Our 2022 Club road rides will be hosted as always by our amazing Giant Bicycle ambassador, Jonathan Hilder, and a small support team from our Giant Bicycle Halifax Race Team. The goal of this ride is to provide a welcoming environment for all intermediate road riders. We will ride as one group, and stay together as a group. Just a heads up, this is not a race, it is designed as an intermediate group ride, and as such the ride will be controlled, and the pace will be respected by all who want to participate.
Tentative ride dates are scheduled for June 25th, July 9th, July 30th, and finally August 6th. These rides are subject to weather and participation levels.
Due to construction on the Waverley Road, our new ride location will be the Sambro loop. We will leave from Sussex Street in Spryfield and there is plenty of parking at the rear of the mall https://goo.gl/maps/tJmHSC5Nd5mQL2J46 This route will take us through scenic Sambro, then Williamswood, and finally back to where we started. It will be a 39 km loop that is almost entirely supported with bike lanes. The group will ride at a 27/28 kph pace. Please note, this ride is posted as an intermediate ride, and as such, you should note the distance and pace that will be maintained on this ride. This criteria has been requested by our current GBH Road Ride Club attendees. Thanks to all of you for your feedback.
To participate in the road ride, you will need a road bike (with drop bars) in good working order, a spare tube and inflation device in case of a flat, a positive attitude, and a respectful attitude towards others in the group. Helmets are mandatory for all rides. You will need to be a BNS general member which costs $40 and also you must also register as a Giant Halifax Ride Club member which is absolutely free. Registration must be done online here. Once all the BNS paperwork is complete, please check on our Giant Bicycle Halifax Race Team Facebook page add request to join the group for updates on the rides.
Please note: If you do not register as a BNS general member, and as a Giant Halifax Ride Club member, for liability reasons, you will not be able to participate in this ride. Thanks in advance for your understanding of the wonderful world of liability we now live in, and the requirements that are needed to protect all of us.