Double Whammy: Hike AND Wrap Up Party!

Mark the day in your calendars: Saturday, October 15!

First a hike to burn some calories, then a party to replenish those calories in the company of your friends! We are celebrating the end of another fun cycling season (though we keep cycling as long as the weather allows!). 

Hike:

Meet at KLO Creek at 9am to hike to Angel Springs and back (first flat, then an ascent through the forest to the springs). Distance is roughly 12km, with a 450m ascent. The creek is easy to cross this time of year and the colours should be getting pretty!

Carpool from the playground near the EECO centre as the parking is very limited at the trailhead. Meet at the playground at 8:30am. 

Wrap Up Party:

It starts at 5pm at Angus’ and Sharon’s house (#43 – 2155 Horizon). Please bring a small dish and your favourite beverage. The gate to get into the complex closes at 6pm. 

Hope to see you there to catch up and celebrate cycling!

Hike for Saturday – October 8 – Special Treat!

And just like that, Fall is here and the hiking season has started!

Before weather and conditions will keep us closer to or in town for our hikes, we have a treat for you: Tom will be leading us up Nordic Mountain on a trail that he created about 2 years ago (for hiking or snowshoeing).

Meet at 8:30am at the EECO Center on Springfield by the playground to carpool.

Parking is at the Summit Parking lot at Nordic, at the highway summit about 1.5km past the Big White turnoff (exit the highway on your right; Tom will open the gate for us). The hike starts at 9:15am.

Bring water and a snack. Total distance is about 8.5km. We are thankful to Tom for leading this hike; I hope you can make it!

 

New Riding Opportunity – South Perimeter Road

Recently an enterprising swarm of Killer Beez lead by Paul Stephenson (including 2 of our Queen Beez) found a new riding area not currently populated by our main enemy, the automobile.  It’s called South Perimeter Road and is not currently used by cars as it is awaiting it’s second layer of asphalt. 

So get there fast if you want to be able to ride it before it opens to traffic. 

It’s a climb to get there however.  Our Beez buddies took Uplands across Kettle Valley, Southridge, and then Upper Gordon.   Taking Gordon all the way would obviously make for a long, nasty climb.

Thanks to Paul Stephenson and Mike Wagstaff for the photos.

Killer Beez Fall Schedule

As in previous years, we do not have an end date for our cycling season … as long as you want to ride, just show up for the Saturday and Sunday rides and find like-minded people.

However, we will be starting our Saturday hikes on October 8 (watch this space for details for our first hike). From that same weekend on (October 8/9), the Saturday and Sunday rides will be starting at 10am … as long as the weather allows. Wednesday rides also continue at 4pm as long as the weather allows  

Please consider joining us for our hikes!

The Killer Beez 2022 Tour of the Kootenays is in the books!

Many thanks to Angus and Bunny for organizing a wonderful repeat of last year’s 3 day Kootenay Group Ride (but in reverse). 

It was simply epic ! 

Lots of smiles, lots of hills, lots of kilometers and lots of BEARS (ask Rory and Nick for details).

Congratulations to everyone who participated.  More than 300 km of riding and 3500 m of climbing over 3 days is a major accomplishment!

Kudos to all the Kootenay businesses (hotels, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops) that took such good care of us during a major labour shortage.  This tour wouldn’t have been as much fun without their full contribution and support!

Do it again next year?  Stay tuned 🙂

Please check out the picture gallery here.  More pictures will be added as they come in.

Thank you!

“Thank you, Sharon and Angus, for hosting this very special birthday gathering in honour of Joyce.  Your hospitality, your home, the people, the food … all spectacular.  We were honoured to be present.”

Linda’s words stand for all of our thoughts. Thanks again!

Please check the gallery for photos of the event!

Armstrong Ride on Sunday, August 14th

Since it’s so nice riding around the Armstrong area we’ve decided to head up there again on Sunday, August 14th.  This time we will do the regular Okanagan Shuswap Century route (100 km).  70 km & 50 km routes are also available.  This group ride will start at 9 AM from the Memorial Park in Armstrong.

Those wishing to carpool can meet at the Eco Centre parking lot in Mission Creek Regional Park between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.

Hope to see you there.

Birthday Party Reminder

Today (Monday, August 8th) is a Great Day in Killer Beez Land.   

It’s Joyce’s birthday.

For those of you who are memory challenged, this is to remind you to attend Joyce’s Birthday Party this evening.

Time:  5 – 8 PM

Location:  Angus and Sharon’s house at #43 2155 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna.   If the main gate is closed (6pm), dial 43 on the gate phone to have Angus open it.  Phone 250-769-4640 if the gate does not open.

Pot Luck:  Bring an appetizer, finger food or sweet deserty item for sharing with your fellow guests.  A birthday cake will be provided.

BYOB:  Bring your own liquid refreshments.  Coolers filled with ice will be provided.

Your presence is the only present needed.  See you there.