The Gals

The Gals

Welcome to our blog!

We are three young women embarking on a cross Canada cycling trip! We will be starting May 5th from Victoria, B.C, making our way

East to St John’s, Newfoundland, spanning over >7000km. We are planning to stay mostly in campsites, but will indulge now and then in a roof over our heads (be it a hotel/motel/holiday inn, friends/family, or couchsurfing/warm showers). We will be carrying all our gear on our bikes, including tents and camping equipment.

This is by faaaar our biggest cycling adventure yet, and, after a LOT of planning and practice, we are so excited to get rolling!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, and please check out our fundraising pages along the side bar!

Thank you!

Claire, Julie & Nina

Monday, May 16, 2016

Day 12: (May 16) West Kelowna to Vernon 76.9km

Our day began with a fairwell to Lisa. We made a breakfast stop at McDonald's before truly starting our big day! A young man named Brad working at the McDonald's kindly offered us a collection of free coffee cards, after finding out about our adventure. We then headed towards Kelowna and passed the waterfront and took a picture with Ogopogo, the lake monster of the Okanagan!
Following Glenmount Road North and the 97A we made our way to our lunch stop at Subway in Winfield. It was a hot and sunny day we made good use of our sunscreen. Unfortunately, the weather took a turn and it started to rain, we pedalled fast and made it out of the storm. We were rewarded with a beautiful  view of Vernon.
 We had our first ever Warm Showers experience staying with Paul and Susan, who welcomed us into their home for the night and cooked us dinner. Warm Showers is a website in the cycling community that connects hosts with traveling guests that are looking for a place to stay.