You know the area where you live, and have likely cycled many kilometers/miles on the roads that surround your city or town. You've probably also gone on weekend tours to local campgrounds and hostels.
So ... here's the question ... is there a great cycletouring route in your area? If you were a tour guide for your area, where would you recommend going?
I live in Central Alberta and I would can think of a few routes off the top of my head:
1) Out Hwy 11 past Nordegg to Saskatchewan River Crossing. That is a beautiful road!! South from SRC to Banff, and then out Hwy 93 to Radium Hotsprings. You might then cycle up to Golden, and back to Lake Louise and Banff or back down Hwy 93 to Banff. From Banff you could go to Cochrane (there's a great ice cream place in Cochrane) and up Hwy 22 - the Cowboy trail.
2) Again out Hwy 11 past Nordegg to SRC and north to Jasper. You could turn around and come back, or you could swing around by Tete Jaune Cache and Blue River down to Kamloops, and maybe a little loop out to Vernon and back. I'm not sure how I'd want to return, there are a few options. I've cycled the TransCanada there, but I'm not sure how excited I'd be about repeating that process, especially not on a busy weekend. It might be fun to explore some other routes.
3) Even just a tour out to SRC and back would be beautiful!! And you could add to it by hitting Caroline and Sundre and places like that if you wanted a bit extra.