THE MAT & ALI STORY (WELL, PART OF IT . . . )
We met five years ago at a celebration for Mat’s twenty-ninth birthday. We bonded over bikes and boards and the fact that we were both working jobs we didn’t really love. We were unhealthy, partied out and ready for change; something sparked between us.
The next day, Mat broke his pelvis mountain biking and I, Ali, decided that while he went through the pain of recovery, I should finally face the discomfort of getting into shape. My fitness and Mat's injury demanded that we take an easy-going approach and slowly but surely, we started getting outside; hiking, biking, walking in the woods and cannabis infusing our adventures.
A few months into the transition, we came up with the idea to embark on a four-month, nine-thousand kilometre, self-supported, cycle tour from the West Coast of Canada to the East. In the summer of twenty-fifteen, we did it.
The bike trip was an incredible adventure, a stunning success, that (among other things) helped us transform into fitter, healthier and happier humans, further reinforcing the benefits of the things we love; radness, wellness, cannabis and time spent outdoors.
At the end of the bike trip, we weren’t courageous enough to share all of the influential and introspective and cannabis infused parts of our journey with others, even though we wanted to open up about the goodness it brought to our lives.
Luckily, over the past few years, thanks to a progressive and supportive cannabis community, we've been able to untangle from our old mindset and find the the courage to open up and share our story.
We are beyond excited that during the summer of twenty-eighteen, we got to celebrating Canada's cannabis culture with The Good Vibes Tour, a coast-to-coast cycle crusade to cultivate positive social awareness and spread good vibes.