It's twenty feet away from the bicycle shop.
The Animal Farm Trail starts at our driveway and heads west into the shady forest.
A kilometre later it joins the Homestead Trail, part of the Community Centre Trails network, which features several easy to moderate loops and gets you to the baseball diamond, tennis courts, dirt jump course and other community centre facilities.
Our four bedroom student residence. Bedding and towels are provided.
The kitchen contains all the necessary dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, as well several types of coffee makers. There are extra individual food storage containers to keep your goodies safe.
There is large refrigerator as well as separate storage bins for your dry goods and an
eight foot long butcher block table for food preparation.
A clothes washer and a gas dryer in the enclosed front porch.
On sunny days I encourage drying with solar power.
The common areas include the dining and living room and a south-facing cedar deck through the glass patio door. The roofed outer porch has hooks to hang your bicycles.
Note: This is a school environment. Drugs and alcohol will not be used on the property.
Cigarettes must be consumed well away from the residence and bicycle shop.
Can my spouse, child or pet anaconda stay with me? Students with pets, spouses, or children are asked to make other housing arrangements for them. There are several inns, lodges, many B & Bs for those who need alternative accommodation.
Where can I do my laundry? There is a washing machine and gas dryer inside the front porch of the residence. I use it also. On sunny days we recommend drying clothes using fresh air and solar power. Your clothes will smell fresher.Are meals provided? No. There is only one instructor and he teaches bicycle mechanics. There are too many different diets among students for anyone to cope with the wide variety of eating habits. And you wouldn't want to eat his specialized diet either.
Students do their own cooking. This is the only bike school which offers this money-saving feature. If you have similar diets you can cook together! Food shopping is just 4 or 5 kilometres away, depending on whether you go north or south. The Life on Quadra Island page provides more information on Quadra Island amenities and stores.
I'm not bringing a car! Students who don't bring a car can easily by bicycle, or use one of the shop rental bicycles for transportation. Rental is $50 for 5 weeks. $50 will be reimbursed if the bicycle is cleaned and tuned to its original condition.
I hope he knows he's about to go over a sleeping bike!