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September 20, 2018

The rumble strips in this area force them into two lanes of 100km/hr traffic, often travelling around turns with poor sight lines, with a shoulder that is washed out and unsafe on the other side.

August 29, 2018

Check out Andree's Trip to the Active Transportation Summit in Halifax earlier in 2018.

June 13, 2018

Sheep are all over Ireland, grazing peacefully anywhere from steep hillsides to people's front yards. Seeing them from the car is one thing...

April 20, 2018

recent paving on the trail has resulted in paved shoulders that are 30cm wide instead of the promised 120cm. Ironically, 30cm of paved shoulder provides about the same level of joy as 30cm of snow in spring, that is to say, very little

February 19, 2018

Velo Cape Breton update for cycling enthusiasts.

Volume 15, #4 - Cabot Trail in 4 Days

  • Editorial:   CT4D

  • Velo Cape Breton's Cabot Trail in 4 Days

  • Rumble Strips

  • Wow Social

  • Loose Chain Links

  • About That Funny

EDITORIAL:  Cabot Trail in 4 Days

A few years ago, the stars aligned in the appropriate celestial pattern which meant that I was able to finally sign up for the Cabot T...

January 18, 2018

Velo Cape Breton update for cycling enthusiasts.

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

- Edith Sitwell, Poet”

Volume 15, #3 - Blue Monday


  • Editorial:   Blue Monday

  • Winter Potluck & Curling

  • Membership Renewal

  • Rides Captain Blog (Bike Log)

  • Wow Update

  • 2018 Tracking Log


November 17, 2017

Can you remember your first two-wheeler, or when you first learned to ride a bike?  I don't remember whose bicycle it was, but I'm sure it was a hand-me-down from my older brother or sister.  We were living in Great Falls, Montana as my father had volunteered to be part of some sort of foreign military exchange program.  The streets  where we lived were laid out in very orderly rows and columns, called Avenues in one direct...

October 11, 2017

Velo Cape Breton update for cycling enthusiasts.

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that feeling."

~ Henry Van Dyke

Volume 15, #1 - Thanksgiving


  • Editorial:   Thanksgiving

  • WOW Update

  • Upcoming:

    • Ride on the Mira

    • Annual General Meeting

  • Note from Shelley Por...

May 16, 2017

Join us for a sombre, slow paced ride in Sydney to honour those injured or killed cycling on the road. We will meet at the Prince Street Shopping Centre at 6:30PM. Ride starts at 7:00PM. Ride Leader Vic Gouthro. This is a family friendly event of approx. 10km through downtown streets.

Canadian Cycling Magazine:

"In 2003, a cyclist in Dallas, Texas, was killed, clipped by the mirror of a bus that passed too close. Honouring hi...

May 2, 2017

3rd Annual BBQ and Ride - Season Opener May 6th Mira Boat Club Tickets Available: Last Day is Today!

Spring is in the Air! We hope!

With longer days and the promise of warmer temperatures we can look forward to filling our calendars with wonderful outdoor spring and summer adventures. So think spring and make plans.  There will be a longer ride of 30km and a shorter ride of 15 to 20 km. We will start at the Mira Boat Club at...

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