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posted Sep 12, 2013, 5:24 AM by Mark Beaver
Hi all - weather forecast's looking good for this Saturday's Cycle For Art 100k ride in Lunenburg.  Details were in previous posting.

The following weekend, the Velo Halifax Bicycle Club will be hosting the 39th Annual Joseph Howe Century Tour - this ride has been held every year since 1974, and is Nova Scotia's longest-running cycling event.

Information is available at www.velohalifax.com, click on schedule and the Joe Howe link will open.  The ride is held brevet-style, with controls every 40km with food and water provided and lunch at the 80km halfway point.  Don't miss this annual tradition!

The following weekend, we have our Annapolis Valley 200k brevet.  This year there will also be a 100km option, in conjunction once again with the Velo Halifax club.  Note that these are on SUNDAY not Saturday.

Both rides will depart from the Tim Horton's in Coldbrook, just past Kentville.  Take Exit 14 off Highway 101 and turn left - the Tim's is just a couple hundred meters past the highway overpass.

Please park vehicles in the "lower" parking lot behind the restaurant so as not to occupy their valuable parking spaces during the day.  Scheduled departure time for both rides is 8AM.

There will be a 200km "double metric" ride which will go to Annapolis Royal and back, on small back roads on the south side of the valley to Annapolis then back on the north side of the valley.  There are a few hills on the route but this is probably the flattest 200k in the province.  The route is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3292831

Please let me know if you plan to attend this ride so that I can prepare maps and cue sheets  for you.  If you wish to earn a brevet medallion for your ride, bring along $15 with you.  You will carry a brevet card and get signatures at each of the rest stops on the route.

If going 200km is outside your comfort zone, we also have a 100km option for the day as well.  This will follow the same course for the first 50km, then head back after Middleton along scenic Route 221 and Brooklyn Street.  Cue sheets and maps will be provided.

The route is http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3337005 

This should be a wonderful pair of rides at the best time of the year for cycling - in the best part of the province for cycling - hope to see a good turnout!

AND - if you're feeling fit after all these rides - don't forget the Cabot Trail In A Day which will be held on Saturday October 5th - looks like we have a core group planning to go!  Let me know if you're interested!

Mark Beaver
Randonneurs Nova Scotia
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