Day 2: Crossing the Cascades

The climb began as soon as I left Hope. For 60km I ground out five slow hours of hills. There were points where I thought I was going slightly downhill but the bike wouldn’t roll. I stopped to ensure my tires were fully inflated. I stopped to eat. I stopped…

Day 1: Search for Hope

Months of planning finally turned in to reality this morning. After first joking about crossing the country by bike this summer, I pondered the idea more and more. With some encouragement from a few veterans of the big tour, I committed, and today is the day where I can’t turn…

Reducing car use

The price of gas is on its way up this summer, and the only way to cope may be reducing car use. https://twitter.com/benwedge/status/995962193685434368 All signs point to gas getting more expensive as summer goes on and families start planning their big adventures to the beach. That takes gas, and with…

We need a bike lane on Agricola

This is the letter I sent to Halifax's Active Transportation Advisory Committee earlier today. To the members of the Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Today you will have the chance to make a profound change in the way this city operates. In order to respect the wishes of our citizens and…