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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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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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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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Blue Route to Launch on August 6th in Pictou!

Blue Route Overview The Blue Route provincial cycling network will connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. The concept of the Blue Route is based on the award winning Route Verte in Quebec, which brings in upwards of $200M in tourism revenue each year and is seen as one of the best active transportation networks in the world. Once completed the Blue Route comprise a ~ 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province. The Launch of the Blue Route The first segment to launch connects Pictou to East Mountain (Bible Hill) along segments of the provincial road ...

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