Nova Scotia Cycling Clubs

Getting bored of riding alone?

Nova Scotia has a bevy of great cycling clubs that are bound to suite your pace and riding style! Most require a BNS membership to join (Hey! You can join as you fill out your BNS membership), while other clubs offer their own membership.

Take a look at what clubs can be found in different regions of Nova Scotia.

  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • The South Shore
  • Truro-Colchester County
  • The Annapolis Valley
  • The North Shore
  • Cape Breton
  • Eastern Shore-Guysborough
Halifax Regional Municipality

Bedford Cycling Collective

The combination of Cortado CC and Off-Track CC, the Bedford Cycling Collective is a Bedford-based riding club that works to promote the Bedford business community through social group rides. You’ll likely see Bedford Cycling Collective riders on Waverly Rd, or in Fall River. Cortado riders are also a common sight in Nova Scotia’s racing scene.

Joining the Bedford Cycling Collective through their Facebook page is easy and can be done by Clicking Here!

Weekly Ride

Saturdays and/or Sundays at 6:00pm starting at Cortado's Tasting Room in Bedford

Weekly Ride Distance

Usually 30-40km

Pace

Intro Group: 25-27km/h

Ride Type

Mainly road with a few hills

Finbar’s Cycling Club

Based in Bedford Nova Scotia, this Road Riding group is based on sharing good fun with good friends! Ever since 2009, Finbar’s CC has started and ended rides at Finbar’s in Bedford –enjoying a pit or two after a day in the saddle. Although rides at the start of the season may start a little slow, the pace ramps up quickly. Finbar’s CC is a great club if you’re looking for a fun batch of folks to ride with at a casual pace.

Click Here to join Finbar CC’s Facebook Page!

Weekly Ride

Thursdays at 6:30pm from Finbar's in Bedford

Weekly Ride Distance

Roughly 30km

Pace

Typically 25 to 35km/h

Ride Type

Mainly road with occasional gravel and MTB

Giant Bicycle Halifax Ride Club

GBHRC is a casual riding club. Looking for some camaraderie duding your ride? Or maybe you want to take turns on the front with others. GBHRC is a riding club focused on recreation. With regular rides that meet at they Sackville St location, consider GBHRC to meet others who are just as interested in riding as you are!

For more information on GBHRC, Click Here!

Weekly Ride

Saturday at 8:00am from Fairbanks Center in Shubie Park, Dartmouth

Weekly Ride Distance

Roughly 40-60km

Pace

Typically 25 to 30km/h

Ride Type

Mainly Road

City of Lakes Cycling Club

The City of Lakes CC is a community based club in Dartmouth, NS. We offer various weekly club rides catering to cyclists of all abilities. Along with a recreational focus, we also have interest in community advocacy. Our growing club is always looking for new members, and volunteers to help out.

You can follow City of Lakes CC through their Facebook page. Join City of Lakes CC through BNS’s Member Registration form.

Weekly Ride

Wednesdays at 6:30pm from Grahams Grove in Dartmouth

Weekly Ride Distance

40 to 80 km

Pace

25 to 30km/h

Ride Type

Road, but plans to do more Gravel rides

Nova Scotia Ramblers

Looking for a casually-paced group ride that follows the many trails that criss-cross Nova Scotia? The Nova Scotia Ramblers are a recreational cycling group based in Halifax who are interested in exploring Nova Scotia by bike! With events held all over the province, you’re bound to have a good time rolling with this club!

Cruise over to the Rambler’s website by Clicking Here. Become a member today!

Weekly Ride

Saturdays or Sundays. Check the Rambler's website for scheduled rides

Weekly Ride Distance

At least 30 km

Pace

20-27km/h

Ride Type

Gravel and groomed trails. Limited on-road events.

Nova Scotia Randonneurs

If you have a big engine, this may be the cycling club for you! Randonneuring is a long-distance form of cycling. Where typical club rides may be 50km to 100km in length, randonnepuring events (or Brevets), can be 300km to 1,500km or longer! Riders challenge their own limits on rides that can span over a few days, and touch every part of Nova Scotia.

Join the Nova Scotia Randonneurs through This Link and take this opportunity to truly test your limits!

Weekly Ride

Saturdays and/or Sundays. See the Ramblers website for riding events.

Weekly Ride Distance

Usually over 100km and can be over 500km!

Pace

Around 25km/h

Ride Type

On road, very long distance events.

Rocky Lake Cycling

Rocky Lake Cycling  is a cycling club based in Bedford, Nova Scotia. We host regular club rides throughout the spring , summer and fall starting from downtown Bedford, through the Fall River & Waverley area.

Our main focus is on road riding and in particular pace-lining in group rides.  Have a road bike? Able to ride approx. 25kph for over an hour? Maybe group riding is for you!

Want to lear more about Rock Lake Cycling? Click here!

Weekly Ride

Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays from Chaba Thai in Bedford

Weekly Ride Distance

Between 25-50km or slightly longer

Pace

Between 25 to 30km/h

Ride Type

Usually road with some moderate hills.
The South Shore

Sweet Ride Candy Asses

Whether you’re riding for sport, or looking to take in the sights of the South Shore, the Sweet Ride gang has you covered! With road riding and racing in the summer, and MTB and fat bike rides in the shoulder seasons, Sweet Ride Candy Asses will keep you on your toes all year round!

Visit the Sweet Ride homepage by Clicking Here!

Weekly Ride

From Sweet Ride HQ!
  1. Wednesday’s Road Ride at 6:30pm from Sweet Ride HQ
  2. From June to October: Women’s Morning Ride at 8:00am
  3. November to March: Fat Bike Rides starting at 9:00am

Weekly Distance

  1. Wednesday’s Road Ride: 40km – 50km
  2. From June to October: 15km – 20km
  3. November to March: Variable, but good for beginners to intermediate riders

Typical Pace

  1. Wednesday’s Road Ride: One group of 25km/h, another of 30km/h
  2. From June to October: 15km/h-20km/h
  3. November to March: Variable

Ride Type

  1. Wednesday’s Road Ride: Road (Drop bars only)
  2. From June to October: Road and Trail
  3. November to March: MTB

Women on Wheels — Lunenburg Chapter

Women on Wheels is a BNS Club. WoW rides are safe spaces where women can learn about cycling in their communities with a supportive group of experienced riders. The WoW Lunenburg Chapter is very active, and is a great place to meet new friends and get out and active along the many trails and popular cycling routes in one of the best places to ride in Nova Scotia!

This chapter is co-hosted by the District of the Municipality of Lunenburg. We’d like to thank DOML for their contribution to getting more residents out and active in their communities!

Register for a WoW chapter by registering through This Link! If you’re already a BNS General Member or Race Licence Member, there is no additional fee to joining WoW.

Weekly Ride

Every Monday in the Spring, Summer and Fall

Weekly Distance

Usually 1-2 hours of riding

Typical Pace

About 20km/h

Ride Type

Mainly road with some trail portions.
Truro-Colchester County

HUB Cycle Cycling Club

With a focus on MTB racing, HUB Cycle CC members can be found most often in Victoria Park in Truro honing their technical skills. Not averse to road riding, HUB Cycle CC will have an athlete or two in most races through Nova Scotia. HUB Cycle CC headquarters is found at 33 Inglis Pl. in Truro NS. They’d love to see you swing by!

Take a look at the benefits of becoming a HUB Cycling Club member by following This Link!

Women on Wheels — Truro Chapter

Women on Wheels is a BNS Club. WoW rides are safe spaces where women can learn about cycling in their communities with a supportive group of experienced riders. The WoW Truro Chapter is very active, and a great place to meet new friends and get out and active along the many trails and popular cycling routes in the city.

Register for a WoW chapter by registering through This Link! If you’re already a BNS General Member or Race Licence Member, there is no additional fee to joining WoW.

The Annapolis Valley

Trail Flow Super Awesome Riding Club

This club focuses on competitive MTB riding and trail stewardship. With it’s home-base at the Gorge in Kentville NS, Trailflow Super Awesome RC members are regular competitors in MTB events throughout the province, when they aren’t hanging out and following a line over some sweet berms!

Check out Trail Flow’s website by Clicking Here!

Women on Wheels — Truro Chapter

Women on Wheels is a BNS Club. WoW rides are safe spaces where women can learn about cycling in their communities with a supportive group of experienced riders. The WoW Annapolis Valley Chapter is very active, and is a great place to meet new friends and get out and active along the many trails and popular cycling routes in the region.

Register for a WoW chapter by registering through This Link! If you’re already a BNS General Member or Race Licence Member, there is no additional fee to joining WoW.

The North Shore

Highland Bike Shop Cycling Club

Based in Antigonish, Highland Bike Shop CC has the best of both worlds: shoreline, flat routes on the Nova Scotia mainland, and challenging, yet rewarding vistas that can be found along the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton! With their distinctive blue and green jerseys, Highland Bike Shop CC members are highly visible on the road, and participate in road and MTB events all over the province.

Visit the Highland Bike Shop Facebook page for more info by Clicking Here!

Pictou County Cycling Club

The North Shore holds some of the most striking shoreline in the province. Pictou County CC members know this all too well! With their headquarters in New Glasgow, Pictou County CC is focused on fitness. Although they roll in Pictou County, Pictou County CC members aren’t strangers to the Nova Scotia Racing Scene.

Visit Pictou County CC’s club page by Clicking Here!

Women on Wheels — Pictou Chapter

Women on Wheels is a BNS Club. WoW rides are safe spaces where women can learn about cycling in their communities with a supportive group of experienced riders. The WoW Pictou Chapter meet regularly, and is a great place to meet new friends and get out and active along the many trails and popular cycling routes in the city.

Register for a WoW chapter by registering through This Link! If you’re already a BNS General Member or Race Licence Member, there is no additional fee to joining WoW.

Cape Breton

Framework Cycle and Fitness

Geared toward competition and active living, Framework Cycling Club trains extensively in Cape Breton with members leaving the island to rub shoulders in the peloton road races and MTB events. Swing by Framework headquarters on George St in Sydney NS.

You can also check them out online by Clicking Here!

Velo Cape Breton

Velo Cape Breton is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. We serve all of Cape Breton Island and collaborate with newly formed local clubs such as Velo Chéticamp and Na Bein Trails Cycling Association in Mabou.  We offer a wide variety of rides for people of all ages and abilities, including Road Cycling Instruction Sessions and Rides for novice cyclists, Instruction on Touring by bicycle, week-end rides, short casual Evening Rides, Day and Multi-day Tours. Velo Cape Breton funds are mainly derived from membership dues and events.

Follow This Link to join Velo Cape Breton!

Eastern Shore-Guysborough

Women on Wheels — Musquodoboit Chapter

Women on Wheels is a BNS Club. WoW rides are safe spaces where women can learn about cycling in their communities with a supportive group of experienced riders. The WoW Musquodoboit Chapter meets regularly for trail rides, and is a great place to meet new friends and get out and active along the many trails and popular cycling routes in the city.

Register for a WoW chapter by registering through This Link! If you’re already a BNS General Member or Race Licence Member, there is no additional fee to joining WoW.

We don’t want you to miss out!

If you’re the President or Owner of a club and you’d like to be listed on our club page, please contact steve.bedard@bicycle.ns.ca. Becoming a BNS club is more than just a listing. We can help with registration, provide liability coverage for rides and events and help you promote cycling in your community.

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