Cycle Touring Across Canada presented by James

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  • Date
    Wednesday, 12 June, 2019
  • Time
    From 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    300 Queen Street West
    Toronto, ON

Thinking of cycling across Canada? Want to know more about cycle touring in general?If you are thinking about starting a touring trip but aren’t sure where to begin, this clinic will be right up your alley.  Join MEC Toronto #mecstaffer and 2018 MEC Expedition Grant recipient, James L., for a presentation and discussion about his cross Canada trip from Vancouver to Halifax from May to July 2018. James will speak about the journey, the highlights and challenges, from trip planning and preparation to the gear and equipment needed; the nutritional aspects and requirements; the route taken, and more! 

The topics to be covered: 

  • Where to start
  • How to plan your trip
  • What gear is required 

o  Types of bikes 

o  Bike fitting

o  Components and tires 

  • Types of bike packing: panniers, trailer, packs
  •  How to choose your route
  •  What mechanical skills you should have before you go
  •  Clothing and shoes 
  •  Nutrition and hydration
  • Camping across Canada

                And more!  

Please register at the link below. For more information please contact us at 416-340-2667

James' trip was aided by the support received from an MEC Expedition Grant. Learn about James' cause here and more about MEC Expedition Grants here.

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