Bike Victoria



Cycling Map – Victoria County

VictoriaCountyCyclingRoutesMapSept 2015

Cyclists use caution – Road conditions change over time. Please use caution and be prepared for unstable conditions on roadways, shoulders & off-road routes

W.O.W (Women on Wheels) Victoria County Program 2018

W.O.W Victoria County is on its way to start May 24th, 2018 for 6 weeks once a week on Thursdays. Watch for further details as they become available. For further information, please contact Program leader Iris Kedmi by e-mail:

Keep up to date on all the happenings of Velo Cape Breton’s Women on Wheels Program on Facebook:


The Cabot Trail was named one of the Ten Best Biking Trips in Canada! Are you planning a trip to Cape Breton this year? Bring your bicycle! Lots of great trails around too!

Named for famed navigator and explorer John Cabot, the world famous Cabot Trail is a 300 kilometre paved roadway that hugs the mountainous northern shore coastline of the Island. For most cyclists, the loop ride around the Trail begins and ends in Baddeck.

The Cape Breton Highlands National Park straddles the upper reaches of the Island, roughly 85 km north of Baddeck via the small communities of Chéticamp (on the west coast) or Ingonish (on the east coast). The road around the Trail is, for the most part, well-maintained.

Cycling – Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cycle part or all of the Cabot Trail which, according to Lonely Planet, is one of the world’s top ten cycling destinations.

 Cycling along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s top ten cycling destinations.

Several tour companies offer supported rides and rentals.  See,, and

Park trails suitable for cycling are: Freshwater Lake, Clyburn ValleyBranch Pond Look-off and Salmon Pools.

Also suitable for cycling are all secondary and campground roads. Please use caution on gravel roads and trails, especially after heavy rains.

In an effort to enhance the cycling experience at Cape Breton Highlands National Park, we are beginning to designate bike lanes as work proceeds on upgrading the Cabot Trail.  Road inclines are marked in steeper areas and bike stands have been installed at several locations.

Please remember that Nova Scotia law requires cyclists of all ages to wear a helmet (on and off-road) and states that cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

Cabot Trail Outdoor Adventures – Cycling

To view a map of cycling routes in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, please visit the CBRM website at

Bike Victoria Week – (Since 2012)


HELD – 7th Annual Bike Victoria Week: June 1 – 10, 2018 

Cycling is for everyone!

From June 1 to 10, 2017 – Bike Victoria Week aims to celebrate the cycling community, educate all residents about cycling safety, and increase participation in cycling throughout Victoria County.

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One mile on a bike is a $.42 economic gain to society, one mile driving is a $.20 loss

Coincides with NS Bike Week June 2-11, 2017 with events happening in various Nova Scotian Communities 

Policy for Bicycling Routes in Nova Scotia

PO1072 Policy for Bicycling Routes (PDF)


HELD – “Bike to Bite” – Bike Ride 2017

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 



(Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

Signature Event of the 6th Annual Victoria County Fall Harvest ActiveFest Oct. 6-31, 2017

Andree Crepeau, Velo Cape Breton [May 17, 2017] – Subject: Re: Bike to Bite Cycling Event – “Great event Vince

9:30 – 10:00 am – Registration and pick-up your bike at Big Baddeck Road next to the Baddeck Forks Golf Course (Look for the Pedallers By The Bay Trailer)

Meet at the turn to Big Baddeck Road just before the entrance to Baddeck Forks Golf Course in Big Baddeck (Directions via the RCMP side)

Only $15 each – Includes bike (If needed – until they are not available, maximum 10 available at no cost!), helmet, water bottle and a lunch at the Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

Cycle starts at 10:00 am (When you register, please tell us your height, male or female and also, you must sign a waiver to participate); Distance: 10 kms

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and “Pedallers by the Bay” Proudly Present the “Bike to Bite” Bike (Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

The ride starts at the entrance to Big Baddeck Road (counter clock wise). Journey stops at The John Morrison Weaver Cemetery. There we will have a guided hike with historical information about the pioneer cemetery provided by Pauline Diekelmann. From there journey will continue to bicycle the Big Baddeck Road with stops along the way to Centre Bridge and back to the hall and lunch at the Baddeck Golf Course Restaurant.

To pre-register and/or for further information, please contact Naturally Active for Life – Victoria County

Cross Cycling Off Your ParticipACTION 150 Play List



NOW CLOSED – Bike Victoria Week Special Event Assistance Fund 2017 is Available. See you again June 2018!



In-depth Guide –  ‘The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling”


It offers information on important cycling safety statistics as well as helpful tips and advice on how to stay safe while cycling at night, during winter, and in other less-than-ideal situations. to receive your guide please contact: Madison Griffin, |

You can find the full version of the guide below. Visitors may find the information really helpful: The Definitive Guide to Safer Cycling

NS TIR Bicycle Book for kids


Velo Cape Breton

A non-profit, volunteer-run organization. They serve all of Cape Breton Island, with Chapters in Baddeck, Cheticamp, Northside, Sydney, Glace Bay, St. Peter’s, Inverness, Isle Madame, NorthHighlands and Canso Strait Areas. They offer a wide variety of rides for people of all ages and abilities, including Road Cycling Instruction Sessions and Rides for novice cyclists, Instruction on Touring by bicycle, week-end rides, short casual Evening Rides, Day and Multi-day Tours. Velo Cape Breton funds are mainly derived from membership dues.


BNS is the provincial organization of cyclists in Nova Scotia. We are commuters, mountain bikers, racers, recreational riders and elite athletes, who work together to grow cycling in Nova Scotia. Our different sectors develop young athletes, collaborate with government and other organizations to make cycling safe and accessible province-wide, develop sustainable mountain bike trails and serve as the governing body for all cycling competition in the province. BNS is a volunteer organization. Please visit our website at:

On behalf of Bicycle Nova Scotia and the Blue Route team, we would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone that came out to participate in the Blue Route consultations over this last month. They were incredibly helpful and informative and provided us with valuable information to help move this exciting project forward. We would love for all of you to take a minute and join our new monthly newsletter. BNS is moving towards becoming a hub for all issues and ideas related to cycling in Nova Scotia. This is a work in progress and we would love your support, input, ideas, and articles for our newsletter.

This will also be where you will receive regular updates regarding The Blue Route until the website is put together. You can sign up for the newsletter here:

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to be in touch, you can reach me at:

Adam Barnett – Communications and Outreach // Bicycle Nova Scotia 


Cycle Nova Scotia

Blue Route Nova Scotia



“Develop Plans to Provide Every Child with Opportunity to Learn to Bike”

 The Physical Activity Sport and Recreation Branch of the Department of Health and Wellness is exploring the possibility of achieving the commitment in Thrive!: A Plan for Healthier Nova Scotia to “develop plans to provide every child with an opportunity to learn to bike” through a feasibility study. The scope of the All Nova Scotia Children & Youth Bike! Feasibility Report is to prepare options, including timelines and associated costs, for a province-wide, multi-component, multi-setting initiative.

Amy Schwartz – Active Transportation Consultant
Physical Activity Sport and Recreation – Department of Health and Wellness, Province of Nova Scotia

Framework Cycle & Fitness
Secret to a Long Healthy Life: Bike to the Store


Supported cycling tours in Canada – Riders Wanted ~ 95% bike-related tweets ~




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