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(June 28, 2018) Nova Scotian Cyclist Wins National Under-23 National Title

When it comes to hometown sport heros, 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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Cycling Etiquette

Summer is upon us and the time is right to be out on a bicycle enjoying our beautiful province. For those planning their next outing, Nova Scotia’s extensive rails to trails networks offer some of the best and most approachable bicycling experiences available for riders of all ages and abilities. These treasures have seen increased investment recently and boast better riding surfaces, wayfinding signage and amenities than ever before. Nova Scotia’s three destination trails: The South Shore’s Rum Runners Trail, Inverness County’s Celtic Shores Coastal Trail, and the Annapolis Valley’s Harvest Moon Trailway are among the most popular and well-known sections of the rails to trails system. Bridge repairs, surfacing improvements, new construction and promotion have generated big increases in ...

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Nova Scotian Myatt takes GOLD!!

Nova Scotian Myatt takes GOLD at USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals 19-year-old Nova Scotia cyclist, Mackenzie Myatt, just scored a GOLD medal at the 2017 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals.  Myatt was also a Silver medallist for Nova Scotia at the Canada Games this past summer, and a Silver medallist at the 2017 Canadian National Mountain Bike Championships. She has also travelled to Europe to compete for Team Canada. Myatt is based out of Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia but also trains in Atlanta, Georgia where she studies writing in her 2nd year on a full athletic scholarship at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She also writes a blog about her cycling adventures at

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2016 Blue Route Announcement

Please join Bicycle Nova Scotia at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market on June 3rd to celebrate exciting news in the development of the Blue Route provincial cycling network. The Honourable Scott Brison and several others will be on site to make an important funding announcement and BNS and our Blue Route partners want you to be there to learn more about how Nova Scotia’s cycling network is moving forward on road, street and trail in 2016. Don’t forget to show up with your bike! We will be going for a short ride on the beautiful rail trail behind the market after the announcement. Date:         June 3rd, 2016 Time:        10:00am – 12:00pm Location:   Wolfville Farmer’s Market 24 Elm Avenue, Wolfville NS

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Sharing the road is a matter of life and death

This month has been a difficult one for cyclists, particularly those in the Halifax Regional Municipality – but also for everyone in Nova Scotia who cares about access to safe and active transportation. The death of Loresa Makonin on October 8th, was exactly what BNS had hoped would not happen. Together with the Halifax Cycling Coalition, we hosted a memorial ride to celebrate her life, love of cycling, and to draw attention to the long road ahead to ensure that we do more to ensure that cyclists have safe infrastructure and that drivers know to watch for cyclists. Just a few short weeks before Loresa’s accident, BNS convened a special issue meeting on bicycle safety because of increasing concern about ...

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Blue Route is launched!

BNS want to send out a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating the Blue Route launch last Thursday in the Town of Pictou. The sun was shining and it felt amazing to be riding the first segment of our provincial cycling network with a crowd of over fifty people. Special thanks as well to guest speakers Minister Geoff MacLellan and Mayor Joe Hawes, and to the Town of Pictou, the Municipality of Pictou County and the Pictou County Trails Association for helping make the event such a success. Watching Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Geoff MacLellan cut the ribbon at the launch was memorable for all of us, and it was special to see people in ...

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