Environmental Studies student "Mike" is cycling from Vancouver to Ottawa, as part of his thesis research. He will be cycling Western and Central Canada in hopes of gaining a unique perspective on the issue of cycling in Canadian cities. He'll be stopping in major cities to observe cycling infrastructure and to speak with various stakeholders. The tour will also be used as a platform to raise awareness about the benefits of cycling and its' place within urban development in Canada.
Mike will be joined on the tour by his good friend Jess, who is riding for her sister, who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2003. If you'd like to donate to her cause or just read up about it, follow this link : http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=2624459
Follow Mike & Jess along via their website as they attempt to cycle their way from Vancouver to the capital. http://seemikebike.tumblr.com/
Who new a passion for alternative transport, sustainability and urban planning could lead to this trip!