2011 Bike Ride

Check out the story of a bike ride I did in 2011 through Western and Northern Canada.

I started my bike ride in Calgary with a quick side trip east to Drumheller and then crossed west to Banff and up to Jasper.  From Jasper I went to Grand Prairie and then continued to the Northwest Territories.  Reaching the Northwest Territories I rode as far north as Yellowknife.  From Yellowknife I backtracked and then continued west.  Reaching the Alaskan Highway in British Columbia I made my way to Watson Lake in the Yukon and then south down the Cassiar Highway back into BC.  Along the Cassiar I did a side trip to Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska.   Leaving Hyder I made my way to the Lava Bed Provincial Park, north of Terrace.  From the Lava Bed Park I went to Terrace and then west to Prince Rupert.  From Prince Rupert I took the ferry to Queen Charlotte Islands.  After a week on the islands I took the ferry all the way south to Port Hardy, Vancouver Island.  From Port Hardy I rode to Courtney to catch a ferry to the Sunshine Coast on the mainland.  I rode along the Sunshine Coast into Vancouver.  From Vancouver I took the ferry back to Vancouver Island and rode from Nanaimo to Tofino and then backtracked backed to Nanaimo.  Back in Nanaimo I rode to Port Renfrew and then to Victoria.  From Victoria I rode to catch the ferry to Salt Spring Island and caught the ferry back to Nanaimo and then caught my last ferry back to Vancouver to finish a 6,500 km bike ride.  The ride took me 14 weeks less a day.

The link for this bike ride is https://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Safari-Arie/

This epic  6,500 km bike ride was the beginning of a new obsession – To bicycle across Canada to the Canadian Arctic Ocean to the bottom of Argentina.

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