The images are riveting. The situation is desperate. Those fleeing conflict in Syria and other war zones around the world, along with survivors of natural disasters such as the earthquakes in Nepal last spring, need aid to rebuild their lives. With winter approaching, even just their immediate needs – warm clothes, shelter, and food, will be more important than ever. Bike Doctor wants to help. So we will be donating a percentage of our profits to three registered aid organizations working to alleviate the suffering.
Alisha Fung of Vancouver, BC isn’t intimidated by the climb. “A hill is just a hill,” she says. For Alisha, the hardest part of completing a solo bike tour through New Zealand is the downhill – the flats – continuing along with no one to push you.
“When you go by yourself you have no one to complain to. You just have to suck it up.” Alisha did suck it up, and completed her New Zealand trip in 2013. This May, she’s about to suck it up again and head east across Canada.
While a pro in maintaining mental stamina, Alisha learned some hard lessons about nutritional and physical stamina on her last trip that she says she’ll be keeping in mind as she prepares for her Canada tour. In New Zealand, she ate whatever was available without much planning. This time she intends to plan out a more balanced diet with enough carbs and protein. She also has been spending a lot of time at Bike Doctor getting quality gear and bike sizing advice in order to accommodate her knee injury. With a degree in Kinesiology from UBC and a background in personal training, Alisha is familiar with the importance of proper body positioning for peak performance.
While Alisha is using the knowledge she gained from her last tour to improve her next one, every trip poses its own unique challenges. We wish Alisha the best of luck with her upcoming expedition and look forward to getting updates from the road.
Keep spinning, Alisha!
Bike Doctor has undergone some major changes and we are excited to present our new services to you.
First up our website. Bike Doctor has recently built a new eCommerce website that allows us to offer you products from the comfort of your couch. You can place your order through the website and if you don’t want to come into our Vancouver store to collect your items, we will arrange to have your order delivered to you after you have placed your order. We have an enormous catalog with 1000’s of cycling products, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, just search for it in the search bar at the top of the website.
Second up we rent! Through popular demand we have opened up a rental department ready to help you explore everything Vancouver has to offer by bike. Whether you are a student, visiting Vancouver on vacation, or you just have your bicycle in with us for repair and you need a rental bike to keep you going, we have a bike that will suite your needs, at a VERY competitive rate.
And finally our News reel. We are excited to be starting our new Blog, which you have already found! along with a mailing community which we will send a couple of e-mails each month to. These e-mails will contain cycling news from around Vancouver, fun things that we are getting up to in our Broadway store and promotional codes exclusive to our subscribers! Not to be missed. If you would like a piece of the action, jump back to our website at thebikedr.com, scroll to the bottom of the page and on the right-hand side is a sign-up form that takes approximately 20 seconds to complete. And of course, you are free to opt out at the click of a button and stop receiving our letter at any point if you don’t love our stories.
It’s an exciting time to be a Bike Doctor, and we cannot wait to share our cycling knowledge and services with you.