Man's Greatest Invention

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. - Elizabeth West

Purpose and Mission

To share our experience and to encourage and inspire others to use a bicycle as a form of year round recreation and transportation. To be an example of living car-free and to help others to make the transition to having a car-light or car-free life style.

Our bodies is the engine that moves us.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Banff Legacy Trail

We recently made a trip out to Banff to ride the Legacy Trail to Canmore.  It's a 34 km round trip. 

Expect to see all kinds of wildlife on the path. 

Beautiful Scenery with Mountain Vistas.

Smiling Faces!

And, as a reminder that we are in the Wild West:  a Horse and Cowboy at an animal crossing.

Do the Bears, Elk, Deer, Wolves etc. know they are supposed to cross between the white stripes?

Mmmm...Honey Stinger chews!

The perfect pathway for a Single Speed or Fixed Gear bike.


  1. Great to see some pictures. I planning a trip down the Legacy trail with some kids. This will the longest ride they’ve been on so I want to make it positive experience. So to stack the cards in my favor which way would you say is easier? Canmore to Banff or Banff to Canmore?
    Mike, Calgary.

  2. Hi Mike. It's harder going from Canmore to Banff as it is slightly uphill so I suggest parking your vehicle at the park entrance right before the toll booths and start your ride from there. You won't be charged to enter the park and the halfway point of your ride is the town of Banff then the ride back "home" is slightly easier. Good luck, let us know how it turns out.