Ride for Cancer, September 29
Ride for Cancer, powered by BMO Bank of Montreal, is the largest cycling fundraising event in Atlantic Canada. On September 29, 2018, 600 participants will ride a distance between 25km and 160km and then join us for a post event party, celebrating with cancer survivors, current patients, friends, and family.
Participants, inclusive to veteran cyclists, recreational and rookie riders, ride their choice of distance options via the Rum Runners Trail or by the road. You will be bussed out to your distance and then ride back to Bayers Lake from St. Margaret’s Bay, Chester Basin or Mahone Bay via the Aspotogan Trail and Hubbards. Rest and Recover at various stops along the way, meeting survivors and fellow fundraisers.
FUNDS RAISED HERE, STAY HERE.
Our incredible community of riders, volunteers, sponsors, event organizers, and supporters are dedicated to raising funds to help advance cancer care for Atlantic Canadians. Funds raised have purchased vital equipment for treatment, provided patient support programs, and invested in life-saving blood cancer research.
Will you help us to build the most innovative cancer centre in Canada? Will you help us to fund local research and support patients from across Atlantic Canada to get the best cancer care possible? Build a team with friends, family or riders that can help us to raise money and have a great riding experience over the next 10 weeks. There is a youth ride available with a low fundraising commitment as we bring the whole community into this fight against cancer.
If you would like our team to meet you at the workplace and present a brief overview to staff and potential riders, we would love to do that. Contact David.email@example.com
Register now at www.yourrideforcancer.ca and we will see you on September 29.
Ride Isle Madame with Velo Cape Breton
Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m.
Lennox Passage, Cape Breton
About The Event
If you’ve never ridden on Isle Madame, here’s your chance to visit the quiet side of Cape Breton Island. Isle Madame awaits you with new pavement, low traffic, a scenic route along almost flat roads, and now a good place to stop for lunch. Choose a 20km, 40km, or 60km route to suite your ability and interest.The ride starts at the end of the bridge at Lennox Passage (parking available on the right side of the road). Ride through the countryside to D’Escousse: 10km (20km return).
The route continues around Cap La Ronde, Rocky Bay, and back to D’Escousse for lunch or beer at the new pub, the Groundswell, or for an ice cream at the yacht club on the other side of the road, your choice. Route to this point: 30km; to return to the starting point, another 10km, will make a total distance of 40km. An optional detour to Arichat will add another 20km, for a total distance of 60km.
There is no cost for the ride to Velo members, non-members will be charged $2.00 for a one-day membership. Bring money to buy your own lunch/snack in D’Escousse. Your ride leader will be Micheline Guillot. https://www.velocapebreton.ca/events/ride-isle-madame
The Adrian Campbell Ride
Sunday, September 16
Newcomb Branch Road, behind Kentville
Free will offering
Start Time: 10am, check in opens 8:30
Join us for The Adrian Campbell Ride – a casual fun ride with a free will offering leaving from ‘the farm’ on the Newcomb Branch Road near Canning. This year we will have two Scholarship Recipients and, as in the past, they will lead out the ride with Adrian’s sons Jackson, Ryder, and AJ.
Enjoy live music and a post ride BBQ/craft beer and local apple cider at the farm; mechanical support vehicle and pre-ride Gatorade fill-up. The ride is free of charge – but we would love to accept your donation of any denomination to help cover expenses of the ride and help with the scholarship fund.
For more information and to register: www.adriancampbell.org
Gran Fondo Baie Saint-Marie
Like spectacular ocean views, fresh lobster and unrivaled hospitality? Come ride in Atlantic Canada’s largest Gran Fondo on September 23. Choice of 4 scenic rides: 160-120-67-35km.
For more information and to register online, visit https://www.granfondobaiesaintemarie.ca/en/
Lost Shores Gran Fondo, September 8th, Guysborough
There is still time to register for the 2018 Lost Shores Gran Fondo on Sept 8th AND receive our stunning Garneau event jersey. No, we don’t have an early bird date. We wanted everyone to get our top quality Garneau jersey with its distinctive safety bright design. We bought 500 jerseys and that means there are 225 spots left before we close the registration.
New for 2018, we have added the Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores Hill Climb, a 3 km timed climb somewhere shortly after you have already pedaled far too many km to remember. King and Queen of the mountain get this free t-shirt. The rest of us can get one for $20 on September 8th at the event. Reserve your t-shirt by emailing your size to Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike Maintenance 101 – weekly on Mondays
Bike Maintenance 201 – topics rotate (Brakes, Derailleurs, Drivetrain and Wheel Truing)
MEC HALIFAX GRAVEL GRIND TRAIL RIDE: 40K/60K/80K
Sunday, 19 August, 2018
From 8:00am to 4:00pm
Join MEC Halifax for a supported ride along the picturesque rails to trails system. See the scenic beauty of inland lakes, rivers, and forests, as well as gorgeous ocean views. Our route takes us from Lakeside to Ingramport along the Beechville-Lakeside-Timberlea Trail, and St. Margaret’s Bay Trail, with 40km, 60km, and 80km distance options.
Come out for a full day ride and grind some gravel with MEC Halifax Only $35 online or in-store, or $60 cash ride day. Nutritional and mechanical support provided!
* Please note that trail regulations require all bikes to have bells and to respect the 20km per hour speed limit.
Register online or in-store before August 18.