Cycling Across Canada

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Cycling Across Canada: The final stretch

People from the Maritimes are known for their friendliness and hospitality.  I was looking forward to riding through Atlantic Canada as I was entering the final stretch on my cycle across Canada.  The people I met along the way lived up to their reputation – the hospitality was endless and I consider myself lucky to … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Quebec – La Belle Province

We left off on my adventure cycling across Canada when I arrived in Ottawa (The Road to Ottawa).  A week at home to recharge the batteries and catch up friends and family was just what I needed – it was certainly very tough to leave – the comforts of home were very comfortable! The adventure … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: the road to Ottawa

The days were counting down on the road to Ottawa as my adventure cycling across Canada was bringing me home. With the wind at my back, my bike was tearing up the road – I was making terrific distances as my bike tour racked up another double century (202 kms!) on the road to Sudbury. … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Making friends in Northern Ontario

With over a month on the road cycling across Canada, it never ceased to amaze me – the things you see and the people you meet!  My ride was full of chance encounters along the way and I loved it! After a great sleep on my new Therma-a-Rest (life is too short for leaky beds!!!), … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Lessons from Thunder Bay

Cycling Across Canada:  Northern Ontario’s Provincial Parks are a dream for cycle touring.  Having stayed in youth hostels and motels through the Rockies and Prairies, the Provincial Park’s brought a new diversity of people and experiences.  This is one part of what makes bike touring so rewarding (see: Random Acts of Kindness). Northern Ontario brought the … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Northern Ontario Double Century

Northern Ontario provided me with my second double century while cycling across Canada – 220kms from Dryden to Upsala. Needless to say, this was no ordinary bike tour day. The double century was not planned – I was loving riding through Northern Ontario – the scenery was amazing and the summer heat was stifling.  I … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: the road to Ontario

After a few days of rest in Winnipeg, eating like a horse and sleeping like a cat, I found myself back on the open road as my journey cycling across Canada took me to Ontario. It was time to settle back into the cycle touring routine – camp, cycle, cook, camp, cycle, cook…..  My first … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: crazy nights on the Prairies!

High on life after staying with my Saskatchewan family and their welcomed Random Act of Kindness, I was back on the bike and cycling across Canada.  Before I knew it, I had found a couple from Quebec to cycle with for the day. It was so refreshing to have people to ride with and even … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Random Acts of Kindness on the Prairies

After a few days rest at the motel in Swift Current, it was an understatement to say that I was excited to get back on the bike.  Time to continue cycling across Canada – the Prairies were waiting! It is amazing how liberating riding a bicycle can be.  After a few days cooped up, I … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Back on Track

Cycling across Canada remains one of my proudest accomplishments, and I am happy to be back on track, sharing the experiences of my Trans Canada journey. When I left off, I had travelled across the magnificent Rockies, hiked and relaxed in Banff and Lake Louise, and head out for a few days of fun in … Continue reading

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