Big Thank you!
Last month BNS put together a campaign to help send our Provincial Team to Cyclocross nationals in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
And you responded! We met our goal of $1000 within a few weeks, which is amazing.
Thank you so much for your support! And congratulations to our athletes!
To read about the historic wins (we think it's a pretty big deal), please visit our website: http://bicycle.ns.ca/organization-news/national-championships/
Bicycle Nova Scotia Race Awards 2016!
The BNS race awards were held at the end of November and the turn out was amazing! Thanks to everyone for coming out and showing your support.
Here are the results from the People's Choice Awards:
Male Athlete of the Year - Lorenzo Caterini
Female Athlete of the Year - Mackenzie Myatt
Male Youth of the Year - Calum MacEachen
Female Youth of the Year - Maura Whitman
Commissaire of the Year - Michelle Marcinkiewicz and Pat MacDonald (tie)
Club of the Year - Pictou County Cycle
Bike Friendly Business of the Year - Java Blend
Trail Builder of the Year - Trail Flow Outdoor Adventures
Volunteer of the Year - Brianne Steinman
Cycling Advocate of the Year - Lorenzo Caterini
BNS Awards & Standings
The race season has finished up...and the results are in!
Please visit the website to see all the awards and points standings.
New BNS Projects
(From the Chronicle Herald)
Two projects promoting cycling received funding from the province and the Halifax Regional Municipality recently.
Bicycle Nova Scotia and the Halifax Cycling Coalition received a combined total of $28,000 from the province’s sustainable transportation grant program, Connect2.
“Making businesses and institutions bike-friendly for employees, clients and customers is simple and affordable, and a great way to cater to the growing number of people arriving by bicycle,” said Bicycle Nova Scotia director Ben Buckwold in a news release.
Bicycle Nova Scotia will be embarking on the Nova Scotia Bike Certification Initiative that aims to reach communities across Nova Scotia...
Follow this link to learn more...
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Bike Lane Study in Kentville
(From the Chronicle Herald)
A $7,000 provincial matching grant announced Monday should help the Town of Kentville complete its Downtown Connector Plan.
The plan will include a downtown bike lane, a project backed by Bicycle Nova Scotia. The matching funds are coming from the government’s Connect2 program that promotes active and sustainable transportation options for trips of two kilometres or less between community hubs.
The bike lane is the final piece of the Active Transportation Rails to Trails network, which is part of the Blue Route provincial cycling network.
Visit article here.
Quick note to let you know that the Blue Route was represented and discussed extensively at the recent NS Committee on Public Accounts. There was a lot of interest from the MLA's about the project who expressed their support for the Blue Route and the vision of creating a province-wide cycling network.
We are very happy with the interest shown and feel that this takes us one step closer to creating the Blue Route in Nova Scotia.
Click here if you would like to read the transcript to learn more.
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