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An epic is underway across the world's second biggest country: Canadian motorcyclists are working together across the land to discover, test-ride, map and publish a route guide for a mostly unpaved dualsport motorcycle route running from coast to coast.
It all began in the spring of 2010, when a posting appeared on ADVRider.com announcing the time had come for a trans-Canada motorcycle trail and calling for volunteers to pitch-in in their areas.
Since then many have joined this valiant and complex enterprise, and though much work remains, there has already been plenty of great riding done in the name of research and development on what has been dubbed the 'Tee-cat', the Trans-Canada Adventure Trail (TCAT).
Here's how one of the founders, Deadly99, sums it in his inaugural post at http://esr.cc/zrfpeF :
The goal: To make a route across Canada that can be ridden by dual-sport bikes that are loaded with gear. The route will primarily be gravel backroads. Some days will have sections of off-roading and some will have sections of pavement. Wherever possible we are trying to have as little pavement as possible but it becomes unavoidable at times.
That initial post has since become a 149-page (we're talking 10-foot long pages) travel journal with many keen contributors and admirers from around the world.
The videos are amazing, the enthusiasm is contagious and the thing is getting done, one mile at a time.
There are some maps coming together... http://esr.cc/yEcwUs
There've been radio interviews... http://esr.cc/zAHlIB
And there's been video... http://esr.cc/yHpNKw