Bikes and Code

Bikes and Code, seems like a good way to go, assuming that I have the dedication to keep posting following the trip. I suppose it probably goes without saying that this will mostly be about bikes for the foreseeable future, but I will make no promises regarding tangents.

Today is my last day of work for the next three months. Starting May 1st, I am riding my bike across Canada. Riding the full distance along with me is my fiancée, Hillary and one of her co-workers, Tanya. We're flying out to Vancouver tonight so we can start in my hometown of White Rock and will end in Halifax, sometime in July. There are also a few other riders who may be joining us for a few days here and there. When and where is still unknown.

But no fully loaded touring this will be. This will be a tour in style. An RV, driven by parents for various stretches will be accompanying us for the distance. This will simplify many of the classical logistical problems of a cross Canada tour. We can pretty much pack everything we think we need and not have to worry about lugging it over the Kootenay Pass.

We expect to average something in the ballpark of 100km per day, though we'll probably have at least one imperial century somewhere along the road. (100 miles = 160km) Roughly speaking, our route will be hwy 3 through BC to Cranbrook, then taking a turn for the north to go through Banff. From there, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. That pretty much covers the month of May, so I'll get into the next stage once we're closer.

So that's it for now. More info once we get the bikes together in BC.