Thankful. Since this weekend is all about family and reflecting on everything we have to be thankful for. We wanted to take a second to give thanks for the opportunity to cross paths with the Jimeneze family. Through our “Moment To Breathe” Program we were recently able to give this wonderful family a much needed day away from the hustle & bustle to enjoy the wonders of Harrison Hot Springs. MASSIVE thank you to @harrisonhotspringsresort for taking such good care of our new extended family members. . . Part of our program comes with the opportunity to share an unfiltered, unedited look at a families experience of living with Autism. . . Meet The Jimeneze family.. . . “ A mother’s intuition is usually right – Dominic’s body seemed to be extremely flexible, which made it challenging for him to get his balance and to learn to crawl and subsequently to walk. I insisted on seeing a pediatrician who could assess him. The pediatrician diagnosed him with “low tone” and was convinced he had no further developmental issues. I pressed for genetic testing and was met with resistance....” . . For the incredible full length read hit the link in the Bio . . . #MomentToBreathe#Autism#BikersForAutism#LookBadDoGood#1in57#Awareness#Acceptance#Inclusion#Integration#Family#Community#WeGotYourBack#GiveThanks#ThanksGiving
We couldn’t of asked for a more beautiful morning to team up with proud father, fellow rider and all around rad human Peter Raptis to escort his son Mikael back Riverview Elementary School in Port Coquitlam this morning. . . As any parent could attest to understanding that it takes a lot of courage to diligently stand your ground and challenge school district authority / guidelines to ensure that there is no stone left unturned when it comes to implementing the best game plan possible for the growth and development of your children. . . Our presence was not only to bring our homeboy Big Mik back to all his awaiting pals in style but also to the send a clear message to any and all Autism parents out there navigating similar situations that we are paying attention and when push comes to shove, WE GOT YOUR BACK! . . #SchoolDistrict43#LookBadDoGood#Awareness#Acceptance#Inclusion#1in57#Autism#BikersForAutism@pacificautism@autismsurfsup@canucksautism@autismspeakscanada@woodenspoonco@thepawnshopyvr
This past May marked the 4th Annual #ShuckItForward Competition / Fundraiser presented by @fannybayoysters hosted at @chewiesoysterbar . Sweet Baby Jesus was it ever a full on epic day of bikes, chowder, art, auctions, wine cellar giveaways, live music, shucking, bevies and so much more ! With the help of our incredible community sponsors and the hundreds of rad humans in attendance we managed to crack our lofty goal of $50,000 raised. . . Part of the prize pack for this year’s overall winner Mr. Jonathan Merrill aka @saltandearthco is flights and entry into @peishellfish in Prince Edward Island Sept.13/16. . . BFA is stoked to announce we will be flying out to Halifax this Thursday to team up with our east coast family @halifaxspeedco and riding out to Charlottetown for this year’s PEI Shellfish Festival !! . .
We will also be taking over the Chewies instagram during our travels east to give you a front row seat on @thelordofthecat ‘s quest for a championship so be sure to keep your eyes on the gram! . . 📷 @czuckermann 📷 @joshneufeldphoto . .
It’s never “fun” riding in the pissing rain. But one thing that really stood out to us on this year’s @musictherapyride is the overall level of happiness from each of the riders that came along this year. Zero complaints all around, just smiles for miles. Didn’t matter if you came prepared with full rain gear or if you didn’t plan anything and got soaked to the ass, everyone was stoked to be along for the ride. Sure it can challenging to keep a positive frame of mind riding in those conditions, but the effort to stay up on dem good vibes paid off huge in the stupid amounts of fun we had later in the day when the sun came out. . . MASSIVE shout out to our event sponsors @sunbum@redbullcanada@chancessquamish@cfoxvan & local vancouver artist @sammimorelli for the perfect stop off on route to Pemby. 🙏⚡️🙏 . . . 📷 @angelmrdz . .