Well, the day is here – we start telling you about 2018. This is our dates and DRAFT route.
The bottom will have things laid out as a chart, so if you don’t want to look at the pictures, and read some of the other points – by all means – scroll down.
The routes and roads here are purely a plan starting point – we have not yet confirmed with local area subject matter experts, nor had accomodations and other factors such as fuel stops or meal timings been put into place. We are also looking into trying to avoid rush hours, and other traffic dilemnas.
click on any image to enlarge it.
THE ROLLING BARRAGE 2018 will depart from Halifax Nova Scotia on the morning of August 6th. Thats the long weekend holiday monday for anyone thinking that riding out to the east over the weekend, then riding back with the Barrage….. hint hint.
This day will see us departing to the east along the eastern shore, then cutting north and heading for the ferry that will take us to PEI. Once off the ferry, we move into Charlottetown.
Departing Charlottetown, it was suggested that the ride could make some noise and pass by the offices of VAC…. its an idea. We will cross the Confederation Bridge (toll to be paid) and head for Oromocto.
Riviere de Loup to TerreBonne (north side Montreal)
Terrebonne to Petawawa
some freeway, some secondary roads – through Ottawa avoiding rush hour traffic.
Barrie to Sault Ste Marie
First of some long, big distance, days – mostly secondary highways
SSM to Thunder Bay
Winnipeg to Regina
Regina to Saskatoon
Saskatoon to Edmonton
all Yellowhead highway
Edmonton to Calgary
likely secondary roads via the badlands/Drumheller.
Calgary to Jasper
via Scenic Icefields Parkway (park pass necessary)
Jasper to Kamloops
Kamloops to Langley
avoid the Coq, but can’t avoid all the freeways
Langley to Victoria
These are the dates so that people can start to plan their vacation time, and other ride plans – so if people want to use the long weekend in August to go from Ontario to Halifax, then Barrage back… or Sask/Alberta to Vancouver Island at the end, then you have time to lolligag your way back to Alberta etc.
We are working on building the accomodations plan, events plan, and will broadcast those items as we continue.
There are many variables that we will be working on to make things enjoyable and they will take time to plan.
As we grow, we need to manage our volunteers better so that they are more effectively/efficiently used. So, this means we are building the task lists/job descriptions so that volunteers know what they are signing up for. If you are interested in joining our merry team to execute this epic event, please email your details, experience, location, when you expect to be on the ride, and desired tasks etc to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. We already have a list of people that emailed us at the end of the ride, and we will be emailing all the potential volunteers at once when we are ready to put names to jobs.
We will try to best match the jobs we need with your skills and desires.
Here is a quick table of everything I just typed up.
|Mon||6||Halifax||Charlottetown||256||ferry. Holiday Monday|
|Wed||8||Oromocto||Riviere De Loup||403|
|Thu||9||Riviere De Loup||Terrebonne||442|
|Sun||12||Barrie||Sault Ste Marie||593|
|Mon||13||Sault Ste Marie||Thunder Bay||706|
so glad to have your interest already, please spread the word and tell others, check out (and like/follow) our social media pages.
More information will be coming as we continue to grow, and make things bigger and better.