John Crouch has cycled most of his life. As an adult, cycling has become one of his abiding passions. He has toured extensively in Western Canada including riding from Whitehorse in the Yukon to Victoria, BC’s capital; crossing the province in five days and exploring the back roads of Southern Alberta. He has also toured through Western Washington State and rode from Victoria to San Francisco just to attend a friend’s birthday. All the long tours in this book he has completed more than once. As a competitive athlete, John has won both the Canadian Masters’ long distance triathlon and duathlon championships in his age group and won the World Endurance Duathlon championship in the 60 – 64 age group. John lives in Victoria with his wife Lorinda. Besides riding his bike, he enjoys walking in his local neighbourhood and hiking in the hills
surrounding the city. He has written five other books: Walk Victoria; Hike Victoria; Bike Victoria; Cycling the Islands and a cycling memoir, Six Highways to Home.