Women on Wheels (WoW)

Looking to start a chapter in your community? Click here for a digital WoW Chapter Lead Toolkit! This guide will let you know what is expected of WoW Chapters, how to plan for weekly or monthly rides, and how BNS supports the WoW program.

Women on Wheels

WOW was started in Cape Breton in 2015 by Shelly Johnson as a beginner cycling group for women aged 50+ who had not ridden a bike in a long time. The program has grown and expanded over the years to include women of all ages, but still operates with the same goal of being a cycling group for beginners to advanced riders, with a welcoming atmosphere and an emphasis on the social aspect of cycling.

We welcome women of all ages who want to improve their cycling skills, become more confident cycling on roads, or are returning to cycling after a hiatus and prefer cycling on trails.

Our experience tells us that regular organized rides that are led by women encourage more women to ride, and when women ride, families do too. If you’d like to start a WoW group in your community, please contact us and we’ll help you start a group close to home.

If you’re looking for information about WoW Chapters near you, please check out the following Chapters for information about when they ride, where they ride and some routes often used by each Chapter!

  • WoW Amherst
  • WoW Dartmouth/Cole Harbour
  • WoW Halifax
  • WoW Kentville
  • WoW Lunenburg
  • WoW Musquodoboit Harbour
  • WoW North Queens County
  • WoW Pictou
  • WoW Tantallon
  • WoW Truro
  • WoW Windsor
WoW Amherst

WoW Amherst is looking for a Chapter Lead!  Please contact staff@bicycle.ns.ca if you would like to help lead this chapter.

WoW Dartmouth/Cole Harbour

Chapter Lead: Michelle Wilson

Ride Schedule:

Route or Trail: Salt Marsh Trail, Shearwater Flyer

WoW Halifax

Chapter Co-Leads: Camilla Reis and Sara Maria

Ride Schedule: May 7, June 18, July 16, August 27, Sept 10

Routes or Trails: Citadel-Point Pleasant Loop and Halifax-Needham Park Out and Back

WoW Kentville

Name: Mackenzie Tomlin


Phone: 902-402-6101

First Aid: Yes

Ride Schedule: Wednesday at 10AM (Starting August 2nd, 2023)
Routes or Trails: Harvest Moon Trail

WoW Lunenburg

Ride Leader: Kerry O’Reilly

WoW Lunenburg has several ride options that take place, often on Mondays. There are two groups of WoW Riders in Lunenburg:

The Back in the Saddle group is great for women in the area that haven’t ridden a bike in a few years. Ride distances are between 10km-20km in length and usually have an hours worth of ride time (plus some stops at Cafes and other points of interest along the way). These rides take place at least once a month.

WoW Lunenburg Tourista riders tend to prefer rides of 20km or more. This group is great to join as you become more confident in the saddle and want to explore more of  beautiful Lunenburg County!

For a list of important dates and routes, please click here!

WoW Musquodoboit Harbour

Chapter Lead: Lynne Pascoe

Ride Schedule:

Route or Trail:

WoW North Queens County

This chapter is looking for two Co-Leads! Please contact staff@bicycle.ns.ca if you would like to help lead this chapter.

WoW Pictou

Chapter Lead: Michelle Young

Ride Schedule:

Routes or Trails:

WoW Tantallon

Chapter Lead: Janice Coyle

Ride Schedule:

Route or Trail: St Margaret’s Bay Trail and BLT Trails

WoW Truro

Ride Lead: Darlene Marshall

Ride Schedule: Meeting on Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Cobequid Trail off Willow St (behind the Needs Store).

Route or Trail: The Cobequid Trail, out and back


All levels welcome! Please email at WoW.Truro@bicycle.ns.ca if you have any questions.

WoW Windsor

Ride Lead: Clare McCarthy

Ride Schedule:

Route or Trail:

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