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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Day 41: (June 14) Shoal Lake to Minnedosa 60km

We woke up in the campground in Shoal Lake to a fair bit of rain. We were lucky, because the bathroom area had a wide awning that we were able to cook and eat breakfast under.


On our way out of town we passed a wood craft shop! The wood craft shop is our favourite place at camp and is the workplace of a special Craftsman named Rafic Dagher, who we adore. Needless to say, we had to check out the shop. We met one of the craftsmen who worked at this shop, named John. John showed us some of his beautiful wood work.


We continued in the rain, against the wind for a shorter day. Claire had her second flat tire in two days! We stopped for pizza at a wonderful bakery in Minnedosa and decided to get a motel there for the night. Nina was having issues with her bike as well, so we spent the evening fixing our bikes and resting up! Minnedosa was a lovely town with a cute feel to it!