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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Day 38: (June 11) Saltcoats to Russell, MB 78.2km

We woke up camped on the beach of the campground, only to discover that there were campsites right beside us. There was a fundraising walk organized at the campground area, so we got some funny looks. Since there was no potable water at the campground, and we had become a spectacle, we packed up camp and ate a quick breakfast at the gas station. The winds were once again working against us. We stopped for lunch in a very nice little town called Langenburg. Not far after that we were in Manitoba! We pushed forward with the dream of sleeping in a hotel. There was one large valley (descent preceding a big climb), and we battled some winds (and Claire's music speaker died), but we eventually made it to the Russell Inn. Wood ticks had been a concern, so once we arrived at the hotel we did a tick check. Sure enough, Julie had a tick on her arm! She was brave and pulled it out herself. We had dinner at the pizza hut and passed out in our hotel room, happy to be in a bed!