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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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(July 20, 2018) Canada Cup MTB Race in Kentville NS

For the first time in over a decade, the Canada Cup — a prestigious cycling event– is returning to Nova Scotia. Held in Kentville from August 2nd to the 5th, the Canada Cup is a premiere mountain bike race that challenges amateur riders, but also serves as a venue for Canada’s elite mountain bike riders to earn internationally recognized racing points through the UCI –cycling’s world wide racing authority.   With great local representation by Elite Nova Scotian mountain bike riders the Canada Cup already has competitors registered from Quebec, PEI, California, even as far away as Japan.   In addition to racing, the Town of Kentville along with supporting organizations like Trailflow and Bicycle Nova Scotia will be hosting skill training events, ...

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As recently announced by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), a Nova Scotia cyclist has been suspended for refusing to participate in performance testing at a cycling event held in May, 2018.   When applying for a racing licence, Bicycle Nova Scotia race licence-holders are obliged to participate in performance testing when approached by anti-doping officials. BNS supports every effort made to ensure a fair and even playing field among all participants in sanctioned race events and supports the decision by the CCES .   For more information about bicycle racing in Nova Scotia, please visit bicycle.ns.ca ————————————————— Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) is the province’s administrating body for competitive cycling and advocates for improving the profile and safety of cycling, both in a competitive ...

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Bicycles Are Now Permitted in Nova Scotia’s Wilderness Areas

Over 100 km of off-road trail has been opened to bicycles in Nova Scotia’s Protected Wilderness Areas.  BNS has been working with the DEO, Protected Areas branch, to help push this designation through, opening 14 new and varied landscapes for off road cyclist. In conjunction with this new designation, BNS is planning several rides within the protected areas throughout the summer and fall. Keep your eyes open for further details on these ...

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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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Note from VP BMX

My name is Adam Berry and I have recently joined BNS as the VP of BMX. It’s an exciting time for BNS and I’m very happy to be part of it. BMX in Nova Scotia needs the support of the bicycle community at large. My experience is 100 percent freestyle BMX, I have never entered a race. My personal infatuation with 20 inch wheels began in 2006, after snapping my third expensive mountain bike in half in the back woods of Truro’s Victoria Park. You could say I’m a little hard on gear. My new, smaller bike was overbuilt and under extreme tension. Rad. I became hooked on the feeling of pulling ever more technical maneuvers, it was the challenge ...

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