GearUp4CF Day 9: Invermere to Banff

Well, that’s it. All done. I’ve cycled from Vancouver to Banff and clocked up around 1,200km in the saddle. I loved all of it.

Our last day was meant to be rainy but once again the weather held out. It was mostly cloudy and cool with occasional bursts of sunshine or little spatters of rain. The predicted thunderstorm never materialised; we rolled into Banff happy and dry.

Welcome to Banff!

Welcome to Banff!

The terrain today was stunning and the roads were the quietest I’ve experienced on this trip. I decided to ride on my own and just soak it all up, letting the trees, lakes and rivers of the Rocky Mountains keep me company.

At the top of our first climb

At the top of our first climb

I pulled over and grabbed a picture of George cycling through the mountains.

I pulled over and grabbed a picture of George cycling through the mountains.

Posing at the Great Divide between B.C. and Alberta

Posing at the Great Divide between B.C. and Alberta

At a little over 150km it was our second longest ride of the trip, but it felt like it was over far too quickly. The miles just flew by and suddenly we were in Banff.

I’ve settled into the rhythm of days out on my bike and I have a feeling I’m going to miss it tomorrow.

Here’s my final plea: How about a penny for every kilometre I’ve cycled? A $12 donation would make me oh so happy.

I had a fantastic ride. Not a single flat tire or bad day on the bike. Thanks for reading along, sending encouraging messages and donating to the cause. Over and out.

About emilytakesabreak

This year I'm taking a break. I'm setting out to live life a little differently. Enjoy it more. See more and do more. And help more. I want to give back, in a very local way, to people and businesses I care about. I'll be taking on new projects, trying out new ways of making a living and hopefully have a great time.
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1 Response to GearUp4CF Day 9: Invermere to Banff

  1. Nancy Mortifee says:

    Congratulations on a great ride, Emily! Watch out.. This ride can become a habit.. Just ask Andrea!
    Travel safely home! Xo nancy

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