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Tour du Canada

Tour du Canada is a club, a cross-Canada bike tour and a non-profit corporation. This annual event was first held in 1988 and 2017 will be our 29th year! Approximately 1,000 people have completed this ride.

Participants in the cross-Canada ride are members of the club and participate in the tour on a shared cost and shared effort basis.

Cycle Canada manages the administrative affairs of Tour du Canada. Tour du Canada has its own website and the information below is a summary:

Summary of Event Details

Dates and Fees

Distances

  • Across Canada from the west coast to the east coast.
  • Vancouver, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador
  • Travelling to all 10 Canadian provinces
  • Total days — 72
  • Riding days — 60
  • Total distance by bike 7,635 km (4,710 miles)
  • Daily average 129 km ( 80 mi.)
  • Longest day — 174 km (107 mi.)
  • Optional Mile 0 start trip(Victoria)

Accommodation

  • 63 nights camping, 10 nights indoor accommodation at university residences.
  • Ferry cabin to Newfoundland (4 to a cabin)
  • Hotel accommodation on final night in Newfoundland.

Meals

Meals are prepared by riders. Support driver shops for food.

  • Hot Breakfasts (pancakes, french toast, oatmeal, eggs in rotation), cereal, trail mix, fruit, yoghurt.
  • Hot Dinners (1/3 vegetarian). Vegetarian option nightly for vegetarians
  • Coffeee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
  • Group celebration and awards dinner or brunch at end of the ride
  • Fruit and snacks with all meals, make your own sandwiches for lunch (pbj) .

Other

  • Full day orientation at start of trip
  • Support Truck to carry gear plus driver
  • Driver does food purchasing
  • Group cooking equipment
  • Tool kit and stand suitable for common repairs

Summary information (PDF) »Tour du Canada

Tour du Canada Website » Tour du Canada

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