Tales from the Trail

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Athlete Blog

  Allan MacKenzie  joined FrameWork Racing this year in our grassroots sponsorship program. We helped him improve his equipment, notably his stealthy Felt DA4 Tri bike, plus some snazzy new hi-tech Pearl Izumi running shoes and clothing to make the most out of his intense training program. With the combination of equipment and training, he  […]

Boy Scout Invasion

We had a group of boy scouts come to ride the Cabot Trail. Here’s what one of their leaders had to say… I’m Greg H., one of the adults who was with Kevin F. when we rented bikes from you July 1st-8th.  We had inadvertently left a seat bag in the rental car that went […]

Tera and Judy’s 1st Time-2011

A photo session from Tera and Judy’s 2011 Cabot Trail ride. It was the first time around by bicycle for both. They went clockwise without any support, other than meeting up with a few friends along the way. Congrats to both on a tough 3 days.  

Larry and Mary-Sept 2011

Hi Bill, you weren’t home when I dropped off the bikes yesterday.  They worked flawlessly, and we made it all the way around fine.  Very difficult day Friday from Wreck Cove to Pleasant Bay.  The North Mountain was steep and long as we expected, but the WIND!  We only found out when we got to […]

Gina and Michelle-Sept 2011

Coming from Colorado, Gina and Michelle rented touring bikes from us to travel around Cape Breton. No need for a rental car for these two. Gina sent us this note shortly after they finished conquering the Cabot Trail… “Just wanted to say thanks again for the great bikes & info on a great ride!! Two […]

Cape Breton Number 1 in North America

Where in the world do you want to spend your vacation?   If you want an island vacation in North America it has to be Cape Breton Island. For the second time in 3 years, Cape Breton has been named the number 1 island by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and #3 in the entire world. […]

View from the Prairies

Hi bill The bikes and panniers were great! No mechanical problems, excellent touring bikes and appreciated the panniers rain covers!!! Had a great time, what an astoundingly gorgeous province you have! I could not get over the views of both the Atlantic and bay of st Lawrence It’s quite something for us prairie hicks!! Thanks […]

Lonely Planet Again…

Once again, Lonely Planet thinks Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail is one of the top ten cycling destinations in the world. Check it out… http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20100901-on-your-bike-lonely-planets-top-10-cycling-routes

Anne and Friends-July 2010

Thanks Bill! Sorry to not email you until now but I could not get Internet the other day. We got the bikes and successfully completed the ride. It was tough but so gorgeous and well worth the effort! The bikes held up great too. We are back at the Telegraph House in Baddeck. Thanks again!

Ryan Leech

Legendary trials rider Ryan Leech came to Cape Breton in May 2010 on the Trials of Life tour. He visited three schools and put on a great demo at the shop. While he was here he took a trip around the Cabot Trail. Here is what he had to say… Was it a dream? My […]


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