The Gals

The Gals

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!


Thank you!


Claire, Julie & Nina

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Day 120: (September 1) Port Blandford to Jack's Pond Campground (Arnold's Cove) 88.4km

After a lovely breakfast in the comfort of the gazebo, watching the sunrise, we set out once again along the TCH. We initially thought we might be able to make it to St. John on our current supplies, but given the unpredictable weather, we decided to stop in Clarenville to stock up on gas and food, just to be safe. It is the last city before St. John's.
After Clarenville we cycled just past Arnold's cove to a campground called Jack's Pond. They were quite full but we were given a little patch of grass large enough to fit our tent. Our neighbors were very friendly and offered us food. 
This night we met another cyclist who was cycling the Newfoundland trailway, an old rail trail with large loose gravel, frequented by ATVs. He was riding a fat tire bike. It seemed like a rocky ride, but one benefit is that it is an old railway and therefore much more flat than the hills on the highway that we faced.