OnaVelo in collaboration with Adventures in Yoga present Bike & Bend - a weekend ride and yoga retreat. We supply the bicycles, accommodation, and meals (vegetarian and vegan meal options available) for an overnight bicycling and yoga trip through the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
We will begin the trip in Millarville winding our way through quiet country backroads and rolling hills to our home for the night in Bragg Creek. Nestled in our cozy woodland home, we’ll stretch out with a yoga class, enjoy dinner and a bonfire, and rest comfortably before our Sunday ride home. We ride at a leisurely pace, take breaks, and of course, twice daily yoga classes will be offered by our in-house/on-bike yoga teacher. This trip is for cyclists, yogis, and those who have neither biked nor bent! No experience necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a sense of adventure. Ages 14 +.
The Country Manor
Overnight in a secluded private beautiful country manor in Bragg Creek on 150 acres of forested land nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Only 3 KM to Bragg Creek town center and close to Wintergreen golf course. Hike and explore on 5 km of trails. Enjoy dinner and a bonfire as the evening sunsets. Read a book by our sleepy creek. Enjoy the wildlife: you may catch a glimpse of deer, foxes, lynx, moose and bears.
This large and spacious (over 5000 ft2) luxurious but cozy country home with old world charm and a few eclectic antiques and furnishings will take you back in time. The home features multiple dining areas and living rooms. The living room has a fireplace. Games area features a stove. Lots of space for everyone.
Think of it like a lodge or retreat centre with three bedrooms – shared bedrooms with multiple beds in two of the rooms and one bedroom with a king size bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom en suite. Shared or single bed options are available. Room assignments will be filled at the time of registration and the total group size will be determined based on bed space. Please indicate your preference for sleeping arrangements. People joining the trip with a friend or partner may opt for sharing a bed. If you are joining the trip on your own, a single bed option would probably be most comfortable.
Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2: 1 king bed
Bedroom 3: 2 queen beds, 3 single beds
Saturday, June 22
09:00 - Arrive at our meeting place in Millarville.
10:00 - Cycle - Leg 1.
Ride about 45 minutes to 1 hour. ~15-20 km
11:30 - Yoga : Keep it Limber
12:30- Lunch Break
Fresh lunch and snacks from the Millarville Farmers Market.
13:30- Cycle - Leg 2.
Ride about 45 minutes to 1 hours ~15-20 km. Rest in Bragg Creek for a cold drink, ice cream and snacks. Our cozy woodland home is ~3 km from the mall in Bragg Creek.
16:00- Arrive at Accommodation in Bragg Creek.
Unpack, explore, relax
20:00- Yin Yoga - Chill/Stretch out
21:00- Free Time // Bonfire
Sunday, June 23
07:30 - Optional Morning Yoga
10:00- Cycle - Leg 3
Ride about 45 minutes to 1 hours ~15-20 km.
11:30- Yoga - Surprise!
13:30- Cycle - Final Leg
Ride about 45 minutes to 1 hours ~15-20 km.
15:30- Adventure COMPLETE
Bike & Bend | June 22-23, 2019
All trip registrations include a $100 deposit. Once your trip is confirmed by OnaVelo, your trip deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the full cost of your trip. If you have not paid in full at the time of registration, the balance of your trip fee will be outlined in your registration materials.
You may cancel your participation on the trip at any time. OnaVelo asks, however, that you do not apply unless you are confident in your attendance on the dates and destination outlined in the trip details. It is important for you to know that cancellations are costly to OnaVelo because we begin making arrangements for your trip as soon as you confirm your participation. Once you are confirmed on a trip by OnaVelo, your trip deposit is non-refundable. Notification of cancellation must be made to OnaVelo in writing. When OnaVelo receives a written cancellation, a cancellation fee may apply to cover the expenses and costs incurred by OnaVelo due to the cancellation (including credit card processing fees and bank charges). The amount of the cancellation fee is determined by the number of days prior to the trip start date that the written cancellation notice is received.