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, August 6, 2016

Day 74: (July 17) Blue Mountain to Orillia 93.4km

Today we had started along the Georgian trail, taking the trail past Collingwood. The gravel was really slowing us down, so we decided to switch into the 26, followed by the 22. We ignored Google Maps in this decision, and were severely punished. The 22 goes directly through the Horeshoe Valley Ski Resort and had a long steep hill with a narrow shoulder and heavy traffic. After this experience we dropped down to the 11 into Orillia, which was a nice ride. We finally got to Orillia, where we stayed with Claire's cousins, Mike and Thamara, their 2 boys, two dogs, and one cat!