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COVID panic? Keep calm and carry on with bike tour planning

ConnecTour Chronicles Five Canadians who call themselves ConnecTour are planning to tour across Canada this summer, discovering how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives and our sense of community. Fellow cycle-touring enthusiasts will join with the group at various points along the way. Watch this space for regular reports. April 18, 2021 “Are you …

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Cross-Canada cycle tour aims to kick off in Victoria

UPDATED, April 20 — A group of adventure bicyclists still hopes to begin their cross-Canada odyssey to reconnect, restore and rebuild our communities in Victoria, B.C., this spring, although recent travel restrictions will likely delay the start. The group is seeking like-minded adventurers to join all, or part, of the journey as we rebuild from …

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VIDEO: What to pack and how to fit it on your bike

Travelling long distances on a bicycle is easier if you have a complete list of must-have items to bring along, and also know what you can live without. Cycle touring veteran Rick McFerrin shows you everything you need to bring on your tour, and also shows you how he likes to pack his panniers for …

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How we’ll ride and relax safely during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a motivator for the 2021 ConnecTour ride and a complication. From week to week, new developments either bring waves of optimism or concern. And yet we are confident enough to move ahead with plans for this year’s ride. As we approach our May 15th departure date for the cross-Canada tour, …

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It’s not about where we travel, but why

THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED ON TROYMEDIA.COM Of all the things we do that have changed since the arrival of COVID-19, one that has altered the most is travel. And it’s not only about when and where we go, but also why. Spending Christmas in a sunny, warm resort is no longer a legitimate reason to …

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News Release: Adventure and celebration of remarkable local people

CALGARY, AB Dec. 10, 2020 — A group of adventurers who want to reconnect, restore, and rebuild our communities after months of disruption will cross Canada on bicycles this coming summer on an adventure that will highlight remarkable local people. The group is seeking like-minded adventurers to join all, or part, of the journey as …

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VIDEO: A spontaneous 7,000-kilometre bicycle ride

For most people, a bicycle ride across Canada would require months of conditioning and preparation. Yet these three fit young athletes pulled their trip together in days. Sampson McFerrin, 19, and Jacob Grover, 22, left Victoria on June 23 with a third rider. They planned to ride all the way to St. John’s, NL, over …

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Siblings Pamela and Cory Lyken

Bikes and breweries just naturally go together

When ConnecTour is biking at the speed of life, we meet the most interesting folks along the way. Hard Knox Brewery in Black Diamond was our lunch, beer and music stop for our group of 24 in June 2020 on a 38-km loop ride from Millarville to Turner Valley and Black Diamond. where we had …

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