Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cycle for Art 2015 - Online Registration is Open!

Hi all,

Organizers for Cycle For Art 2015 (our 9th Annual!) are proud to announce that online registration for the event is now open!  Click here to register online, or click the registration link above to learn how to register offline.

Also of note is that we will be going back to our 'classic' road courses for all distances (25, 50, and 100 km).  We strayed away from these last year due to road construction.  This year we will take advantage of all that new pavement by bringing back these picturesque, quiet roads to the event.  Click on the routes tab above to refresh your memory, but know that as always the routes will be very well marked with sign arrows and road paint.

Lastly, I'd like to guarantee that we will do a much better job at staying ahead of the riders this year at rest/food stops.  Last year due the new courses and a very fast front group on the 100-km course, we totally blew this aspect of the ride.  This year, each rest stop will have dedicated people who's only responsibility for the day will be to run their stop.

If you have any questions about this year's ride, feel free to contact either myself (Shane Eno seno@staff.ednet.ns.ca) or the Health Foundation staff (either Katherine Lacey or Bernadette Jordan) by clicking the contact link above.

Hope to see you on Saturday, September 12, 2015 for another great Health Foundation fundraiser!

Monday, 1 September 2014

New 50 and 100 km routes for 2014

Things are really starting to come together for this year's ride.  And the date--Saturday, September 13, 2014--is coming up fast!

As you contemplate the route decision that you are faced with below, remember that your contributions and fundraising efforts in the past have all gone to the local hospitals.  Past purchases with FUNDS RAISED FROM THIS RIDE have included hospital beds and pitching in on the new Restorative Care Center.

Now, as you may have heard, there has been some pretty major road construction along the east side of the LaHave River this summer.  That will mean two (great) things!
  1. New pavement for 2015!
  2. Awesome new scenic South Shore routes for 2014!
There will be no change to the 25 km route--still the out-and-back route from Lunenburg to Mader's Cove.  These high roads overlook the ocean as they sweep riders along Second Peninsula and Princess Inlet.  Twenty-five kilometers of pure cycling, family-friendly bliss.  Here's a link to this route:


Cycle For Art 2014 25-km Route

The 50- and 100-km routes have the same theme--ride your bike on quiet roads and be able to see the ocean whenever possible!  The road construction proved to be a "good problem" as we considered where to send riders this year.  Check out the links below:

Cycle For Art 2014 50-km Route

One interesting change to the 50-km route this year will be that riders will turn right at the end of the Mader's Cove Road and ride into Mahone Bay where they will turn around in front of the government wharf and retrace their steps towards Lunenburg.  From there it's Grimm Road and a great descent on Crouse's Settlement Road and finally a beautifully wide bike lane/paved shoulder along Route 3 back into Lunenburg.

Cycle For Art 2014 100-km Route

What can we say about this metric century ride?  It's probably THE best loop in the area whether you're talking scenery or low vehicle traffic.  We will have 2 food/water/aid stations set up for the 100-km ride.  The first will be near the 33-km mark at the Fancy Lake Beach Park on the Conquerall Mills Road.  The second will be near the 59-km mark where Hirtle Road meets Route 331.  And finally, though we might be changing the route, we wouldn't deprive you of your well deserved free cookie at the LaHave Bakery near the 86-km mark.  Mmmmm cookie!

A final note about the new routes: though we will have all the courses well marked with both arrow-signs and painted arrows on the pavement, we plan to have laminated "cue sheets" for riders to tape to their toptubes just in case you get turned around.

We're getting pretty excited down here on the shore to show you some great riding!  Don't forget to register online at Race Roster and to LIKE the FaceBook page.  See you on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Register Here

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cycle for Art 2014 - Saturday, September 13th at 9AM

The 8th Annual Cycle for Art charity bicycle ride is coming up on Saturday September 13th, 2014.  There are three distances to choose from -- 25k, 50k and 100k -- all on paved, quiet seaside routes.  The popular 'Family 25k' ride will be back this year.

Our Facebook page is a great place to keep up-to-date with changes and additions plus photos along the way : http://www.facebook.com/cycleforart

All proceeds from this event go to hospitals in Lunenburg and Queens Counties and over the last 6 years, we've raised approximately $30,000.  We hope you can join us!

Friday, 20 September 2013

2013 Wrap-up

















The hurricane blew through, the skies cleared and we had yet another, excellent ride day for the 7th Annual Cycle for Art!

Many thanks to the 90 riders that registered and came out to support us ... we raised just over $4,000 for the South Shore Health Services Foundation.

Many thanks to our sponsors — High Liner Foods, Lighthouse Media Group and all our auction and prize sponsors.  And many thanks to the volunteers and supporters including the ride helpers, registration and aid stations.

Hope to see you next year ...

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

2013 Update ...

Early registration is until Friday Sep 13 or register on Saturday Sep 14 in the morning between 8-9am in Lunenburg at the Curling Club. Families can register for a special rate.

We're very pleased to announce that local suppliers will be providing gifts for the riders this year including food products from Terra Beata Cranberry Farms and hydration from Hill Top Farms. The Lunenburg Bike Barn has generously contributed products to help everyone's backside health :-). And the 50k and 100k riders will get coupons for a coffee and cookie at the Lahave Bakery.

These items will go to the first 100 registered riders and are picked up at registration on Saturday morning.

And again this year, we will have a silent auction of cyclist-friendly items including a gift certificate to any of the *amazing* tours from Free Wheeling Adventures, a bike jersey in your size from the Lunenburg Bike Barn, water bottles with candy from Sweet Ride Cycling, a massage from Morgan Donat and gift certificates from the Mug and Anchor. For yourself or gifts for that special cyclist in your life! The auction will be open on ride day until 9am and all proceeds go to the Health Services Foundation.

We hope you can join us on Saturday September 14th for one of the beautiful seaside rides in support of local hospitals!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Please join us on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013 for the 7th Annual Cycle for Art

The 7th Annual Cycle for Art charity bicycle ride is coming up on Saturday September 14th, 2013.  There are three distances to choose from -- 25k, 50k and 100k -- all on paved, quiet seaside routes.  The popular 'Family 25k' ride will be back this year.

Our Facebook page is a great place to keep up-to-date with changes and additions plus photos along the way : http://www.facebook.com/cycleforart

All proceeds from this event go to hospitals in Lunenburg and Queens Counties and over the last 6 years, we've raised approximately $30,000.  We hope you can join us!

Monday, 11 June 2012

What are you doing on Saturday September 15th???

How about joining us for the 6th Annual Cycle for Art charity bikeathon?  There are three distances to choose from all on paved, quiet seaside routes.  And September can be the *best* month to cycle in Nova Scotia!

The format will be similar to previous years with a couple of changes:

  • a family registration

  • 50k riders -- cross the Lahave River by ferry for a snack at the Lahave Bakery ... sweet!

We`ll have more updates thru the summer and feel free to jump in on our Facebook Page : facebook.com/cycleforart

We hope you can join us!