Rum Runners Ride: July 30, 2017

Rum Runners Grand Opening Ride: July 30, 2017

Bicycle Nova Scotia is proud to help launch the official opening of the Rum Runners trail, as well as its official designation as part of the Blue Route network. With the support of the Canada 150 celebration, BNS is helping to facilitate a ride of the trail, open for all ages and abilities. Come out and ride the trail! Celebrate its opening and support all the volunteers and people who have put in so much hard work to make it happen. 

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July 30, starting at 9:00am

From Mahone Bay or Timberlea. (See map below or click to view.)

What it is: This is a ride to celebrate the official opening of the Rum Runners trail, as well as its official designation as part of the Blue Route network. There will be food and refreshments at the end of the ride where we can get together, talk about the ride, and meet the trail groups that have been instrumental in making this trail happen.

How it works: The ride will be leaving from two starting points, both starting at 9am and both ending up in Hubbards for 12:30pm. There will be one meet up at 10:30am at a halfway point where people can join the ride to make it shorter.

East to West Distances

Timberlea to Mariposa Natural Market & Cafe: 19km

Mariposa Health to Hubbards Barn: 26km

West to East Distances

Mahone Bay to Chester: 27km 

Chester to Hubbards Barn: 25km


You must register for this event. There is no cost involved, but space is limited for transportation back to your vehicle. Register online here.

– Rides are guided and supported.

– Transportation back to your vehicle is provided, but is available on limited basis. Register early to reserve your place. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting yourself back to your vehicle.

– Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

– Parents bringing children – Please take into consideration the length of ride and the average speed (15km/hr average).

– This not a ‘skinny tire’ ride. The trail is hard packed gravel with varying conditions. Please plan accordingly.

– Bring water bottles. We’ll have water to refill them.

– Please ensure your bike is in good working order.

– Make sure you have a bell on your bike.

– Bring your helmet. You can’t ride without one!

East to West – Timberlea to Hubbards

9:00am: Timberlea (18 Lakeside Park Drive)

10:30am: Trail parking lot behind Mariposa Natural Market & Cafe

12:30pm: Hubbards Barn

West to East – Mahone Bay to Hubbards

9:00am: Mahone Bay (Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street)

10:30am: Chester VIC (20 Smith Rd, Chester)

12:30am: Hubbards Barn

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