It appears that many Beez enjoy the winters and go xc skiing, downhill skiing, backcountry skiing or snowshoeing. In my opinion it’s a GREAT time of the year, and a good workout on the xc ski or snowshoe trails in the sunshine when the snow is perfect and there is no cars or traffic lights or noise … is hard to beat! Add to that lunch with your friends afterwards at the cabin (yes, socially distanced) and you have a perfect winter’s day!
Here is a good article that might be helpful for those of you who still dread the winters …
If you are planning on meeting us at 10am for the hike only (without coming to the coffee shop), please check with us after 9am on the final decision on hike destination … just in case there is a consensus to change the location!
We left what felt like summer in Kelowna 10 days ago and come back to snow and freezing overnight temperatures! It seems that fall (winter?) has arrived quickly.
As such, the Beez decided today that cycling is done for 2020 – this includes the Sunday and Wednesday rides. We will be switching to hiking while we wait for the xc ski areas to open up!
On Sunday, October 25, we will meet at 9am at the Bean Scene on Dickson to hike the Okanagan Mountain Park loop (start there at 10am). I hope you can make it! One of the next hikes will be Spion Kop in Lake Country.
Also, some of us have been in touch with Alistair’s wife directly to express our condolences but we also wanted to give you the option to sign a card for her. We will have this available at 9am on Sunday at the Bean Scene so even if you can’t make the hike, you are welcome to stop by to sign the card.
It’s been a very challenging year so let’s enjoy some of the fall colours and the fresh air until we can ski!
From now on, the Wednesday ride – aka Joyce’s Ride – will start at 4pm from Kelowna Cycle. As always, it’s a leisurely ride through East Kelowna with great afternoon light, about 35km. Coffee after!
Please follow this link to read about the initiative that went from a cycling film festival to a fundraiser for the Rail Trail …
Pictures: September 18 Killer Beez Rail Trail Adventure
Shaun kindly shared this video with the Beez … Cyclists and BC Law.
Just a quick check-in to see how everybody is doing! Hope you’re staying safe and positive. We will get through this one too! It’s great to see everybody outside being responsible and distanced, and it seems to be working.
Remember to take care of your health by going outside – to replenish mind and body, and to avoid Vitamin D deficiency (which weakens the immune system)! Responsible/safe walking, cycling, etc. are all good to keep you healthy … whatever your own choice may be.
If you want to connect with 1 or 2 other Beez for an activity (socially distanced of course), feel free to reach out to them directly; email me if you’re missing contact information for a friend. There will be no group rides or hikes for now 🙁 Also, please use the comments section below to let us know how you are doing, whether you need help with anything (please don’t hesitate to ask!) and what keeps you strong during this time.
To all the Beez that are isolating, distancing or quarantining: I hope you are all doing well! I know some started getting out on your bikes but for now, we cannot encourage any group rides!
I wanted to send some links to wonderful films from the Banff Film Festival … Just in case you have some indoor time on your hands 🙂
The Frozen Road
I’m also attaching the full list of films available online that aired within the Banff Film Festival over the years. Some real gems in there!
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