November 12, 2009 (Alliston, ON) – Cycle Canada’s tour schedule for 2010 includes classic Canadian bike trips and three new events – Tour Arctic, Tour Atlantic and The By-Cycle Ride. Tour Arctic is a 24-day tour from Vancouver to Inuvik that includes ferry rides from northern Vancouver Island to Skagway, the starting point for the gold rush era Trail of ‘98. Cyclists climb to White Pass and go on to Whitehorse and through central Yukon to Dawson. They then ride the Dempster Highway and cross the Arctic Circle to get to Inuvik at the Mackenzie River Delta.
Tour Atlantic is a 14-day tour from Halifax that goes along the Nova Scotia South Shore through Lunenburg and then to the Annapolis and Digby, where riders take a ferry across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John. Our route goes through Fundy National Park and past the Hopewell Rocks on the way to Charlottetown. Then it’s back to Nova Scotia by ferry and on to the Cabot Trail.
The By-Cycle Ride is a five-day trip from Toronto to Ottawa, formerly Bytown. Cyclists follow Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal system, going through villages settled by Loyalists who stayed with the British side during the war of 1812. The Rideau Canal was originally planned as a defence installation during that conflict but has endured as a unique recreational waterway.
Here is a summary of Cycle Canada events of a week or more in 2010:
– Tour du Canada – Vancouver to St. John’s
– Tour Arctic – Vancouver to Inuvik
– Tour Atlantic – Halifax to Baddeck
– Tour Pacific – Vancouver to Calgary
– Cabot Trail – Charlottetown to Baddeck
– Icefields Parkway – Jasper to Calgary
– The BiQue Ride – Toronto to Montreal
– The By-Cycle Ride – Toronto to Ottawa
– Fall Colours – Alliston to Niagara Falls
– Voyageur Route – Ottawa to Quebec City
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