The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature's phone with today's Groupon to Outbound Cycle in West Kelowna. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a ski or snowboard tune-up (a $30 value).
- For $20, you get a one-day mountain-bike rental (a $39.99 value).
- For $20, you get a one-day snowshoe rental for two (a $40 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of athletic apparel and accessories.
Outbound Cycle's retailers swathe outdoor enthusiasts in athletic apparel and accessories from brands such as Fox and Troy Lee Designs, and the experienced service staff ensures that equipment remains in working order. Slope devotees can escort their skis or snowboard into the shop for a meticulous tune-up service. Upon arrival, a savvy technician proffers a repair assessment and an estimated turnaround time to ensure that welcome-home parties can be planned in a timely manner. Once tearful adieus have been exchanged with owners, snow-skimming apparatuses get gussied up via performance-enhancing adjustments and mends. Alternatively, pedallers can lasso a rental mountain bike and consult one of Outbound Cycle’s shrewd staffers for tips on top local trails before embarking upon full-day riding adventures. Additionally, twosomes can strap on a pair of snowshoes and synchronize oxygen-consumption rates during a powdery peregrination amid dazzling vistas and quiet paths.
Mitts sporting a pair of bike gloves ($19.99) pilot bipedal steeds in style without the dangers of tux tails getting tangled in the spokes’ web of metal. A stainless water bottle ($12.99) refuses rust despite the corrosive machinations of its users, and a bike rear light ($14.99) maintains rider safety with its effulgent emissions. Tires worn down from popping wheelies at fork-infested forks in the road spring back to life with CPR administered by a bike pump ($14.99).
Outbound Cycle's active staff members use their knowledge of riding and racing to assist clients shopping through their selection of bikes from Rocky Mountain, KHS, GT, and Haro. Cyclists can also rent mountain or downhill bikes to take scenic jaunts through the lolling Okanagan landscape or have something to lean on when posing for photos. With the purchase of a new bike, patrons will get one free tune-up from the shop's technicians. Other services include everything from cable adjustments and suspension repair to complete bike overhauls.