"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels" Heinz Stucke (Bicycle touring since 1950). Music
Spring is in the air here in North Carolina finally and from what I here, that seems to be the case in other parts of the continent as well. So when you get out for those spring journeys, keep in mind all of the fun cycling events going in your community this year. It seems that there are gran fondos popping up all over Canada which is very exciting as these events serve as perfect opportunities to travel, ride new roads, meet new cycling friends and of course train with a purpose.
Gran Fondo Canada has three events happening this year: Banff (August 24th), Whistler (Sept 7th) and Niagara Falls (Sept 14th) and thanks to the help of some passionate cycling friends, I've come on board as an ambassador for the RBC Gran Fondo Whistler event. Look for me at races across North America and I'll hand you a "rider card" with all the hotel and travel information, including good opportunities to save on your travel and lodging.
I'll be publishig a short intro video soon but in the meantime take a look at some of the beautiful views from the Banff event. Its course includes an awesome array of scenary and challenging roads that I've also had the opportunity to race on during the 2009 Banff Cycling Festival, a 4 day stage race. Look out for those mountain goats near the lake!