Bikes N’ Burgers

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The Real Men Bikes N’ Burgers event is on Sunday, October 16th 1PM – 6PM. Enjoy a fun group bike ride with a mid-way stop at the Wood’s Farm (433 Lynden Rd) for a BBQ before riding back. Choose from 2 routes:

LONGER ROUTE is 60KM total: Meet up and leave from Chedoke Golf Course (lower lot) at 1PM

SHORTER ROUTE is 25KM total: Meet up and leave from Hwy52 Rail Trail lot at 2PM

If you’re not a rider, simply drive to and meet everyone at the farm for the BBQ at 3PM. All riders will begin the ride back at 4:30PM.

Please register so we know how much food to prepare. Register by OCT 10 and get a discounted rate of $10 (paid in CASH at event).

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.

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

Family Trips on Pedal Power

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Imagine making the school run or taking a trip to the park in one of these beauties. No parking tickets, no gas stops. Christiania bikes (named after that area of Copenhagen) are a favourite among families in Copenhagen, with 25% of families with two or more children using this mode of transport to propel their family around the city.

These bikes can carry up to four children and are often decked out with stickers, sun shades, and oversize bells. They are easy to manoeuvre and can be seen rolling through the streets with passengers or other cargo at all times of the day.

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— Matt in Copenhagen

The Orange Snake

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So, a friend sent me a picture of an orange bike bridge here in Copenhagen (see the article below) and it really captured my imagination – not only the fact that a government would boldly fund a bridge over water just for bikes, but that they would make it so obvious by painting it bright orange!

Affectionately known as “The Orange Snake” the bridge links one side of Copenhagen with another. It is well used as there is a large shopping mall on one side. The bridge was built because this area was such a popular bike route and locals had to walk their bikes up steps. The orange snake winds it’s way through the shopping centre and looks great.

Here’s a great article from The Guardian on the subject: Why can’t all cities have bike bridges like Copenhagen’s new Cycle Snake?

— Matt in Copenhagen