In our last issue of adrenalin24, our Coach, Alicia Evans spoke about the importance of the ‘right’ nutritional and hydrating strategies for making sure you’re all ready for riding in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin. And in this issue, we wanted to keep you updated on the wonderful options that you’ll all have (participants, volunteers and spectators alike) at this year’s event. We’re so happy to have the support of the folks at the Nordic Centre’s Fresh Trax Café, again this year and also a few other exciting new additions to the line-up.
FRESH TRAX CAFÉ
An integral part of the experience at the Nordic Centre, providing year round healthy and delicious food for both summer bikers and winter nordic skiers. For the 24 Hours of Adrenalin, our friends at Fresh Trax have graciously offered to extend their hours and are open throughout the event. On friday July 18th, they will be open 11am to 8pm and then once the race begins on Saturday July 19th from 6am right through to Sunday July 20th at 4pm – that’s open ALL NIGHT!! Besides all the wonderful food offered in the Cafe, the Fresh Trax folks are also operating the BBQ / Beer Garden in the expo area. Some of the offerings include delicious classic bbq items like smokies and burgers as well as the best pizza in Canmore from Pizza Co.! Bring your appetites, because they are sure to please.
THAI IT UP
Back again for his second year, Kevin from Thai it Up will be out at the event with his fresh and delicious gourmet Thai food. For those of you who don’t know, Thai it Up started back in 2005 with a fated trip to Thailand. “The smells, tastes, and experience of the food in Thailand was culinary magic”, remembers Kevin Bellis, owner of Thai it up. While in Thailand, Kevin attended one of Thailand’s premier cooking schools, and under a Thai Master Chef… began his journey in the art of Thai cooking.
Upon his return to Canada, Kevin discovered a lack of high quality, fresh Thai food options. To solve this problem, and to share his love of Thai food, Kevin began hosting dinner parties featuring some of his favorite dishes. In 2009, he launched his first prepare at home product line to overwhelming success. In 2010 & 2011, his Big Red concession trailer on Main Street in Canmore won consumers choice “Best Take Out” and with his now permanent location at 731 Railway Ave, he’s won that same award three years running in 2012. Be sure to come out and visit the Big Red truck!!
New at this year’s event, the Yummi Yogis believe in inspired and delicious snacks, drinks, desserts and meals that will leave customers feeling energized and elevated. They use local, organic and fair trade ingredients and believe in supporting local farmers. Their aim is to educate and empower people contributing to a positive shift in the way we, as a society, view food.
For the 24 Hours of Adrenalin, the Yogis have designed a special menu to excite and entice any palette – while feeding the body healthy and delicious food.
A sample organic menu:
•Taco Salad – spiced walnut mince on the freshest local greens, market veggies, raw handmade salsa, chive yogurt, crispy tortillas
•Super protein Salad – sunflower seed, seaweed and vegetable paté on greens, market veggies, mixed greens and sunflower sprouts topped with hemp hearts and balsamic drizzle
•Strawberry and chocolate smoothies- handmade almond milk, herbal tea ice cubes, hemp hearts, honey syrup and raw cacao or organic berries.
•Goji Lemonade -super hydrating, Goji, lemons, honey, sea salt