Killer Beez 2024 Cycling Season Starts

The Killer Beez cycling season will officially start at 10 AM on Sunday, April 14th from the Bean Scene on Dickson Road.  A waiver must be signed in order to participate in all Killer Beez group rides.   Click here to access and sign a waiver that will cover you for all Killer Beez regularly scheduled, weekly rides during 2024.

An additional waiver will need to be signed to join each special ride that will occur during the season.  This will be provided prior to each event.

Away we go ! ! !

Ride with Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Team

How about tagging along with Tadej Pogacar and his UAE team-mates for a practice ride up Coll de Rates in Spain.  Maybe jump on your trainer and see if you can keep up.  Beware, it gets a little steep at the top.  The grade is displayed in the top left corner.

 

Cycling from Alaska to Mexico

With our cycling season just around the corner, here’s a delightful video to whet your appetite. It’s a nicely edited, not too long (36 minutes) and describes a young couples one year cycling trek from Alaska to Mexico.

Hope you enjoy it.

Armstrong Century Ride Registration Reminder

If you want to ride in this year’s Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride (Armstrong Century Ride) scheduled for Sunday, May 26th, you will want to be getting up early on Monday, April 1st as registration starts at 6 am and it sells out early.

Click here to register online.

Consider yourself reminded.

Amazing Things That Can Be Done on a Road Bike

With the  road cycling season just around the corner, many of us are starting to spend more and more time each day thinking about all things related to our favourite pass-time.   

The following video will demonstrate some of the amazing things that can be done with a road bike in the right hands.  These are tricks that most of us should never think about attempting.  The bike used is a Pinarello Dogma 2.

Enjoy !!

Hey Beez, It’s Ski / Snowshoe Time !!

Great news !!  Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club finally opens for the season on Sunday, December 17th.  So, get those skis and snowshoes out and prepped for action.  Killer Beez group skiing will occur on Saturdays and Sundays from the main cabin at Nordic starting at 10 AM sharp.  Those wanting to carpool can meet at the Mission Creek Park parking lot located at the Leckie / Springfield entrance  by 9:15 AM latest.

Lets get out from under this depressing valley cloud and go play in the snow.

Saturday Hike – Glenmore Highlands

On Saturday, December 2nd, we will be hiking the Glenmore Highlands, lead by Linda McGregor.   The hike will start at 9 AM sharp at the end of Crosby Road in Glenmore.  Click here for a map showing the trail head, where parking is available.  Click here for a map showing the various Glenmore Highlands trails.

As this may be one of our last hikes this fall, come out and enjoy some great scenery in Linda’s back yard.

Saturday Killer Beez Hike – Spion Kop

This coming Saturday (November 25th), the Beez will hike Spion Kop in Lake Country.  The hike will start at 9 AM sharp from the trail head located on Old Mission Road (turn left onto Ponderosa Drive off the Pelmewash Parkway and then right onto Old Mission Road).  Click here for a map.   Those wishing to car pool can meet at Mission Creek Park (Leckie / Springfield entrance) at 8:15 AM latest.  From the summit of Spion Kop you will be able to see 5 lakes: Okanagan, Kalamalka, Wood,  Swan and Duck – a truly amazing sight and worth the climb.

The Killer Beez 2023 hiking season is well under way.  Here are some pictures from our recent hikes (thanks to Geoff): 

Waiver and Safety Rules

To view the content of the Kelowna Killer Beez website, you must read and agree to the following Waiver and Safety Rules that apply to all our rides. Compliance with these rules and the signing of an annual waiver is mandatory in order to participate in our group rides.

  • You are riding at your own risk!
  • All road rules and traffic signals must be followed.
  • A helmet must be worn. It’s the law.
  • You should have liability insurance to cover any potential accidents.
  • All participants must ride single file and in bike lanes where available.
  • Highly visible clothing should be worn at all times while riding.
  • Pass only on the left when it is safe to do so. Passing or pulling up to riders on their right is not permitted.
  • Use of headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.

By clicking “AGREE” you acknowledge that you ride at your own risk and comply with the safety rules.