Saturday, June 13, 2015

Manitoulin Passage Ride 2015: Maja does it again!

Last weekend a group of us headed off with our bikes to Manitoulin Island to participate in the Passage Ride, an annual 2 day bike ride on the island.  Last year was such a great experience that we decided to come back with more friends. And we were not disappointed.

Despite the looming threat of rain on Sunday, our hosts were amazing and the rain did not start until we were safely tucked away in the restaurant near the ferry with hot soup and beer.

We had a great dinner, fresh and local at Batman's Cottages and a fun country lunch at Kicking Mule Ranch complete with country western singers and farm animals.

The Paradise motel we stayed at had a lovely couple who loved to chat and were interested in how our day went.  They picked up our luggage and delivered it from the ferry to our rooms and back and made us some much needed coffee on Sunday morning.

This trip  is like the sign of summer for us now.  Maja and here volunteers are the magic behind it all and we hope it continues until these legs can't peddle anymore.


  1. Hi Colleen,
    Thanks for the blog to help us oldtimers remember the good times. I would like to add that it was a bit unfair of the weather to give us a head wind on both days. As well, an OPP officer that stopped to chat with us turned out to be the husband of a pharmacy student who I had mentored years ago. Small world!!

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