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Vol 14, #6 - 09/06/17


Velo Cape Breton eNews June 2017

Velo Cape Breton update for cycling enthusiasts.


WOW Tuesday Ride - Sydney or Glace Bay 

Ride with WOW every week!

Join the Women on Wheels for  a group ride at 6:00PM.
Sydney location: Open Hearth Park
Glace Bay location: Brookside & Dominion

Cost is $2 per ride or $10 for a year's membership.
Follow WOW on Facebook

Bike to Bite in Baddeck 

Saturday June 10, 2017
Pedallers By the Bay, Naturally Active for Life and Victoria County 

8:30 – 9:00 am – Registration and pick-up your bike at Big Baddeck Road next to the Baddeck Forks Golf Course (Look for the Pedallers By The Bay Trailer)

Meet at the turn to Big Baddeck Road just before the entrance to Baddeck Forks Golf Course in Big Baddeck (Directions via the RCMP side)

Only $15 each – Includes bike (If needed – until they are not available, maximum 10 available at no cost!), helmet, water bottle and a lunch at the Baddeck Forks Golf Course.

Cycle starts at 9:00 am (When you register, please tell us your height, male or female and also, you must sign a waiver to participate); Distance: 10 kms

Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011) and “Pedallers by the Bay” Proudly Present the “Bike to Bite” Bike (Big Baddeck, the Big Glen & Hike to Pioneer Cemetery)

The ride starts at the entrance to Big Baddeck Road (counter clock wise). Journey stops at The John Morrison Weaver Cemetery. There we will have a guided hike with historical information about the pioneer cemetery provided by Pauline Diekelmann. From there journey will continue to bicycle the Big Baddeck Road with stops along the way to Centre Bridge and back to the hall and lunch at the Baddeck Golf Course Restaurant.


Annual Heartland Tour of Nova Scotia
Coming to Sydney July 13th for one day only!
Volunteers Needed (6) to Support Riders 

This is a family friendly ride organized for a trip around the province each summer to promote healthy active living and cycling. Join the tour for a day or a week. Help us in Sydney to get the day of cycling for kids and adults organized starting at Membertou.
For details contact Velo Cape Breton :


2017 Cabot Trail in 4 Days 
Waiting List 

Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Tuesday, August 8, 2017   Enjoy 300 km of paved roads, from softly rolling terrain to steep climbs winding its way through the quiet Margaree Valley on the first day, then following along the shores of the Gulf of St.Lawrence, the scenic Highlands National Park to end along the scenic Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island.  Cabot Trail in 4 Days is a fully supported tour where everyone cycles at their own pace and style.  No pressure.  See the website for details at:

COST:  $565./pers. double accommodation REGISTRATION:  before June 1,  2017,  $50. 


Velo at the Farmers Market June 17th and 24th

You have all been wondering when will will have our weekend on Keltic Drive at the Farmer's Market!
We will see you for smiles, shirt and jacket sales, and repairs outside under the canopy.



Englishtown Musselfest Sunday June 24, 2017 


For more information contact festival organizers.
leonbeth@ns.sympatico .ca .  902 929 2700

The course is beautiful – about as flat as you can get in CB and following the picturesque shore of St. Ann’s Bay. Commencing at the St. Marks Presbyterian Church and proceeding 2.5 km towards the ferry down the Black Head Road and back. Ride starts at noon. Racers and Walkers register 8:30 AM. Festival ends at 6:00PM.

It's a blast to get out and run in a beautiful part of Cape Breton and afterwards join in on the fun of the festival with seafood and music.

Ride Leaders Needed September and October for Cruise Ship Cyclists. This is a paid opportunity to ride with up to 80 visitors off the cruise ships in the fall. Contact Velo at for details.

This newsletter has been put together by Chantal Phillips, President Velo Cape Breton. Send us your feedback, give us your favourite photos. We'll work with all the news thats fit to print. Contact us at:

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