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

St. John's!

St. John's Visit! 
We had some fun activities that we were able to enjoy while in town for a couple of days. 
- we got our bikes boxed up at a place called Earle Industries. The entrance is not obvious, and depending where you are staying it may be out of the way, but they are great! They are very knowledgable and friendly, and will not charge you an arm and leg. 
-we checked out George Street: we enjoyed the live folk music and atmosphere. Julie got "Screeched in" a touristy tradition, where visitors (if you're from another place in Canada, "mainlanders" if you will) take shot of notoriously harsh Screech rum and kiss a dead cod. Claire did not partake.
-checked out some great food places, among which were the Yellow Belly Brewery, the Rocket, and the Bagel Cafe.
-stopped by the Rooms, a museum/ gallery where you can see an incredible view overlooking St. John's. Head up to the balcony beside the cafe on the top floor.
-Hiking the trail on Signal Hill. This is a beautiful hike! I would recommend to skip the bike and go on foot so that you can do the trail. It is incredible! 
-blueberries are in abundance this time of year and you can pick them from bushes all over town.