I (Miles Arbour) grew up in a small rural town in central Ontario on a small hobby farm surrounded by gravel roads. It was because of these roads, or perhaps my lack of interest, that I was very late in discovering of the dark arts of cycling. Today, I make a conscious effort to make up for my late introduction to biking by riding the roads I grew up fearing.
From 2010 to 2014 I studied business at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Not only did I graduate with honours and a specialization in entrepreneurship and marketing, I also was introduced to providing digital marketing services to small businesses and continue to do so today.
In the fall of 2014, I enrolled in Algonquin College’s Outdoor Adventure Program, a 2-year technical guide training and outdoor adventure industry course. It was here where I was able to develop my cycling skills further, specializing in bike mechanics, cycle touring, and mountain biking.
Since my 6 years of post-secondary, I have successfully ridden the Kokopelli Trail, developed and rode the Central Ontario Loop Trail (COLT) solo, and continue to contribute to the adventure cycling industry in as many ways as I can.
- Warm & Dry Winter Bikepacking (Packlist) with Bikepacking.com
- Pogies: History, Insight and Three of the Best with Bikepacking.com
- Central Ontario Loop Trail (Route Posting) with Bikepacking.com
- A Year (Of Gear) in Review (Gear Review) with Bikepacking.com
- Solo Bikepacking the Central Ontario Loop Trail (Trip Report) with Riding Feels Good.com
- Cycling the Central Ontario Loop Trail (Tourism Report) with Kawartha Northumberland
- Trails & Tourism Article (by KawarthaNOW) photo contributed by Miles