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Tour du Lac Bras d'Or - 2016


THE BRAS D’OR LAKE:    The Bras d'Or Lake is a large body of partially fresh/salt water in the centre of Cape Breton Island.  It is a 100km x 50 km basin “basin ringed by indigo hills laced with marble. " - Silver Donald Cameron. 
The Bras d'Or Lakes is designated as a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve, the 16th in Canada.


ITINERARY:  Clockwise direction leaving Sydney Friday July. 29th to Monday Aug. 1st.
Day 1:  81km  to St. Peter's;    Day 2:  82km to Port Hawkesbury with a short detour to Isle Madame for lunch;    Day 3: 77km to Whycocomagh via Marble Mtn.;    Day 4: 97km to Sydney. There will be optional side tour suggested to shorten or lengthen the day’s ride.


DETAILS:  We provide: 3 nights hotel/motel accommodation, luggage transportation, bike mechanic assistance, support vehicle at your service should you need a lift or other assistance, healthy meals Friday evening to Monday morning, snack food enroute.  If you haven’t yet had the “VCB Touring Experience” there’s never been a better time to try it out.  Riders of 16 to 18 years of age are welcome but must register with an adult.

PREPARATION:  Tour is on flat to rolling terrain.  Lots of time to ride at your own pace  and style.  No pressure. Cycling on Cape Breton Island requires a moderate level of fitness. Bicycles must be in good working order.

COST:  $485./pers. double accommodation; $655./pers. single accommodation.
NOTE:  If you are also joining the Cabot Trail in 4 Days tour, total cost for both tours is: $895.  a saving of $85.


REGISTRATION:  before June 1,  2016,  $50.  (deductible from total cost);     between June 1 and July 10,  - $70.  (50$. deductible from total cost).  No registration accepted after July 10.
Final payment (cost - $50.) is due before July 10th.

“First Come, First Serve!”  The payment of Registration fees will confirm a spot to the first 40 registered participants on the Tour.  A “Waiting List” will be kept to fill vacancies if any.  Those on the “Waiting List” who will not be called to replace a cancellation, or could not join if called, will be reimbursed 100%.  

CANCELLATION FEES:  $0.00  before June 1st,   $35. from June 1st to July 10th.       Note:  Cancellation after July 10 will not be refunded.

IMPORTANT:  Because the organizers must meet certain conditions attached to the Group Rates, (i.e. important non-refundable deposit 60 days in advance - May 22nd) the organizers reserve the right to cancel the Tour and reimburse all fees collected if the number of registration has not reached 20 by July 10th

MORE INFORMATION     PHONE: (902)562-8137

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In my name/the name of my child, I am aware that the participation of me/my child in bicycling activities involves certain danger and risks and I freely and fully assume all such danger and risks and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting there from. I, for myself/my child, my heirs, next-of-kin, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby release Velo Cape Breton Society, its officers, directors, members and volunteers from any liability, and waive all claims, causes of actions of any kind whatsoever I may have as a result of me/my child sustaining personal injury, death, property damage or loss while participating in any Velo Cape Breton Society activities or events. I, for myself/my child, my heirs, next-of-kin, executors, administrators and assigns hereby agree as follows:

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