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    Coast To Coast

    Looking for a tour, with a group, whom may be interested in crossing Canada inclusive USA from Nova Scotia too Washington or Vancouver>>>Approx. time anywhere from mid Aug 2008 mid Sept > start time//
    I am off for 4 months so this would be a dream for myself>

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    There really isn't much in the way of organized cross-Canada tours.

    http://www.cyclecanada.com
    http://www.tourducanada.com/
    http://www.cyclecanada.ca/TheCrossing/
    http://www.cccts.org/
    http://www.culture.ca/featuredarticl...lo_200705.html

    You might also consider contacting the local cycletouring clubs in the major cities in the provinces along the way. If you end up going solo, you might be able to hook up with various short tours around the cities you cycle through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonelson34 View Post
    Looking for a tour, with a group, whom may be interested in crossing Canada inclusive USA from Nova Scotia too Washington or Vancouver>>>Approx. time anywhere from mid Aug 2008 mid Sept > start time//
    I am off for 4 months so this would be a dream for myself>
    I'm confused. You're starting a four-month journey across canada, CANADA!, in September? Won't most of Canada be covered with ice by the time you finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quester View Post
    I'm confused. You're starting a four-month journey across canada, CANADA!, in September? Won't most of Canada be covered with ice by the time you finish?
    I read his comment that he wanted to do the ride from mid-August to mid-September ... and then do something else for the remaining 3 months.

    To the OP, if you're planning a 4 month tour starting mid-August and ending mid-December, or worse, mid-September and ending mid-January, you'd better ...

    1) find another method of transportation across the mountains. All the highways through the mountains close up for various periods of time between early November and late March (sometimes even April) because of avalanches and snowfall.

    2) plan to bundle up! For about 3 weeks in late November/early December here in Alberta the temps were down around -20C to -30C, and it happened again for about 2 weeks just recently.

    3) get studded tires. There wasn't a whole lot of snow in the Red Deer area until about a week ago, but you just never know. Some winters there are feet of snow by mid-November.

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