ConnecTour was honoured to meet with Sheilagh O’Leary, deputy mayor of St. John’s, NL, when we arrived in town. In addition to hosting us at Mile 0, O’Leary invited us up to her office and congratulated us on our cross-Canada bike ride.
In this video, O’Leary describes the efforts in St. John’s to build a bicycle network and improve safety for bike riders. She also reflects on mental health and the meaning of building connectivity during the difficult times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We thank the deputy mayor for her genuine warmth and openness. As she said, “You certainly are my tribe.” We are indeed. What a great introduction to St. John’s.
The 8,749-kilometre, 4 1/2-month ride is officially over, but the ConnecTour adventure continues. Watch this space for periodic updates.