Monday, July 7, 2014
We've just completed a great weekend at the MS Cowichan Valley Grape Escape with 6 members from Gabriola, together the "Gabriola Scooters" raised over $7633. This was a lot of fun, a variety of routes to choose from, a beautiful campus to stay at, well organized and there were plenty of wine tasting opportunities. The bike ride started at 10am on Saturday, we rode for about 10 minutes and came to our first winery, from there on, we would ride to the next winery (usually a 6-8km distance) and sample another glass or two. It was easy to purchase wine along the way, as you would make your wine selection and they would deliver it to the dorm for the end of the day. The dinner at Shawnigan Lake School was delicious and the dorm rooms were immaculate, a really stunning setting. On Sunday we were back on our bikes at 9am to hit the pavement to a few more wineries. This is sure to be an annual event for us, we hope you can join us next year!