In 2022, the plan is to starting cycling from Mile 0 in Victoria, British Columbia back to Sarnia. The shortest driving distance between the two cities is 4,100 km but runs through the United States. It is my intention to stay in Canada for the entire trip which at a minimum increases the driving distance to just over 4,700 km. Cycling will require the use of secondary roads in many stretches along with some off road trails like the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in British Columbia and doing so is expected to increase the distance an additional 600 km to around 5,300 km total.
Averaging 110 km per day will result in 48 days of cycling. Taking one day off per week will mean a total travel time of 8 weeks.
After a year and a half of delays, we can now confirm travelling to Victoria in August with a cycling start date of August 19th. With a projected 8 week cycling schedule arrival in Sarnia should be on or around October 15th.
Moving from working for the agency to retirement, I believe my last task is to ensure that the agency continues to provide services to the children and youth of our community. The best way to do that is to ensure the agency is on a strong financial footing.Mike Hurry
Phase 2 will happen in 2023 with a spring start. This second phase will cover the rest of Canada, taking us from Sarnia through to St. John’s Newfoundland and the most easterly point in Canada at Cape Spear where the ride will end with a ceremonial tire in the Atlantic Ocean. The driving distance is approximately 2,400 km. Taking secondary roads will most likely add 2-300 additional km for a total distance of about 2,700 km, a much short phase than the one tackled in 2022.
Averaging 110 km per day will result in cycling for 25 days. Based on the same planning with one day a week taken as a rest day the trip should take between 4 and 5 weeks. With a departure date in May the trip will be concluded before the end of June 2023.