Sesqui — what?
Sesquicentennial! Say that three times quickly. Animals are the theme for this newsletter. Please don't confuse Sasquatch with sesqui . . . . , Canada's 150th Birthday is easier. Sasquatch is a word derived from First Nation languages. In their legends these hairy human-like giants inhabit what we now call the Pacific Northwest of North America. We hope you will join us on a ride to explore Canada by bike. And if you're lucky you will spot some of the wildlife pictured in our map above.***
Groundhog Day Roundup
Since 2010 the very talented Thomas Bradley of Ottawa has kept track of those prognosticators who let us know that the cycling season is near. Or not. Visit Thomas's Groundhog Day Roundup Website to see what the groundhog nearest you had to say. Remember, if the groundhog didn't see its shadow, an early spring is on the way.
Cycle Canada Century Ride
May 27 & 28
Ah Spring! We'll kick off the cycling season again this year with our Century Ride. It's our 30th year for a weekend warmup in May. We'll have back-to-back centuries — 100 kilometres or 100 miles — between Toronto and Barrie. Sign up by March 7 and save. Early registration is $155.94 per person. After March 8 it's $167.24. The package includes one night's accommodation, gourmet buffet dinner, hot breakfast, signed route, rest stops, all taxes, vehicle support and prizes! Learn about the Century Ride and register Century Ride Registration.
Meeting the Challenge
Some of our trips are more challenging than others. Our goal is to offer a range of trips from leisurely rides to what we call expedition-style tours. If you are looking for a leisurely tour we have one.
- Niagara Vineyards Wine-ding your way around the orchards, plus the Falls and the Welland Canal
- The Great Spirit Ride —A loop on Manitoulin Island, the world's largest island surrounded by fresh water.
- MonteVelo — From Ottawa to Montreal with time to explore the byways of By-Town.
For great events in Ontario and Quebec that are a little more challenging we have : vacation rides.
For more of a challenge check out our: expedition rides.
For more detail on the challenge levels for all of our trips please go to: rating the rides.
***To learn more about North American animals visit: Canadian Geographic