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3 weeks ago

Here is the final pic of the 2016 Newfoundland Tour!

Doug Carey

Ann and I really enjoyed the experience sharing this trip with the group…..a lifetime of memories for sure!

2 weeks ago
Gary Conrod uploaded a photo
3 weeks ago

Newfoundland and Labrador tour 2016 – Cindy and Craig arrive in the Big Land.

Doug Ozey updated profile avatar
1 month ago
Doug Ozey

on the way up Hero Mtn, Yukon Territory

1 month ago
Doug Ozey

Lake LaBarge in the background

1 month ago

Cape Breton trip. Time to see where the sun comes from.. I see where it goes every night

Doug Ozey updated profile avatar
1 month ago
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1 month ago

Sooke BC,

Doug Ozey

Sooke,

1 month ago
Doug Ozey

Thanks Gary! I’m getting it!

1 month ago
1 month ago
Doug Ozey

on the way down from Hero Mtn.

1 month ago

how to enter profile and say hello?

Gary Conrod

The second item on the Social page menu should show your info. click on user icon to change photo, camera in upper right corner to change backdrop

1 month ago

I would send some pics if I could figure out how.

Gary Conrod

There is a red camera to the right when you type in, it should open to upload

1 month ago

sorry…………what I meant was to “BUY” ice along the way…..

could somebody please let us know if we will be able to but ice along the roads that we will be travelling on NFLD so we can have some idea what kind of food we can take in our own cooler?

Gary Conrod

Doug, along the way in NL there won’t be much ice close to camps We have our official tour coolers at the back of the truck that we will be able to reach and keep on ice. With our current number coming, you will have about half of one of those big coolers to yourself. We would suggest making use of this. We will keep pumping ice into it when we can find it.

You will have also one crate each for dry goods. Most likely on this tour you will be able to actually have two each. You are welcome to take along a personal cooler on top of all this. However, as people need to have access to the truck to reach their food shelves, use the recharging area, stand inside and chat getting out of rain etc,. everything comes out of the truck as luggage each evening. So the duplication has a cost in terms of storing personal cooler in tent, under tarps or under truck, etc. The important thing is you will have the option having food on ice with the tour coolers.

1 month ago

Are there any other couples who are doing the PEI tour next month who have chosen the indoor stay option vice camping? Raeanna and I are from FL/PA ie;Snowbirds and are looking forward to meeting other cyclists on this tour.

Gary Conrod

Yes, one couple for sure. We will try to keep the indoor people in touch with the campers.

1 month ago

We’re getting excited for our Newfoundland tour! How many people are going?
Also, just wondering, how accessible is our tour support van? Should I ensure I pack rain gear at the start of the day and carry it with me, or will the van be available to grab these items should it start raining?
And Margaret…the idea of fleece jammies sitting by the fire sounds like the perfect end to a perfect day of riding….

Gary Conrod

There are 18 at this time. The van will be going back and forth. The group can get quite spread out. If it is a long day there will be longer periods between sightings. Shorter days you should see the sag more often..

1 month ago

I am starting to worry about what clothing to bring for the Newfoundland tour. Should I bring booties?
Rain gear and my fleece pajamas!
Any words from the wise?
Thanks

Gary Conrod

Margaret, you can’t go wrong bringing them. Rain gear yes. Pajamas? Bring whatever us warm you feel okay walking to the campground washrooms in.

2 months ago

50 day countdown! 2016 Atlantic Canada Cycling Tours are just around the corner!

Doug Carey updated profile avatar
3 months ago

We did the Cabot Trail on rented hybrids and had no trouble with the hills. Suggest you do some hill work prior to the tour. It’s a very nice scenic tour and ACC does a great job with supporting the riders. Enjoy.

Have done Cape Breton – Cabot Trail – the ups are tough but the downs are crazy/fast!
lots and lots of climbing but totally worth it 🙂

Gary,
One more question , but not necessarily the last! What kind of bike do you recommend we rent? We normally ride Hybrid’s , but if we are on pavement I would like to rent a touring bike. Would this work or are we traversing on some rough terrain?
Thanks!
Rochelle and Blair

Gary Conrod

Hybrids are good for PEI, as the pavement is poor. Most of the distances are also not too high. We go on parts of the Confederation Trail, and there are great clay surface heritage roads to explore.

4 months ago
Rochelle Dubetz

Thanks !

4 months ago

Hi Gary,
We are wondering about a few things again.
We arrive on West jet 386 , July 16 at around 6:34 AM at Halifax. We will need the shuttle to pick us up , but we were wondering where the best place would be to pick us up? PeddleandSea recommended they drop off the bikes at Atlantica at 10AM for the 11AM shuttle pick up, but would we just be turning around to go back to the Airport for you to pick up other participants? This seems like a waste of time and money as we would probably have to take a taxi into Atlantica? What do you recommend?

Also do you supply panniers?

And for our last night accommodation, what is Cap-Egmont? Cost ? Etc.? Is there a website?

We will be staying at Mount St. Vincent University Convention and onsite facilities July 22. Is it possible to get the shuttle to drop us off there?

Thanks Gary!!
Rochelle and Blair

Gary Conrod

If no one is at the Atlantica we won’t be going there. I suggest you tell a rental company you will be at the airport and give them plenty of time as they can be late.

We have bags about, but if renting a bike I would think that should be part of it. You don’t need to carry much as we have tour support.

Coming back from tours we can drop people anywhere along the way, we do not have time issues as we do starting the tours.

4 months ago

Gary does your NS trip July 26-Aug.3 have indoor accomodation as an option?

Gary Conrod

Rochelle, all tours always have indoor options. The Nova Scotia Eastern Shore has fewer options as it has a low population. We camp one night far from any town. For that night, we will shuttle indoor participants at the end of the day, and set them up where they left off the next morning.

4 months ago
Rochelle Dubetz

Ok thanks!

4 months ago