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ride on Saturday August 27th

posted Aug 23, 2016, 6:52 PM by Mark Beaver
Hi all - this Saturday we have a fun and scenic ride in northern Nova Scotia that's well worth the drive - the Cape George tour.

Link to the ride is https://ridewithgps.com/routes/11684463

For those who went to the Middleton Century - this is only about 10 minutes further drive, and well worth it.

We'll assemble at Sutherland's River.  Take Exit 27 off Highway 104 and head down the hill on Route 4 - just before the river, park on Church Street, a small side road on the right.  We'll depart at 9AM.

Our route takes us along Route 4 through some rolling woodlands, then a short stint on the 104 and off again onto the old Route 4 into Antigonish.  From there we head north to Ballantyne's Cove where we'll stop for a bite of lunch - at the famous Fish & Ships takeout on the wharf at Ballantyne's Cove - or bring along something else with you if you prefer - then the challenging climb up Cape George - where, at the top of the climb by the lighthouse, one can look east and see Cape Breton and look west and see Prince Edward Island.  A long sweet descent to Malignant Cove leads us along the coastline toward Arisaig - with some of the most fantastic views in the province - and along past Melmerby Beach and Lower Barney's River and back to the start/finish again.

Hope to see a good crowd out for this one, you won't want to miss it!
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