To bike west across Canada from St John’s Newfoundland through Edmonton Alberta up to our most northern highway, The Dempster Highway to the village of Tuktoyaktuk Northwest Territories. I plan on starting this once in a life time ride on December 31, 2019 in the middle of a Canadian winter. Upon reaching Tuktoyaktuk I will head south to Vancouver British Columbia.
In my world this is perhaps the greatest challenge that I can come up with that would possibly push me to the point of failure. I have to believe that at my age that some of my best years are still ahead of me. And this seems like the way to prove this to myself. To push and challenge yourself to your possible limit in my mid years will give me my courage for the future. It is difficult to say how long this 15,000 kilometre phase will take me considering the unpredictable nature of a Canadian winter. But I hope to arrive in Vancouver by the end of September 2020.
My hope is to share my experiences with as many people possible via social media, blogs, podcasts, photos and video along the way. In the future I hope that my video documentation might be turned into some kind of short film/documentary after the completion of or during my ride.
Born May 18, 1973 thanks to my mom and dad – Arie (Sr.) and Gerty. Two younger brothers would follow shortly – Jason and Ryan. We were raised in Grimsby Ontario are whole lives. I have spent most of my working career in the greater Hamilton, Burlington and Haldimand area. I have also spent some time and lived in Alberta, Prince Edward Island, Vancouver and Belize.