Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bits & Bikes

We are three-quarters of the way through "Bike Month" and it has been absolutely fantastic riding in a peloton through the streets of Vancouver. It isn't quite critical mass, but the feeling of sharing the roadways with my pedal-power compadres is glorious! I often feel much like Dennis Christopher in Breaking Away, when I pedal my heart out on my mountain bike in order to keep up with the roadies.

We recently received an email from our friend Danika Schroeter, whom we helped organize a fundraiser for last April. Danika is a downhill racer and when we first met, she mentioned that she was going to race in the UCI World Cup in Vigo, Spain. We didn't know her from Adam, but we really dug her vibe and volunteered to help her raise funds for her trip by organizing a Spanish fiesta.

Danika is currently promoting a Women's MTB Getaway Camp situated in the beautiful and historic mountain town of New Denver, BC. Sponsored by Endless Biking, it takes place over the BC Day long weekend and includes professional instruction, trail rides, photo/video analysis, bike maintenance workshops, all meals and an on call massage therapist! After a long day of fun and sun, one can cool off with a swim in the pristine Slocan Lake.

Last bike bit to note is a Cycling Sample Sale that takes place in East Van tomorrow. I haven't a clue what to expect, but any opportunity for a sweet deal on gear is worth checking out!