04 Nov 2011 Trans Canadian Adventure Trail
Another Trans Trail in the works, there can never be enough of these efforts! This time, its the Trans Canadian Adventure Trial routed by some ADV friends up north from GravelTravel.ca. This is definitely a trip that’s on the bucket list! Here’s a promo video they put together…
These guys are doing this right.. they have documented the “making-of” the TCAT and have posted it here on ADVrider.com.
An excerpt from Deadly99:
I hope you enjoy reading about our “making of” story as it unfolds. Where to begin? Canada is huge…..9.9 million square kilometers! The population of Canada is only about 31 million and the bulk of that is spread across the southern strip of the country that borders the United States. What does that mean to us? There is a whole lot of wilderness up here and some damn fine riding. Given the scope of this project and the reason I suspect it hasn’t already been done is that taking on a project like this is…. well a bit overwhelming. We’ve decided to take this project on in two phases. Phase one will be the Eastern half of the country. Our goal is to have this half completed by the fall of 2011 (yikes that less than a year and a half away). The other reason to start this thread is as a motivator. It will make it much more embarrassing and shameful to back out now that we’ve made it public knowledge 🙂
The goal: To make a route across Canada that can be ridden by dual sport bikes that are loaded with gear.
The route will primarily be gravel back roads. Some days will have sections of off roading and some will have sections of pavement. Wherever possible we are trying to have as little pavement as possible but it becomes unavoidable at times.
We have to go back to the roots.. and thank Sam Correro for starting this movement of trails with his creation of the Trans-America Trail years ago… thank you!