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, September 7, 2016

Day 122: (September 3) Blue Fin RV Park to St. John's 50km

Today was quite cold, but the sun was out and our spirits were up! We had an exciting day ahead of us! We cycled some hills in the morning before descending into St. John's. 

On the way in, we were excited to stop for a photo opp at the St. John's sign on the way into town. We stopped for lunch once in town, then headed to the Terry Fox memorial and the Mile Zero monument. There was a quote on the monument that felt applicable to our journey: 
"I just wish people would realize that any things possible if you try, dreams are made if people try."
We are not athletes or strong cyclists, but we wanted to take on this adventure, so we went for it. We didn't know what we were doing, but we gave it a try and it was an incredible experience. 
Our next stop for the day was to the Quidi Vidi Village. This is a good place in town to end the journey. There is a beautiful little port and an area to dip your wheels in the Atlantic Ocean. We dipped our wheels, shared a hug and maybe a few tears. It was a bittersweet feeling to end a trip like this.
At the port, as fate would have it, a cyclist we had met had also come to dip her wheels in the water at the same time. 
After Quidi Vidi, we headed to the home of our hosts, Sarah, Wesley, and their cat Misty.