Category Archives: Cycling & Cycle Touring

Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast Loop: Blackberry Summer Ride

The Idea All great trips start with a single idea, and we had been thinking about this one for quite some time. Although we have visited most of the southern Gulf Islands, many of them several times, we had yet … Continue reading

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Steveston: Along the Arbutus Greenway and the Dike

The ride to Steveston is one of our favourite local rides, but it just got a whole lot better. Now, with the new Arbutus Greenway we can leave our place and to ride all the way to Steveston, 25 km … Continue reading

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Pemberton & Whistler: The Art of Moving Slow

Once again we decided to do the Slow Food Cycle Sunday in Pemberton. Our last time was three years ago, and this time Neil joined us, which made the ride even slower, which I didn’t think was possible after last … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island: Mini-Vacation in (our) Style

My birthday was coming up and all I really wanted was to wake up in our tent by the ocean. I remembered years ago that we spent my birthday weekend on Salt Spring Island and how magical the place was. … Continue reading

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Princeton-Tulameen Loop: An All-Canadian Weekend

Canada by Bike? On the week leading to Canada Day we hosted a family with two kids through Warmshowers who intended to bike from Vancouver to Montreal, where they are from. While crossing Canada by bike never really appealed to … Continue reading

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Washington and Idaho: Hail, Warm Showers and Sunshine

Plan B Our trips are known for their rocky starts. So we were not surprised when we were all packed and ready to go on our first four day ride when it started hailing and blowing winds like in the … Continue reading

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Family Cycling Adventure in Northland, New Zealand (Video)

On Christmas Eve 2016 we left Vancouver and hopped on a 14 hour flight to Auckland, New Zealand. Skipping Christmas altogether, we landed in sunny NZ with our bikes, trailer, and Neil, our almost two year old toddler. We decided … Continue reading

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A Mini-Guidebook to Cycle Touring with a Baby/Toddler

Recently a few people asked us about cycle touring in general and more specifically about cycle touring with a baby. Since the questions keep piling up we figured we’d put together a blog post about our recent experiences of cycle … Continue reading

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New Zealand: Cycling the Wild Far North

How (not) to Take a Vacation Some people know how to take a vacation. They book a week or ten days in a resort or a hotel, spend some time on the beach, eat well and have a good time. … Continue reading

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Victoria: A Wet Ride and a Warm Stay

On the last weekend in November, literally hours before selling our car, we headed to Victoria for the weekend. Of course, the car only served us to reach Tsawwassen – from there we were on our bikes, as usual. We … Continue reading

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