South Shore Savour & Cycle Tour 2019

2019 South Shore Savour and Cycle Tour, Saturday, May 18th

Registration is now open!

Click here to get registered on Zone 4

*You can pay online or in store as well, just fill out the online registration and select “pay by cheque” as the payment option if you want to pay in store. If you are having any trouble registering, just let us know at info@sweetridecycling.com.

A cycling tour between Mahone Bay, Lunenburg and surrounding communities – showcasing local gastronomic experiences.

Kick-start the spring, pairing wonderful local gastronomy 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-100km. **New this year – A 40km road and trail option.  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 throughout the day, departing from Mahone Bay, with lunch in Lunenburg for all riders at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, time to explore shopping in Lunenburg before completing your ride and returning to Mahone Bay.  You do not want to miss the WRAP-UP PARTY in Mahone Bay from 3-5pm featuring a marketplace and wellness fair including sweet and savory samples from local restaurants, Cafes and locally crafted beer and spirits to try and buy from Saltbox Brewing Company, Ironworks Distillery, Petite Riviere Winery and more. Special participant rates for accommodation, local restaurants and shops are available all weekend… including Oak Island Resort and local Bed and Breakfasts. “Enjoy the day and plan to stay!!”

Registration/Check-in:
Mahone Bay Centre, 8:30– 10:30 am
Ride Start Time(s): 10am – 11am (depending on length)
Lunch at Fisheries Museum: Served 11:30am – 1pm
Wrap-up Party at Mahone Bay Centre: 2:30 pm – 4pm
Parking: Available at the Mahone Bay Centre, Public Parking lots on Pond and Clairmont Streets or on-street parking.

Your registration (Early Bird $40 until March 31st, $45 April 1st to May 17th) includes your CHOICE OF 6 ROUTES from 25-104km, LUNCH and WRAP-UP PARTY. You also receive entrance to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.

LUNCH: A selection of wraps, vegetarian carrot & ginger soup, home-made bread and molasses cookies to top it all off,  served on-site by the Old Fish Factory.

WRAP-UP PARTY: Upon your return to the Mahone Bay Centre after your ride-the wrap-up party will include live music; post-ride snacks and food and drink sampling at Gourmet food and Wellness marketplace. 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!

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, 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 3pm. This option will give participants lots of time to visit historic Lunenburg, and explore the Fisheries Museum.

Map – Option C: 40Km Road and Trail “Figure 8”
If you enjoy “mixing it up” between riding along the scenic roadways and enjoying the blissfully quiet ride along the trail, and are looking for a little more distance – this will be the route for you. Depart Mahone Bay and ride along the scenic Mader’s Cove and Prince’s Inlet route to Lunenburg and return along the Bay to Bay Trail, then ride the scenic Oakland road to Indian Point and return to Mahone along the Dynamite Trail.

Map – Option D: Road Ride 40km “Blue Rocks Short”
Looking for a little longer ride but not quite ready for 60km? This scenic ocean-side route will take you over to Lunenburg along Mader’s Cove and Prince’s Inlet (12km), then after lunch, continue to Blue Rocks and re-trace your route to Mahone Bay(28km). The post-lunch segment of this ride will take longer to complete so you may wish to do a little shopping and exploring before your lunch in Lunenburg.

Map –  Option E: Road Route – Blue Rocks, 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 3pm. This route will allow participants an hour or so to explore Lunenburg.

Map –  Option F: 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 3pm. This route will be more about the ride and less about the visiting…enjoying lunch and the wrap-up party.

If you would like to add a little extra challenge to your 25km or 60km route, consider riding the 21km loop to Indian Point along the scenic shore-line and returning along the Dynamite Trail.

Map – Add on – Indian Point Road and Trail – 21km

ACCOMMODATION
Mention “South Shore Savour & Cycle” For Special Rates:

Oak Island Resort
36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore, NS www.oakislandresort.ca
Tel: 1(800) 565-5075
*Call Direct for Special Event Rate

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

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

Kitch’Inn Bed & Breakfast
319 Main Street, Mahone Bay, NS. kitchinn.com
www.kitchinn.com
(902) 624-0797
*Call Direct for Special Event Rate

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

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