Category Archives: Cycle

Touring, Downhill

Bear vs Bike

It didn’t take much thinking to figure out what to do on the weekend when the province re-opened some of the parks around metro Vancouver. Joe, Else, Roseanna, and I hopped on our bikes and pedaled towards the woods to … Continue reading

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Eccentric False Creek Kayaking

On Friday, May 15, 2020, I took a day off from work. I was feeling really burnt out and needed some time outside and offline. So I called up my good friend and go-to adventure buddy, Jacob Grossbard, and begged … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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Self-Propelled Seymour Slog

On Wednesday night, I got a message from Gabrielle Booth: “What are you up to on Saturday? I’m thinking biking and skiing…” Bikes and skis are my favorite things. And someone on Facebook was offering free beer to the first … Continue reading

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My First VOC Trip: Bikes, Hikes, and Lessons Learned

I just moved to Vancouver from Montreal. Like any good Easterner transplanted onto the West Coast, this meant that I was about to go full outdoorsy. Step one? Join the VOC! Step two? Sign up for a trip. I had … Continue reading

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Scotland Highland Trail 550 Bikepacking

The tale of a girl, her bike, and a two week epic through the Highlands of Scotland.  Written by: Moe Nadeau I’d like to preface this trip report by explaining why exactly I chose to suffer through one of the … Continue reading

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The long way to the top: Mount Baldy circumbike-n-hike [Cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail]

Cycling the Kettle-Valley Railroad or The long way to the top: Mount Baldy circumbike-n-hike Participants: Lucy Buchanan-Parker, Alberto Contreras-Sanz, Elliott Skierszkan, Emily Skierszkan I can’t quite decide the best title for this trip report, so I’ve listed a couple of … Continue reading

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Post-Exam Paddle

In celebration of finishing my first year of UBC (and getting through 6 exams in 9 days), I joined Alex Wharton’s sunshine coast kayaking trip over Easter Weekend 2019. Also joining us were Taiga Andersson and Chantal Gautschi. What was … Continue reading

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Tough but worth it: reflections on the Powell Forest Canoe Route

Like many outdoor enthusiasts, Michael Stone and I have a bucket list of adventures that we are slowly checking off. In the summer of 2018, we were both doing coop work terms through our respective university programs, and did not … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Kailua, Hawaiʻi

with Eva Belén Ruiz, George Hill, Haley Foladare, Kylie Schatz, and me. It was just 9 am but the sun was already baking us. It’s been just a few minutes since we started walking from Kylie’s parents’ house, when we encountered … Continue reading

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