Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 53 - Mount Pearl to St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland

14.1 km - Total so far 3,368.90 km


Today we pedaled to the site in St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland where Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg in the ocean and began his journey. We thought it would be a most fitting place to end our own Eastward to "The Rock!" adventure.

"I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try; dreams are made if people try"  Terry Fox

8.76 miles - Total so far 2,093.33 miles


  1. Daniel et Hélène, a huge THANK YOU for this awesome blog. I enjoyed reading every bit of it, every day I was looking forward to read more of your “péripéties”. Magnifiques photos qui donnent le goût de suivre vos traces (en auto, pas en vélo bien entendu). Triple Bravo!


    1. Glad you enjoyed it. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful country with such wonderful people.

      Hélène & Daniel

  2. A super ending to a super trip. Congrats & thank you for the blog and the pictures, I really enjoyed every day of your trip. Sylvie

  3. What a great picture of you two! Your 2017 trip seems to be ending on a quieter note compared to the raucous welcome you received when you made it to Ottawa in 2015.

  4. THANK YOU for taking so much time and dedication to recording your trip!

    I've followed along, and made a Google Map showing your trip.

    This information is very helpful for future cyclists, and is used to help build the National Cycling Route - Bike Across Canada Route Network.

    I've added some places to Google Maps that you've been too, and corrected some details. And where you stayed as a private host home, i put the placemarker at the local tourist office / town hall so it makes it easier. Hopefully it's all correct. If there are any mistakes, I can easily fix it.

    1. Sam,

      Thanks for taking the time to update Google Maps information. In 2015, we we caught out a few times with incorrect information that caused us have a much longer day in the saddle than we had planned. Great on a sunny day with a tail wind but no so in the rain with a headwind.

      Your updated information should make it for those contemplating to ride across Canada to actually doing it.

      Helene et Daniel