North 48 Bicycles – 2017 Cycle of Life Tour Donation Page

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For the third year in a row, on July 22-23rd, 2017, I am riding in the Cycle of Life Tour, presented by Think Communications. I’ll be riding nearly 200km over two days in support of hospice care.

Hospice care is an under recognized service that relies largely on funding by community donors and fundraising events. Their services are essential and include end-of-life palliative care, counselling, bereavement support and at home patient care for individuals of any age with a terminal condition.

I’ve promised to raise at least $500 and I need your support!  With our pledges, the Cycle of Life Tour has the potential to raise over $100,000 to keep hospice care in motion.

Thanks to the Cycle Life Tour’s incredible sponsors, every dollar raised will stay on Vancouver Island to support local hospices.

You can visit my personal fundraising page using the link below to pledge and to find out more about the event.

In addition to direct fundraising through this effort, I am also very pleased to be able to contribute to Victoria Hospice, as a social enterprise partner of North 48 Bicycles.  Once you have donated, please take some time to visit the Social Enterprise page located here North 48 Bicycles Social Enterprise (not to mention browsing the rest of the North 48 Bikes.com site).

Thanks for your support,

David

North 48 Bicycles at Cycle of Life Tour 2016

 

Five Day Training Camp – April 20th – 24th

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Join North 48 Bicycles for a Five Day Training Camp from April 20th to April 24th held on the amazing roads around Victoria BC. The training camp will include multi-element rides, recovery rides, amazing food, strength and conditioning sessions, bike-specific yoga and stretching sessions, bike fit sessions and a lot more! We will spend time together on the bike, stretching on a yoga mat, working in the gym, and eating together. We have a number of dinner speakers lined up who will provide some great experience and knowledge to help us become better cyclists. The aim is to put miles in your legs and time in the saddle, put great food in your belly, learn some great strength and stretching moves and fill your mind with some new ideas.

North 48 Bicycles Training Cap Montage

The camp is perfect for those riders who are just getting back onto the road after a long winter of indoor training and will provide a great base from which to launch your spring and early summer riding season, or to ramp up your training ahead of race season.

Training Camp Details

Accommodation – Accommodation will be provided at the Parkside Hotel and Spa, where you will share a 1,000 square foot two bedroom two bathroom suite. The hotel has great fitness facilities, a pool and a full spa.

Meals – All meals will be prepared at the Parkside by chef Cosmo Meens. Cosmo is a well-known Victoria chef and has previously accompanied the Canadian Olympic triathlon team to the Beijing Olympics, so he knows a thing or two about feeding athletes. In addition to preparing meals, Cosmo will help develop a nutritional plan for each participant so you can fuel your rides and your recovery properly.

Rides – We will complete three multi-element training rides, including a hill session, a speed session and an endurance session, each designed to elevate your riding ability. These rides will be led by our NCCP trained coach, Matt Patriquin. Matt coaches the extremely successful Tripleshot Youth team, which counts several former and current BC Provincial and Canadian National junior champions in its ranks. In addition, we will complete up to four recovery rides (these are optional, but highly recommended).

Strength and Conditioning – Strength and conditioning training is crucial to increasing your performance on the bike. Kennedy Kinghorn is a CHEK (Certified Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist) and has helped thousands of athletes from post-rehabilitation to high performance sports conditioning and personal training. Kennedy will complete an individual assessment of each rider’s range of motion, core strength and function and then develop an individual base corrective program to address compensations found in the assessments. In addition to assessments, we will spend a two hour session at Studio 4 Athletics so that Kennedy can work through proper form for each exercise.

Yoga and stretching – we will have daily bike specific yoga and post-ride stretching routines led by a certified yoga instructor.

Come prepared to work hard and to share your experiences with fellow riders and have fun!

Places are limited so book your spot now.  Cost is $2,000 per person

New Year – New Fitness

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North 48 Bicycles is offering indoor training over the winter.  Join us three days a week for interval-focused training sessions using media-based workouts shown on our big screen.  This gives you the option of doing your indoor workouts on a real bike with other like-minded people.

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Indoor Winter Training at North 48 Bicycles

Indoor Winter Training at North 48 Bicycles

Starts on January 10th and runs through mid-March (30 sessions).

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm and Saturday mornings at 8:00 am

We offer three equipment options:

1) Bring your own bike and trainer each time – $150 (that’s only $5 per session for the full complement of sessions

a)  10 sessions for $80 (bring your bike and trainer each time)

b) single session drop-in fee (bring your bike and trainer)

2)  Use your own bike and trainer but store it at the shop (we’ll set it up before each session) – $200

3)  Use one of our Colnago bikes and trainers (we’ll set it up before each session) – $250

Depending on equipment availability, we may be able to offer drop-ins on our Colnago bikes at $20 per session.  Please call us 24 hours in advance to check availability.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to stop by or call us at 250-634-4420.

Space and equipment are limited, so sign up now!

Indoor Winter Training on Real Bikes!

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North 48 Bicycles is offering indoor training over the winter.  Join us three days a week for interval-focused training sessions using media-based workouts shown on our big screen.  This gives you the option of doing your indoor workouts on a real bike with other like-minded people.

indoor_training

Indoor Winter Training at North 48 Bicycles

Starts on November 8th and runs through mid-March (over 50 sessions).

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm and Sunday mornings at 7:30 am

We offer three equipment options:

  1. Bring your own bike and trainer each time – $200 (that’s less than $4 per session for the full complement of sessions)
    • 10 sessions for $80 (bring your bike and trainer each time)
    • $10 single session drop-in fee (bring your bike and trainer)
  2. Use your own bike and trainer but store your equipment at the shop (we’ll set it up before each session) – $300
  3. Use one of our Colnago bikes and trainers (we’ll set it up before each session) – $400
    • Depending on equipment availability, we may be able to offer drop-ins on our Colnago bikes at $20 per session.  Please call us in 24 hours advance to check availability.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to stop by or call us at 250-634-4420.

Space and equipment are limited, so sign up now!

 

Sign up below: 

Indoor Winter Training MLC Sessions

    Use the button to select your preferred timeslot
  • Select your preferred equipment selection. Payment is due prior to the first session.

North 48 Bicycles – Cycle of Life Tour Donation Page

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For the second year in a row, on July 23-24th, 2016, I am riding in the Cycle of Life Tour, presented by Think Communications. I’ll be riding nearly 200km over two days in support of hospice care.

Hospice care is an under recognized service that relies largely on funding by community donors and fundraising events. Their services are essential and include end-of-life palliative care, counselling, bereavement support and at home patient care for individuals of any age with a terminal condition.

I’ve promised to raise at least $500 and I need your support!  With our pledges, the Cycle of Life Tour has the potential to raise over $100,000 to keep hospice care in motion.

Thanks to the Cycle Life Tour’s incredible sponsors, every dollar raised will stay on Vancouver Island to support local hospices.

You can visit my personal fundraising page using the link below to pledge and to find out more about the event.

In addition to direct fundraising through this effort, I am also very pleased to be able to contribute to Victoria Hospice, as a social enterprise partner of my new company North 48 Bicycles.  Once you have donated, please take some time to visit the Social Enterprise page located here NORTH 48 BICYCLES SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (not to mention browsing the rest of the NORTH 48 BIKES.com site).

Thanks for your support,

David

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