Ride Guide

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10 Step Ride Checklist

      Pre Ride Checklist Pressurize Tires Wheels Centred Quick Releases Locked Spin Your Wheels Saddle Tight and Straight Rear Derailleur Straight Accessories Secure and Aligned Drop Test Test Brakes and Gears Take Off   Post Ride Checklist Clean off dirt and wipe down. Visual test. (paint chips, broken or loose parts) Spin Your […]

2012 Race Maps

Here are the links to maps of the three stages of the 2012 Cape Breton Classic. Time Trial 1:00pm August 25 Criterium 4:00pm August 25 Road Race 9:00am August 26

Basil’s Loop

Basil’s favourite series of loops

Cabot Trail

Location: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Distance: 294.89 km

Cape Breton Monster Bike Tour

If you have the time and the will, here is a map of the most epic Cape Breton Tour imaginable. More than 1,000 kilometers of tarmac and over 10,000 meters of climbing (and descending) some of the best scenery on the planet. Ocean views, inland wilderness, lakeside vistas. Practically no backtracking and the barest minimum […]

Fleur de Lis Century

Century bike ride around the Fleur de Lis trail, via Route 4 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Georges River

Nice shoreline ride with a little mountain thrown in


100+ km loop from SuperStore in Sydney River, through Eskasoni to Iona and back through Beaver Cove

Lonely Planet Again…

Once again, Lonely Planet thinks Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail is one of the top ten cycling destinations in the world. Check it out… http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20100901-on-your-bike-lonely-planets-top-10-cycling-routes


Starting at Mullins Mini Mart on Route 22. Across Hornes Rd to Mira Gut. Follow the Fleur de Lis trail through Main-a-Dieu to Louisbourg and back. Finish off with a great little lunch or snack at Mullins Mini Mart


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