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PLEASE READ: CRITICAL EVENT DAY UPDATE

Our road and trail routes have been compromised due to the post-tropical storm, and as a result, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the cycling component of this Saturday’s BMO Ride for Cancer event.

While we will not ride, we will be coming together in-person on Saturday, September 23, from 10AM to 2PM, for our BMO Ride Celebration Festival – celebrating all you have accomplished and the life-changing impact you’re creating for local cancer patients and families, here at home. Click here to learn more about this decision, FAQs and exciting details and event schedule for our BMO Ride Celebration Festival.

BMO Ride for Cancer takes participants on some of the most scenic cycling routes that Nova Scotia has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned road cyclist, a first-time rider, or any level in between, we have the perfect route for you!

On Saturday, September 23, participants will ride one of our six distance options on the scenic Rum Runners Trail or a road route alongside our beautiful coastline.

IMPORTANT TRAIL UPDATE

Our BMO Ride for Cancer team has been working closely with the Trail Associations since the devastating flash flooding that our province experienced earlier this summer. Unfortunately, a portion of the St. Margaret’s Bay trail from Station Road to Island View Drive will not be repaired in time for our event and will remain closed.

As a result, all 75km trail and 100km trail riders have been automatically reassigned to the 50km trail route. This portion of the trail has been repaired and is deemed safe for riders. This information was shared with all 75km trail and 100km trail participants via email and text on Saturday, September 9.

It’s important to note that these are the only two event distances that are impacted. Our six remaining routes – 25km trail, 50km trail, 75km road, 100km road, 130km road and 160km road – are all proceeding as planned.

2024 ROUTES

SELECT YOUR ROUTE BELOW

25km

Via the Rum Runners Trail, our 25km riders begin at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds) and ride to Hubley and back, where they will cross our epic finish line where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for beginner riders, youth riders and those who are looking for a ride that will leave them fulfilled but doesn’t take up too much of their day. This ride can take anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on experience level. Our 25km route is available to both adult riders and youth riders who are accompanied by an adult.

50km

Via the Rum Runners Trail, our 50km riders will begin at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds) and ride to St. Margaret’s Bay and back, where they will cross our epic finish line where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

This is a ride for all experience levels and can take anywhere between 2.5-4 hours. This route is available to both adult riders and youth riders who are accompanied by an adult.

75km

Via the Rum Runners Trail, our 75km riders will begin at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds) and ride to Black Point and back, where they will cross our epic finish line where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for more advanced riders, or those who have participated with us in the past on the 50km route and are looking for more of a challenge this year. This ride can take anywhere between 3.5-6 hours depending on experience level. This route is available to both adult riders and youth riders who are accompanied by an adult.

100km

Via the Rum Runners Trail, our 100km riders will begin at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds), and ride to Hubbards and back, where they will cross our epic finish line, where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

This ride is for more experienced riders and can take anywhere between 5- 8 hours. This route is only available to adult riders.

75km

75km road riders will start at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds), and ride to Black Point, where they will turn around and ride back along the beautiful coast of the South Shore. They will cross our epic finish line back where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for experienced road riders, who are looking for a coastal ride that will leave them fulfilled but doesn’t take up too much of their day. This ride can take anywhere between 2.5-4 hours. This route is only available to adult riders.

100km

100km road riders will start at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds), and ride to East River, where they will turn around and ride back along the beautiful coast of the South Shore. They will cross our epic finish line back where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for advanced road riders. This ride can take anywhere between 3.5-6 hours. This route is only available to adult riders.

130km

130km road riders will start at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds), and ride to East River, where they will then take the picturesque Aspotogan loop and ride back along the beautiful coast of the South Shore. They will cross our epic finish line back where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for elite road riders. This ride can take anywhere between 4.5-7 hours. This route is only available to adult riders.

160km

IMPORTANT: This route is subject to change based on construction updates in Chester. The goal is to create the most scenic route possible while ensuring it’s safe for our riders and the community.

160km road riders will start at Hobson Lake Drive, Bayers Lake (Event Grounds), and ride to Chester and back, taking the picturesque Aspotogan loop along the beautiful coast of the South Shore. They will cross our epic finish line back where they started on Hobson Lake Drive.

We recommend this route for elite road riders. This ride can take anywhere between 5.5- 8 hours. This route is only available to adult riders.

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