Category Archives: Outdoors

Episode 13: The Toronto-Niagara Bike Train Initiative (7:11 mins.)


The Toronto-Niagara Bike Train is more than just a way for people to travel to one of Canada’s most popular visitor destinations. It’s become a sustainable tourism and transportation initiative that’s growing in leaps and bounds and is now offering new products and tours that will keep locals, international tourists and of course, bike enthusiasts cycling all over Ontario.

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Episode 11: Upcoming Trip to The Amazon Jungle (6:49 mins.)


If you love nature, camping, hiking and exploring, this may well be the trip for you. Writer and tour guide Randy Smith — who for 14 years lived and worked in the Amazon — wants to introduce you to a whole new world. From indigenous cultures to a spectacular array of flora and fauna, this adventure to Ecuador’s Amazon jungle may well be the trip of a lifetime.

Randy Smith and friends in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Randy Smith and friends in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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Episode 9: Upcoming Mansfield Fall Retreat and Arts Weekend ’08 (6:37 mins.)

Great programming, fall colours and a chance to get “out-of-town” for the weekend make this annual Out and Out Club event one of the more popular of the season. It features a host of indoor and outdoor activities – with all events run by the attendees. So if you’re coming to Mansfield or thinking about it, have a listen to Joel Rotstein who, along with Frank Chester have been running the Mansfield weekend for the last 14 years. Continue reading

Episode 7: From Boston to P-Town 2008 (6:14 mins.)

Billed as one of the best ways to kick off your summer vacation, the annual one-day Boston to Provincetown bicycle ride (June 21) has been attracting a lot of people over the years, including a number of Out and Out members. Radio Out and Out met with Cheryl and Hollie who both took part in last year’s event and plan on going again this year.

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Episode 5: 2008 Spring Tonic for Club Cyclists (8:48 mins.)

In anticipation of the warmer weather, Radio Out and Out went to Toronto’s Urbane Cyclist on John Street and asked Reba about the latest trends in cycling. As an added bonus, she even offered a few tips on where to go for long-haul bike excursions and details about an upcoming workshop for club members – the Bike Spring Tune Up on April 22, ’08.

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Episode 4: Live From The Amazing Race 2007 (8:57 mins.)

Trying to create an audio podcast about this event proved quite an enjoyable challenge. The race involved dozens of people in teams of two or three, criss-crossing the city by foot and by transit, all trying to outdo each other both in terms of speed and mental agility. Along the way, some people lost their bearings, their wallet, a team member, or worse – their moral compass. It all proved highly entertaining. So if you’re about to listen to this podcast, just do what we did: lace up your runners, and go along for the ride. To listen to Episode 4:

Episode 1: Postcards from Jamboree 2007 (7:00 mins.)

It’s been described as the club’s signature event, attracting more than 200 people every year. Radio Out and Out went on site to Camp Timberlane, located in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands north of Toronto to get insight into what makes Jamboree so appealing.