Canada Day 28-30: Riding Calgary to Bassano, Redcliff and Maple Creek

Canada Day 28: Riding Calgary to Bassano I planned to cycle from Calgary to Winnipeg in 12 days, covering nearly 1400km without any rest stops. It seemed ambitious, but with the flat terrain throughout the prairies and a typical westerly wind, it was definitely within my grasp. Although Highway 1 is the shortest route, I'm … Continue reading Canada Day 28-30: Riding Calgary to Bassano, Redcliff and Maple Creek

Canada Day 24-27: Riding Canmore to Calgary and Rest Days

Day 24: Riding Canmore to Calgary Today's ride had a tailwind for most of the journey and halfway through, I left the mountains and enjoyed the flat highway.¬†Unfortunately there were a lot of loose rocks and shrapnel on the side of the road and I got stung by my first flat tyre. After 4,000km of … Continue reading Canada Day 24-27: Riding Canmore to Calgary and Rest Days

Canada Day 10-12: Riding Penticton to Kelowna and Celebrating Canada Day

Day 10: Riding Penticton to Kelowna For today's ride, I rode along Highway 97, which was surprisingly very quiet and mostly easy. I would have liked to try the Kettle Valley Trail, which travels on the other side of Okanagan Lake, however the trail can be rocky and sandy, which isn't ideal for my loaded … Continue reading Canada Day 10-12: Riding Penticton to Kelowna and Celebrating Canada Day

Canada Day 05-07: Riding from Vancouver to Chilliwack, Sunshine Valley and Princeton

Day 05: Riding Vancouver to Chilliwack I left the hostel nice and early at 7.30am and enjoyed the quiet roads on the way out of Vancouver. Luckily there were lots of useful signs, directing me towards the Central Valley Greenway, which had perfect cycle paths before I reached the highway. While highway riding isn't always … Continue reading Canada Day 05-07: Riding from Vancouver to Chilliwack, Sunshine Valley and Princeton