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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Day 7: (May 11) Princeton to Osprey Lake 45.3km

We intended to take the Kettle Valley Railway Trail instead of the highway for a more scenic and safer route to the Okanagan Valley. Though the lady at the information centre warned us that it was very gravelly, we went for it anyways. It was indeed too gravelly for our touring bikes. We switched onto the Princeton- Summerland road.
It was pouring rain and we were exhausted about halfway to Summerland. Luckily we had the most warm and welcoming B&B to stay in for the night: Osprey Lake Retreat. It was so nice to use a kitchen again to cook our food and warm up at the wood burning stove. 
They also made us a delicious breakfast to fuel our next day of cycling! :)