Celtic Shores Ride: Oct 1, 2017

Celtic Shores Coastal Trail Grand Opening Ride

October 1, 2017

Bicycle Nova Scotia is proud to celebrate the official designation of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail 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 new designation and support all the volunteers and people who have put in so much hard work to make it happen.

Celtic Shores Coastal Trail

The Blue Route

Facebook Event

Any questions, please contact adam.barnett@bicycle.ns.ca


October 1, starting at 9:00am

From Troy Station or Inverness. (See map below or click to view.)


What it is: This is a ride to celebrate the designation of the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail 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 Port Hood 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. The length of ride from either direction is approximately 40km (90km round trip).


South to North:

Troy —> Judique (22km) —> Port Hood (38.3km)


North to South:

Inverness Trail Head —> West Mabou Look Off (23.1km) —> Port Hood (44.8km)


You must register for this event. There is no cost involved, but space is limited for transportation back to your vehicle. Register online here. Registration closes on September 27th to accommodate for transportation logistics.

– Rides are guided and supported (morning only).

– 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!

South to North – Troy Station to Port Hood

9:00am: Troy Station

10:30am: Michael’s Landing Trailhead

12:30pm: Port Hood – St. Peter’s Hall (248 Main Street)

North to South – Inverness to Port Hood

9:00am: Inverness, Miners Museum Trailhead

10:30am: West Mabou Look Off

12:30pm:Port Hood – St. Peter’s Hall (248 Main Street)

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