Wikia

Across Canada Trails Wiki

Home

Talk2
48pages on
this wiki
Across Canada Trails - logo square


Creating a ¨Virtual Railway¨ with a Multi-lane, Multi-use, set of transparent overlay tracks to create recommended routes across Canada. (Note: this route exists only online, and on GPS, and is NOT shown as physical marked routes. ... (yet)

This GPS Map is a guide for users when mapping out each community trail.

Designed for recreational use, using the Trans Canada Trail, and the Trans Canada Highway (scenic route) are used as a base. This map covers all the connecting trails, and connects all the like (similar) types of recreational use trails. The result is a complete Dirt Hiking trail .. gravel trail, and paved route.... with side road connections in between. The result is; Creating the national Canadian Trail Network.


see . http://acrosscanadatrails.posterous.com/

Currently, virtually traveling Across Canada to find the best route for each type of recreation. Follow along,



National Trail Network Edit

One of the goals of the "Across Canada Canada Trails" Project, is to build the foundation for a national all inclusave trail network, which links together all of the existing trails, creating a designated Route Network for each type of recreation.

Made up all of the Provincial Trail Networks, Regional Trail Network, and Local Trail Networks in Canada, this forms the basis for it. 1st is to catelogue the entire network.

Using the NTS Tiles (National Topography System) we are able to clearly list where these trails are located.

Cycling Across Canada Edit

"Across Canada", Can also mean different things for people. Many state that "Across Canada" means cycling from Vancouver to Montreal. As that is from Pacific Ocean (salt water) to the Atlantic. And for others, Starting in Tofino & Ending in Cape Spear Newfoundland, would be the 'true' biking across Canada route.


'''Wikipedia:Cycling'' can mean different thigs to different people.

Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are cyclists or bicyclists. Apart from ordinary two-wheeled bicycles, cycling also includes riding a unicycle, tricycle, quadracycle, and other similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide.[1] They are the principal means of transportation in many regions.

A Bicycle can range from a mountain bike to a Trekking Bike to a racing bike, all of which are considered 'Bicycles'.And Wikipedia:Cross-country cycling (According to Wikipedia, referrs to Mountain Biking. Where Wikipedia:Bicycle Touring is different. Distances vary considerably. Depending on fitness, speed and the number of stops, the rider usually covers between 50–150 kilometres (30–90 mi) per day. A short tour over a few days may cover as little as 200 kilometres (120 mi) and a long tour may go right across a country or around the world. [1][2]A group of self-supported bicycle tourists crossing Ohio.There are many different types of bicycle touring:

So when you decide that you want to 'Bike Across Canada', the 1st thing you need todo is decide what type of bike it is that you are using, as that will dictate the route, timing, gear and style of "Biking Across Canada". So we can devide the article into the surface type that is prefered



Bicycle Touring Types Across CanadaEdit

Supported touring
Cyclists are supported by a motor vehicle, which carries most equipment. This can be organized independently by groups of cyclists or commercial holiday companies. These companies sell places on guided tours, including booked lodging, luggage transfers, route planning and often meals and rental bikes.
This is beyond the Scope of this wikia article, please Google Search to find information about this.
Lightweight touring
Informally called credit-card touring, a rider carries a minimum of equipment and a lot of money. Overnight accommodation is in youth hostels, hotels, motels or B&Bs. Food is bought at cafes, restaurants or convient stores along the way.
When 'Biking Across Canada' with this type of touring, it is very difficult to avoid camping. The distances from towns are just far to great that traveling without a tent is not recommended.
Fully-loaded touring
Also known as self-supported touring, cyclists carry everything they need, including food, cooking equipment, and a tent for camping.
However the bicycle tires are usually designed to handle the primary terrain is Paved.
Some cyclists choose to use a Bob Trailer which is towed behind the bicycle, where others use Pannier Bags or a both.
See main article Mile Zero Across Canada, for the route Across Canada, and National Cycle Network for the entire Network
Fully Loaded Mixed Terrain Cycle-Touring
Also called rough riding, or Trekking, or Expedition touring. The bicycle is loaded with food, spares, tools, and camping equipment, and various other gear so that the traveller is largely self-supporting. Cyclists travel over a variety of surfaces and topography on a single route, with a single bicycle. Focusing on freedom of travel and efficiency over varied surfaces, cyclists often use a Bob Trailer, as adds the ability to carry more gear.,
Ultra-lightweight: often adopt This is ideal for those who want to have more Mountain Bike Cycle routes
See main article Trekking Bike Across Canada for the route across Canada, and National Trail Network for the entire off-road trail network (proposal)
Ultra - Lightweight Expedition touring
For the most extreme, some cyclists adopt an ultralight camping approach and carry their own minimal gear, minimizing their load, carrying only basic supplies, food, and a Bivouac sack or lightweight tent.
See main article National Mountain Bike Route for the source across Canada
======

Bicycle Touring Routes Across Canada Edit

Dirt Trails
There are numerous dirt trails across Canada, however most of them are short distances.
Gravel Rail Trails
Paved Bicycle Lanes
Side roads
Highway Shoulder


======


Mixed Terrain Cyle-Touring
See main article Trekking Bike Across Canada



Edit

Cross Country Cycling - Mountain Bike Across CaandaEdit

Currently, Canada dfoes not have a National Mountain Bike Network, so this route across Canada, can serve as the basis for this network


Trekking Across CanadaEdit

See Trekking Across Canada


Bicycle touring is a form of cycling where riders travel long distances, prioritizing pleasure and endurance over utility or speed. Touring can vary from single day 'supported' rides — e.g., rides to benefit charities — where provisions are available to riders at stops along the route, to multi-day trips with solo or group riders carrying all necessary equipment, tool, food, clothing.[1]

Hiking Across Canada Edit

See Hike Across Canada and National Hiking Network and National Hiking Trail for the summery of available info

Motorcyle Across Canada Edit

A great resource is ADVCanada.com

The Aim is to create a 'Trans Canada Adventure Route' .. using all publically accessable dirt roads, to create an awesome route across Canada, for Motercyclists (fully loaded with gear for long distance travel).

This is a nieche market of Adventurers who (similar to Across Canada Trekking Cyclists) have a customize bike, since you'll be on it for some time.

The focus is on discovering Canada, and the recommended distance between stops is much greater than that of a cyclist, so the route will (obviously be different).

... I 'could' post a copy of the route here.. but i need permission 1st todo so... so ..

Trans Canada Adventure RouteEdit

More details will be posted on this wiki later on, but for now

http://advcanada.com/rich_text.html

All-terrain Vehicle Across Canada Edit

Across Canada Trails GPS Map Edit

Across Canada Trails GPS MapEdit

From OpenStreetMap WikiEdit

Jump to: navigation, search[3][4]Across Canada Trails GPS MapAcross Canada Trails

Creating a ¨Virtual Railway¨ with a Multi-lane, Multi-use, set of transparent overlay tracks to create recommended routes across Canada. (Note: this route exists only online, and on GPS, and is NOT shown as physical marked routes. ... (yet)

This GPS Map is a guide for users when mapping out each community trail.

Designed for recreational use, using the Trans Canada Trail, and the Trans Canada Highway (scenic route) are used as a base. This map covers all the connecting trails, and connects all the like (similar) types of recreational use trails. The result is a complete Dirt Hiking trail .. gravel trail, and paved route.... with side road connections in between. The result is; Creating the national Canadian Trail Network.

AboutEdit

This is a Collaborative project, with the intention to bring in all the resources available from the experiences that other cyclists have had, in a free website that anyone can edit (if they have more and better informaiton to share)


See Cycling Advice


see the Travelogue

Latest activityEdit

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki