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

Friday, August 5, 2016

Day 48: (June 21) Winnipeg to Hadashville 99.5km

We had a late start to the day. We find it hard to leave a home when we've stayed a few days and settled in.
We rode along a bike path leaving Winnipeg, where we then connected back into highway 1.
Soon outside of Winnipeg we reached the longitudinal centre of Canada! Not our halfway mark, but still an exciting point to arrive at! The shoulder was pretty good in the morning.
We stopped for lunch in cute town of Richer, where there was a fruit stand. 
After lunch the shoulder abruptly changed to gravel, though they are currently doing construction, so hopefully this will improve. In the late afternoon we had our first experience with the enormous swarming flies found in this area. 
We were eager to connect with Andrei, our host from Winnipeg for dinner. Andrei drove out to meet us off the highway in an town called Hadashville. We had dinner at Sophie's Ukranian Restaurant, which was delicious, and set up camp for the night at Whitemouth River campground.