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.
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.
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.
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.
The weather gods have smiled at us and therefore the Memorial Ride for Bob will proceed at 10 AM this morning in Lumby as previously announced. Meet at Mission Creek Park in Kelowna near the Eco Centre between 8:30 and 8:45 AM for carpooling if desired.
We put together some pictures of memorable hiking & cycling adventures with Bob ❤️
Please remember to email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend the memorial service on June 4 (see obituary). Betty is also asking people to carpool to the service as parking is very limited.
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 email@example.com to offer your services.
Thanks to all who have shown an interest in the Killer Beez 2022 Kootenay Cycle Trip. We have reached the maximum capacity, but will continue to accept names for a waiting list as we expect there may be some cancellations.