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Life Time Achievement Awards

At this year’s AGM we were excited to be able to present lifetime achievement awards to three amazing advocates and supporters of bicycles in Nova Scotia.   Jacques Cotes and Michilene Guillot have worked tirelessly to make Nova Scotia a better place to ride a bicycle. From being founding members of Velo Cape Breton, being excellent role models for safe cycling, initiating countless bicycle rides, events and projects – they have changed the “cyclescape” of Nova Scotia. The Velo Cape Breton newsletter has undoubtedly reached all corners of the earth.   Jacques and Micheline have inspired everyone from children to seniors to get on a bicycle. They have increased visitors to this province by promoting the Cabot Trail in particular. Suffice it to ...

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BNS Insurance Update

BNS Insurance Update to Members and Associated & Affiliated Clubs / Organizations Insurance Policy Review Over the past two years, Bicycle Nova Scotia has been working to ensure that we are doing our best in providing our members and member organizations with the most cost effective and appropriate insurance coverage for competitive and non-competitive activities. We’ve committed to make bicycling better in Nova Scotia, no matter how, when or what you ride. Part of this has been to review our insurance coverage – and this has been a significant undertaking by our Board of Directors and staff. Why the review? We have long held an insurance policy with Holman Insurance through our affiliation with Cycling Canada Association (CCA). This has ...

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Join Our Team! BNS Looking for New Board Members

The Bicycle Nova Scotia Board of Directors Needs You!   Over the past several years, Bicycle Nova Scotia has been growing our reach and programs, building our capacity to advocate for cycling infrastructure, and increase participation and performance in our competitive sector. We are working hard to make cycling more accessible – and better for all Nova Scotians, as well as visitors to this province. At our 2017 Annual General Meeting, to be held in Wolfville on February 26th, we will be holding our annual elections for our board. We have several positions that are up for re-election making an open for new people to step in.  Our board terms are for 2 years. We have a few board positions ...

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Twenty-Eight Competitive Cycling Events Scheduled in Nova Scotia for 2016

Twenty-Eight Competitive Cycling Events Scheduled in Nova Scotia for 2016 Bicycle Nova Scotia released its 2016 race calendar, with 28 competitive events across the province including road racing, cross country mountain bike races and gravity (downhill) events. “We have seen an increasing interest over the past few years, in cycling competition – as well as in the type of competitive events that people want to participate in” says Lisa McInnis, Events Coordinator for the provincial cycling organization. “It is a testament to the growth of cycling in Nova Scotia generally.” Cycling races will be held throughout the province, with the first on April 24th and the last held on December 11th. “We’ve seen a real investment in trail infrastructure and ...

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Ride to Remember Loresa Makonin

The Halifax Cycling Coalition and Bicycle Nova Scotia will be holding a memorial ride for Loresa Makonin on October 24, 2015 at 10:00am. Makonin was killed in a collision with a propane truck on October 7th, becoming the second person to be killed by riding a bicycle in the last two years. The ride will celebrate Makonin’s life and recreate part of her final bicycle ride. The event is also intended to express positive support for better bicycle infrastructure, policy and education in Halifax. For those who wish to join, we will be meeting at the Sobey’s parking lot, 297 Herring Cove Road. https://cyclehalifax.ca/2015/10/loresa-makonin-memorial-ride/

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East Meets West – MTB racing in Manitoba

Between the end of April and early July this year, I was sent to Winnipeg, Manitoba on short notice for a career related course. Since I was going to be there for the majority of the 2015 MTB racing season, I brought my bike with me as I intended to participate in the various races and events within the province. I participated in a total of 7 races, 5 Manitoba Cup XCO style races, and 2 recreational XC races. My experience was very positive and I’m excited to share my experiences with as many Nova Scotia cyclists as possible. I’m very happy that I got involved, but I’m certainly happy to finally be home. Shortly after receiving notice of the ...

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