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!
On Saturday October 3rd 13 Killer Beez hiked up and around 4 of the 5 peaks of the Dilworth Mountain group. It was a beautiful day for a hike and the views were stunning as demonstrated by the following pictures.
Please keep an eye out for this bike.
“Last night my friend’s bike was stolen from his garage in the Cadence neighbourhood of the Lakes, Lake Country.
It has been reported through the police and Garage 529.
It is a red and black Trek Madone with Shimano 105 components. Note that it has a Wounded Warriors Canada sticker on the down tube.
If you see it, please inform the police or text me.”
Second Wind Fitness
Autumn is here and therefore the Killer Beez hiking season has begun.
On Saturday, October 3rd we have scheduled an urban hike on Dilworth Mountain. With minimal walking through neighbourhoods, this hike will wind around and over 3 of Dilworth’s four peaks offering spectacular views of downtown Kelowna and North Glenmore (total distance approximately 8 km). There is also the option of adding Mount Baldy for an additional 2 km.
We will meet at the Bean Scene on Dickson Road at 9 AM for carpooling to the trail head.
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!
Some of us are missing the very popular OSCR Armstrong Ride which was cancelled this year due the pandemic. Therefore we intend to do the 75 km version of this ride on Saturday, September 12th. The ride will start from Memorial Park in Armstrong at 9 AM. Those interested in carpooling can meet at Starbucks, 1970 Kane Rd., at 7:30AM.
Hope you can make it. The weather forecast looks excellent.
As September is approaching with it’s shorter days, the start time for the Killer Beez Sunday Group yard will change from 8 AM to 9 AM effective September 6th.
Ahh ! An extra hour of sleep. Not a bad thing.
With all the current buzz about gravel bikes some of you might be considering taking the plunge. The following two links could help with your decision:
Should your next bike be a gravel bike?
Are gravel bikes slower than road bikes?
It seems like many (or at least some) would like our Sunday Group Ride to start a little earlier during the Dog Days of Summer. Therefore to reduce the possibility of sun stroke and heat rash, the Sunday Group Ride will start at 8 AM effective immediately. This start time will remain in effect until further notice (probably for the whole month of August).
Remember to set your alarms accordingly.