Sunday, 27 January – Beto Burns Ride and Poetic Bicycle Celebration

As a bicyclist of Scotch descent, I have to admit there are three distinct disadvantages to a cycling celebration of Robbie Burns Day – it occurs during a terribad season for riding in Vancouver, Robert (Beto) Burns died 21 years before the bicycle was invented, and , third, Scottish cookery. But it is already a VBC tradition, so I am dedicated to making the best of a combined celebration of a poet and the greatest invention of human history, and for me and the kind of bike club I most enjoy, a celebration means food! Please join me on a leisurely ride (the length of which will be adjusted to reflect conditions and rider inclinations) followed by homemade sourdough bread, chili (vegan and otherwise), tea, cocoa, and other warming liquids at my home in Kitsilano. As before, you and your friends (VBC members and otherwise) are welcome, and bring examples of bicycle-themed poetry (found or written by you) and liquid refreshment you enjoy, but please do NOT bring food for sharing, bagpipes or haggis.

Meet: 1030AM at Arbutus Coffee located at W. 6th and Arbutus
Route: TBD (length depending on weather, but will NOT be cancelled)
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