Bike Victoria

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Cycling Map – Victoria County

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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

Cabot Trail

Canadian Destination: Cycling Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail

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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

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

Several tour companies offer supported rides and rentals.  See www.novascotia.com, www.northerncapebreton.com, www.cbisland.com and www.cabottrail.travel.

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

http://www.cabottrailoutdooradventures.com/cycle

To view a map of cycling routes in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, please visit the CBRM website at www.cbrm.ns.ca/activetransportation

Featured imageBike Victoria Week – (Since 2012)

HELD June 3 – 12, 2016 

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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 3-12, 2016 and events happening in various Nova Scotian Communities 

Bike Victoria Week Special Event Assistance Fund 2016 was available

GrantApplicationBikeVictoriaWeekSpecialEventAssistanceFund2016

GrantApplicationBikeVictoriaWeekSpecialEventAssistanceFund2016PDF 

NS TIR Bicycle Book for kids

http://gov.ns.ca/snsmr/pdf/ans-rmv-bicycle-book.pdf

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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.

http://velocapebreton.ca/

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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:
http://www.bicycle.ns.ca

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 

902.225.4714

gadambarnett@gmail.com 

Cycle Nova Scotia
http://www.cyclenovascotia.ca

Cabot Trail

Blue Route Nova Scotia
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Route-NS-Bikeways/288539691293153
Reports: http://www.bicycle.ns.ca/Library/BlueRoute/aboutblueroute.html

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

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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
http://frameworkfitness.com
Secret to a Long Healthy Life: Bike to the Store

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Supported cycling tours in Canada – Riders Wanted ~ 95% bike-related tweets ~ info@bikaramba.com

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