Enjoy the Easter weekend!

Just a quick check-in to see how everybody is doing! Hope you’re staying safe and positive. We will get through this one too! It’s great to see everybody outside being responsible and distanced, and it seems to be working.

Remember to take care of your health by going outside – to replenish mind and body, and to avoid Vitamin D deficiency (which weakens the immune system)! Responsible/safe walking, cycling, etc. are all good to keep you healthy … whatever your own choice may be.

If you want to connect with 1 or 2 other Beez for an activity (socially distanced of course), feel free to reach out to them directly; email me if you’re missing contact information for a friend. There will be no group rides or hikes for now 🙁 Also, please use the comments section below to let us know how you are doing, whether you need help with anything (please don’t hesitate to ask!) and what keeps you strong during this time.

OSCR (Armstrong Ride) 2020 and Beez Group Rides are Cancelled.

Cycling Canada has recommended the cancelling all cycling events scheduled for May due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.  Therefore Lisa Jaffrey issued a statement today saying that the OSCR (Armstrong Ride) has been cancelled for 2020.  Lisa stated that the OSCR is next scheduled for Sunday May 30, 2021 with registration on Monday April 5, 2021.

Due to the pandemic the popular Killer Beez group rides will also not be starting up this season.  Even though the BC Centre for Disease Control allows public gatherings of 50 people maximum, a large group ride would not be acceptable under current conditions.  However, riders must ride and we can continue to do so in small groups (2 – 3) while practicing social distancing.  Call up a Bee friend you haven’t seen for a while and ask them to join you for a ride.

Be safe out there.  Keep your distance and respect others.

 

Checking in …

To all the Beez that are isolating, distancing or quarantining: I hope you are all doing well! I know some started getting out on your bikes but for now, we cannot encourage any group rides!

I wanted to send some links to wonderful films from the Banff Film Festival … Just in case you have some indoor time on your hands 🙂

The Frozen Road 

Blood Road

I’m also attaching the full list of films available online that aired within the Banff Film Festival over the years. Some real gems in there!

Stay healthy!!

Banff Films

 

OSCR Ride Registration Reminder

Lisa Jaffary asked to remind everyone that the OSCR Ride (also known as the Armstrong Ride) registration is coming up soon.

  • OSCR 2020 Registration is on Monday April 6, 2020
  • Registration opens at 6 am and fills up within 2 hours.
  • Click here to register online on April 6th.
  • Date of OSCR Ride – Sunday May 31, 2020
  • OSCR Training Rides will take place on Saturday April 25, at 9 am.
  • 40km and 70 km training ride routes will be available.
  • Training Ride registration is available when you register for the OSCR Ride.

Ski For Cookies

Here’s the perfect cross-country ski event for all of you Cookie Monsters out there (Graham).

Date: Sunday March 1st, 2020

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Kelowna Nordic Main Cabin

Kelowna Nordic is celebrating the 2020 season with the best ski trails anywhere, which calls for a celebration—with prizes, chili, hot dogs and of course COOKIES! 🎁🌭🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

Join us on March 1st, 2020 for a ski tour of either:

·         6 km one cabin ski loop to Log cabin,

·         12 km two cabin ski loop to Log and Meadow Cabins, or

·         16 km three cabin loop to Log, Meadow and Back Country Cabins.

There will be volunteers following each group, on this self-guided event. There will be colourful signs at intersections pointing you in the right direction based on your chosen route. Each cabin will be stocked with cookies for you to enjoy along your journey.

Back at the Main Cabin, there will be pots of chili, and drinks awaiting your return and a bonfire to roast marshmallows.

***Bring your bowls and spoons for the chili*** Who wants to use plastic spoons and paper bowls? We will have bowls and spoons for those that forget to bring their own.

All of this fun and food will be provided for a $5.00 donation.

Now, about those lovely prizes from Fresh AirKelowna Cycle and Anthony’s Subaru, how do you get those? You need to register that you’re going to attend. This will let us know you’re coming so we know how much food to prepare and to enter you in the prize draw. Register today with Wendy Vandenberg (wvandenberg@telus.net) for the festivities.

Note: please bring water for the tour and eat your cookies responsibly 😊

Bike Tour Possibilities

Mary Berg has done some research on bike tours that might appeal to some of you.  Review the attached email and click on the following links for more information.  Contact Mary if either of these tours is of interest to you.
 
 
Hi, Mary,
 

Thank you for contacting us. Based on the information you provided, I have created the attached Provence and San Juan Island Self-Guided itineraries. All of our tours are private, and as such we do not offer the options to join a group. 

YOUR CHOICES

Page 2 of your itinerary will show you how price varies based on the accommodation you choose. You can also select a mix of lodging from different categories as detailed in the Accommodations section of the itinerary.  

You selected to ride 30 to 50 miles per day. The Day-by-Day section of the itinerary describes the ride options available each day. 

NEXT STEPS

If you like either itinerary, please reply to this email and I can confirm availability.  

If you have any questions or would like to change the itinerary, please also reply to this email and I would be happy to help.

Stacey Royce
LifeCycle Adventures

 

About Us…or Watch and Listen

For 12 years, our unique blend of custom itineraries and personal service has been creating perfect self-guided and guided cycling vacations for those who want to explore on their own terms. From the moment you contact us until the end of your trip you will find us responsive, attentive and totally focused on ensuring you have the perfect cycling vacation.

Our expert guides live in the areas in which they operate and have the passion and dedication to deliver superior service and exceptional insight.

LifeCycle Adventures gives you the freedom, flexibility and knowledge to enjoy a more authentic travel experience.

We are passionate about cycling and donate 10% of our profits towards bicycling advocacy and other community causes. See what others have to say.

The Beez Ski (and do other winter things).

Time to get out of the basement and off those trainers to play in the snow with your fellow Beez ! !

Join us for some cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing at the Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club on the following dates and times:

Saturdays – Meet at Biggi’s at 9 AM for carpooling.  Or see you at the Nordic main lodge at approximately 9:45 AM.

Wednesdays – Meet at 9 AM for carpooling.  Email Mel or Biggi to let us know you are coming and we will advise of meeting location.

Most importantBring goodies to share at the apres ski / snow shoe.

NB: On Saturday, February 8th, Nordic is holding it’s annual Moonlight Ski and Snowshoe.  This is a fun event and another good opportunity to play in the snow with your fellow Beez.  For more details see the following.

Mark you calendar for the ANNUAL MOONLIGHT SKI AND SNOWSHOE on February 8th starting at 5:30 PM for the potluck dinner at the Main Cabin. Then plan to head out at 7:00 PM.

Please send an email to wvandenberg@telus.net to RSVP and let me know if you are skiing or snowshoeing.

Bring food to share for the potluck dinner. Simple is best. We have the wood stove to heat items in oven or stove top if needed.

Hot drinks will be supplied. 

Please bring your own plates, bowls, cutlery, mugs and garbage bags.

There’s no electricity and that’s good news! The Main Cabin is cozily lit with lanterns.

Dress warm and don’t forget your headlamp.

Meanwhile, practice your baying-at-the-moon songs for when the mood strikes, as you glide or hike along the trails.

See you out there!

Wendy Vandenberg, Kelowna Nordic Secretary