Cycle Across Canada

Hello all,

This is a fundraiser in memory of Nik Radosevic, who passed away in 2019.

Nik was and continues to be a role model. Someone devoted to enjoying opportunities to ponder, connect, explore, and generally make the most out of life. I continue to be inspired by this lovely human.

One of Nik's inspirational feats was a cross-Canada bike trip. In an attempt to celebrate this much-loved person, I am following the cross-Canada trip he did.

The trip is an opportunity to carry forward Nik's support for Doctors Without Borders. DWB is an incredible organization of courageous people who are trying to make life-saving care available around the world, to all people. I am hoping to raise a dollar for every kilometer across, but any amount is excellent!

It is a great privilege to be able to take time to reflect and adventure. In an effort to share this experience with others, I am sharing regular updates and pictures of the celebratory trip which you can find via instagram @ursusarcteros. I will try to update this page as well.

Sincerely,

Rowen

Updates below.

Day 16 ends in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The prairies are a much welcome reprieve from the great elevation flux of the Rockies. Although, both beautiful and appreciated in their own right. 

Moving away from the tight, forested corridors of the Rockies, the fauna and flora become gentler. No more surprise visits from bears. Many more suspicious stares from pronghorn antelope, Charlais cows, and even some Bison! Scurrying prairie dogs are a constant along the shoulders of the highway. 

Folks across BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan have been so kind, friendly, and supportive with many enthusiastic waves. Grateful to all the folks who took some time to inquire about the trip and offer local advice. Especially to some kind ranchers who gave me about 5 lbs of cucumbers! An unexpectedly perfect snack for dehydrated cyclists. 

The big "living skies" of the prairies are an appropriate setting for an area with a rich paleontological history. The open skies also help navigating away from storms. Nothing motivates like a storm on your heels. Although, after visiting the Grasslands National Park and thoroughly enjoying the scenery, I am hesitant to cross over to Manitoba. Given the pattern so far, I am sure Manitoba will give me pause as well. 

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$8,745 raised of $12,000 goal

2 months, 1 week to go
Fundraiser Ends Sept. 1, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
June 22, 2021, 4:49 a.m. Marina Favaro Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Amazing work, Rowen! We miss and love you, Nik.
June 18, 2021, 3:32 p.m. pierre grenier Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 18, 2021, 1:25 p.m. Tyler Farley Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $30.00
Great work so far, keep on with the journey Robot. The animal observations are a great touch by the way.
June 18, 2021, 12:32 p.m. Irene Read Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $10.00
June 18, 2021, 11:51 a.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Go Rowen Go!
June 18, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Patti McFarlane Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 18, 2021, 9:27 a.m. Stefan Andrews Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
Good luck Rowen!
June 18, 2021, 9:11 a.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $200.00
June 16, 2021, 4:34 p.m. Vevex Corporation Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
All the best to you Rowen!
June 16, 2021, 4:25 p.m. Helena Begg Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Nik was and continues to be an inspiration to many. Good luck Rowen!
June 16, 2021, 4:25 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Though I never met Nik, he lives in my heart because of the deep love for him that I have felt from his family. ?? Michelle and Ron
June 16, 2021, 3:03 p.m. Buck & Kathleen Henderson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Wish you all the best!
June 16, 2021, 2:12 p.m. Dennis Kneebone Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 16, 2021, 1:55 p.m. Claudia Sjoberg Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
I don't know you Rowan, but Victoria/John are good friends & I watched Nik grow up. I also own Pedalheads so I ? bikes. Sending you + vibes
June 16, 2021, 12:54 p.m. Tracey Barker Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Hello Rowen, Thank you for undertaking this amazing journey ! Please accept our gift in memory of the of Nik. Tracey, Bruce, Sadie , Belle
June 16, 2021, 11:03 a.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 16, 2021, 10:37 a.m. Lynn Cochrane Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Helping keep Nik's memory alive.
June 16, 2021, 9:15 a.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $10.00
From nurse Cynthia who was met on the road. I hope the squirrel is doing well! Thank you!
June 16, 2021, 12:51 a.m. Martha Braide Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
In memory of Nik and with love to the family, Martha
June 16, 2021, 12:28 a.m. Toni Henderson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $500.00
Such a fantastic tribute to Nik. Well done Rowen for taking on this challenge. We are behind you 100%. Toni and Frank.
June 15, 2021, 10:37 p.m. Colin Boyd Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $200.00
Great work Rowen Wonderful tribute to Nik
June 15, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Brenda Johnson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
in memory of Nik
June 15, 2021, 8:09 p.m. Nigel Walker Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Rowen, an awesome way to remember an amazing young man. May he travel with you in spirit and encourage you all the way.
June 15, 2021, 8:05 p.m. Maureen McEvoy Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 15, 2021, 7:44 p.m. Andy Tung Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $1,000.00
June 15, 2021, 7:28 p.m. Amy Gilmore Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $250.00
Thank you for doing this!
June 15, 2021, 7:10 p.m. Ellen Loosley Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $75.00
June 15, 2021, 2:37 p.m. Ingrid Molly Jonsson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $300.00
I admire your courage, strength, determination, dedication to honouring your late friend, Nik.
June 15, 2021, 1:18 p.m. Solange Smart Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Go Rowen Go! Such a beautiful way to honour Nik!
June 15, 2021, 12:33 a.m. Naomi Johnson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 14, 2021, 11:07 a.m. Alexis Quednau Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
What a superb way to carry forward Nik’s energy in the world. Best of luck on the journey!
June 14, 2021, 2:33 a.m. Cath Fisher Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
In memory of a beautiful young man who I remember as a beautiful little boy.
June 13, 2021, 11:55 p.m. Caeleigh Marshall Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Nik would be so excited that you're going on this journey. Safe travels!
June 13, 2021, 9:48 p.m. Romy Grand Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 13, 2021, 5:06 p.m. Ryan Hirakida Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Thanks Rowen - best of luck on your trip! Such a perfect way to remember Nik and raise money for an excellent cause.
June 13, 2021, 5:24 a.m. Aubrey Monks Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $150.00
To the strongest women I know
June 12, 2021, 9:27 a.m. Nicolle Riedel Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $15.00
June 11, 2021, 3:31 p.m. Janessa Dornstauder Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
You rock!
June 10, 2021, 2:53 a.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
I think you’re the coolest! Keep pedalling chica!
June 9, 2021, 8:44 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
Such an amazing fundraiser, you should be proud, I’m sure Nik would be.
June 9, 2021, 7:22 p.m. Robyn Simpson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
David Aylward and Robyn Simpson are honoured to remember and support Nik’s legacy . Good journey to Rowen with great luck.
June 9, 2021, 4:59 p.m. Paul Henderson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
You're awesome Rowen!!!!! <3
June 9, 2021, 1:45 p.m. Andrew Duffy Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 9, 2021, 12:41 p.m. Kiera Warren Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Nik was a fantastic human being and an amazing friend. I am so proud of you, Rowen for exemplifying the power of Nik through this trip!
June 8, 2021, 11:54 p.m. Emma Jane Vignola Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $500.00
From me and the fam, we're cheering you on! Be safe and hope you're having a blast!
June 8, 2021, 3:15 p.m. Claudia Tersigni Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
You are such an inspiring person Rowen!
June 8, 2021, 2:38 p.m. Emily Wang Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
June 7, 2021, 1:04 a.m. Lawson Cofield Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Good luck!!
June 6, 2021, 4:49 p.m. Caroline Stephens Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 6, 2021, 2:03 p.m. Linden von Eichel Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
In memory of my beloved nephew!
June 6, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Suzanne Girard-Fortier Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
À la douce mémoire d'un étudiant que j'ai adoré enseigner. REP Nik Radosevic. Happy trails Rowen, and best of everything. Nik is smiling!
June 5, 2021, 9:47 p.m. jane frankish Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Good Luck on your on your bike trip Rowan.
June 5, 2021, 6:52 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $20.00
You're such a gem Rowen, be safe out there and best of luck as you continue along your journey <3<3
June 5, 2021, 3:30 p.m. Lisa Despins Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
What a beautiful way to remember Nik for the special person he was, and to support a cause close to his heart.
June 5, 2021, 12:54 p.m. Jaynie Miller Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 5, 2021, 12:50 p.m. Ann Maureen Owens Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Best wishes for your journey.
June 5, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Katrina Koehn Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $200.00
Eat many dry peanut butter bagels like Nik did and enjoy the sights. Big love from Kat and Tom.
June 5, 2021, 2:30 a.m. Yui Masukawa Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
Love you Nick forever!
June 5, 2021, 1:48 a.m. Barry Payne Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
June 5, 2021, 1:37 a.m. Laura Dear Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
What a monumental undertaking and a beautiful testament to your friend.
June 4, 2021, 11:15 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 4, 2021, 10:56 p.m. Melanie Basso Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $25.00
Thanks for doing this in honour of Nik
June 4, 2021, 10:33 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 4, 2021, 6:46 p.m. Victoria Henderson Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $500.00
What a brilliant way to celebrate Nik's athleticism and determination, as well as his thoughtful concern for others! Peddle on, Rowen!
June 4, 2021, 3:53 p.m. alistair marr Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $10.00
June 3, 2021, 11:04 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Good luck Rowen!!
June 3, 2021, 3:48 p.m. Julia Monks Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Lovely idea, Rowen!
June 3, 2021, 12:18 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $150.00
go Rowen!! xx
June 3, 2021, 11:12 a.m. Sophie Odgers Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $75.00
Hi Rowen, This is super cool! Miss ya and running into Nik's positive presence around town.
June 2, 2021, 10:04 p.m. Helen Phan Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 2, 2021, 10:01 p.m. Adrian Fettes Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $1,000.00
Good luck on the trip! Miss ya a lot Nik.
June 2, 2021, 5:22 p.m. Richard Monks Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
Thanks Rowen. A lovely way to remember someone and a very worthy charity. Richard & Margaret Monks
June 2, 2021, 3:13 p.m. Avery Klein Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 2, 2021, 1:30 p.m. Alison Eades Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $50.00
June 2, 2021, 12:26 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00
June 2, 2021, 12:26 p.m. Anonymous Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières Canada (MSF) $100.00