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Cape Breton Challenge

 

Cape Breton Challenge

The Challenge is to ride the perimeter of Cape Breton Island starting from the Big Fiddle in Sydney and finishing there.  No time set to start the Challenge and no time llmit to complete it.

 

Open to Velo Cape Breton Membership, join here. The 813 km perimeter has been divided into 3 Sections for a total of 25 legs of between 20 to 45 km each, average 32.5km. Two legs include a short distance of unpaved road. The Sections are:  

 

 

Name

Dist (km)

Elev (m)

 

 

CBRM Section- 8 legs

 

 

 

 

Leg 23 St. Ann's - Bras D'Or, 37.5km

37.54

512.47

 

 

Leg  24 Bras D'Or - North Sydney, 20.4km

20.39

171.73

 

 

Leg  25 North Sydney - Sydney, 30.4km

30.40

182.22

 

 

Leg  1 Sydney - Dominion, 35.8km

35.81

213.98

 

 

Leg  2 Dominion - Port Morien, 28.7km

28.68

174.19

 

 

Leg  3 Port Morien - Louisbourg 45km

44.96

302.70

 

 

Leg  4 Louisbourg - Marion Bridge 30.3km

30.31

270.06

 

 

Leg  5 Marion Bridge - Fourchu, 39.3km

39.31

354.47

 

 

Total

267.4

2181.82

 

 

Strait Area Section - 9 Legs

 

 

 

 

Leg  6 Fourchu - Grand River, 39.7km

39.70

320.97

 

 

Leg  7 Grand River - St. Peters, 23km

22.8

212.0

 

 

Leg  8 St. Peters - Ile Madame, 25 km

25.00

189.16

 

 

Leg 9 Isle Madame, 39.7km

39.72

289.73

 

 

Leg 10 Isle Madame - Port Hawkesbury, 29.8km

29.80

260.89

 

 

Leg 11 Port Hawkesbury - Judique, 33km

33.06

201.99

 

 

Leg 12 Judique - Mabou, 36.1km

36.13

369.00

 

 

Leg 13 Mabou - Inverness, 26 km

26.00

246.77

 

 

Leg 14 Inverness - Margaree Harbour, 31.9km

31.88

303.65

 

 

Total

290.27

2426.77

 

 

Highlands Section - 8 Legs

 

 

 

 

Leg 15 Margaree Hbr - CB Highlands Nat. Park, 32.1km

32.17

208.54

 

 

Leg 16 CB Highlands Nat. Park - Pleasant Bay, 35.6km

35.64

796.52

 

 

Leg 17 Pleasant Bay - Cape North, 28.8km

28.87

629.45

 

 

Leg 18 Cape North to Bay St. Lawrence & return, 35.5km

35.50

486.29

 

 

Leg 19 Cape North - Neils Harbour, 22.8km

22.76

368.44

 

 

Leg 20 Neils Harbour - Ingonish, 27.5km

27.45

257.17

 

 

Leg 21 Ingonish - Indian Brook, 38.4km

38.37

629.63

 

 

Leg 22 Indian Brook - St. Ann's, 34.8km

34.77

427.00

 

 

Total

255.53

3803.04

 

 

Grand Total

813.2

8411.63

 

 

 

Rules:  NO hard fast rule.  Rules are as open to your imagination as it can possibly be.  You can ride in the direction you like; ride more than one leg per outing; ride fast; ride slow;  ride with friends or singlehanded. There is no police or supervisor to watch over your shoulder. As long as you ride the leg, you can record it on your honour.  

 

Recording:   Record the date you have completed the leg(s) on your individual form on the website.  You can ride one specific leg more than once but you cannot record it more than once or transfer the distance to another leg.  The progress of each participant in the Challenge will appear on a private section of the website only available to the participants.  From the list you will be able to:

  • see who else is in the Challenge,  
  • team up with other participant/s and do the leg/s in good company,
  • find motivation,
  • share your experience,
  • have fun discovering secret corners of the Island on two wheels. 

Incentives:  This challenge has been created for you to give a purpose to your bike rides, visit roads you have never done before.  Bragging rights to have ridden ALL around the Island's coastal routes.  There will be events on the VCB Ride Schedule highlighting several legs of the Challenge.  

Register now!  We only need your name to enter it on the website that will give you slots to record your completed legs.

Come on, It's gonna be fun!  

 

No nickname please.
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For non-members, you can join VCB at: http://velocapebreton.ca/node/54 For you members who do not remember your membership number, please log-in and check the updated membership list in the VCB Member's Corner block on the left hand side of the home page or enter 000. In the later case, your registration to CB Challenge will be confirmed after we checked the current membership list. Hope this help.

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