20,000km of trails, 20,000km that are car free. Canada has bought in big and just put many countries to shame. Shortly after Germany announced they would been building a 100km Bicycle Autobahn(Sorry western press name and its horrible), Canada threw down the gauntlet. But in Fairness Germany is pretty damn accessible by bike.
Hopefully this is a sign of the times changing and the neighbors to the south try to one up them! Current obstacle to new and current casual cyclists is the lack of safety to commute to and from work as well as complete errands. Even the maligned over bike lane is an upgrade over competing in traffic.
Canada has a great page about the project and I suggest you check it out, now lets see the first person to complete this epic ride.