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June 6-15, 2014 


 

2013 Schedule of Events

 

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Multi-Day Events
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 2
Monday, June 3
Tuesday, June 4
Wednesday, June 5
Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Tuesday, June 11
Saturday, June 15

Multi-Day Events

 

Bike Week Art Crawl
Various venues including: Argyle Fine Art, The Bike Pedaler, Bridge Brewing, Alter Egos, Halifax Cycle Gallery, Nauss Bike Shop, Plan B,  and more.
May 31 - June 9th

Brendan Sutcliffe, Brendan.Sutcliffe@gmail.com

Once again, several Halifax gallery spaces and venues will showcase bicycle themed artwork during Bike Week. Join the scheduled group ride or visit venues on your own time all week. Come out and support local artists.

Commuter Challenge 2013

June 2 - 8

Give Your Car a Day Off!!!  Walk, Bike, Carpool, Take Transit to Work.  Your team could claim the HFX Commuter Cup!

                     Register  Participate   Track

CommuterChallenge.ca

 

   

Friday, May 31

 

Biking in HRM: A Radio Roundtable Discussion
CKDU 88.1FM or ckdu.ca
Friday, May 31
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A radio discussion on biking in HRM, featuring guests from HRM Active Transportation, the Ecology Action Centre, the Halifax Cycling Coalition, and local cyclists. Got a question or comment? Call it in to CKDU's feedback line, 494-8041, or email habitat@ckdu.ca.

   

Saturday, June 1

 

Westville - Brookfield 300km Brevet Ride
Saturday, June 1
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
$15 for BNS members

Pre-registration required: contact Mark Beaver 425-1756.

Take the 300km bike challenge. Join the Randonneurs Nova Scotia for this very challenging ride for fit road riders who are comfortable averaging 25km/hr. Note: For insurance reasons, we require that all participants become members of Bicycle Nova Scotia ($40).

   
 

Annual HRM Bike Auction
Devonshire Arena, 3395 Devonshire Ave., Halifax
Saturday, June 1
Viewings start at 8:00 am
Auction starts at 10:00 am

Contact: clarkec@halifax.ca

Dozens of used bikes available for purchase in this annual auction. Cash only.

   
 

Flaming Dinos Off-Road Family Bike Ride
Start: Grahams Grove, Dartmouth (Prince Albert Road, opposite Superstore)
Saturday, June 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact: Rufino Perez rufinoperez@eastlink.ca

Join us for this fun family ride to Shubie Park and back.  Ride as much or as little as you can:  3 - 6 km. Stay afterwards for a picnic and mini orienteering event at Grahams Grove. Snacks and hotdogs (meat & veggie) provided!  RSVP if you can so we know how much food to bring!

   
 

The Bike Week Art Crawl
Departure Location & Time, TBD
Saturday, June 1

Brendan Sutcliffe, Brendan.Sutcliffe@gmail.com

Join this two wheeled gallery tour to visit the galleries and venues showcasing bicycle themed artwork during Bike Week 2013. The departure time and place will be posted on my website when available.

   
 

Bedford Family Ride
Meet in the Parking lot beside the True North Diner at Bedford Place Mall
Saturday, June 1
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lana McMullen HRM - Community Recreation Services, Bedford mcmulll@halifax.ca

Join us for a family friendly ride through the Bedford Sackville Trail System. Upon our return we will have refreshments and draw for some prizes. We plan to ride 5 km total, and you may join us for all of this, or as much as you like.

   
 

Conquering your Urban Environment
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Saturday, June 1
3:00 - 5:00

Contact: I Heart Bikes

Free bike lessons that will leave you and your bike ready to claim your spot on the road. This session is designed to help even the most timid of riders gain the confidence necessary to brave the urban environment. After a series of drills and an overview of the rules and regulations of on-road riding we will conquer the streets together with a group ride. 

   
 

Bike -In Cinema
AFCOOP Parking Lot, 5663 Cornwallis Street
Saturday, June 1 
9pm – 11pm
Admission: Free

Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, 405-4474

Bike on in to watch a collection of short bike-themed films in the AFCOOP parking lot! Bring a blanket, we'll provide the popcorn!

If it rains we will screen the films in the AFCOOP office.

 

Sunday, June 2

 

Halifax Criterium
Streets around the Halifax North Common 
Sunday, June 2 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Hosted by: Bicycles Plus Cycling Club
Race Director: Andrew MacLeod  agmmacleod@gmail.com

Nova Scotia's premiere road cycling event, the Halifax Criterium consists of multiple lap racing on a small closed circuit with ability based race categories. This action-packed event showcases athlete's prowess at cornering, sprinting, and strategizing to gain advantage. This year the Criterium is a Canada Games qualifier featuring some of the best young cyclists in Atlantic Canada. 

There will be a 5 lap single speed (fixie) race at 1:30, and crowd pleasing Kid's Races (ages 5 - 12, free) on the Emera Oval a 2pm. 

Pre-registration is required for all events; details as they become available at: www.bicyclespluscyclingclub.com

   
 

Free 30 Minute Bicycle Rentals
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Sunday, June 2
9:00am - 5:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

FREE 30 minute rental when you tweet, facebook or instagram your i <3 bikes experience. Show off your style on one of our bikes when you take it for a test drive! #hrmbikeweek #rideforthejoyofit

   
 

Come Celebrate Bike Week on the Eastern Shore
Three Locations: 
1. MacPhee House Museum (22404 Hwy #7 Sheet Harbour)
2. The Deanery Project (37 Deanery Rd. Lower Ship Harbour)
3. The Old School (7962 Hwy#7, Musquodoboit Harbour)
Sunday, June 2 
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Brendan Anckaert, The Deanery Project, thedeaneryproject@gmail.com

Come help celebrate cycling and the launch of the new Deanery Bicycle Hub:
1 pm: Bike decorating and family friendly activities (meet at any of three locations listed above)
2 pm: Leisurely bike ride through our local community (1 hour)
3 pm: Meet back at the Deanery Project for a potluck and bicycle maintenance demonstrations (37 Deanery Rd. Lower Ship Harbour)

All activities are free. Supplies for bicycle decorating provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

As part of the Eastern Shore Bicycle Celebration we will be picking up gently used bicycles for use at the new Deanery Bicycle Hub. If you are able to donate bicycles of any size, in repairable condition, please email us or call (902) 453-2429 and we will make arrangements for pick up at the side of the road.

   
 

MEC Bikefest and HCC Open Street Party
Emera Oval on the Halifax Common
and north side Cogswell Street from Robie to North Park
Sunday, June 2
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Christine Krochak, Mountain Equipment Co-op, ckrochak@mec.ca  
Kaitlin Fahey, Halifax Cycling Coalition, contact@cyclehalifax.ca

At MEC Bikefest and the Open Street Party there is something for everyone: dozens of informative clinics, kids’ activities, bicycle demos, MEC Bike Swap, the latest gear from bike retailers and manufacturers, group rides, a bicycle donation drop-off, community cycling groups, gear giveaways, and so much more. Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in town.

 

Monday, June 3

 

Explore The Shore
Meet at Musquodoboit Rail Trail parking lot on Park Road.
Monday, June 3
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mary MacDonald, Shore Active Transportation Association, marymac1771@eastlink.ca

Explore the Shore consists of short easy rides to explore the beauty of quiet roads and trails on the Eastern Shore. Today's ride features the pleasant trail along the Musquodoboit River (<20 km return). This ride is suitable for adults wanting to get back into cycling. Weather conditions can change quickly here on the shore so come prepared. Any questions, call Mary at 827-3512.

   
 

Free bike tune-ups with Alex the Alley-cat
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Monday, June 3
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

FREE Bike Tune-ups! We will host Alex the Alley Cat over a 3 hour period to tune-up people's bikes. yippee!

   

Tuesday, June 4

 

Explore The Shore
Meet at Lions Club, 43 East Petpeswick Rd
Tuesday, June 4
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mary MacDonald, Shore Active Transportation Association, marymac1771@eastlink.ca

Explore the Shore consists of short easy rides to explore the beauty of quiet roads and trails on the Eastern Shore. Today's ride features great views of the Petpeswick Inlet as we pedal down West Petpeswick Rd (16 km return). This ride is suitable for adults wanting to get back into cycling. Weather conditions can change quickly here on the shore so come prepared. Any questions, call Mary at 827-3512.

   
 

Bike Safety Checks
Two locations - TBD
Tuesday, June 4
Noon - 3 pm

Sara Rafferty, Ecology Action Centre, sara.a.rafferty@gmail.com

The RCMP and EAC volunteers will be stopping drivers and cyclists for quick share the road safety tips and checks.

   
 

Conquering your Urban Environment
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Tuesday, June 4
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

Free bike lessons that will leave you and your bike ready to claim your spot on the road. This session is designed to help even the most timid of riders gain the confidence necessary to brave the urban environment. After a series of drills and an overview of the rules and regulations of on-road riding we will conquer the streets together with a group ride. 

   
 

Bike & Boat
St. Mary's Boat Club, 1641 Fairfield Road (off Jubilee Road below Connaught)
Tuesday, June 4
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sherri Moffatt, St. Mary's Boat Club, moffats@halifax.ca

Arrive on a bicycle at St. Mary’s Boat Club and have a 1 hour canoe or kayak guided tour for free! All boating and safety equipment provided. For weather cancellation information please call 490-4538 on the day of event.

   
 

Commuter Checkpoint 
Halifax Common Pavilion, Cogswell Street 
Tuesday, June 4
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ross Soward, Halifax Cycling Coalition, contact@cyclehalifax.ca

Looking for a snack and some maintenance on your way home from work when you commute via bicycle? Don't worry... the Halifax Cycling Coalition and Mountain Equipment Co-op are here to help: MEC will provide minor bike maintenance while you enjoy some refreshments from HCC. Enjoy your ride during Bike Week!

   
 

Chain of Lakes "Poker" Ride
Start – Tim Hortons, 7010 Mumford Rd
Tuesday, June 4
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Bob White, NS Ramblers Bicycle Club, bikebob@eastlink.ca

Assemble at 6:45 pm for a 7 pm departure. Must be comfortable riding on the street (short sections). We will conduct a brief ABC bike check, helmet check, and then outline the tour. You will get a playing card at 5 different stops along the route (mostly Chain of Lakes trail), and several bike related small prizes will be awarded for hands (best, worst, etc). Coffee break at rides end. Sweep will be provided. Relaxed comfortable pace. Adults (18+) only.

   
 

Pedaltrout Weekly Mountain Bike Ride
McDonald Sports Park, 1390 Cobequid Road, Waverley N.S
Tuesday, June 4
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Mike Phillip, Pedaltrout Online Cycling Site, mike@pedaltrout.com

Pedaltrout has offered weekly mountain bike rides for several years now. We welcome to all ages and experience levels of riders. We ride singletrack trails (i.e. rocks and roots) and we ride year round, regardless of weather. The location changes weekly to explore all the trails in HRM. The location of the weekly ride is posted on our facebook page and rides are sponsored by Sportwheels.

   

Wednesday, June 5

 

MEC Pancake Breakfast
Dartmouth side of MacDonald Bridge and at MEC store in Halifax
Wednesday, June 5
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Christine Krochak, Mountain Equipment Co-op, ckrochak@mec.ca

Mountain Equipment Co-op will celebrate Bike Week by serving pancakes to cyclists. Two locations - Dartmouth side of Macdonald Bridge and at the store in Halifax.

   
 

Explore The Shore
Meet at Chezzetcook Lions Club, 89 East Chezzetcook Rd.
Wednesday, June 5
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mary MacDonald, Shore Active Transportation Association, marymac1771@eastlink.ca

Explore the Shore consists of short easy rides to explore the beauty of quiet roads and trails on the Eastern Shore. Today's ride features an easy pedal down to Chezzetcook Wharf and then down to Long Beach at Lower East Chezzetcook (20 km return). This ride is suitable for adults wanting to get back into cycling but contains some moderately rolling terrain. Weather conditions can change quickly here on the shore so come prepared. Any questions, call Mary at 827-3512.

   
 

Velo Halifax Ride to the Bike & Bean
Start – Tim Hortons, 7010 Mumford Road
Wednesday, June 5
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Terry Walker, Velo Halifax Bicycle Club, teddymw@hotmail.com

Following a brief bike safety overview, we will depart on this 50km (round trip) group ride on and off the trail. Bring your own lunch, or pick something up at our destination, the Bike & Bean Cafe in Tantallon.  After lunch, we will ride on home. The ride speed will follow the dynamics of the group. Non-members are welcome to join the ride, but minors must be accompanied by an adult and have a consent form signed by a parent/ guardian.

   
 

Bicycling - Everything You Need to Know
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Wednesday, June 5
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cheryl Black, Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library, blackc@halifax.ca

Sandra Bennett, a Certified National CAN-BIKE Instructor, will cover bike and helmet fit, safety items, the ABC pre-ride check, laws relating to bicyclists, and all aspects of traffic dynamics, including how/where to ride, dealing with lane changes, intersections, trails and bike lanes. Sandra is a Board Member and the VP Tour Planner for the NS Ramblers and is a member of Bicycle Nova Scotia and Velo Cape Breton Bike Club.

   
 

Free bike tune-ups with Alex the Alley-cat
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Wednesday, June 5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

FREE Bike Tune-ups! We will host Alex the Alley Cat over a 3 hour period to tune-up people's bikes. yippee!

   
 

Adult Cultural Tour
Findlay Centre, 26 Elliot Street Dartmouth
Wednesday, June 5th
6:45 pm – 8:25 pm

Bob White, NS Ramblers Bicycle Club, bikebob@eastlink.ca

Assemble at 6:45pm for a 7pm start. This ride will take in various historic points of interest with brief stops in Downtown Dartmouth as well as the Dartmouth Waterfront. The ride will be on road and paved or gravel trails and while the pace will be relaxed, you should already be a reasonably proficient cyclist. Adults (18+) only, helmets mandatory. There will be a quiz for prizes too!  

   
 

Smart Cycle Learn Session
Armdale Yacht Club Clubhouse, Lower Wardroom
Burgee Run, Halifax
Wednesday, June 5th
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Free. Pre-registration required.

This free session will help traffic-shy cyclists feel more comfortable riding on the road. Sandra Bennett, a certified Can-Bike instructor will show us how to prevent spills and increase our safety in traffic.

5:45 pm - Meet at the Armdale Yacht Club and sign in
5:55 pm - Pizza
6:00 pm - Classroom session starts
7:00 pm - CanBike Instruction on the bikes
8:00 pm - Learn session finishes

You must have your own bicycle in good working condition and a helmet to participate. Pre-registeration required (note: you must join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers Group in order to sign up for this event. Joining is free and easy, and you can 'unjoin' at any time). 

   

Thursday, June 6

 

Commuter Checkpoint 
Dartmouth Side Macdonald Bridge Bikeway
Thursday, June 6
7:30 am – 9 am

Ross Soward, Halifax Cycling Coalition, contact@cyclehalifax.ca

Don't have time for breakfast when you commute by bicycle? Don't worry... the Halifax Cycling Coalition and Mountain Equipment Co-op are here to help: MEC will provide minor bike maintenance while you enjoy some snacks and refreshments from HCC. Enjoy your ride during Bike Week!

   
 

Explore The Shore
Meet at Lawrencetown Beach
Thursday, June 6
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mary MacDonald, Shore Active Transportation Association, marymac1771@eastlink.ca

Explore the Shore consists of short easy rides to explore the beauty of quiet roads and trails on the Eastern Shore. Today's ride features the Atlantic View Trail and Causeway Road (18 km return). This ride is suitable for adults wanting to get back into cycling. Weather conditions can change quickly here on the shore so come prepared. Any questions, call Mary at 827-3512.

   
 

Bike Safety Checks
Two locations - TBD
Tuesday, June 4
Noon - 3 pm

Sara Rafferty, Ecology Action Centre, sara.a.rafferty@gmail.com

The RCMP and EAC volunteers will be stopping drivers and cyclists for quick share the road safety tips and checks.

   
 

Bike Off Your Burger
I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water Street
Thursday, June 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

Everyone is invited for an evening ride departing from i<3 bikes and to eat delicious burgers together at a favourite local burger joint ACE Burger Co.

   

Friday, June 7

 

Crombie Bike to Work Day
Scotia Square, Barrington Street entrance (by the steps)
Friday, June 7
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Did you know that people who travel to work by bicycle are the happiest commuters*?  Bike to Work on June 7th and join Crombie Developments and Scotia Square merchants (and other happy commuters) for coffee, juice, fruit, and muffins after your ride and before you head to the office.  Also, if your workplace is part of the 2013 Commuter Challenge, you and your colleagues earn special prizes and recognition for encouraging cycling to work on June 7.  Register and log your commute at www.commuterchallenge.ca.

*(Statistics Canada, 2011)

   
 

Bedford Fifty+ Fun: Bicycle Lunch and Learn
DeWolfe Park, Bedford Waterfront & Bicycles Plus
Friday, June 7
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free, but pre-registration required

Terry Walker, Velo Halifax Bicycle Club, teddymw@hotmail.com

Learn how to become a bicycle commuter to run simple errands and reap the health benefits. Meet local business and political leaders.

Fun: Guided bike ride using the Bedford Highway bike lanes.
Learn: Basic bike maintenance and safety by qualified instructors.
Lunch: At our local bicyle shop
Rewards: Prizes to be awarded.

   
 

Explore The Shore
Meet at Acadian Museum, 79 Hill Rd, West Chezzetcook.
Friday, June 7
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mary MacDonald, Shore Active Transportation Association, marymac1771@eastlink.ca

Explore the Shore consists of short easy rides to explore the beauty of quiet roads and trails on the Eastern Shore. Today's ride features a 24 km road loop with great views of Chezzetcook Inlet, beaches and Porters Lake. This ride is suitable for adults wanting to get back into cycling but contains some moderately rolling terrain. Weather conditions can change quickly here on the shore so come prepared. Any questions, call Mary at 827-3512.

   
 

Making Tracks Cycling  
Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre, 1583 Beaver Bank Rd.
Friday, June 7
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

To register please contact Jessica Gilby at 902-865-5114 or bbkcc@eastlink.ca

Learn the Making Tracks program to equip yourself to teach children and youth all about bicycle skills and safety.

   
 

Yoga for Cyclists
Moksha Yoga, 1512 Dresden Row
Friday, June 7
2:00 pm

Robyn Corbett www.mokshayogahalifax.com

The focus of the class will be the anatomy of cyclists with special attention paid to those muscles that are overworked during cycling. Ride your bike to the studio and enjoy this class for free! 

   
 

Ladies Night Ride
Depart from I Heart Bikes, Sands at Salter, 1507 Lower Water St.
Friday, June 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: I Heart Bikes

Gals grab your wheels and your heels and let’s ride! This event is designed to celebrate women and biking by riding the streets in style.

   

Saturday, June 8

 

Cole Harbour Kid's Bike Rodeo

Saturday, June 8 RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY JUNE 15!!!

10:00am – 12:00pm

Bissett Lake Park

Contact: Cole Harbour Recreation at 490-4711

School-aged children can ride along the trail with their family and stop at each station.  Bike repair, bike wash, helmet safety, bike valet, HRM SmartTrip Program. Free snacks and drinks. All participants will receive a free water bottle.
DUE TO A POOR FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND WE ARE GOING TO TRY AGAIN NEXT SATURDAY JUNE 15TH -- PLEASE JOIN US!!!

 

   
 

Ride Our Park - The Rush
MacDonald Park, 1390 Cobequid Road, Waverley 
Saturday, June 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Steve Saunders Waverley Amateur Athletic Association saundes@halifax.ca www.mcdonaldsportspark.com/            

Riders of all abilities are encouraged to come out and ride our trails along beautiful Lake Thomas. We have approximately 9 km of trails and some off road skill areas. Can-Bike Master Instructor Steve Saunders will be available (find him in the area just to the right of the parking lot) to answer questions and help with some basic mountain biking skills.

   
 

Ride for Clive Rails for Trails
Location: Rails for Trails, starting at the Bike & Bean, 5401 St Margarets Bay Rd  
Saturday, June 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Adams sarahwbs@gmail.com

Please join us in a ride to celebrate the life of our friend Clive Sweeney and his love of cycling. All are welcome, kids and pets included!

   
 

Cycle McNabs Island RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH. SIGN UP HERE:

http://www.meetup.com/Halifax-Outdoors/events/123431112/

(note: you must join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers Group in order to sign up for this event. Joining is free and easy, and you can 'unjoin' at any time).


Meet at Fisherman's Cove (87 Government Wharf Rd, Eastern Passage)
Saturday, June 15
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
$15 cash/ per person (for the ferry). Pre-registration required.

Krista Olmstead, Halifax Outdoor Adventurers

Halifax Outdoor Adventurers invites all cyclists to celebrate HRM Bike Week with a fantastic day of cycling on McNabs Island. No fancy equipment or competitive skills needed! Once on the island you can join Krista on a guided ride to see some of the landmarks on the island, or you can explore on your own.  We will meet up for a picnic at 12:30 on the Teahouse grounds, and catch the ferry back at 3:30 pm. There are up to 18 geocaches on the island. Bring your own lunch & water.

   
 

CKDU Boogie Woogie CANCELLED DUE TO TERRIBLE WEATHER FORECAST!!! 
Halifax Common, Emera Oval
Saturday, June 8
3 pm - 6pm

CKDU-FM Society, 494-6479, info@ckdu.ca, ckdu.ca

Halifax's campus-community radio station CKDU 88.1FM has been making people dance since 1985. The CKDU Boogie Woogie invites members of the community to bike or skate around the Oval to the soundtrack of old-timey tunes! Music provided by your favourite local CKDU DJ's!

This event is free and fun for all ages.
   

Sunday, June 9

 

Southwest Sunday Cycle
Ride begins at Citadel High (front of school, off Trollope St.)
Sunday, June 9
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Free. Pre-registration Required.

Hanita Koblents, HRM Bike Week Committee, koblenh@halifax.ca

Ride the 15km Southwest Sunday Cycle and explore the great neighbourhoods of Halifax and Dartmouth with the unique experience of riding over the Macdonald Bridge roadway – twice. This easy-paced ride will have police escort so that up to 200 riders can enjoy stress-free cycling without mixing with speedy car traffic. Register now and be sure to stick around at the end of the ride to ‘test drive’ the Cycle Tracks on University Avenue, and for SWITCH Open Street Sundays. Ages 12 & up only. Parental consent required for minors under the age of 18. For more info, see our FAQ.

   
 

Cycle Track Demonstration
University Avenue (between South Park and Le Marchant Streets)
Sunday, June 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rochelle Owen, Dalhousie University, rjowen@dal.ca
Caroline King, Dalhousie University, C.King@dal.ca

Cycle Tracks are bicycle lanes that are physically separated from motor vehicle traffic. They are very popular in Europe and are slowly gaining acceptance in North America. Using traffic cones to block off the parking lanes on University Avenue, Dalhousie University with partners Capital Health and IWK, will create a temporary Cycle Track for one day. We are right at the end of the SWITCH route, so please come ride our Cycle Track and tell us what you think!  Activities such as a bicycle tune ups and more will be happening at the Killam Library loop.

   
 

Family Trail Frolic
Findlay Centre, 26 Elliot Street Dartmouth
Sunday, June 9th
9:45 am – 11:30 am

Bob White, NS Ramblers Bicycle Club, bikebob@eastlink.ca

Assemble at 9:45am for 10:00 am start. Following a quick bicycle and helmet check, this ride will follow paved or gravel trails from Sullivan's Pond and partly circle Lake Banook (approximately 6 km). Suitable for families, but no children under 8 riding alone please (bike seats, trailers, trail-a-bikes welcome). Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Helmets are mandatory. Lots of prizes. Relaxed pace with lots of re-groups.
   
 

Switch: Open Street Sundays
2 km route on Agricola, North Park, Ahern, Bell Road and South Park between North Street and Spring Garden Road.
Sunday, June 9
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Switch re-imagines how to use our streets: we will open the streets to people (on foot, bicycle, skateboards, etc.) while closing them to cars (but remember to obey all traffic lights at intersections). Come out and explore the route and all the activities on this north-south corridor.  

   
 

Ride Our Park - The Rush
MacDonald Park, 1390 Cobequid Road, Waverley 
Sunday, June 9 
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Steve Saunders Waverley Amateur Athletic Association saundes@halifax.ca www.mcdonaldsportspark.com/            

Riders of all abilities are encouraged to come out and ride our trails along beautiful Lake Thomas. We have approximately 9 km of trails and some off road skill areas. Can-Bike Master Instructor Steve Saunders will be available (find him in the area just to the right of the parking lot) to answer questions and help with some basic mountain biking skills.

Tuesday, June 11

 

How will you get across the Harbour during the MacDonald Bridge Renewal?
Nantucket Room, Dartmouth Sportsplex
Tuesday, June 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Janet Barlow, Ecology Action Centre, asrts@ecologyaction.ca

In 2015/16 the Macdonald Bridge bike lanes and sidewalk will be closed for 18 months while it undergoes a major renewal to extend the life of the bridge.  Please attend this session as we want your input on how best to operate the planned shuttle service and explore other options to serve pedestrians and cyclists who use the bridge now. 

This session is being held  jointly with Halifax Harbour Bridges, Halifax Cycling Coalition, Ecology Action Centre, Bicycle Nova Scotia, Clean Nova Scotia, HRM, Stepping Up, and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

Saturday, June 15

 

Cole Harbour Kid's Bike Rodeo

Saturday, June 15

10:00am – 12:00pm

Bissett Lake Park

Contact: Cole Harbour Recreation at 490-4711

School-aged children can ride along the trail with their family and stop at each station.  Bike repair, bike wash, helmet safety, bike valet, HRM SmartTrip Program. Free snacks and drinks. All participants will receive a free water bottle.

   
 

Cycle McNabs Island
Meet at Fisherman's Cove (87 Government Wharf Rd, Eastern Passage)
Saturday, June 15
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
$15 cash/ per person (for the ferry). Pre-registration required.

Krista Olmstead, Halifax Outdoor Adventurers

Halifax Outdoor Adventurers invites all cyclists to celebrate HRM Bike Week with a fantastic day of cycling on McNabs Island. No fancy equipment or competitive skills needed! Once on the island you can join Krista on a guided ride to see some of the landmarks on the island, or you can explore on your own.  We will meet up for a picnic at 12:30 on the Teahouse grounds, and catch the ferry back at 3:30 pm. There are up to 18 geocaches on the island. Bring your own lunch & water.

Pre-registration required (note: you must join the Halifax Outdoor Adventurers Group in order to sign up for this event. Joining is free and easy, and you can 'unjoin' at any time).