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Bike and a bite: 19 places to cycle to on the South Island after you’ve worked up an appetite

Bike and a bite: 19 places to cycle to on the South Island after you’ve worked up an appetite

If you love to cycle and enjoy eating delicious food then this list is for you. The MicCHEK Podcast recently asked Trek Bicycle Store Owner…

Tuesday, Mar 01

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If you love to cycle and enjoy eating delicious food then this list is for you.

The MicCHEK Podcast recently asked Trek Bicycle Store Owner Bill Fry to lay out his list of the best places to cycle to on the South Island for a bike and a bite.

Fry has been a leader in Victoria’s cycling community for decades. He’s been involved with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour De Rock since its inception, donating bikes for the riders and has helped thousands of islanders with their cycling needs. He also happens to love food.

“Pretty much the motto of the store is ride bikes to eat burgers and drink beer,” says Fry. Here is his list of 19 places to ride to for a coffee, snack, meal and beer on the South Island. Mattick’s Farm (5325 Cordova Bay Rd.)

“It’s the ideal distance for an out and back from the downtown core. As a Tour De Rock rider the first training ride is to Mattick’s Farm and back from the Saanich Police station. They’ve got ice cream, coffee, and a restaurant there. It’s an obvious recommendation for any new rider.” My Chosen Cafe (4492 Happy Valley Rd.)

“If you’re going from the western communities My Chosen isn’t too bad but if you’re going from the core it’s a bit far. There are so many rides to be done that way, you can also put your bike on your car and cut down the distance.” Finn and Pearl at […]

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