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HRM Bicycle Networks in Jeopardy

Anybody who rides a bicycle knows the challenges of riding in traffic. You might start your trip on a local street or a rural road, but sooner or later (usually sooner) you hit a busy arterial, speedy highway, or difficult intersection. Although seasoned riders can often cope with high traffic speeds and volumes, for most riders this can be a major deterrent to cycling. As long as riders have to contend with and behave like cars (which they are not), cycling’s tremendous potential will be held back. Streets Designed for All Ages and Abilities Changing attitudes about our transportation system has led to new planning and design ideas that recognize the limitations of mixing cars and bikes and seek ways to disentangle ...

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Nova Scotian Cyclist Wins National Under-23 National Title

When it comes to hometown sport heroes, Nova Scotians can be forgiven if they quickly respond with Hockey Super-Star Sidney Crosby, or Colleen Jones of Olympic Curling fame. Despite our focus on Canada’s penchant for excelling in winter sports, Nova Scotia is beginning to hit well above its weight class in Cycling. On Saturday, June 23rd Halifax’s own Ed Walsh, 22 years-old, won Canada’s National U-23 Road Racing title in Saguenay, Quebec. This isn’t Walsh’s first national title. In 2014 Walsh took the top Junior Road Racing title during a National Championship race in Saint Georges de Beauce, Quebec. Since his 2014 title-win, Walsh has taken the time to hone his abilities and learn from some of the world’s best ...

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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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Bicycle Nova Scotia celebrates historic wins at CycleCross National Championships

Over the weekend, Bicycle Nova Scotia’s provincial team exceeded expectations at the National Cyclecross Championships held in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Cyclocross is considered one of the most difficult forms of cycle racing – where riders dismount and remount over obstacles, ride over varying terrain including grassy surfaces, mud and steep banks and is extremely popular in Europe, with growing popularity in North America. Nine athletes from the province, including five members of the provincial cycling team, which was reestablished in 2016 after a 13 year gap – attended the races held on November 5 and 6th. Lorenzo Caterini won the National Jersey in his first year of Masters Men 50+, finishing an impressive year of competitive cycling. He now holds 3 ...

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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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