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Cycling Resources

This is a page for cycling tours I’ve used across the Globe, favourite bike shops, organizations and magazines. Send me your favourites!

CANADIAN BIKE SHOPS/ORGANIZATIONS BY PROVINCE

This site is the grandaddy of Canadian cycling info. Some links are a bit outdated. It includes bike shops, clubs, organizations, and trail options. Click here!

BIKE COMPANIES

 

Based out of Toronto, Sacred Rides has mountain biking trips throughout the globe, most recently a fat tire tour through Greenland. I went to Mexico for surfing, riding, and yoga morning and night.

Italy

I’m an honorary Transardinian— the only female and Canadian to cycle the west and east coasts of the island of Sardinia, Italy. This tour company from Cagliari, the main town in the south, sets you up for the tour through the mountains, and agritourismo homes– local farm houses that serve everything from their land: sheep’s cheese, meat, wine, homemade pastas. I gained weight.

Taiwan

One of my favourite countries on the planet, I did some city touring using the city’s bike share program and also rented from Giant Bikes, the world’s largest bike manufacturer made in Taiwan, of course. I have a story about cycling in the Published Stories, and here is a web site that helped me: Bike in Taiwan.

MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACES

 

SEPTEMBER *Israel – A new concept for me, I discovered I loved racing day-after-day! First was the three day Epic Israel–story is also in the Published stories menu. Epic Israel.

APRIL *South Africa – The Route is King in South Africa’s Joberg2c. Nine days, it is as beautiful as it is long!  JOBERG2C. South Africa has more than 50 stage races! This was my first.

MAY *Lesotho, Africa – In the tiny landlocked country of Lesotho, enjoy a family weekend event, and race (8 km, 25 km, 55 km, or 75 km) at the Malealea Monster. 

OCTOBER *For Lesotho’s epic six-day mountain bike race (limited to 100 entrants), The Lesotho Sky is an intimate and unique experience through pony tracks and expansive canyons.

BIKE EVENTS

 

Artspin in Toronto combines art throughout the city and hundreds of like-minded fun cyclists–imagine riding along the Don Valley with boom boxes stopping along the way to see someone dancing on the riverbank!