For some, it may seem like a vacation, but for others, training camps are very serious. For competitive cyclists, or even for those who want to start the season strong, training camps aren’t a game.
"Till April's dead, change not a thread" as they say in Quebec. But when we want to enjoy the outdoors on our bike at that time of year, we must go towards the south, right?
If you are in the Outaouais region with your bike, I suggest you discover Gatineau Park. Easy to access, the park offers several routes for road, gravel, and mountain biking with different elevation changes. Being closed off to vehicles makes it an excellent place to ride in complete safety.
The Aerobic Corridor is a multi-purpose trail (biking, running, walking and cross-country skiing in the winter) that spans 58 km between Morin-Heights and Amherst. The Aerobic Corridor used to be a railroad, but in the early 1960s the railroad was discontinued, and in 1996 the corridor was finally created.
November 2020, while we were confined for several months, Alex and I were invited to participate to Huairasinchi, an adventure race in Ecuador, a word which means "The force of the wind" in Quichua. This race, which has been part of the World Series since 2003, is known for its brutal climbs, dense jungle and long stages at altitude.
For my first bike packing experience, I opted to sleep in a hostel. I would like to do some self-sufficient trips soon, but this time it was simpler and more comfortable but also reassuring - especially since I was missing too much equipment for camping.
Big Red Gravel Run is a race almost entirely on private gravel roads and country lanes. This makes the event attractive because these roads are normally inaccessible and fenced off. This 130-kilometre race with 1,750 metres of positive elevation gain is an event not to be missed.
Crowsnest Pass is located southwest of Calgary on the border between Alberta and British Columbia. Last fall we discovered this somewhat unloved mining region of the Rocky Mountains. It's windy, chilly, even a little hostile and wild. But we loved the scenery so much that we decided to go back this year.
In case you haven’t heard of this route, I’m here to help you understand the reality of the trip. Do not be fooled by the ‘butter tart’ name and think it’s all about sweet treats and easy riding. The BT 700 is a serious adventure and not for the faint of heart.