May 26, 2022
Fresh Air Kelowna Vlog: May Long Weekend Vibes, MTBco and YMCA Strong Kids

Fresh Air Kelowna Vlog: May Long Weekend Vibes, MTBco and YMCA Strong Kids

All right, here we go guys. We got a new vlog. We're filming this a little early. We're going into the May long weekend, so we got a couple days off in the bike shop, get out, enjoy the fresh air. 

You know the staff’s all divided. Some of the staff are camping, some are biking, Bri Bri and the guys are still skiing. He got out and he had a great powder day last week for his 30th birthday. Congratulations Bri Bri. It's amazing. The guy keeps going skiing all year long. 

While the staff's off, guess what I'm doing, counting inventory! Coming up on the year end. As always, I procrastinate and put it off until the very last minute. It should start a bit earlier. But it's the fun time of the year and we've got a little wedding in the family so I'm going to mix in some family time and inventory. It's gonna be a great weekend. 

When you look outside, it's hard to believe it's the middle of May. It's so rainy, cold, snowy, Big White had some snow last week, when's the sunshine gonna come? But the good news is it's raining. There's moisture in the dirt and trails, the Kelowna mountain bike trails are running amazing. 

We've got to give a huge shout out to all the guys working on the trails, doing lots of work, and all the volunteers. It's been phenomenal. Thank you very much. 

The Mountain Bike Club has been working really hard. We're up to 700 members already, please get out, get your memberships. They have a goal of 1000 members by June. That gives us a couple of weeks to get going. Please follow them on Instagram and Facebook. They have tons of events: social rides on Mondays, Trail Fit Tuesdays, please give them a follow, reach out. If you have some spare time, please lend a hand.

Looking forward to this summer. The fun part is there are events going on. One event we've been so fortunate to be part of for many years is YMCA Strong Kids, it is going on May 29th this year. We have Adria here from the YMCA, to talk about the events and what's going on.


I'm Adria with the YMCA of Okanagan. We're here to talk today about a great event that we have going on in our community. It's called Cycle for Strong Kids. Fresh Air has been our presenting sponsor for decades, you've supported the Cycle for Strong Kids with the YMCA Okanagan, building strong healthy communities by breaking down barriers, raising funds at these fundraising events so all children and youth can access our facilities and our programs. 

The YMCA is so much more than a swim and a gym. The YMCA is a charity dedicated to breaking down barriers so everyone can access fitness, health and reach their full potential in our community. This Cycle for Strong Kids is the 15th annual event this year hosted at the H2O. We're outdoors under a large tent, lots of energy, 70 spin bikes, all riding together, all riding for a great cause. We hope that you show up, sign up online, and register to ride with Fresh Air Kelowna at 8 a.m. and we hope to see you there!


It's hard to believe it's the 15th annual already. Come down, join us, join me. Looking forward to seeing you, it's a great cause, tons of fun on the day. 

You know as we hit the middle of May the last couple of years. I never know what to say. It's like I know Toronto lost. I have lots of friends and family online. I was just worried. You know, Montreal didn't make the playoffs. It's like they stopped talking. I was worried for them. But Toronto is out. I know, a little bit of mourning, but hey, there's always next year. Everybody get out, enjoy the weather. Enjoy the fresh air.

Join your favourite Kelowna bike and run shop on May 29th to cycle for a cause. We’re always here for expert advice and fittings on your bike ski or running shoes in Kelowna. See what’s in store.

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