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VCB eNews, Vol 13, #37 - A Game Plan





Volume 13, #37  -  A Game Plan




Editorial:   A Game Plan ! ! !

Heartland Tour 10th Anniversary


CBRM Bike Camps

For Sale/Wanted

About That Funny



"I mostly like to travel and volunteer because I get antsy if
I stay in my comfort zone for too long." 

~ Eden Sher





Have you ever had to choose one good thing between an whole assortment of good things?  The answer is certainly: yes.  At the end you certainly make a choice and moved on with it unlike so many people all stressed out looking at the assortment of activities offered to them, cannot make their mind and let opportunities pass. 


The secret to make good use of your time and reaps all the benefit of summer is to make your own schedule prioritizing those activities that involves active participation as opposed to simply watching the parade go by.  Making the right choices to grow intellectually, physically, mentally, socially is a question of balance and is at everyones' reach.  Planning your summer ahead and sticking to your plan give control over your life.  Waiting for thing to happen is much like playing at the lotto, only others win at this game.


In July the pace in the VCB Schedule is somewhat changing from short rides, instructions, clinics, to participatory outdoor activities put up by a lineup of dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers are the most important collective resource.  Each and everyone of us must have an “obligation” to support the contribution of volunteers by engaging early in activities they put up for our benefit and the betterment of our community.  Give support to the work of volunteers in your game plan.  Engage in the activities they promote.  It will be greatly appreciated.







Heartland Tour is a free public awareness campaign that uses the bicycle as a vehicle to educate and draw attention to reduction of cardiac illness and health risk in Nova Scotia.


This year is very significant as it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Velo CB is partnering with Heartland Tour on July 16th, Saturday at Wentworth Park in Sydney.


Heartland Tour July 16th, Wentworth Park Sydney. Cyclists leave at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 depending on the chosen route.


Three bicycle routes for you to choose from will be available.

  1. Experienced cyclers a 69 km route around the Mira Leaving at 8 am
  2. 40 km Intermediate route around the Mira leaving at 9:30 am
  3. New to bicycling, 7.5 km route to Membertou leaving at 11:30 am


The three routes join together in Membertou and will be police escorted to the WENTWORTH PARK band shell at noon.


The 10 anniversary celebrations will begin. Snacks and prizes will be given away.


Participants in Wentworth Park such as YMCA, Special Olympians, NS Heart and Stroke Foundation, Frameworks Cycle and Fitness, Belmac, Lawton's pharmacy and BMO will be celebrating this event as well by donating prizes.


The CB Family YMCA in conjunction with the VeloCB have donated 10 family one month passes to the YMCA.


There will be a draw for a beautiful bike, scooters, helmets, and many smaller prizes.


FREE Registration....FREE T-shirt when you arrive. You may register to cycle or walk...your choice, go to 





Thursday, June 30th. 

Show-N-Go Ride

Last one tonight  from Coxheath Arena at 6pm



Friday, July 1st to Saturday July 2nd.

Cape Breton Challenge Ride

Two-day self-supported tour.  Overnighter in St. Peters.


Friday, July 1st,  Gabarus to St. Peters : 87 km

Saturday, July 2nd,  St. Peters to Sydney :  87 km


Riding part of Leg 5, all of Leg 6 and Leg 7 in one day.


Interested parties should contact Ride Leader Micheline or phone 562-8137



Tuesday, July 5th


Rides held every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm at the Coxheath Arena. Come and join us!


Friday, July 8th

Cape Breton Challenge Ride

Four-day, self-supported tour from Port Hawkesbury to Sydney.  Camping or solid roof accommodation, you do your own reservations.


Day 1 - Bus from Sydney 9:00am arriving in Port Hawkesbury at noon or, meet at the Port Hawkesbury bus stop downtown.
Ride Port Hawkesbury to Mabou in the afternoon. 70km.  Legs #11 & 12

Day 2 - Mabou to Margaree Harbour. 60 km.  Legs 13 & 14.

Day 3 - Margaree Harbour to Baddeck.  62km

Day 4 - Baddeck to Sydney.  80 km.


Not ready for the 4-day?  Join us on one, two or three days as you wish.  Interested parties should contact Ride Leader Micheline or phone 562-8137



Saturday July 16th

Across the Highlands MTB Challenge

Veloclub Cheticamp now being the owners of AHC, a brochette of volunteers are preparing one of a kind AHC.  

Info and Registration at:

Only 10 days left to register



Sunday July 17th

Joe Howe Century

One, if not the oldest continuous cycling event in Nova Scotia is happening July 17.  Super well organized.

50/100/160K options for just $35!



Thursday, July 21st

Great Tartan Bicycle Ramble

This ride will be a one of a kind family-friendly cycling event in North Sydney!


Check recent posts on the Facebook page for details and all kinds of interesting stuff.











My name is Elise and my bicycle has become too small for me.   I want to sell it to get a larger one.  

This is a 20” Bike – Norco “Daisy”, single gear. It is in excellent condition.   I used it for only one season and took good care of it.   

Some of my money and mom’s money bought it for NEW for $230 + tax.   I want to get $100. for it.  I will consider your best offer.  


I live in West Mabou but my parents travels often to Sydney and Halifax, they said that arrangements could be made for drop off anywhere in between.    


Contact my mom Shauna at 902-258-7536 or email:









Question: How many days in a week?
Answer: 6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

Question: When is a retiree's bedtime?
Answer: Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

Question: How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer: Only one, but it might take all day.

Question: What's the biggest gripe of retirees?
Answer: There is not enough time to get everything done.

Question: Why don't retirees mind being called Seniors?
Answer: The term comes with a 10% percent discount.

Question: Among retirees what is considered formal attire?
Answer: Tied shoes.

Question: Why do retirees count pennies?
Answer: They are the only ones who have the time.

Question: What is the common term for someone who enjoys work and refuses to retire?
Answer: NUTS!

Question: Why are retirees so slow to clean out the basement, attic or garage?
Answer: They know that as soon as they do, one of their adult kids will want to store stuff there.

Question: What do retirees call a long lunch?
Answer: Normal.

Question: What is the best way to describe retirement?
Answers: The never-ending Coffee Break.

Question: What's the biggest advantage of going back to school as a retiree?
Answer: If you cut classes, no one calls your parents.

Question: Why does a retiree often say he doesn't miss work, but misses the people he used to work with?
Answer: He is too polite to tell the whole truth.



June 30th,  2016



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