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R. Monroe

I enjoyed the other people on this trip, the scenery, the choice of campgrounds and appreciated the coordination of all the logistics – ferries, etc – that were required for a trip such as this one.

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K. Hazeldine

Excellent SAG, affordable, well organized. I’m not sure I would recommend any changes. The tours are an excellent blend of value and new experiences.

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A. Darke

All in all a tremendous cycling experience and an impressive feat of organization by Gary Conrod and his helpful staff at Atlantic Canada Cycling.

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L & M Hosford

Thank you for your fantastic support on our trip! We got a

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taste of the hills of Cape Breton!

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D. Keystone

I liked the fact that everyone can do the trip in their own way – no pressure to be anywhere and no competition. You can feel free to do what you can at your own speed.

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C. Gibson

It was well-organized and well-run, I thought. Better yet, the organization was able to adapt to changing conditions or circumstances when necessary.

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P. Davison

Another most excellent tour.

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D. Plane

It was a grand time. Loved the mix of trails and over the hills rides. Having to break-down and move camp only every other day was a real nice feature of this tour. Spectacular feeling on the road and views. Description of the trip should not lead participants to think it is all bike paths. I love paths because am very traffic adverse, but the better scenery is often the backroads over hill and dale rather than along old rail lines.

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J. Pillinger

I love that my pics are still up on the Cape Breton tour! Time of my life.

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T. Webb

Liked the organization, the challenge of the “hills”, the rush of awesome downhills, meeting neat people, having a hot shower, great weather, scenery …the fact that I did it!

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K. Bota

The Newfoundland trip has a little bit of everything – hills, flats, riding along the ocean, riding in Tundra and some good hiking. Along the way we were able to catch a glimpse at whales, and even saw icebergs! Newfoundland is a remote area of Canada, and you get to experience great open spaces;, which also means limited services to some extent. There is never a day without something along the way, but you definitely realize that you are removed from the congested city life. The trip is well planned out, and the cycling nicely spread out over the ten days. The longest day of the trip is not overly challenging – unless Mother Nature has her way. Last year we ended up having our worst weather day on our longest day, which meant colder weather than expected, and some tough head winds – but it is all part of experiencing Newfoundland. The weather can change quickly, and we saw that first hand. I really enjoyed the trip, and would highly recommend it.

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R. Savage

I did not know anyone when arriving, but felt like a friend immediately.

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E. Trottier

I rode a couple of times with you on Cabot Trail trip. I still wear the ti-shirt from the trip. Maybe you remember me, I had all kinds of bicycle trouble, My front gears feel apart on the first day, my bicycle seat broke off on the second day and on the third day my front tire needed to be changed. You never asked for any extra money only the cost of the new tire. At the end of the trip I gave you $100 for all your troubles, but you deserved much more.

Thanks to you again for all the help. It was a fanatastic trip despite all my bike problems.

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G. Helmkamp

Caroline and I want to extend to you our greatest appreciation for opening our minds and bodies to the experience of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your leadership was absolutely superb, and your attention to all riders needs and queries was outstanding. The route and accommodations could not have been better.

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Y. Legere

I had a really rough day suffering from a migraine and I found the support team very helpful, stopping to check on me every once in a while and taking me to the hospital very promptly. You were very helpful and I thank you sincerely

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J. Lovit

Searching travel via the internet is a hit and miss opportunity since you do not know how much is hype versus reality. I chose ACC because it seemed to offer service without expensive luxuries. I am glad that I did since I think that the group was about the best and most cohesive group I ever traveled with.

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T. Reid

It turned out to be a whole lot of fun. It was a very good chance for me to spend some quality time with my teenage son. Both of us enjoyed getting out to the event.

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W. Cotter

It was very obvious that 100% was put into making this festival one to meet the needs, to have fun, and to educate people about Nova Scotia and its people.

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J-P McIntyre

I would like to say thank you for one of the best event I have ever participated in. It was great. I do have one regret, it is that I never did it before now. I loved the people I met, a great bunch of people and your staff was very helpful and great to have around.

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D. Carey

We have already done 2 other tours in the last 5 years and really enjoyed the well planned routes and scenery in other provinces (NFLD and PEI). We appreciate how well planned the tours are and how your team work so well together to accommodate the situations that come up each day

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J. Shier

Good cycling routes that I wouldn’t necessarily be able to find myself, information about what there is to see along the way, and nice places to stay at night, as well as en route support.
It was everything I had hoped it would be.

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T. Webb

Liked it immensely – it was awesome!

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J. Taylor

Thank you so much for everything on the CB tour! It was so fantastic and memorable. I loved all the people I met and all the things we did. Your organization and service was perfect.

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T. Farquar

I like the whole thing… the group experience is important, the riding challenge is important, the support is vital, cooking together is fun, going to a restaurant together after a long ride is wonderful, and the scenery and the villages we pass through are delightful.

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A. Varner

As usual it was great. Amazing scenery, cycling, and group spirit. Thank you for a wonderful tour.

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S. OLeary

I’m looking forward to next year already. You did a wonderful job!

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F. Sparks

This Newfoundland trip was really fabulous. That is all people talked about on the way back. I look forward to more trips with you, try to bring some of my biking compatriots with me, too.

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S.R.R

Truly an inspired and inspiring tour. Great scenery, every day was different – scenery, weather, terrain. What a nice group of people I have met. Thanks and good luck.

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S. Rocco

Thanks a lot. Your hard work really paid off. I had a great time.

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J. Fawcette

I arrived back with a sore bum and a tired body but I was ecstatic with the ride I’d done. Even in less-than-ideal weather I would do it again in a heart beat. This tour was impressive, especially considering the price. I felt taken care of along the way. I would recommend it to any first year rider who is looking for a great challenge and awesome excuse to take a road trip out East!

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D. Dietrich

ACC tours are absolutely the highlight of my year. What’s not to like. Good staff, good leader. You should consider charging more; running close to the margin can’t be low-stress.

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J. Brougher

I think the routes, the mileage, the sequence of the challenges, were all just right… At first, I was thinking the days were too short, but then I realized that not only was there plenty else to do, but there was lots of recovery time for the next challenge.

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N. Fischer

Thank you so much for making our trip so great!

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D. Gallegos

You were the right combination of people to make this biking vacation enjoyable. Thanks so much.

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C. Neill

I really enjoyed my experience. I met some great people, saw some beautiful scenery, and pushed my limits as far as cycling goes.

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J. Hayes

Logistics are pretty strong. We like the meet-and-greet, pot luck etc. We like the camping and the flexibility to book a room for some of the trip. Strong pit crew. Grocery stops, coffee. Really like that you carry dishes, silverware, cups, pots, etc. We appreciate your research on notable things on the tour.

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T. Cannavan

It’s a treat to be able to enjoy such a well-run event.

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S. Minato

Enjoyed the tour immensely. Met wonderful people. Realize some people like to bike on their own and with different paces, quite understandable. It was nice to chat with everyone at camp.

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J & M. Merner

Thanks for a great week – you certainly will see us again.

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C. James

Obviously a great deal of time, effort, and expertise went into the preparation of these. All were interesting, useful and complete, far surpassing my expectations.

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D. Brown

We loved it. A simple inexpensive, no frills tour. Just what we were looking for.

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D. Ransom

The trip was a joy in many ways. Very challenging for me, but finding that I could do it was exhilarating. I’ve returned in a better place with myself and the world. Ill detour for the Newfoundland tour next year.

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J. Pillinger

I just want to let you know what an amazing experience the trip was. I was so impressed at the support and the patience you both had for myself and everyone else on the tour. That was the best week of vacation for me ever.

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P. McCullough

You run a great adventure tour, and I thank you again. See you next summer.

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M. Smith

I loved the Newfoundland trip last year, and would like to return this year but can’t decide between PEI West, Nova Scotia East or Cape Breton. Hoping to get on one of your amazing adventures again this summer.

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J. Brougher

I just wanted to say thank you in general for a wow tour. I thought you id a fine job of working hard to meet our needs and answer our unending questions.

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G. Helmkamp

Perfect, with lots of time to get off the bike, relax, shop for food, etc.

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T. Farquar

I am not casting a vote for any particular route in the future. That’s your business. I won’t ride the St. John again, because there will be new roads to conquer. Just know that this rider had a great, great experience start to finish.

And my charcoal is about out from my small spring burn, so I’m collecting lumps for hardwood for another go next spring. As the acrid smoke fills the woods, I will be thinking of you and Atlantic Canada Cycling!

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R. & F. Boukall

We participated in the PEI tour five years ago. Had such a good time that we talked [friends] into joining us this time. We appreciated all the extras that were a part of this trip.

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J. Webb

I thought the tour was run very smoothing, with just enough surprises (good ones) to enhance the experience. …guide kept in touch with everybody and informed of what to expect, where to find food, local suppers, distances, etc.

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C. McMille

Dear Team ACC, your’re the best! Thanks so much for great biking experience – we will never forget it!

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R. Schrand

You were

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supportive

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T. Morfas

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to Newfoundland and its severe, rugged and unromantic beauty. Feel very fortunate to have shared this unforgettable adventure with the most amazing group of people.

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D. Dermont

Meeting people. Sharing stories. Visiting places off the beaten track. Rubbing elbows with the locals.

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S. Brennan

It was an awe-inspiring trip in many ways. First, the place is just stunning — it’s pretty in that “this is almost too lovely and quaint and inviting to be true” kind of way: But it’s also stunning in a primal, earth-at-its-essence kind of way. More than all of that, I remain awed that we actually rode what we rode.

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V. Mansour

The [Annapolis] Valley is a terrific place to bike – great scenery and variety.

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K. Kowler

Thanks for my second unforgettably great tour with ACC, I’m already looking forward to the next one! Take care of yourselves at

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as well as you took care of us! Thanks!

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V. Daniels

Thanks for another great trip! I’ll be back!

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D. Ransom

I biked three summers–Cape Breton Island, Newfoundland and Quebec Province– with Gary and ACC, and had a blast every time. I enthusiastically tell anyone who bikes about his tours.

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L. Coolen

You have been able to provide a person from the States a glimpse into the beauty and culture of a spectacular province. I have also got to hang out with cool Canadians. Thanks for your dedication and hard work.

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A. Emo

This was my first time in Newfoundland. I always wanted to go but was put off in the past with the thought of a lot of rain. I was pleasantly surprised. We had great weather for the most part and were blessed with a lot of sunshine and warm weather at the beginning of the Tour. I just fell in love with Newfoundland. I loved the scenery and the people were very friendly, the roads were clean and the air was fresh. Hiking was great in Gros Morne park even though we could not hike to the top because of the nesting season (not open until July 1st). Saw lots of moose and some caribou and of course whales

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S. Warne

The route planning was fantastic. Support crew were superb. Organization of the truck and equipment was amazing. Staff knowledge of the area was really good.

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C. Phalen

Since I’ve never attended one of these before I have nothing to compare it to but it seemed to be very well organized and run. Obviously a lot of work went into this.

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D. Pezzack

Again thank you for organizing a great trip. It has become an annual end of summer tradition for me. A great test of my biking and a great way to meet other cyclist.

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S. Irving

Spectacular… 3 years running! ..see you again next year!

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J. Berry

Thanks. Great time as always.

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J. Light

You’re just about 100%, in fact you are 100% on the stuff within your control.

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M. Morrison

Meeting new people from all over, coming together, making new friends and bicycling. It can’t get any better than that.

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B. MacDonald

You did a first rate job! I am by nature a cynical person. Your people did a first rate job, and you can quote me or use me as a reference.

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E. Taylor

Had so much fun on PEI tour!!

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J. Gaiot

Thank you all for making this a special trip to remember.

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R. Rittichier

Thanks for being so helpful to a relative newcomer to biking. You were so helpful to help me with my wheel problem.

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P. MacGrail

Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!

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L. Rosmarin

(B.) and I would like to commend you and your staff for an absolutely wonderful bicycle trip around the eastern part of P.E.I. which we did with you. It was everything we expected and more. We were very impressed by the organization of the tour. Itineraries were very detailed and well planned, with suggestions for stops along the way, but at the same time extremely flexible so people could start, stop, and continue the trip at leisure.

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A. Svetlytskyi

I’m on my fourth trip with ACC at the moment and I plan to do more. I like the way the tours work: riders get just what they need and are free to explore on their own. I also like the atmosphere which is relaxed and friendly. Highly recommended!

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J. Young

The laid back attitude of the ACC crew and operation made it feel like I was heading out with a group of friends who were genuinely interested in showing us the best Nova Scotia had to offer. Every destination and attraction along the way went above and beyond my expectations. I only wish there was more time to spend at some of these places – perhaps more two day stops like the one in Lunenburg. The beach front campground on the last night was breathtaking. I also really liked the interactions with the other riders and getting to know them throughout the trip.

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L Stegink

What a great bike ride it was! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with each one of you. Group dynamics were important, and it was good.

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L. Gunn

You provide support at a distance. You allow riders freedom to ride and do whatever they want when they want. I very much enjoyed the whole experience, very happy that you love to do this.

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D. Harriman

I wanted to write quickly and thank you for designing a very enjoyable cycling trip. Both Lois and I had a terrific time, and beyond bicycling really enjoyed our first exposure to Nova Scotia. The province is beautiful, and at least by standards of further south, rather un-commercialized and unspoiled

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N. Rodger

Thanks for a great tour and the road-side repair

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D. & R. Bergan

Thank you for making the recent PEI tour a memorable one for us. We enjoyed every day of riding including the one windy day. We really appreciated the extras ie;Lobster feast, the Center accommodations and providing transportation to include us with the campers. PEI is a wonderful place to ride on safe rural roads and trails. Hopefully (we) will be able to participate in one of your other tours in the future.

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C. Bigeco

It was great. The scenery was spectacular and biking was a great way to see it. Further, as long as you were prepared to swallow your pride and take the sag wagon there was no reason why an averagely fit person couldn’t take the ride. Generally the organization gave you support but didn’t run your life.

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J. Brougher

I thought the cooking format worked well. I had never done it that way before. You were well equipped, and I kinda enjoy the challenge of making a meal from what is. The potluck, especially, was very enjoyable…

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S. D’Angelo-Vibert

Down-to-earth, nice,funny, sense of humour, knowledgeable, kind, organized, caring attitides.

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G. Helmkamp

Caroline and I want to extend to you our greatest appreciation for opening our minds and bodies to the experience of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your leadership was absolutely superb, and your attention to all riders needs and queries was outstanding. The route and accommodations could not have been better.

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A. Moore

This was my second tour – the first was so enjoyable, I wanted to do another. Well organized, good camping grounds, doable to a range of abilities. Wonderful tour in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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R. Gordon

Congratulations on all your hard work – it is appreciated on our behalf. Makes the holiday so much easier for participants.

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A. Emo

I highly recommend this trip. The camping facilities were great (I did stay in a B&B at Crows Head). Labrador was magnificent. I liked the idea of being able to hike, cycle and perhaps sea kayak all in one day. I would recommend bringing along some water proofed booties for cycling as we did have rain one evening. Also I recommend taking along warm clothes as it can get quite cool especially as you travel farther north. A good tent is essential too in case you get rain.

I met a great bunch of people on the Tour. Gary and his staff did a terrific job. It is a trip I could easily repeat and I highly recommend it as a place you must see.

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P. Fralic

A chance to see a part of the country I hadn’t seen before; having superb support from you and meeting up with great people who all share a common goal.

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M. Lowenstein

Great job, great company.

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A. Enright

Overall. I think that if you have an open mind for such a trip, that only good things can really be said. There is nothing negative that stands out in my mind of any consequence – I am very appreciative of the great time I had and hope to repeat in the future!

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R. and L. Weast

First Class!

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W. Miller

This was my favorite organized bike trip thus far. I’ve been on five before this one. PEI is absolutely beautiful! You did an outstanding job on this trip- kudos to you!

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J. Berg

Wow, did I have a great time on this tour, my first visit to Canada. I definitely need a warmer sleeping bag if I come back! Ha ha. Your organization of the trip blew me away, from sags to campsite, accommodating some special needs folks, the handy grocery pickups, the gorgeous last 2 campsites, and that amazing truck layout! I have never camped more than overnight, so this was a huge adventure for me. I hope you offer this tour again. Staying put for 2 nights was a godsend. The last day was my absolute favorite route!

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G. & R. Schreyer

Had a blast. Good luck and see you again!

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G. Whitlock

Thank you for leading a terrific cycling tour. It certainly has met all my expectations. Hope to see you on another trip

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B. Linton

Your chosen routes clearly had scenic and low-traffic advantages.

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C. Green

-have been on past tours and enjoy the format. We like the camping format, especially because you have more opportunity to meet people and socalize.

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J. Schrisema

I consider your event the best bicycling tour experience I’ve ever had. Let’s hope it continues to prosper and be held for a long time.

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D. Plane

Hope you will be able to stick with the operation for a number more years while we are still capable of going with your groups.

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