Recently one of our neighbours wrote a letter to the editor expressing her concern that Cyclists receive unfair advantages over automobile drivers because they do not pay road taxes, “Cyclists Need To Pay”. Well, in reality it turns out that cyclists do pay their share, perhaps more and if more people turned to their bikes for local commutes, we could all benefit from a healthier lifestyle and fewer taxes. As this debate has take place in many constituencies throughout North America and others have studied the dollars and sense that cycling provides our communities, consider this: Continue reading
We were just finishing up our ski today and met up with Brent and his son Beckett heading out with the family. Brent likes to tow Beckett on his bike in the summer and converted the trailer from wheels to skis for the winter. Good deal for Beckett as he gets to ride but not for long. He has asked Santa for skis and a big bike, so maybe Dad can take it easy in the New Year.
How would you like to spend a summer day riding along the shore of Kalamalka Lake, a quiet ride away from traffic on a nice flat abandoned rail bed. This might be in your future if Brad Clements gets his way. Brad is a resident of Vernon and he hopes to convert the CN rail line between Kelowna and Vernon to a world class recreation corridor. You can find out more and lend your support at Okanagan Rail Trails.