Our chase trucks start to meet up now as the 2 in the south head north and meet the west coast truck. Around 8pm we all meet on the side of the road at race mile 670. Paul is ready to get on the relay bike and does so around 930pm. Mladen has had a good section. A small mechanical problem when the fuel line cracked and the bike stopped but he was able to make the repair quickly with the tools he had. The bike has been going for 22 hours straight now. Pretty amazing that has been the only issue. (more…)
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With pre running all complete and only a few days until race day, it was time to organize our plan. All riders finished practicing their sections without injury, goal #1. We would have 5 vehicles on race day chasing the 3 race bikes. Each vehicle would have a spare bike on board that parts could be robbed off if needed. Other items on board would include satellite phones, food, water, tools, first aid kits, a spare rider, etc. Basically we would have 2 trucks servicing the bikes in the centre of the Baja peninsula and east coast. The other 3 trucks would take care of the bikes down in the southern portion and on the west coast. (more…)
With a week or so to go till race day, the rest of the team showed up. The adventure really got exciting when 5 of us went to pre run race mile 385 to 525. The day started great as usual, until we entered 10 miles of 3 foot deep silt beds. A fine sand like substance that just floats in the air, clogging and killing motors in cars and bikes. At race mile 430, my bike decided it had had enough. 2pm and David and I are sitting in the desert with a broken bike, 80 miles from the nearest accessible road. Another racer comes along and we ask him to let Mladen ( another one of our guys ahead ) know we are stuck. A few hours later, Mladen shows up and we try for hours to figure the bike out. Nothing works. (more…)
For Immediate Release: ACCENT INNS / RUSS HAY’S the BICYCLE SHOP p/b Scotiabank Cycling Team reveals new 2014 Team Kit
February 4, 2014 – Accent Inns/Russ Hay’s the Bicycle Shop p/b Scotiabank Cycling Team is pleased to reveal the new 2014 Team Kit and team bike for the 2014 Season. In addition, the team is revealing Curtis Dearden’s new Canadian National Champion Speedsuit from Sugoi Performance Apparel. (more…)
That’s what happened on June 18, when members of the Victoria Hotel Sales and Marketing Committee boarded the “Big Bike” and pedaled through downtown Victoria to raise over $3000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (more…)
What an awesome day it was in Victoria on Sunday June 2nd. The Bastion Square Grand Prix is the final race in the Robert Cameron Law cycling series, part of the Victoria Cycling festival. Accent Inns along with our friends and team partners at Russ Hays were proud to sponsor the final big race.
The racing at all levels was exciting… even the Tim Horton’s timbits challenge saw the kids doing a whole lap of the course and still sprinting to the finish.
The level of intensity and endurance was spectacular to watch from all the competitors. It was impressive to watch the high school races as you could easily see some up and coming serious cycle racers. (more…)
OK, how does a little hotel chain like Accent Inns combine our love of the cycling community, our fun loving style, our search for adventure (well most of us…) and our key value of community support? It’s easy. A prime example was two recent events we supported; The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour and the Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo. (more…)
The 4th Annual Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo comes to Victoria at the Pearkes Recreation Centre this weekend on March 22, 23, 24, 2013. This three-day event features camping, kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking, outdoor getaways, travel, products and accessories – plus so much more!
Guest Blogger Max Johnson for Theatre Skam:
The city of Victoria is full of Bike Lovers, and this summer they have a lot of options to get their wheels spinning. The Tour de Victoria will take you around the city, and Bike to Work Week will bring you to your desk. But if you want to pedal into a world of stilt walkers, storytelling and string theory, you’ll have to come to Theatre SKAM’s Bike Ride. Running June 16-17 and 23-24, it’s a unique and off-kilter experience that will make theatre fans out of cyclists – and Bike Lovers out of theatre-goers. (more…)
This afternoon in Victoria B.C. the organizers of the Cycle of Hope kicked-off the event campaign with the goal of raising funds to support for families dealing with ALS. Six riders from the Greater Victoria area are set to cycle 650 kilometers throughout B.C. to raise awareness and funds for families living with ALS. The cycling adventure will begin in Kamloops August 8th and finish in Hope August 18th. The riders from Victoria are inspired by a friend who recently lost her father to the disease. “Cycle of Hope has been my way of healing from the loss of my dad from this devastating disease. My goal is to raise awareness and much needed funds to find a cure for ALS”, says Cindy Lister the rider behind the event. (more…)