Prince Edward Island
SEPTEMBER 2 – 4, 2021
Welcome to Prince Edward Island
Come to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and join us for an amazing ride that will take you from the northern most point, through the Evangeline region, to the world’s longest bridge over ice-covered waters, and then along our southern shore all the way to Government House in Charlottetown. Our 3-day memorial ride will have you pedalling over 320 km’s of some of the most sublime seascapes you will ever see. You’ll get to see much of the Western/Northwestern part of our Island (we’re saving the East for our next go-round). With over 1.5 million visitors to PEI (most years), you can be guaranteed to see some of the most beautiful rolling hills, striking red sand, towering lighthouses, and friendliest folks, anywhere in the world. The amazing contrast of our red dirt, green fields, and endless blue sky, will leaving you wanting more.
Prince Edward Island 2021
You’ll start Day 1 at the Mill River Resort. After a solemn opening ceremony and remembrance of our paramedic fallen, you’ll travel along the North Cape Coastal Drive for a first stop at Jacques Cartier Provincial Park. Moving on from the park, you’ll cycle past Tignish and through the settlement of Seacow Pond. We’ll pause for lunch among the turbines of the North Cape Wind Farm. From here, we travel through Christopher’s Cross, Skinner’s Pond, and Pleasant View, to rest in the community of Miminegash. The last leg takes you through Campbellton and Bloomfield and then to rest again at the Mill River Resort.
After a great night’s rest, you’ll start the day just as you did the day before – with a dignified remembrance of fallen paramedic sisters and brothers. You’ll then be off for Summerside. Once through Cascumpec, Portage, and Inverness, you’ll rest in Mount Pleasant – site of the former No. 10 Bombing and Gunnery School, an RCAF training base during WWII. Then on to the Evangeline region, with lunch in Abram-Village. Located in the Evangeline Region, a collection of Francophone Acadian communities in the central part of Prince County, Abram-Village is famous for its Acadian Festival during late August and early September. From there you’ll head through Mont Carmel, passed the Our Lady of Mont Carmel chapel (Mont Carmel exudes the rustic charm and fun-loving hospitality of this French-speaking culture. The Our Lady of Mont Carmel Church, one of the Island`s oldest, provides a perfect example of the dazzling architecture and craftsmanship characteristic of so many structures of its era). The last rest of this leg is the St. Nicholas community hall, then on through Miscouche and passed Slemon Park (the former home of CFB Summerside), finishing at the Loyalist Country Inn.
The third morning will bring another reminder of why this ride is really important. If you haven’t seen enough of the beauty this province has to offer, by this point… you’ve either had your eyes closed or you need better glasses. But it’s not done! Starting in Summerside, you’ll head through Bedeque and Searletown en route to the world’s largest bridge over ice-covered waters – The Confederation Bridge. In Borden-Carleton, you’ll pause for a rest, and for some AMAZING photo opportunities. But not too long, because you still have the communities of Cape Traverse, Augustine Cove, and Tryon, to get through. Lunch will be in the enchanting and picturesque Victoria-by-the-Sea, home to The Victoria Playhouse, PEI’s Longest Running Little Theatre, Island Chocolates, and the Victoria Seaport Museum. After you’ve had your fill, it’s on you go through Desable, Argyle Shore, and Canoe Cove, resting once again at the Glen Afton Golf Club. Many golfers will say that this club is the perfect mix of old and new and represents the best that golf can offer on the Island. No time for a quick back 9 though, you’ll be off to your final destination: Charlottetown. Through Cumberland, Rocky Point, Meadowbank, and Cornwall, you’ll edge ever closer to the finish line – 1 Terry Fox Way, Government House. Here, we’ll close our journey with a respectful ceremony, just as we started it all, 320km’s ago. You’ll head on over to the Delta hotel for the night and rest those weary backsides. You’re PEI adventure doesn’t have to end there, but your Tour Paramedic Ride East will be over for another year.