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Quality Concrete deploys 360-degree cameras for increased road-user safety

Blind Spots: They’re one of the most dangerous aspects of road-use for cyclists, pedestrians and even other motorists. Cyclists who are able to maintain high-speeds in normal traffic conditions often pass into and out of blind spots frequently.  With this in mind, Quality Concrete –a ready-mix operator servicing Atlantic Canada– has taken proactive steps to ensure their drivers have an increased level of awareness of what’s going on around their trucks. As they purchase new trucks to update their fleet, Quality Concrete is investing in the installation of cameras to the front, sides and back of their rigs, giving drivers a 360-degree view while they are on the road or the job site. Currently, 10 Quality concrete trucks have the ...

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BNS Receives support from Jimmie Pelletier Foundation

Bicycle Nova Scotia is happy to announce a contribution of $1,000.00 from La Traversee Jimmy Pelletier to support Paracycling in Nova Scotia. La Traversee Jimmie Pelletier is a Cross-Canada Tour lead by para-athlete Jimmy Pelletier to raise funds to support para-athleticim throughout Canada. On each stop, Mr Pelletier was able to both offer donations to organizations that support Canadians with physical or mental disabilities, and raise over $500,000.00 to continue to support athletes of all abilities. On hand to accept the donation was BNS VP of Gender, Equity and Inclusion, Darryl Osborne. Darryl has been hard at work increasing access to para-cycles by first launching a set of try-a-ride para-events at the Canada Games Centre in April, and hosting a ...

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Cycling: the latest asset in urban development

With the number of cranes in our downtown core, it’s clear that Halifax is continuing to go vertical. As we increase population density on the peninsula, however, we need to look for ways to reduce congestion and minimize strain on parking availability on the peninsula. Recognizing this, developers have begun accommodating cyclists by providing safe, secure parking for tenants and access to bicycle repair and wash stations. In order to put a spotlight on larger developments that cater to cyclists, Bicycle Nova Scotia has launched its Bike Friendly Residence Certification as part of its Bike Friendly Certification Program. Bike Friendly Residence Certification is part of a free program that serves as a guide to building developers –teaching them what amenities ...

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(July 15, 2018) Team Nova Scotia competes among international racers at Tour de l’Abitibi

Despite early crashes and mechanical failures during one of Canada’s largest multi-stage cycling races, the Tour de l’Abitibi, team Nova Scotia had a strong performance among an international level of professional road cyclists. “The boys got basically a years worth of race experience in six days,” notes Provincial Coach Jon Burgess. “The weather was hot and humid as the racers averaged a staggering 45-47 kph daily for 100-120 kilometers.” The participation in the Tour de l’Abitibi builds upon a defining year for Nova Scotian racers. In June, Halifax’s own Ed Walsh won the U-23 title in the National Road Race Championship in Sanguenay, Quebec. Mackenzie Myatt of Musquodoboit Harbour recently came in 5th place at the Canadian Cross Country Mountain ...

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(July 20, 2018) Canada Cup MTB Race in Kentville NS

For the first time in over a decade, the Canada Cup — a prestigious cycling event– is returning to Nova Scotia. Held in Kentville from August 2nd to the 5th, the Canada Cup is a premiere mountain bike race that challenges amateur riders, but also serves as a venue for Canada’s elite mountain bike riders to earn internationally recognized racing points through the UCI –cycling’s world wide racing authority. With great local representation by Elite Nova Scotian mountain bike riders the Canada Cup already has competitors registered from Quebec, PEI, California, even as far away as Japan. In addition to racing, the Town of Kentville along with supporting organizations like Trailflow and Bicycle Nova Scotia will be hosting skill training ...

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As recently announced by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), a Nova Scotia cyclist has been suspended for refusing to participate in performance testing at a cycling event held in May, 2018. When applying for a racing licence, Bicycle Nova Scotia race licence-holders are obliged to participate in performance testing when approached by anti-doping officials. BNS supports every effort made to ensure a fair and even playing field among all participants in sanctioned race events and supports the decision by the CCES . For more information about bicycle racing in Nova Scotia, please visit bicycle.ns.ca ————————————————— Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) is the province’s administrating body for competitive cycling and advocates for improving the profile and safety of cycling, both ...

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