Tales from the road

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

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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Bicycle in mountains
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Doug Firby

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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Media
Republication

Local cycle group to hit the road in 2021 in search of remarkable Canadians

BY MICHELE JARVIE/Calgary Herald – After a year of social isolation, a group of adventurers is planning an epic trip in 2021 to help reconnect and rebuild communities. ConnecTour has an ambitious cross-Canada cycle trip planned for next year and is looking for like-minded individuals to join all or part of the journey, whether for

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Crowsnest Pass
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Doug Firby

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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swiss couple
Canada
Lisa Monforton

Cycle-touring is this family’s life

Two-wheeled nomads find balance and kindness around the world DRUMHELLER, AB – Pedalling up a dusty, gravel path, we spotted two tents amid Drumheller’s iconic moonscape hills, flapping in the steady breeze on a late-July day. Two young children were crouched playing in the dirt. A passerby might conclude this family was random camping for

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Canada
Doug Firby

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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