Welcome to our blog!
We are three young women embarking on a cross Canada cycling trip! We will be starting May 5th from Victoria, B.C, making our way
East to St John’s, Newfoundland, spanning over >7000km. We are planning to stay mostly in campsites, but will indulge now and then in a roof over our heads (be it a hotel/motel/holiday inn, friends/family, or couchsurfing/warm showers). We will be carrying all our gear on our bikes, including tents and camping equipment.
This is by faaaar our biggest cycling adventure yet, and, after a LOT of planning and practice, we are so excited to get rolling!
Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, and please check out our fundraising pages along the side bar!
Claire, Julie & Nina
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Just before stopping for the day, we spotted a dog crossing the highway! We were able to call him over and there was a phone number attached to his collar. He was reunited with his family shortly after and we felt lucky to have spotted him.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The TCH in Newfoundland can be quite sparse, as there are very few communities right along the highway. Many are a ways off the highway along the coast. Therefore there are long stretches of cycling with very little around. At the visitors centre in Port Aux Basques they offer a list of distances between places (be it a town, campground, or restaurant) to help cyclists appropriately plan their days. This is especially important as many places do not appear on Google Maps, and some that appear have since closed. If you are doing this trip, ask for this sheet of paper!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
We cycled along TCH Hwy 105 to get to the ferry. Once in Newfoundland, we started on Hwy 1, which would be our primary highway throughout the province.