The Residence

It's just twenty feet away from the bicycle shop. 
Your room in the residence is included in your course registration fee!
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, which feature several easy to moderate loops and take you past the baseball diamond, tennis courts, dirt jump course and other indoor community centre facilities.

Here's our four bedroom student residence. Bedding and towels are provided.
The kitchen contains all the necessary dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, and coffee makers. 
There are extra individual food storage containers to keep your goodies safe.
There is large refrigerator and an 8 foot long butcher block table for food preparation. 
A clothes washer and a gas clothes dryer are 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.\

Answers to some common questions:

Can my spouse, child or pet anaconda stay with me? Students with pets, spouses, or children must make other housing arrangements for them. There are several inns, lodges, and many B & Bs for those who need alternative accommodation. 

Where can I do my laundry? A washing machine and dryer are in the front porch of the residence. I use these also. On site laundry is very useful after dirty wrenching in the shop or messy riding on the trails. On sunny days we recommend drying clothes using fresh air and solar power.

Are meals provided?  No. There is only one instructor and he is kept busy teaching 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 be restricted to Smokey's diet either.
Students do your own cooking.  This is the only bike school which offers this money-saving feature. If you have similar diets you can even 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's amenities and stores.

I'm not bringing a car!  Students who don't bring a car can easily reach the two villages by bicycle, or use one of the school's rental bicycles for transportation. Rental is $100 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 jump over a sleeping bike!

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