A hurricane-damaged road in southern Cuba

The seeds that eventually grew into Two Tired Cycling were planted in 2008 when I, with a couple friends, spent a month cycling the 2500km from Guelph, Ontario to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cycling through the American Midwest and South on this trip allowed me to experience the region in a way that would have been impossible in a car. I also got back from this trip in better physical shape than I had probably ever been in. Over the years my partner (now spouse!) and I did many long self-guided cycle tours throughout Canada, as well as in California and Cuba (a fantastic cycling destination). We found that a significant barrier to planning self-guided cycle tours in Canada was a lack of trip-planning resources. In 2015 I decided to do my bit towards remedying this situation by starting Two Tired Cycling.

A beautiful morning in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.

My first task was to build a Canada-wide set of maps covering the best cycling routes that novice cycle tourers could use instead of undertaking the sometimes-daunting task of trip-planning themselves. These maps are now being released and they are a great resource for your first (or next) cycle tour. They extend from from coast to coast and include Canada’s premier cycling destinations including the Icefields Parkway, Cabot Trail, Gaspe Peninsula and Okanagan Valley, as well as some lesser-known and remote destinations.

We are not currently offering supported cycle tours but are planning to as we continue to grow. Canada is blessed with many great cycling destinations and there are many companies offering guided tours throughout the country. If you have any questions about cycle touring in Canada we encourage you to contact us (email is best!).