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Going Solo Canada wouldn't be possible with out the support, donations and generosity from friends, family and random strangers we pass in the streets.
Hi- Hostel, Halifax for letting us stay for 2 nights free of charge. www.hihostels.ca
Janice Tomopp from Halifax
Danielle Aspden, Jorel Pentz from Bridgewater.
Lutz Kottwitz from Hammonds Plains for letting us use his garage to fix the bike. www.ural.ca
Roy & Charlene Eary from Beaver Bank.
Judy & Cam Starritt from Beaver Bank.
Miss Rhuda from Yarmouth.
Amanda, Kevin & Melia Morris from Beaver Bank for letting us camp in there front yard.
Johanna Benning from Brookfield for letting us use her house for the night.
Linda Letcher from Northport for feeding us and filling Rob full of coffee.
Heather Scott from Wallace
Mavis White from Kennetcook
Jenn & Dave Arnold for the food in Pugwash.
Kathy Hunter from Tidnish.
Sammi-Jo Nicole Chapmen and her mum from Tidnish for letting us camp in there front yard.
Thank you to all the people in Nova Scotia for your donations for Help for Heroes and amazing generosity as we passed through your beautiful Province.
Phyllis & George at Shore Stop in Port Elgin for giving there time to feed us with the best breakfast in Easten Canada.
Dr Patrick from Cap-Pele for donating us all new toothbrushes, dental care products and some bananas.
Tim Hortons in Cap-Pele for donating us 40 Tim bits (Thank you Josee LeBlanc, Joline LeBlanc, Sylvie LeBlanc, Lybria Maienier, Chloe Leger, Debbie Doiron).
La Sagouine in Bouctouche for giving us a discount for a nights stay in there B&B.Going Solo Canada wouldn't be possible with out the support, donations and generosity from friends, family and random strangers we pass in the streets.
A huge thank you to Wesley Cabel and the staff at Portage Restaurant in Miramichi. Your meal was perfect and wont be forgotten.
Paul & Paula Burns from Miramichi for lettingus stay at there house for 2 fantastic nights in your beautiful town. Thank you.
The NB Ice Team 7-8 yr olds for letting Ash Storr participate in your training session.
Doug & Laurie Sargent from Miramichi for the fantastic chicken wings and laughter. Thank you.
Kevin Russel from Miramichi for the beautiful prayer on the ice and donation.
Myself, Ash and Rob can't thank Philip, Donna & Tycen Jardine from Miramichi enough. Your amazing generosity, warmth and kindness towards 3 strangers will stay with us forever. Words can't describe how we feel about your family and friends. Thank you once again for an amazing experiance while in your beautiful town.
TOBIQUE WESTERN STAR LTD in Plaster Rock for kindly giving the time of your employees to weld a few things solid on the Bikecar.
To all the ladies at Guardian Blue Mountain Pharmacy in Plaster Rock for donating us some much needed chocolate and a battery for the speedo.
The staff at Burger King in Grand Falls for donating us all a much needed meal each.
Kirk Davison & Karo Boulet from Grand Falls for letting us stay at there house for the night.
New Brunswick is going to be hard to beat as we head west. We can't thank everyone in this province enough for all your support, donations and kindness as we passed through. Thank you.
Pascal St-germain and his family from Riviere-du-loup for letting us stay in there garage and feeding us.
Thank you Elise Boutin-Michaud and Jean-Philippe Champagne at La Fee Gourmande in Kamouraska for a great nights sleep at your chocolate factory. www.lafeegourmande.ca
Automobiles Dube et fils S.E.N.C in La Pocatiere for there time and generosity for getting us back on the road with a new health Bikecar.
HI-Hostel in Quebec City for a very generous discount on there rooms. A highly recommeded hostel to stay in. http://www.hihostels.ca
HI-Hostel in Trois-Rivières for a very generous discount on a great room, yet another amazing Hi-Hostel I would recommend to stay in. http://www.hihostels.ca
Huge thank you to Adrien Hetu in Lanoraie for donating us the bicycle for Rachel to use.
HI-Hostel in Montreal for making our welcome in the city just perfect. You have a beautiful Hostel with amazing staff who made us feel welcome. Ever in Montreal please consider staying here. http://www.hihostels.ca
Frances Kelsey for her very generous donation while we stayed at the HI-Hostel in Montreal
We all want to thank Helen Henshaw in Hudson for letting us stay in the garden of her B&B and the most amazing breakfast in the morning. Helen went our her way to make this trip more memorable with her generosity. If your ever in Hudson please stop by her B&B you wont regret it http://www.bbcanada.com/9031.html
We really enjoyed our time in Quebec and found it a very memorable stay for so many reasons, we would like to thank all the people who donated money as we passed them in the streets.
We would like to thank Evergreen Camping & Resort in Alfred for letting us stay the night for free on there beautiful campsite. For those who enjoy the outdoors this campsite has everything you need plus a great lake to swim in. http://www.evergreencamping.ca/
Roger & Joan Seguin who own the Johnstown Motel in Johnstown who let us pitch our tents in there yard and use there showers. www.johnstownmotel.com
The lads in Brockville who invited us in for a beer, feeding us and letting us sleep in there beds. You guys treat us so well that we will never forget. Thank you.
Thank you to all the staff (Robert, Katie and Ashley) at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in Kingston for giving us 2 free nights stay in there amazing Hotel, the pool/room are truely fantastic. www.fourpoints.com/kingston
Ash and Rob would like to thank Angela Morin at the Island Grill on Wolfe Island for donating them a meal.
Thank you to Graeme Healey at Frontenac Cycle Sports for donating some tires and inner tubes for the mountain bike and Bikecar. Was a pleasure meeting you and your help was truly appreciated.
A HUGE Thank you to Wendy's in Cobourg for donting the team a meal and an even bigger thank you to Christine Steel, Jennifer Shipton, Wayne Falla and Alec Moffatt for the cash donations.
Thank you to Jeff, Kim, Rachel and Katelynn McMaillan from Belleiville for putting us up for the night in the beautiful house, lending us there car so we could go to the Sandbanks and all the amazing food they gave us.
Thank you Jess and Chris who work at Dominos Pizza in Trenton for the Pizza's.
Thank you Sylvia and Lyell Bachelder who own the very beautiful and possibly haunted B&B in Port Hope. They saved us from the storm and couldn't have been any more helpful towards us. p,s your breakfast was amazing. Highly recommended if your in Port Hope. www.themanoronwalton.com
On 9th & 10th June we had our very own Superman save us. Steven Rodrigue from North York took the time to help us out time and time again when we had a mini disaster with the bike falling to bits as we made our way in to Toronto. He gave up work to help us fix the bike and didn't stop helping till the problems were fixed. We thank you also for letting us sleep in your house. Steve I really can't thank you enough.
I would also like to give a HUGE thanks to Patrick and Shawn who work for Pete's Towing in Toronto. You guys also gave us your time to make sure we got the bike fixed and towed to the garage. Thank you for coming along and saving us too during our mini disaster.
Sarkis and the staff at G S Auto Body & Repair in Scarborough for giving us the tools and support to getting our Bikecar rewelded and back on the road. Your generosity wont be forgotten.
Thank you Steam Whistle for welcoming us into Toronto on the 10th June and all the people who came down to see us for a few beers at the brewery. http://www.steamwhistle.ca/
HI-Hostel in Toronto we thank you for welcoming us into Toronto and letting us stay in your amazing Hostel for free. HI Toronto is the only place I can recommend for travellers who visit the city, there staff, rooms and activities will not disappoint your stay. http://www.hihostels.ca
Ryan Richenback in Toronto for being a good friend and helping me out at a time of need. Thank you Ryan.
Huge Thanks to Rose at the Maid of the Mist, Niagra Falls for letting us ride the boat for free. Such a great experiance its a must when your at Niagra Falls. www.maidofthemist.com
Thank you to the ladies at Wendy's in Oakville for donating a meal to us all (Shahida, Cathy, Viola, Pushpa, Benita and Balwinder).
Louis Gallant for his Donation, meal and great stories. Was a pleasure meeting you on the road to Barrie.
Thank you too Todd Hazlewood for turning around and bringing me some water and energy drinks as I made my way to Barrie.
Jeff Holmyard and the Fire fighters at Barrie Fire & Emergancy Services for helping me find a safe place to sleep in Barrie. Thank you.
Tank you to Granie Sherwood and Linda at Signature Suites in Barrie for donating me a room for the night in your truly beautiful guest house. Will highly recommend you to anyone. www.signaturesuites.ca
Thank you Saga Resort in Wasaga Beach for your very generous discount at your beautiful motel. www.sagaresort.com
Thank you to Ben, Dan and all the other staff at Badland Sports in the Blue Mountain Resort for sorting me out a room for the night and the amazing goody bag. I really can't thank you enough for your generosity, time and determination (wont ever be forgotten "Above and beyond".
A huge thanks to Ted and Uncle Jeff near Woodford. Uncle Jeff your barn has to be one the best places I have slept and Ted thank you for turning around and sorting me out with a place to sleep and for the the most amazing breakfast in the morning at your dinner.
Thank you to the Woodhouse family near Kemble who invited me into there home, feed me and gave me a bed to sleep in. The steak was perfect and learning about baseball while having a beer was a perfect way to end the evening.
Thanks to Stephen and Darryl at Stokes Bay my new Jamaican/ Canadian friend's. It was a pleasure hanging out with you as you showed me the area and feed me an amazing Jamaican meal while at your camp.
Thanks to everyone at Camp Celtic near Stokes Bay for the meal and tour of your beautiful childrens camp. http://campceltic.ca/
Adam and Mike at Shipwreck Lee's in Tobermory. Your hospitality, generosity and the way you made me welcome in Tobermory is something I will not forget. You have the best fish and chips todate on this trip and can't wait to return in the future. Thank you.
The Gowland family in Tobermory, you went out your way to welcome me into your home, feed me some amazing meals and topped me up with beer during Canada day. Your family was a true pleasure to be around and I'm very thankful to have met you. Thank your for everything Bill, Sara, Maggie and Matt.
Carolyn & Gary Jeffrey from Walford for letting me pitch my tent in your yard and for the amazing toasted sandwich and breakfast. Thank you.
Everyone at Velorution for your hospitality at your amazing bicycle shop in Sault-Ste-Marie. I love everything about your place and that you have a camp ground and amazing shower for touring cyclist's like myself. Thank you. www.velorution.ca
Deanna Paolucci and Famaily for feeding me at your cottage north of Sault-Ste-Marie and letting me stay the night. Deanna I also thank you for helping me cycle for the day, well done on your 59km.
Henri and Carole Savoie at the H&C Family Lodge on HW17 North of Wawa. Thank you for letting me camp at your place and for all the good homely meals as I sat to be rescued from my break down. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity.
Hilary and Betty Desroches who gave me a ride to Wawa to fetch the U-Haul. Was a pleasure meeting you over the days while I was at the H&C Family Lodge. Thank you for being friendly towards me.
Gregg and Tammy at Gregg's Gas Bar and Hoursepower Shop in Chapleau for donating me a U-Haul truck to rescue my bike. Also your hospitality, generosity and new friendship wont be forgotten, I look forward to retuening some day. Thank you.
Rob, Wendy, Ernie, Amanda and Doug at Dingwell's in Thunder bay what you did for me and my bike meant a lot and if it wasn't for your help and repairs I would never be back on the road again. Thank you for your time and efforts on getting me on the road again and most importanly for making me welcome to Thunder Bay. www.dingwells.com
Thank you to Harbinder Singh Hayer for donating me some food and drink in Thunder Bay.
The fantastic staff at Naxos grill and bar in Thunder Bay. You have a beautiful place full of amazing staff who made me very welcome. Thank you for sending me off with a bag of food and water and a safe place to sleep for the night.
Jeff, Kim and Gary at the Lac des Millie Bait & Tackle shop near Upsala for feeding me some great meals and for giving me a safe spot to pitch my tent for the night. You have a great location and any cycist passing by should stop in for a meal.
Huge thank you to everyone in Kenora who made me feel welcome. Super8 for the shower, Nick and the staff at Casey's for feeding me and letting me pitch my tent in there field, Hap's Patio girls for buying me drinks and my meals while I visited the town and to 89fm the lake for the V.I.P Pass to Harbourfest.
A huge thank you goes to my new friend Ted Burton for making me more than welcome in Kenora and for taking me out on the quad bike for the day. Some great memories all thanks to you.
Ontario it has been a pleasure cycling through your for the last 2 months. I have some great memories and new friends from cycling through you and I would also like to give a huge thank you to all the donations I collected along the way. I'm truly sorry if I have missed anyone on here. THANK YOU.
A huge thanks to Glenn Schellenberg from Winnipeg, Glenn went above and beyond for me time and time again when our paths crossed. He transported my spare tires to Winnipeg when I needed to lose weight on the bike, He bought me meals when I was hungry and shared stories when I needed a friend. Glenn is someone I will never forget. THANK YOU.
Thank you to Steve & Niki's Family Restaurant in Headingley for letting me camp safely on your property and then in the morning donating me a fantastic breakfast, it went down a treat.
Super 8 Motel in Brandon for donating me a room for the evening, was a great surprise in the morning when I went to check out. Thank you John & Janice.
Thank you to the Victoria Inn in Brandon for the amazing discount on your beautiful Hotel. Was a perfect stay with your friendly staff. Thank you Laura and front desk girls
Huge thank you to Valerie Schrot in Brandon for kindly paying for my bike repairs was a huge surprise and aomething I will never forget. Thank you Val.
Thank you to the lads at A&L Get Active in Brandon for donating there time to help me fix my bike and get me on the road again ASAP.
Manitoba I would like to thank you for being kind to me and keeping me & the bike safe as I passed through your Province. A huge thanks goes to all that made me welcome and donated too, Thank you Manitoba.
A huge thank you to Firne & Jim from Wolseley for letting me sleep in there barn as the huge storm passed over and for the honey tea as we talked during the evening.
Thank you Heritage Inn in Moose Jaw for donating me a room for the evening. Its a great hotel that made me feel welcome. Thank you.
Thank you to the wedding I crashed at the Heritage Inn in Moose Jaw for making me feel part of your event and the beers from Clint and Justin (whose table we sat at).
Huge thanks to Nathan Buck from Caronport for helping me cycle through some huge winds. Was a pleasure to have you on the bike.
A huge thank you to Curtis, Kiel and Grant from Swift Current who helped arrange and cycle the bike for over 50km when the winds got bad. Thank you guys it really meant a lot to me.
I would like to thank the 4 Asian lads who pulled me over on a hill just to take photos and video. I'm so grateful for you all for helping me cycle up that huge hill for 10 minutes each, was a pleasure to have you on the bike as you made me laugh so hard when the hill got the better of me.
Saskatchewan you was a fantastic cycle even when the winds got the better of me. I would like to thank everyone who helped me out, donated money and kept me safe as I cycled through your Province. Thank you
Huge thank you to Jynn and Kirk from Calgary forgiving me a beautiful meal and a safe place to sleep while passing through the city. Kirk I also owe you a huge thanks for helping me cycle out of Calgary for 30km, I would have struggled by myself. Thank you.
Thank you to Emmanuel Gentinetta for giving me two days of your time to help me pedal the bikecar through Alberta. Was a total pleasure to meet you, Thanks.
Huge thank you to the English family who towed me into Cammore after the bike breaking down. Mark, Ryan, Matt and Sharon was a pleasure to have met you and I'm truly grateful for your help and time.
Huge thanks to Rebound Cycles in Canmore for donating there time to help me get back on the road. Paul Brown was a pleasure meeting you and I'm truly grateful for your help.
Adam Bortolussi from Banff for helping me cycle 174km from Canmore to Banff and then Banff to Golden. Was a honor to have you on the bike, you made that part of the journy unforgetable.
A huge thanks to Tony Romas in Banff for donating meals and drinks. The food was amazing and is a must place to visit if in Banff, Thank you Adam and all the staff.
Thank you to everyone at The Meatball in Banff for making me welcome, donating me meals and drink through out my stay. Kricket you went above and beyond for me and wont forget. Thanks.
Huge thank you to Kricket Taylor and Ashli Marquardt from Banff for giving me a safe place to sleep, feeding me and store my bikecar. You have left me with some stories I will never forget, Thank you.
Thank you to the Banff Ptarmigan Inn for donating me a room on my arrival to Banff, was perfect and just what I needed. Thank you.
Thank you to Jake Brenkley for helping me to cycle from Banff to Lake Louise and back agian, was a great day on the bike. Thanks.
Thank you to Pier Hugne Gagnon for giving me an amazing discount at the Lake Louise Inn, Lake Louise. Was much needed after a huge days cycle from Banff, Thank you.
Alberta you was great to me and have left me with some great memories that will last a life time, you are a Province full of great people whom it was a pleasure to meet. Thank you for the food and donations that kept me going.
Thank you to Sebastian Hofstetter and Katie Carrick from the Prestige Hotel in Golden for donating a room for the evening. Was a fantastic stay and would recommend to anyone. Thanks.
A big thank you to the RCMP (Police) Jason and Tammy in Kamloops who made me feel safe and bought me lunch.
Thank you to Fara and Jay from the Shushwap region for giving me a load of Salmon, went down a treat over the next few days.
Thank you to the Bonaparte Motel in Cache Creek for giving me a discount on a room. Thank you Christine & Kim.
Kathy Grossler and the staff at the Lightfoot Gas station in Lillooet for donating food and drink to power me through over the Duffy Lake road. Huge thank you, will never forget your generosity.
Thank you to Edward for pulling over and giving me a beer when I ran out of water on the Duffy Lake road.
Darly and Karen for making me a sandwich and filling up my water bottle on the Duffy Lake road.
Melissa Ronayne at the Pemberton Vally Lodge, Pemberton for donating me a room for the evening in you beautiful Hotel, Highly recommended. Was a much needed stay after getting over the Duffy Lake road.
A huge thanks to Chris Hedges from Pemberton for arranging me some amazing things for my arrival in Whistler. Thank you Chris you went out your way to make my stay unforgettable.
The Pan Pacific Hotel in Whistler for making my stay over 4 nights in this amazing town be something I will never forget. The staff at the Pan Pacific went above and beyond to make my stay what it was and that stay was the best in Canada. Nooshi, Pete, Darly and everyone at the front desk I owe you a huge thank you.
The people of Whistler Thank you.
Thank you to Darly West for helping me cycle out of Whistler and into Squamish on a very wet, rainy day. Couldn't have done it with out you.
Huge thank you to The Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo. Mr Grady thank you and your staff for making me very welcome in your beautiful hotel. It was a pleasure to have met you during my stay and a huge thanks for keeping my bike safe.
Thank you to The HI Hostel in Victoria for donating me a bed for my duration in your beautiful city. This hostel has a very friendly staff and vibe to the place, well worth staying here if your ever visiting this city. Its location is perfect for all the sights. Thank you Tom.
A HUGE thank you to everyone I have met In BC, this province was my last in Canada and you didn't let me down with your amazing hospitality. Thank you for the donations along the way they kept me going.