2 June, 2012

Musquodoboit Harbour, Port Hood, Judique & New Glasgow among Nova Scotia communities celebrating International Trails Day

Mosquodoboit Harbour Fun-For-the-Family Bike ‘n Walk Outing

When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Meet at Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S. – Park Rd parking lot, behind the arena.

Bring: Water, snacks & fruit, proper gear, as well as bug dope!

Cycling Route: We suggest going – as a maximum – as far as the bridge at Turtle Cove. This area has lovely scenery as well as a picnic shelter and washrooms. As a bonus, it is located on the shores of Bayer (not Bayers) Lake. There is a small beach area where children can splash along the shoreline.

(Note to cyclists: Should you take it upon yourself to go further than Turtle Cove Bridge there is a sandy trail section just beyond the 6km mark before reaching Kelly’s Meadow. This section is a serious challenge for thin-wheeled road bikes. Beyond the bridge at Kelly’s Meadow the trail gets rough and can present a challenge for any type of  bike.)

Walk or Stroll: Prefer just a short walk ? The steel truss bridge over the river is just a few steps from the parking lot; there are scenic rest spots with benches every so often – and the first (southerly) 4 km of our rail trail is wheelchair * and stroller friendly !!

*Unfortunately, the initial wheelchair access to the trail, although doable, is a challenge. We plan major improvements to that aspect of our trails in 2012.

Water will be available (within reason) free of charge – for those who may have not planned properly! Contact Mosquodoboit Trailways Association if you need more info.

Inverness County On The Move hits the Judique Flyer Trail

Celebrate International Trails Day, June 2 with a bike ride on the Trans Canada Trail. Meet at Michael’s Landing, Judique at 10:30 am. Contact Gerard Gillis, 902-787-2661, for more information.

Inverness County’s 3rd Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo

As part of International Trails Day, the Inverness RCMP are holding their 3 rd Annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo at  the Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood, startin at 10:30 am. The goal is to teach children Gr. P-6 the rules of the road when they’re on their bikes. Everyone must have a bike and a helmet to participate. The RCMP, Inverness County Trails Federation and Inverness Co. Municipality are encouraging families to join in on the cycling or walking after the Rodeo.

The ride will take place on the Chestico Trail via Sharon Dr. to Dunmore Rd, back to Station Park (above the Port Hood Picnic Day Park) where the Chestico Trail volunteers will be hosting a BBQ to celebrate!

There will be prizes! For more information contact Constable Stacey Mac Rae, (902) 258-2213, stacey.macrae@rcmp-grc.ca, Len Tobey, 787-2232, len_tobey@ns.sympatico.ca , or Cara Palmer, 787-3507, cara.palmer@invernesscounty.ca

Active Pictou County Family Bike Ride – Sunday, June 3

The Pictou County Active Transportation Committee has put together an amazing week of activities to celebrate Bike Week 2012! The kick-off is a mixed road and trail ride on Sunday, June 3.

When and where: 2 pm – New Glasgow Marina

Join the Trail’r Park Girls and the New Glasgow Police Department as they lead us through the trails and roadways of New Glasgow. Experience the thrill of stopping traffic on East River Rd as we bike behind a police cruiser! No one gets left behind, so bring the whole family along. Full distance 9km with shorter distance options.

A separate ride for the very little folks will be held on the Sampson Trail. Ice cream for all participants at the end of the ride!

And more…

Visit Hike Nova Scotia for hiking events on International Trails Day (or any time of the year!)

Check out the Nova Scotia International Trails Day blog for even more activities!


Thank you