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Like cycling? Like beer? This Port Coquitlam enthusiast of both has created a community for cyclists and beer lovers to get together

Like cycling? Like beer? This Port Coquitlam enthusiast of both has created a community for cyclists and beer lovers to get together

Bill Jones is a Port Coquitlam cyclist who says there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold beer at one of the area’s craft breweries after…

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Bill Jones is a Port Coquitlam cyclist who says there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold beer at one of the area’s craft breweries after a bike ride, so he’s started a Facebook community of fellow cyclists and beer lovers in the Tri-Cities that already has more than 300 members. A Port Coquitlam cyclist is creating a community of like-minded individuals who share his passions for exploring the Tri-Cities and beyond by bike, followed by a refreshing beer at one of the local craft breweries.

He’s finding no shortage of takers.

Since starting Tri-City Bikes and Brews on Facebook last fall, Bill Jones has registered more than 320 members.

He said they’re in all shapes, sizes, ages and levels of cycling experience, from neophytes who’ve just acquired an e-bike to help them get active to enthusiasts on hybrid or gravel bikes looking for new routes and beers to sample.

All are united in their belief that there’s no greater reward for an afternoon of spinning the pedals than a stein of stout or a thistle of ale.

Jones said in his native Manchester, England, a stop at the pub is a common goal of any exercise, whether it’s a ride, run or walk.

“Earners and burners,” he said it’s called.But since moving to Port Coquitlam two years ago, Jones said it’s been difficult to connect with other cyclists to learn the safe routes around the Tri-Cities, as the established road groups are a little too hardcore for his recreational aspirations.Then, while enjoying a refreshing beverage […]

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