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Offline Prairieboy43

Canada EH??
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:43:45 pm »
Where are all the Canadian Cyclists?? My buddy and I are cycling Edmonton trail systems. They are great along the river? Cycled Fort Saskatchewan. Good lite ride.
Anyone?? 8)

Offline DarrenBnYYC

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 08:07:50 pm »
I am not very far from you, PB -- just down the road in Calgary. Definitely lots of great road cycling and bikepacking opportunities in Western Canada. The Icefields Parkway, Canadian portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route and the Trans Canada Trail (particularly the rails to trails sections, like the Kettle Valley Railway) are some of my favourites.

Offline Prairieboy43

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 05:21:22 pm »
Darren would like to try Canmore area. This year my buddy and I plan to Visit some of the Ukrainian communities in Alberta this summer. East of Edmonton by Elk Island park, Mundare (Kolbassa), and Vegreville to see the Pynsanka. Eat a pile of Perogies and head back to Edmonton. About 200km ride over a weekend. Next year do the Jasper-Banff run.
PB43

Offline DarrenBnYYC

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 11:32:14 pm »
There is nothing like a gutfull of perogies, butter and onions, and garlicy kolbasa to make for an awesome bike trip westward into the wind on the prairies!

Despite the wind, I would take the lead on that paceline with that proposed diet.   ;)

Offline Prairieboy43

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 03:12:30 pm »
Darren you are welcome to join us in August?? Have not set a date yet. Still building km/day.By august we will be able to do 100km/day. Barring no Fires.
PB43

Offline soxdad

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 10:45:09 am »
Riding from Illinois to Rochester N.Y., trying to decide if I should go through Canada as opposed to Cleveland to Buffalo.  Looking for suggestions......Detroit or Ferry?  ease of crossing border?

Offline jcostanz

Re: Canada EH??
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 11:20:53 pm »
Note that the only Legal crossing in Detroit is in the tunnel using the bus with at the drivers convenience.  There are 2 crossing North of Detroit, the ferry north of lake st Clair and the Marine City Ferry, closer to Port Huron.  If you want to avoid larger cities, go thru Canada at the Marine City or Pelee Island Ferry and follow the waterfront trail to Queenston.  Going thru the US allows you to stop at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  My preference would be for going thru Canada.  I have circled Lake Erie using the Marine City Ferry and then avoided Detroit and Toledo, reconnecting with the lake near Sandusky.  US 2 had bicycle restrictions West of Sandusky when I did it, so avoiding Toledo was almost required.

Jeff