Thursday, June 25, 2009

Canmore-Whistler Rollerski Trip

In light of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the provincial Biathlon BC team will be participating in a rollerski trek from Canmore Alberta, to the Whistler olympic Park. The Tour is set to start on July 12th and run until the 16th when the team will arrive at the 2010 Olympic Biathlon venue. There will be 8 athletes rotating in turn, rollerskiing continuous over the 1000 km journey. The idea of the trip is to promote the sport and to bring the Olympic spirit from the 1988 Winter Olympic site, to the 2010 Whistler Park. The trip will be sponsored by the German company SRB Rollerskis, as well as the German TV network Deutsche Welle, local coffee shop Galileo Coffee, squamish bike store Corsa Cycles, and local GM Dealer Greg Gardner. If you are interested, support is still needed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Okanagan Bike Camp '09

I returned Monday from a five day bike camp through Okanagan (southern BC). The camp was hosted by Biathlon BC and included athletes from the High Performance program and development squad. The tour covered 800km over five days including Silverstar mountain, Apex mountain, and the Penticton Ironman course. After four days of sun and +30 C temperature, the only rain was on the final decent into Pentiction on the final day.