Announcing Bob’s Ride for 2024

This year we will be holding Bob’s Ride, a memorial ride for Bob Perra, on Saturday, May 18th.  The ride will be lead by Bob’s frequent riding partner and close friend, Michael Malkowski.  The route, Bob’s favourite, is a very scenic, rolling, out and back route of approximately 70 km to Mabel Lake from Lumby with no major hills.  Those wanting a longer ride can start from Alexander’s Pub parking lot in Coldstream at 9 AM.  Those wanting  to do the 70 km ride will start at the Lumbly shopping centre  parking lot at 10 AM.

 

 

Killer Beez Saturday Group Ride Starts

The Killer Beez Saturday group ride will officially start this coming Saturday, April 20th at 10 AM.  Because the Kelowna Farmers Market now occupies the Dickson Road/Landmark Square area on Saturday mornings, the Killer Beez Saturday group ride will start from the Kelowna Cycle/Bread Company parking lot.  This is a moderate paced ride of approximately 40 – 50 km in distance.

If you missed the 2024 Paris Roubaix Race held on April 7th, click here to view a 11 minute video summary of the race.  The race is a total of 260 km with speeds of 50 – 60 km per hour over the cobbles.  Amazing!!

Change to BC Vulnerable Road User Law

Starting June 3, 2024, cyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users will have new protections under BC’s new vulnerable road user law which requires drivers to give space when passing.  Under the new law drivers will be required to give cyclists at least 1 metre clearance when passing or face penalties.  Click here for further details.  Thanks to Paul and Linda Myers for the heads up on this.

By the way, the Killer Beez yacht, pictured above, is being sent back for repainting of the name.

Killer Beez 2024 Cycling Season Starts

The Killer Beez cycling season will officially start at 10 AM on Sunday, April 14th from the Bean Scene on Dickson Road.  A waiver must be signed in order to participate in all Killer Beez group rides.   Click here to access and sign a waiver that will cover you for all Killer Beez regularly scheduled, weekly rides during 2024.

An additional waiver will need to be signed to join each special ride that will occur during the season.  This will be provided prior to each event.

Away we go ! ! !

Ride with Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Team

How about tagging along with Tadej Pogacar and his UAE team-mates for a practice ride up Coll de Rates in Spain.  Maybe jump on your trainer and see if you can keep up.  Beware, it gets a little steep at the top.  The grade is displayed in the top left corner.

 

Cycling from Alaska to Mexico

With our cycling season just around the corner, here’s a delightful video to whet your appetite. It’s a nicely edited, not too long (36 minutes) and describes a young couples one year cycling trek from Alaska to Mexico.

Hope you enjoy it.

Armstrong Century Ride Registration Reminder

If you want to ride in this year’s Okanagan Shuswap Century Ride (Armstrong Century Ride) scheduled for Sunday, May 26th, you will want to be getting up early on Monday, April 1st as registration starts at 6 am and it sells out early.

Click here to register online.

Consider yourself reminded.

Amazing Things That Can Be Done on a Road Bike

With the  road cycling season just around the corner, many of us are starting to spend more and more time each day thinking about all things related to our favourite pass-time.   

The following video will demonstrate some of the amazing things that can be done with a road bike in the right hands.  These are tricks that most of us should never think about attempting.  The bike used is a Pinarello Dogma 2.

Enjoy !!

Hey Beez, It’s Ski / Snowshoe Time !!

Great news !!  Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club finally opens for the season on Sunday, December 17th.  So, get those skis and snowshoes out and prepped for action.  Killer Beez group skiing will occur on Saturdays and Sundays from the main cabin at Nordic starting at 10 AM sharp.  Those wanting to carpool can meet at the Mission Creek Park parking lot located at the Leckie / Springfield entrance  by 9:15 AM latest.

Lets get out from under this depressing valley cloud and go play in the snow.

Waiver and Safety Rules

To view the content of the Kelowna Killer Beez website, you must read and agree to the following Waiver and Safety Rules that apply to all our rides. Compliance with these rules and the signing of an annual waiver is mandatory in order to participate in our group rides.

  • You are riding at your own risk!
  • All road rules and traffic signals must be followed.
  • A helmet must be worn. It’s the law.
  • You should have liability insurance to cover any potential accidents.
  • All participants must ride single file and in bike lanes where available.
  • Highly visible clothing should be worn at all times while riding.
  • Pass only on the left when it is safe to do so. Passing or pulling up to riders on their right is not permitted.
  • Use of headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.

By clicking “AGREE” you acknowledge that you ride at your own risk and comply with the safety rules.