have worries, (or at least I do) Will there be mosquitos? Will it be cold? Will it be too hot? Will I be too slow? Will I be too fast? Will there be enough food? You get the picture. As it turned out, it was perfect. And it seems that that is mainly due to the organizer, Maja and her devoted helpers.
This group it seems has worked tirelessly to improve cycling on the island and to make Manitoulin a cycling destination. Their foresight is paying off. They have a great stretch of road with paved shoulders and are working toward getting more.
The scenery on Manitoulin is beautiful and interesting as it has rock formations and plants that we may not see down south. This made the ride so enjoyable If it is a good workout you're looking for, there are plenty of hills. If you are like my husband, you can go up and down them many times, looking for your wife who is actually way ahead of you.
Maja knows how to run an event. Great food, great music and fantastic scenery. (ok I know Maja didn't do that last one but if it was necessary, she probably could make it happen. )
I would like to tell you to come next year, but numbers are limited and I need to go again. But if you must check it out, here is the website.http://www.manitoulincycling.com/
|Enjoying lunch break at Kicking Mule Ranch
|Dinner at Maja's fantastic backyard restaurant
|Bikes on the ferry