2017 Sip, Savour and Cycle

Event Phone: 902-531-3026

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  • May 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

2017 South Shore Sip, Savour and Cycle Tour

Happening this Saturday, May 20th and the weather is looking like spring! Registration is still available online and limited same-day registration is open while quantities last. Starting and finishing from the Mahone Bay Centre, pairing amazing cycling routes and locally crafted food and drink, you don’t want to miss this event.

Registration/Check-in: Mahone Bay Centre, 8:30am – 9:45am

Ride Start Time: 10am

Lunch at Fisheries Museum: Served between 11:30am – 1pm

Wrap-up Party at Mahone Bay Centre: 4pm – 6pm

Parking: Available at the Mahone Bay Centre, Public Parking lots on Pond and Clairmont Streets or on-street parking.

Your registration ($35) includes your choice of 4 routes from 25-104km, entrance to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic with lunch served on-site by the Old Fish Factory and sampling from Laughing Whale Coffee and Terra Beata Juices. Returning to the Mahone Bay Centre for the wrap-up party with music from the Hoppin’ Fiddles; food and drink sampling and special offers at exclusive marketplace featuring: Ironworks Distillery, Petite Rivière Winery, Saltbox Brewing Company, Tea Brewery, Atlantica Resort, Biscuit Eater, Lahave Bakery, Haskapa, Mateus Bistro, Rebecca’s Restaurant, Kate’s Sweet Indulgence and Recardo’s. All participants will also receive the exclusive coupon booklet with offers and discounts from participating partners in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg and top it all off with your very own souvenir Mug!

A cycling tour between Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, NS, showcasing locally crafted food and drink.

Kick-start the spring, pairing wonderful local food with some of the best cycling routes in Nova Scotia. Participants can choose between the Rum Runners Trail or scenic coastal roadways around Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, customizing their route anywhere from 25km-104km. Whether you are a seasoned road cyclist, recreational rider or new to cycling, there is a route perfect for you, your family and friends. The tour will feature the best in locally-crafted food and drink throughout the day, departing Mahone Bay at 10am, lunch in Lunenburg at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, optional afternoon tours at Ironworks Distillery, HSW Railway Museum and a wrap up party in Mahone Bay from 4-6pm. Special participant rates for accommodation, local restaurants and shops are available all weekend… “Enjoy the day and plan to stay!!”

Choose Your Route:
Please let us know which route you would prefer to ride. This will help us organize volunteers and set timing for the day. Depending on how fast and far you like to ride and whether you would like to shop or take in the optional tours in Lunenburg, choose the route you plan to ride.

Map – Option A: Trail Route, 25 km

Along the Bay to Bay Trail, arriving in Lunenburg at the Old Railway Station, then ride over to the Fisheries Museum for lunch on streets of Lunenburg. Return along the same route. This option will give participants lots of time to visit historic Lunenburg, take in the optional tours at the HSW Railway Museum, Ironworks Distillery and explore the Fisheries Museum.

Map –  Option B: Trail and Scenic Road Route, 25 km

Road route along Mader’s Cove, Prince’s Inlet, Sunnybrook, Second Peninsula Rd to Lunenburg for lunch. Returning along the Bay to Bay Trail to Mahone Bay Centre for Wrap up party at 4pm. This option will give participants lots of time to visit historic Lunenburg, take in the optional tours at the HSW Railway Museum, Ironworks Distillery and explore the Fisheries Museum.

Map –  Option C: Road Route – Medium, 60 km

Road route along Mader’s Cove, Prince’s Inlet, Sunnybrook riding to the end of Second Peninsula to Bachman’s Beach & Steven’s Farm, then back to Lunenburg for lunch. After lunch, ride to Blue Rocks and return, back onto Second Peninsula Road, then Prince’s Inlet, Sunnybrook, Mader’s Cove and back to Mahone Bay for Wrap-up party at 4pm. This route will allow participants an hour or two to explore Lunenburg.

Map –  Option D: Road Route – Long, 104 km

Road route along Mader’s Cove, Prince’s Inlet, Sunnybrook riding to the end of Second Peninsula to Bachman’s Beach & Steven’s Farm, then out to Blue Rocks via Back Harbour and return to Lunenburg for lunch. After lunch ride through Mason’s Beach, on to Rose Bay, Left at Rose Bay to visit Hirtle’s Beach then on to Riverport and Lahave. Turn at Grimm Road, back to Lunenburg, return to Mahone Bay via Second Peninsula Road, Prince’s Inlet, Mader’s Cove for Wrap-up Party starting at 4pm. This route will be more about the ride and less about the visiting…enjoying lunch and the wrap-up party.

ACCOMMODATION
Mention “Sip, Savour & Cycle” For Special Rates:

Atlantica Oak Island Resort
36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore, NS www.atlanticaoakisland.com
Tel: 1(800) 565-5075
Come down Friday evening and have a relaxing evening, not so much driving in the am. $79.00 plus tax…..enjoy live music in the fireside lounge on Friday or Saturday night.

Fisherman’s Daughter B & B
Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay, NS www.fishermans-daughter.com
Tel: (902) 624-0660
*Call Direct for Special Event Rate: $20 off any room

Heart’s Desire Bed & Breakfast
686 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS www.heartsdesirebb.com.
Toll Free: (866) 624-8470
*Call Direct for Special Event Rate: $15 off any room

Mahone Bay Bed and Breakfast
558 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS. www.mahonebaybedandbreakfast.com
Toll Free: 866-239-6252
*Call Direct for Special Event Rate: 10% off any room

Need a Bike?
Not a problem, bike rentals are available in Mahone Bay or Lunenburg. Call for information and special event rates.

Sweet Ride Cycling
523 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS. www.sweetridecycling.com
Tel: (902) 531-3026
Road, Hybrid and Comfort bikes are available in a full range of sizes, as well as children’s rentals, trail-a-bikes and chariot brand child-carriers.

Rhumb Line Lunenburg
151 Montague St. Lunenburg NS. www.lunenburgbikeshop.com
(902) 521-6115
Road, Hybrid and city bikes are available