Bike Book Outreach

We want your feedback!

This is a collective effort and we are using the cycling community to crowdsource the routes to be used in the book.

How you can help: 

  • Go to the map (below), review the routes, and make any comments that you have about the them and/or add any points of interest that should be added if the route is chosen.
  • Send GPX/KML/Shapefiles of your favourite route with a description of why it should be included in the book. Send to:
  • Fill out the Google Form with your favourite routes and tell us why.
  • Send any feedback about what you feel should be included in the book.
  • Review the spreadsheet of cycling resources (clubs, shops, groups, etc.) and add any comments about what might be missing or what needs to be updated.

BNS is Publishing a “Where to Cycle in NS” Guidebook!

Nova Scotia is a wonderful place to cycle with lots of different types of riding around the province. And although there are many amazing resources about where to cycle, they are scattered around on different maps and in various places online; there is not one resource that gives an overview of cycling in the whole province, meeting the demand of the various types of cyclists out there. (The last book dedicated to trying to outline the best rides around Nova Scotia was put out by Bicycle Nova Scotia in 1995; the book focused only on long-distance rides and is now out of date.)

To fix this, Bicycle Nova Scotia is partnering up with Nimbus Publishing to create a “Where to Cycle in NS” book. This will be a comprehensive guidebook, covering the whole province, and attempting to reach most types of cyclists. The book will include high quality maps, route notes, and descriptions of the areas where they are located.

The book will be completed by the end of 2018, with a launch date of Spring, 2019.

Types of Rides the Book will Cover

  • Sanctioned mountain bike trails
  • Tip to tip (Yarmouth to Sydney)
  • Rails to trails
  • Kid friendly
  • 20km, 50km, and 100km rides
  • A selection of 2-3 day self-supported trips
  • Feature on Cabot trail

How to Edit the Map

The map to the right shows a starting point for routes that might be selected for inclusion in the book. Click on the map to look around, or click on the top right hand corner of the map to “view larger map” and this will take you to the map where you can make edits.

To see instructions on how to edit the map, open/download the “Bike Book Map Edit Instructions” PDF.

A couple of points: 

  • This is best done on your computer rather than your phone.
  • It’s best to use Chrome as your browser when editing.
  • Do not edit routes on the map! Only add comments.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Adam Barnett at or call 902-225-4714.

Thank you!!!

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