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Gear up, stay active and discover some of BC’s cycling hotspots

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Stay at a bike friendly hotel when mountain biking in BC

BC has some of the best biking anywhere!


 

Gear up, stay active and discover some of BC’s cycling hotspots

Sept. 12, 2011, Victoria, BC – With the great late summer weather holding strong, the team at Accent Inns, a locally owned and operated hotel chain, is encouraging bike lovers to make the most of it by getting out and hitting the trails.

“Hands down, British Columbia is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary biking,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns. “With a number of bike parks, cross country trails and rugged mountain terrain, our province has something for every vacationing and competitive cyclists, both amateur and pro.”

 

And travelling with bikes has never been easier – thanks to Accent Inns’ unique Bike Love program. Under Bike Love, each location offers guests bike friendly rooms, access to a bike wash and tuning station (complete with a professional-grade bike stand and an assortment of bicycle specific pro mechanic tools, pump, hose and plenty of rags) and use of the onsite laundry facilities – all at no extra charge.

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Burnaby and Victoria BC – Awesome Biking destinations

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Bike friendly hotel has Bike lover logo

Accent Inns is for Bike Lovers

Here’s some great information on Mountain Biking specifically in the Burnaby BC and Victoria BC area.

Enjoy your ride!

Adventures in Cycling:  Burnaby Mountain Bike Park

Do you want to jump on your mountain bike and experience the challenges of adventure travel with a solid dose of a big city night life and never have to get in a car?

If you have never heard of Burnaby, British Columbia, it is a suburb of Vancouver BC giving you the convenience of staying in the middle of a great city with quick access to excellent mountain bike trails and best of all the Accent Inn Burnaby is a bike friendly hotel Spend your days in Burnaby Mountain Bike Park encompassed by woods, mountains, and ocean views with some awesome downhill mountain bike trails. (more…)

 

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We have a Bike Love Contest Winner!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos and entered Accent Inns Bike Love Contest. We received many exciting, fun and scenic photos and the staff here all had different favorites.  We didn’t choose the winner though…you folks did.

Commuting like this is really starting to cramp our style!

Keri Coles has been crowned the first ever Bike Love photo contest winner!  Congratulations Keri,  who received 98 likes and is the Big Winner off $1000 in Norco Gift Certificates. Congratulations again Keri, now you can upgrade & get a better bike for commuting.

As the Bike Friendly hotel chain in B.C. we are thrilled to see and hear from so many of you that are also bike enthusiasts.  Some of you talked about road racing, some about radical mountain bike trips and it’s always fun to see children excited about cycling.

Several folks out there have asked…”why did Accent Inns put on a Bike Love Contest?”

We put together this contest so that we could meet many of the other Bike Lovers out there and to make sure anyone wanting to travel around BC now has a fantastic Bike friendly hotel option.

Here’s what we think a bike friendly hotel should offer…and we do!

Store your bike(s) in your hotel room -
*designated “bike friendly rooms” located conveniently on the ground floor.

Bicycle wash and tuning station at every Accent Inn
great for getting the “trail” or “road” off of your bike. No more bending over to work on your bike.
Simply clamp your ride into the professional grade bike stand & tune / clean away.

Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit available for use
includes 37 shop quality park tools so you can do everything from brake adjustments
to  headset overhauls.  You just might need to stay an extra night to play with it all.

Rags available – great for cleaning and drying your bike.

On-Site Laundry rooms available at all of our BC hotels

after all –  it might not be just the bike that needs a wash after a day on the trail

For more info on Accent Inns Bike Love program click here.

Congrats again to Keri Coles the winner of the Bike Love photo contest.

 

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Travelling with Bikes, Kids and Dogs

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
family friendly hotel great after a day in the car

Accent Inns, a great place for your family vacation

Now that summer is well under way….at least it’s supposed to be. You may be wondering “just where can I stay with my troop.”

I’ve got the wagon or minivan loaded with children and buddy the family dog (or Sylvester the cat). We’ve got our really nice bikes on the back and more gear in our utility trailer behind. Who is gonna accept this bunch? Will it be somewhere I actually want my family to stay? (more…)

 

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I’m in love

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Mandy Farmer loves accent inns bike friendly hotel program

Mandy Farmer loves her new bike

I’m in love. I’m exhilarated. Optimistic.  Refreshed.  And yes, a little out of breath.  As usual, rain or shine, I’ve biked into work this morning, and feel awesome and excited to start my day.  Who am I in love with?? Don’t worry honey, yes, it’s still you, but my new bicycle is the hot new love of my life.  It’s a girl-bike which means I can wear a dress, my uniform of choice instead of a business suit, and it’s a retro styled Amsterdam upright two wheeler, in raspberry with wood trim and leather seats. Mmm-hmm! (more…)

 

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Bike to Work Week a Success!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bike friendly hotel sponsors bike to work weekMay 30 -June 5.  A hearty congratulations go to all those participants in this years Bike to work week.  A special thank you to the organizers and volunteers of the Victoria and Kelowna celebrations for allowing Accent Inns to be a supporter of your events.

 

Victoria BC’s event had over 3000 cyclist participate!   The “editor” attended the Kelowna week ending finale. (more…)

 

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Strap on that helmet: Accent Inns now a true, bike friendly hotel

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

May 18, 2011, Victoria, BC

Mandy Farmer President & CEO

A new program by the BC family owned and operated hotel chain Accent Inns is going to make travelling with your bicycle a whole lot easier.

The program, called “Bike Love,” rolls out May 20, 2011 at all five Accent Inns’ hotel locations and is aimed at bike lovers who enjoy travelling with their two-wheeled friends.

“Vacationing and competitive cyclists – both amateur and pro – already know all too well how tough it can be to find bike-friendly accommodations,” said Mandy Farmer, CEO of Accent Inns. “As an cycling enthusiast and mountain bike lover myself, I figured the time was now to introduce a bike-friendly program to the BC hotel marketplace – one that went above-and-beyond the standard ‘leave your bike chained to the rack outside,’ deal.” (more…)

 

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