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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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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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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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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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East Meets West – MTB racing in Manitoba

Between the end of April and early July this year, I was sent to Winnipeg, Manitoba on short notice for a career related course. Since I was going to be there for the majority of the 2015 MTB racing season, I brought my bike with me as I intended to participate in the various races and events within the province. I participated in a total of 7 races, 5 Manitoba Cup XCO style races, and 2 recreational XC races. My experience was very positive and I’m excited to share my experiences with as many Nova Scotia cyclists as possible. I’m very happy that I got involved, but I’m certainly happy to finally be home. Shortly after receiving notice of the ...

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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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