Tales from the road

This summer, we started gathering stories about people we’ve met and places we’ve been.

Canada
Doug Firby

Cross-Canada cycle tour will kick off in Victoria, May 15, as planned

Project gets green light after encouraging trends in COVID-19 fight A group of adventure bicyclists will begin their cross-Canada odyssey to reconnect, restore and rebuild our communities in Victoria, B.C., on May 15, 2021, as planned after assessing recent progress in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is seeking like-minded adventurers to join

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Canada
Doug Firby

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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Canada
Doug Firby

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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Canada
Sampson McFerrin

What I learned about Canada from the seat of a bike

Lessons learned on an epic bike-packing trip in 2020 “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you,

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Canada
Rick McFerrin

Oh, the places you’ll go! touring on a bike

Bike touring has been my favourite way to travel since 1993, when my partner Tanya and I discovered it as an affordable way to visit her dad in New Zealand for a month. Since then, we have logged thousands of kilometres in more than 50 countries. By the time we completed a 14-month family bike

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