Our Tour Participants Are The Greatest

Here are more comments sent our way. Thanks again to all who join us for our bicycle tours each summer.

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A. Belliveau

Good job all around. No complaints. Thank-you for all tour time + effort. Much appreciated 🙂

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P. Shannon

Thanks to you and your crew for a great tour, hope to get back up for next year.

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I. Madrus

I could not decide between PEI and Cape Breton so decided to do both. I knew PEI would also help me train for Cape Breton as I did not have much time to prepare beforehand.. Thank you for the trip(s) of a lifetime.

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M. Slaughter

I thought your organization was run very well before and now afterward. Your organisation is run top notes.

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C. Hitchon

A great trip of Eastern Nova Scotia. Thanks for sharing your beautiful piece of the world.

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K. Schroeder

When the eight days were over I was glad that I had done all of the climbs, seen all the great wildlife, and met all of the great people whom I hope to keep in touch with.

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D. Bardsley

13 out of 10

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S. Jesson

My son and I just signed up for the Cape Breton Tour.We did the PEI tour two years ago and had a great time. We are a little worried about the mountains on this tour but we started our training yesterday. And it is good to know that Gary and his crew are only a phone call away.

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A. Christie

Awesome trip again! Thanks so much. Your help/patience is much appreciated.

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J. & B. Ferguson

We really enjoyed the freedom to tour Nova Scotia seeing what we wanted and without needing deadlines.

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P. Mizener

Loved the interesting diversity of people; the back-up; the camaraderie; the fireside singing and talking

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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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D. Gallegos

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

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L. Mallory

Everyone compatible, organization great.

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N. Fischer

Thank you so much for making our trip so great!

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C. Stang

An excellent job overall! I was very impressed with the effort that you put in as well as with the turnout for the tour. It was nice to cycle with the group after being on the road by myself!

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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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A. Moore

Everything operated like clockwork. Everyone connected with ACC did everything to make the trip enjoyable. I do enjoy the flexibility that is a characteristic of ACC tours. Great crew. Throughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour.

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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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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. Miron

Spectacular riding and great company. I couldn't have imagined it better. Thank you for a great experience everyone. Great program and support; don't change a thing.

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M. Lowenstein

Great job, great company.

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M. McCarvill

Please realize that the last two (tours) in which I participated hold especially fond memories for me and I appreciate your part in making them.

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A. Dugan
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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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D. Mcparlan

Like the independence of the structure, not herding together of the whole group. Like the variety of eating, sleeping, and activities available. The organizing of the food in the crates with shopping along the way was superb. The cooking arrangements worked very well. There was plenty of hot water, dishes, soap, propane. All that was very good.

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V. Bernhards

The Newfoundland Tour is one of your best. It met all of the above expectations plus more. Gary, Ed, and Mike did an outstanding job running the tour and the people on this tour were all wonderful to get to know.

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T. Morley

Looking forward to another good ride. Thank you for your help and dedication to cycling.

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B. Linton

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

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C. Reddick

Thank you all to a great 2019 cycling tour around the Gaspe Region. Such a beautiful area with fantastic people to have been on tour with. Thanks Gary to you and your crew (Ed and Jason) for making the tour relaxing, interesting and fun. Gary, it was also a pleasure cycling with you during most of the routes. Take care everyone. Hopefully we will cross paths again on another tour in the future. all the best! Charles

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A & G. van Heerden

Well organized but allows a lot of individual freedom. Met our expectations re distances / camping / organisation and cost. We would definitely like to do many tours with ACC again.

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S. Waterston

We enjoyed our Liked the comprehensiveness of the way the tour was organized, the staff and the way the tour was supported. We had a great time, your staff is terrific, the days were well planned.

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S. Rocco

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

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T. Walker

Thank you ever so much for a fantastic tour. You definitely went above and beyond. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Quebec, and its bike friendly people... Take care. See you on the road again.

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V. Bernhards

After that first tour I decided to do as many of your tours as I could over the years. Thank you for yet another great tour. Hope to see you again in another year or so.

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D. Bergan

We signed up for the July PEI tour and are really looking forward to visiting PEI! We did the ACC tour of Cape Breton Island a dozen or so years ago and loved it. ACC provides a quality tour at a reasonable price. See you all in July.

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P. Gilbert

It was a positive experience & the camping part worked out smoother than what I thought! I liked being part of a group , having some organized structure but yet being free to do what I wanted.
Trying to make everything work for people as long as it was within reason; friendliness & ease to approach; lots of heart and personal pleasure from all of you doing your best to make things work for everyone.

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J. Gaiot

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

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J & K. Hayes

We know what to expect from the previous six tours. Tour went as billed. ROUTE WAS EXCELLENT !! (Liked) morning coffee, common plates, cutlery, stoves, etc -- go at our own pace, loose schedule, support, including grocery stops, carry tired riders to end of ride, rescuing lost riders, meeting new people and old acquaintances. Also, bicycle maintenance!

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A. Moore

Good cycling, good camping and well organized logistics. I had a wonderful time. Great route, beautiful countryside. The distances were not too great leaving room for whatever individuals wanted to do during the ride. I liked the aspect that we could go at our own speed.

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R. Kilmoyer

To some people it was a challenge and they did fine, we actually added about 15 miles (24 km) /day (but we bike a lot).

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C. Campbell

Thanks for a great tour.

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B. Jones

Very personal, very well done, good group spirit.

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P. MacGrail

Thanks for an enjoyable first bike tour!

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R. Rolston

We have done the Cape Breton, Newfoundland and Eastern PEI tours over the past four summers. Always a great time and amazing for my legs and cardio. I like seafood too and being out East. Can't wait.

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L. Monet

I loved it. It was one of the greatest experiences I had. The people were so friendly! You did a wonderful job to organize this tour!!

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T. Hurley

Thanks for the !trip of a lifetime!

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K. Fraser

The enthusiasm was electric!

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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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D & B Gartner

We just love your tours! We love being able to eat our own food when we want to. You have a good process down!

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M. Scott

I had expectations and it worked out wonderfully. I got to ride without having to be with any other riders. I was able to just enjoy it all without worry.

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L. Chiofar & J. Kay

Wow! How can we thank you enough for this life changing experience. You gave us such a gift! Thank you for being you!

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L. Poplak

The first thing I would tell you about the tour is that there were cyclists of all strengths participating, from novices to experts, and I believe that everybody found the tour to be well designed, and challenging. The terrain is sometimes hilly, but the big factor is wind -- tailwinds and you’re laughing, headwinds you’re crying.

Atlantic Canada Cycling’s management style of the tour was very good -- they don’t baby you, so that you feel like you’re accomplishing the tour on your own -- but they provide enough support that you don’t have to worry about anything but cycling and having a good time

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D. Carey

We indeed found that Gary and his crew made the entire trip a real treat with the services readily available to help out. We met others who had also been on more than one of ACC Eastern Canada tours, so that also speaks well of how smoothly things are organized. The only real variable is the weather, which NOBODY can predict or change.

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V. Bernards

This will be tour number 6 with you and all my memories of cycling with your company are wonderful. I look forward to cycling Cape Breton Island again with you and your staff. I'm trying to talk a few other friends in coming up for the tour but I don't think I'll have any takers...but you never know.

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D. Gallegos

Loved it! Somewhat hillier than I had expected, but I enjoyed the challenge. And having completed it, Now I can brag about it. Plus I can say again, it was so beautiful. We saw all kinds of things along the way.

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T. Farquhar

I'll throw in my two cents about the [Saint John River] Tour. It was perfect. You have achieved a marvelous balance of freedom and structure, independence for riders as well as support. Each tour makes the trip their own... collectively their own.

The last day was delightful. I was the last to leave Cabano that morning as the rain began. And I rode like a banshee all morning. At my age I like to create a sort of hard-day / easy-day rhythm, which permits me to get in a serious three-hour workout followed by a day of hanging out with the other riders and enjoying the sights along the route

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J. Merkner

My first ride, Baja, Mexico was done in the 80's. The second goal was the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I rode this in July. The opportunity was Gary Conrod, (www.atlanticcanadacycling.com) who conducted a tour of the trail as part of his schedule of rides.
Gary runs well organized but hands off tours. He trucks your luggage, arranges for campgrounds, and supplies a simple route sheet. The rest is up to you. The cue sheet gives one word directions (left, right) at local landmarks. One day he used an actual sentence... “Left, Listen! We Said Left! Don’t Go Up The Hill”. You get the idea. A unique feature of the cue sheet is that it locates the first and last restaurant of the day and a likely stop for lunch (if they are open). And for those eating in camp, the location of a store where you may put your bagged purchase in a bin provided. Gary will then pick it up and bring it to camp for the end of the day. Ice cream is not a good purchase.

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D. Plane

It was a great experience with a really good, fun group and good logistical support. You have figured our an excellent set of systems to make these tours run super-smoothly.

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B. Glynn

What a great low-key operation. Thanks to you all.

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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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C. Berger

I'm incredibly impressed with the website and information you provided packing list baggage info shuttles and suggestions for places to stay. So HELPFUL, needing something to look forward to and this is just the ticket--glad you kept me on your email list!

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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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G. Desnoyers

What a great vacation it was! We were a very great group and we enjoyed the company of each of you! Also thanks for the amazing organization! Everything was perfect!

Au revoir! Hope to see you again in the future!

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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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S. Clinton

The first two days were long and uphill, and after that it was mild riding, even the 80 mile day in the rain. We chose to do a combination of camping and B&Bs, which seemed to be a nice way to go, although there were many who camped each night. Getting food became easier as the trip went on, and cooperative cooking of meals increased as the trip developed. All of this adding richly to the experience. We had a great time and would certainly go an another Atlantic Canada Cycling Ride again.

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J. Twinney

I died and went to heaven many times over. Wow!

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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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L. Ruetsche

I'd definitely ride with ACC again --- maybe even in Newfoundland, since I didn't get to see the Tablelands either time I pedalled past. I thought that it was brilliantly organized and run, but it took me a few days to learn to trust the system.  But once I realized that I'd always have the information I needed by the time I needed it, I relaxed and enjoyed it.

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D. Dietrich

Another 10/10 trip - excellent views, routes, and friends.

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J. White

Thank you for a wonderful vacation

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L. Gunn

Dates fit with my schedule, and the cost was reasonable. Support from organizers, clear communication from organizers, safe routes, all three were met, it went very well and the rides were spectacular.

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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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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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G. Helmkamp

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

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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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G. Browes

A really pleasant tour. All expectations were met. As a result a greater understanding and appreciation of fellow Canadian citizens of an area different from my home. Really well organized, good daily maps and sites of local interest provided, tour personnel willing to assist and provide without hesitation.Really well done.
I will not hesitate to refer fellow cyclists to your tours.

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J. Young

I appreciated the slow transition into more challenging rides as the tour progressed each day offered new sights to see and appreciate. I always felt safe and accounted for throughout each ride and that I would make it safely to the day's final destination despite any accidental detours.  Overall it was an amazing trip and I hope to join other tours in the future.

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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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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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M. Maloney

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour this year. Just what I needed! I am looking forward to doing another one next year..

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C. Neill

Thanks for the great tour! I liked this way of taking a holiday, and will consider doing it again.

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A. Darke

I did the Cabot Trail tour a few years ago and can recommend Atlantic Cycling as a very cost efficient tour operator.

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M. Kuhnle

Thank you so very, very much for all your help + for organizing trips like this.

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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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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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F. Iannotti

It’s a once in a lifetime trip! Enjoy!

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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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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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F. Perkins

The tour was great - the maps and route planning were exceptional.

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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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A. Darke

Thanks again to you and your staff for a most memorable experience. I think you should charge more for all the effort you put in!

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M. Leblanc

We will recommend this to our biking friends - a great experience.

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J. Boylin

Good rides, good roads, good company.

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I. Madrus

The website gave the impression that it was arranged and hosted by an expert in the area and biking, as well as, a great balance of information, quirkiness and humour. And amazing pictures to peruse. Also, the reasonable price, camping and the laid back feel of the descriptions, socializing, options, etc.

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S. Clinton

Gary and his 2 comrades, who ran the sag wagon and the truck, were greatly at ease with no major rules or restrictions, allowing the riders the ability to make the trip their own personal experience. It is neither overly planned, nor heavily supervised. You can ride at your own pace, and there were many abilities represented on the trip.

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C. Quinn

I hope you are well & you have the Best Cycle Touring Organization out there.

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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. Melick

Thanks for another great bike tour!

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B. Sirois

It's a lot of fun, you make friends from all over.

Participant Notes Tour by Tour

Comments Newfoundland Bicycle Tour

Comments Cape Breton Island Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Eastern Shore Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Bicycle Tour

Comments Nova Scotia Eastern Shore Bicycle Tour

Comments Prince Edward Island Bicycle Tour

Comments Bay of Fundy Tour

Comments Acadian Coast Bicycle Tour

Comments Saint John River Bicycle Tour

Comments Gaspe Bicycle Tour

Comments Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean Bicycle Tour

Comments Chaudiere-Appalaches Bicycle Tour

Comments Monteregie Bicycle Tour

Comments Cabot Trail Bicycle Tour

Comments Atlantic Canada Bicycle Rally

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