A strange thing happened on the way back from Oliver

There was no head wind.  Highly unusual, but a very good thing.   Therefore there wasn’t the normal amount of whining after the last leg of the Oliver ride along Skaha Lake – just smiles.

11 riders (including Roxy) participated in Wednesday’s ride.  Conditions were a little cool at the start but warmed up nicely to an ideal riding temperature in the mid 20s.  We only experienced one flat tire (Bunny), which was changed by Andrew in under 5 minutes due to excellent supervision by the group.

The ride was followed by a great lunch at the Bad Tattoo in  Penticton.

Click here for Relive of the ride as prepared by Geoff.

Oliver Ride Scheduled for Wednesday, June 29th

Due to popular demand we will be doing the Oliver (almost Osoyoos) ride on Wednesday, June 29th.  The ride will start at 9 AM from the Skaha Lake Park.  Those wishing to carpool can meet at Starbucks in West Kelowna between 7:30 & 7:45 AM.

This very scenic ride is just under 100 km in length and involves a considerable amount of cycling along Hwy 97 (there’s a bike lane).  However as we are doing this ride midweek, traffic volume should be reduced.  Here is a map of the route.

Come join us if you can.

Saturday and Sunday Group Rides Start at 9

The heat is finally here so it’s time to start our weekend group rides an hour earlier.  Therefore starting this weekend (Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th) the group rides will start at 9 AM instead of 10 AM.

Shouldn’t be a problem because the sun probably is getting you up earlier anyway.   As for you sleepyheads, set your alarms.

Can we ride 2 abreast in a bike lane in Kelowna?

As responsible cyclists we need to adhere to rules of the road.  In Kelowna that means not riding 2 abreast in a bike lane or on streets without bike lanes within the Kelowna city limits.

Kelowna bylaws state that a person operating a cycle:

  • must, ride as near as practical to the right side of a highway, within a bicycle path if available.
  • must not ride abreast of another person operating a cycle on the highway.

These bylaws override the Motor Vehicle Act and are the regulations we must abide by on our rides.  Thanks to Mike Wagstaff for bringing this to our attention.

Rules of the Road for Cyclists

What are the rules of the road for cyclists?  This is something we all should know.  Click here for a great Castanet.net article on the rights and duties of cyclists when riding on the road.  Some might surprise you.

Also keep in mind that some drivers may not know these rules and may not agree with them

Thanks to Tom Ferguson for bringing this to our attention.

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.