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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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2019 Canadian Road Nationals

The 2019 Canadian National Road Championship is officially a wrap. Due to circumstances, we only had three Blue Nosers at this year’s event. John Van Luxemborg, making the large step from Junior to the Elite/U23 pack filled with ex-World Tour riders and continental pros. Tim Shea, Elite/U23, and Edward Walsh with his United Xpeed team also joined us. Our smaller numbers allowed us the opportunity work with two other provinces to cost-share staff, equipment and lodging. We strengthened our relationship further with team Alberta and PEI to better service our athletes in the future. The road race was a tall order. One hundred eighty-nine kilometres of racing broken into a 40k savage, rolling uphill ride out, eight laps of a 15k circuit ...

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Provincial Camp #1 Jan 24

The provincial team kicked off the new year with a integrated sports science Fitness camp in Halifax on Jan 24th. Athletes gathered at the Canadian Sports Center Atlantic for mental performance and Nutrition presentations from our IST team. Athletes refectived on their upcoming season goals, ways to remain motivated in their pain caves and learned about optimally fueling their training. After completing their sessions, the team took to the snow to grab a few hours of skiing to complete their endurance ...

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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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(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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