Day 49: Burns Lake to Smithers, BC, 89 miles We awoke to an amazing breakfast complete with hash browns this morning. We said farewell to our memorable hosts in a teary ride dedication circle and headed to Smithers. The rain and cold started off bad and honestly just got worse throughout the day. We couldn’t […]

This past month has been much different than the first few weeks of the ride. After Colorado, we crossed into Utah, where we had our first camping night in Dinosaur National Monument. Another highlight in UT was Provo, where we got to discuss Mormonism and other faiths with our hosts. From there, we traveled into […]

We are now officially into the part of the ride where we get to climb mountains! We’re out in the Northern Canadian Rockies getting out butts kicked. Today’s ride was 87 miles with 6,000 feet of climbing & while it was challenging, it was absolutely stunning. The view from the top of a mountain makes […]

The 110 mile ride was done entirely in 70-80 degree, sunny weather. It was a miracle. We saw beautiful views & started climbing the northern rockies. Since Dawson Creek, the team has been traveling exclusively on the Alaska Highway & will continue to until we turn south toward Anchorage in Tok. We got to Ft. […]

The day started out rough & proved to be quite challenging very quickly. It was pouring rain when we started out & it did not lighten up until about mile 40. By then, we were soaked & numb, many of us off the bike. At mile 60, the final group remaining decided we couldn’t suffer […]

We only had 50 miles to ride to get to Fort St. John, so we took our time. The weather cleared up & the views were absolutely stunning. Even after taking the time to enjoy the day, we rolled into the Rotarian RV Park in Fort St. John with plenty of time to spare. When […]

Day 42: Lake Louise -> Jasper NP, AB, 142 miles Understandably, today’s ride was difficult, but it was also incredibly rewarding. We went over 3 mountain passes and saw incredible views everywhere we looked. The first descent was particularly memorable for me. All our hard work on the way up the mountain had paid off […]

Day 35: St. Ignatius -> Bigfork, MT, 63 miles Today’s ride was one of the most beautiful rides of the whole trip! After biking about 20 miles, the road curved to wind around an incredibly blue, clear lake. We couldn’t help but jump in. Eventually, we had a rest stop at a state park where […]

From Edmonton we had our second drive day, around 300 miles to Dawson Creek. This is a special city because not only does it take us into a new province, but it puts us at mile 0 of the Alaska Highway! We drove right through the rain & cold that our counterparts on the Rockies […]

Only 64 miles & the team arrived in Edmonton. Half of us got there without any missteps while the other half had to deal with multiple flat tires & quite a back up of traffic. Today proved that one route can provide entirely different experiences despite taking you to the same place. Once we all […]