2018 South Shore Sip, Savour and Cycle Tour, Sat. May 19th, 2018
Kick off the season with this great event, pairing some of the best cycling routes on the South Shore with locally-crafted food and drink. Choose routes from 25km to 104km on trail or quiet, scenic roadways. See more details, check out the routes and register at http://sweetridecycling.com/sip-savour-cycle-2018/
Women’s Ride Day, Sunday, May 27th, 2018
An annual tradition on the South Shore – start off your riding season with this social ride along the Bay to Bay Trail and quiet roadway along the shoreline to Mahone Bay. The route is 17.5km at a relaxing pace – open to women 12yrs+, gather your friends, sisters, aunties, mother’s and daughters and enjoy the camaraderie. This is a Free Event, no pre-registration required. Leaving the public parking lot on Clairmont Street, Mahone Bay at 10am, Sunday, May 27th. A hybrid or mountain bike would be suitable for this ride. For more information, call Sweet Ride Cycling at (902) 531-3026 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candyass Group Road Rides, May 4th – August 27th, 2018
Wednesdays at 6:30 from May to the end of August, Sweet Ride Cycling hosts group road rides leaving from Mahone Bay. These rides are for dedicated, drop-bar road bikes, with two paces and two distances (25-45km) offered. There is no cost for these rides. For more information contact Sweet Ride Cycling at email@example.com or call us at (902) 531-3026.
Workshop: Bike Tutorial
May 5, 2018 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library (Ages 10+)
Bring your bike and helmet to get a demonstration on correct sizing, pumping tires, adjusting brakes, and fixing a flat tire.
Please register by calling 902-889-2227.
In partnership with Women on Wheels
Bike Week: Family Kick-off Carnival
June 2, 2018 (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
Eastern Shore Community Centre
Bring your bikes and join us for this fun family event to kick off Bike Week. Drop in for some bike-related fun, food, and outdoor activities. Ride a bike through an off-roading course, listen to stories about cycling, or make a craft. There will be opportunities to decorate your bikes, make sure they are ready for the road, learn about road and bike safety, and much more.
In case of rain, the event will be held inside the rink.
In partnership with Halifax Public Libraries and Halifax Recreation
Cabot Trail in 4 Days, 2018
Registration is now open for this popular tour. Tour dates are Saturday August 11th to Tuesday August 14th and it begins and ends at the Gaelic College on the Cabot Trail in St. Anne’s Bay.
We offer luggage transfers, two support vehicles loaded with snacks and refreshments, three nights accommodations, three suppers and breakfasts, and showers at the end of the tour. Our two cycling guides live locally and have lead tours of the trail for a decade. Tour cost is $665.00 per person, double accommodation. And if you are travelling alone we will match you up with a roommate.
The Cabot Trail is a must do for any cyclist and our tour is designed to give you time to really enjoy the scenery, stop at one the white sand beaches, hike in the Highlands National Park, and visit artists and artisans along the way. Each day involves 70 to 85kms of cycling and our two support vehicles means both speedy and relaxed riders are serviced. Everyone gets to ride at his or her own pace.
This tour fills up quickly so register early to secure your spot. Once 40 riders have registered we will establish a waiting list.
Women on Wheels Social Update
On Saturday, March 3, Women on Wheels held a Spring Social at the Dobson Yacht Club in Sydney. The social was part of a program called Project Pink from funding received through the Central Cape Breton Community Health Board to bring women together to promote healthy living, healthier choices, and provide a positive outlook and network for women with common experiences and goals.
Big thanks to WOW Founder and Coordinator Shelley Johnson for co-planning the social. There will be more activities in the upcoming months so stay tuned.
Nova Scotia Outdoor Network
Brigadoon Village in Aylesford on April 13 & 14.
Outdoor professionals, provincial and municipal recreation staff, outfitters, educators and outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. See the results of regional consultations and discuss topics including risk management, outdoor leadership, training, certification and more.
The Nova Scotia Outdoor Network is a project of Recreation Nova Scotia. The event is a partnership of the TD Bank Group, Recreation Nova Scotia, the Province of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton University – Sport and Physical Activity Leadership. Registration is $35 to $95 depending on sessions and meals chosen. All registration options include nutrition breaks.
View a draft program and registration Click Here.
Atlantic Canada Active Transportation Summit
The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality, will be hosting the first Atlantic Canada Active Transportation Summit to be held on May 23-24, 2018 at the Halifax Central Library. The event will feature guest speakers from across Atlantic Canada and will promote information sharing among communities and practitioners.
Registration and preliminary program for the Atlantic Active Transportation Summit (May 23-24) is now available: https://atlanticactivetransportationsummit.ca/
Lost Shores Gran Fondo
Hey, it’s our fault and we love it. We live on the edge… of this huge fault line. The Cobequid-Chedabucto fault line creates the scenic rolling hills along Chedabucto Bay. You’re riding on the part that used to be near Morocco in Africa before continents started moving around. Believe us, we sure heard about those scenic damn hills from the first 2 Fondo events. It sounded a bit like a love-hate kind of thing.
You’ve already ridden 30, 50 or 100 km and you’re on the homestretch; only 14km to the beer tent. Hydration and carbs feel good; let’s enjoy this. You’ve seen the Queensport light and that sure sounded like Stan Rogers as you rolled through Halfway Cove. It’s a lovely long coaster ride down to the bridge. “Wheee”, now back to work… another friggin’ hill. Welcome to the Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores Hill Climb. Yes, we’re timing the climb for the 400 cyclists who will tackle this hill Sept 8th. We know some cyclists cannot resist a challenge. We also know from Strava data from 126 riders that the best cyclists can do this in 6 minutes.
You pedal up and around the curve and past where the road fell into the ocean a few years back. Soon there is a climbing lane that takes you to the crest as naked rock faces show where the road was cut into the ancient granite. This is why you started training last spring. This is why you watch your carbs and fluids so carefully. Yeah…. we got this, we’re going to survive. Oh yeah, nice scenery too.
At 2.8 km, you reach the crest. Our final rest stop is just a hundred meters ahead at the Lookoff. Then it’s only 11 km to a cold Nova Scotian craft beer, BBQ ribs/chicken, and live music with 500 friends. We’ll post the results back at the event site with category winners for every age group and route.
Details at www.lostshoresgranfondo.ca. We draw a free registration at the end of every month. Register early for best chance to win.
Bike Maintenance 101 – weekly on Mondays
Bike Maintenance 201 – topics rotate (Brakes, Derailleurs, Drivetrain and Wheel Truing)