Bikes N Burgers Recap

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The 3rd annual Bikes N Burgers was held the second Sunday of September and 40 avid cyclists and 80 Burger lovers joined in the fun!!

The cyclists overcame a bit of rain, and drove out into a perfect weather on the farm.

Once on the farm, people enjoyed competing on the radar gun for the fastest pitch, and also enjoyed connecting with the many men, new and old, who attended.

80lbs of meat was consumed, and a Real Men life story from Brad Robyn kept the group on the edge of their seats.

Dan Dyer conducted the generous door prize draws which included Blue Jays / Yankee tickets!

A great day was had by all, and the guys are looking forward to next year, as well as the fall cycling events on October 10 and 24.

 

— Jamie

 

Bikes N’ Burgers

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Join us for a great bike ride out to the Wood’s Farm followed by a BBQ!

You can choose from 3 Routes:

LONG 60 KM – Departs 2PM from Chedoke Golf Course lower lot
MEDIUM 25 KM – Departs 3PM from Hwy #52 Rail Trail Parking Lot
SHORT 5KM – Departs 3:30PM from Lynden United Church parking lot

Not a biker? No problem. Meet all the guys at the farm for the BBQ at 4PM.

Click here to sign up. Pre-Register by SEPT 7th to be entered in the early bird draw.

Real Men Spring Bike Ride

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Join Real Men for a Spring Bike Ride on Sunday, May 3rd at 2PM

The route will go out to Dundas and back. Choose the Easy Rider route of 17 km or Burning Legs route of 25 km. All routes start and end at Dundurn Castle parking lot (610 York Blvd, Hamilton) and have a mid-way stop at Detour Coffee in Dundas.

Easy Rider: a flat, scenic route through Westdale, McMaster University and into Dundas. View Route.

Burning Legs: Climbs around the north shore of Cootes Paradise before descending into Dundas. View Route.

This event is for men ages 17 and up

Bikes N Burgers Recap

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The second Annual Bikes N Burgers was a blood pumpingly, burger munchingly great day! Around 100 bike and burger lovers converged on the Woods Farm, in Lynden on a warm Sunday afternoon in mid-September. Some were riding the full 50km, others 25 km, and some did a swift 5km ride.

Other guys drove out to enjoy burgers, locally grown corn, and the sight of sweat soaked riders pulling in as they soaked up the sun. The ride from Chedoke golf course out to Lynden was beautiful. Emerging from the tree tunnels of the rail trail and onto the open roads and fields around Powerline Road was a great visual contrast.

REAL MEN HAMILTON put on a great spread and over 200 burgers disappeared. Last year our motto was, “No man left behind” as some guys wavered on the ride. This year it was, “No burger left behind” as everyone ate their fill. The door prizes were won by Frank and Jeremy – congratulations guys. Enjoy the spends at Free Wheel Cycle and Marshalls.

If you want to join in regular rides, contact Matt at realmenhamilton@gmail.com. We ride until the snow hits!

 

– Jamie Wood

 

Bike Garages at Shopping Malls

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With all the bikes in Copenhagen, you do end up wondering where they all go when riders converge on a shopping mall or commercial centre. How about a bike garage? Problem solved? It certainly looked that way at Fisketorvet Shopping Mall in Copenhagen.

Close to Cykelslangen (the orange snake bike bridge), the Fisketorvet Shopping Mall accommodates all shoppers’ bikes in a huge garage, clearly marked with a giant bicycle sign. Check out the entrance of the garage in these pictures.

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— Matt in Copenhagen