Cycling Map – Victoria County
Cyclists use caution – Road conditions change over time. Please use caution and be prepared for unstable conditions on roadways, shoulders & off-road routes
EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF CONQUERING THE CABOT TRAIL
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! http://ow.ly/ITUqo
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
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 www.cbrm.ns.ca/activetransportation
Bike Victoria Week – (Since 2012)
6th Annual Bike Victoria Week: June 2 – 11, 2017
Cycling is for everyone!
From June 2 to 11, 2017 – Bike Victoria Week aims to celebrate the cycling community, educate all residents about cycling safety, and increase participation in cycling throughout Victoria County.
–Coincides with NS Bike Week June 2-11, 2017 with events happening in various Nova Scotian Communities
Policy for Bicycling Routes in Nova Scotia
- Appendix A – Blue Route Team Terms of Reference (PDF)
- Appendix B – AT Bicycle Route Assessment Tool (Fillable PDF)
- Appendix C – TCT Roadway Signage Guidelines (PDF)
“Bike to Bite” – Bike Ride 2017
(Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)
Signature Event of the 6th Annual Bike Victoria Week 2017
Andree Crepeau, Velo Cape Breton [May 17, 2017] – Subject: Re: Bike to Bite Cycling Event – “Great event Vince“
Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Rain date: June 17th)
8:30 – 9:00 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 9:00 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 email@example.com
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Bike Victoria Week Special Event Assistance Fund 2017 is Available
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: http://eepurl.com/8gn7f
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
“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 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bikaramba.com