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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 mackenziemyatt.com.

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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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Do Your Part to “Shape Your City”

HRM is asking residents to share their ideas about priorities for the 2017 Budget. An online forum and budget allocator tool is now open at Shape Your City. Let’s tell Councilors that it’s time to invest in bicycle networks that are safe, well connected, and work for everybody!   Good bicycle networks are relatively small municipal investments that have big benefits. Safe, practical networks open up a healthy, affordable, green and convenient form of transportation for people of all ages and abilities. Networks connecting trail and pathway systems provide accessible multipurpose recreational facilities.   Bicycling isn’t just good for us; it’s good for our cities. Other jurisdictions are taking note: Calgary and Edmonton are just the latest Canadian cities making headlines for rapid construction ...

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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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