your hospitality, your home, the people, the food … all spectacular. We were honoured to be present.”
Linda’s words stand for all of our thoughts. Thanks again!
Please check the gallery for photos of the event!
Since it’s so nice riding around the Armstrong area we’ve decided to head up there again on Sunday, August 14th. This time we will do the regular Okanagan Shuswap Century route (100 km). 70 km & 50 km routes are also available. This group ride will start at 9 AM from the Memorial Park in Armstrong.
Those wishing to carpool can meet at the Eco Centre parking lot in Mission Creek Regional Park between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.
Hope to see you there.
Today (Monday, August 8th) is a Great Day in Killer Beez Land.
It’s Joyce’s birthday.
For those of you who are memory challenged, this is to remind you to attend Joyce’s Birthday Party this evening.
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Location: Angus and Sharon’s house at #43 2155 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna. If the main gate is closed (6pm), dial 43 on the gate phone to have Angus open it. Phone 250-769-4640 if the gate does not open.
Pot Luck: Bring an appetizer, finger food or sweet deserty item for sharing with your fellow guests. A birthday cake will be provided.
BYOB: Bring your own liquid refreshments. Coolers filled with ice will be provided.
Your presence is the only present needed. See you there.
Sorry for any confusion regarding the start time of the Killer Beez Wednesday Group Ride. It starts at 8 AM from the Kelowna Cycle / Bread Company parking lot at 2949 Pandosy Street.
Due the current heat wave, the start times for the Saturday and Sunday Group Rides will change to 8 AM effective immediately.
As regards you non early riser people, please know that we will revert back to a 9 AM start once the weather cools off.
Here’s a ride for all you early risers. This special ride (2 hours approximately) will start at the Bean Scene on Dickson Road at 7 AM and proceed through East Kelowna.
Maybe some cold brew coffee in the water bottle might be a good idea.