Author Archives: Ben Last

About Ben Last

Riding across North America by bicycle to raise money for the River Woods housing co-op after a fire on May 7th, 2015 destroyed homes for 26 families.

Last update: the dust settles

Hi Everyone, On November 29th the folks at River Woods had a gathering in the Co-op for me to see the members again. I did a little slideshow and told some stories about my trip. around 30 people came and … Continue reading

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Done! Cape Spear

This morning at 10:51 I completed my trip across Canada by bicycle by reaching Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. I had to laugh at the number of things that went wrong with my bike at the … Continue reading

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The day before the LAST DAY

I’m writing this in Ivany Cove, it’s 6:00am on the last day of the ride. On Tuesday I discovered my frame broke near the rear wheel. My handlebars wobbled rapidly from side to side for a couple of days and … Continue reading

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Newfoundland – Day 1 – Port Aux Basques to Stephenville

I arrived in Port aux Basques last night via the 6 hour ferry from Sydney, Nova Scotia. Here’s a short video of me leaving Port aux Basques this morning in thick fog: Moose hunting season started on September 12. The … Continue reading

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Article in the Orangeville Citizen!

Here’s s link to an article by Tabitha Wells about my bike trip published today in the Orangeville Citizen. Thanks for the interview while I was in Ontario Tabitha and thanks for the great article! http://citizen.on.ca/?p=4235

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New Brunswick and the start of Nova Scotia

I got through New Brunswick in 4 days and I’m now in Wentworth, NS., in Canada’s oldest hostel from 1961. It’s at the base of a ski mountain in the area and built in an old farm house. The manager, … Continue reading

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120km north of Fredericton & the home stretch!

Stayed in a motel with excellent wifi in Andover-Perth, NB. I found out New Brunswick has a law that hotels have limitations on how much can be charged for accommodations – for a single the max is 70 or 80$. … Continue reading

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