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Bike Week begins this weekend and there are many events planned to celebrate.

JUNE 8

Official Bike Week opening will be held at New Glasgow Farmers Market, 216 Glasgow Street:

9:30 am – Official Bike Week Proclamation with New Glasgow Town Crier. Sponsor:  Town of New Glasgow

Official Bike Week Opening Ride (34kms)

10:00 am start: New Glasgow Farmers’ Market

Route:  New Glasgow-Trenton-Pictou Landing-Trenton-New Glasgow with stop in Pictou Landing for refreshments

Parking:  Glasgow Square

Lead riders: Pictou County Cycle

Sponsor: Pictou Landing First Nation

JUNE 9

Michelin Junior Bike for Ages 5 to 11 at Pictou County Wellness Centre

2756 Westville Road, New Glasgow

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Registration is free plus participants receive a free bicycle helmet and a chance to win one of two gift cards for a new bicycle.   www.michelinjuniorbike.ca

Sponsor: Michelin Pictou County

First Nations Flavours Family Ice Cream Ride

6:30 pm Start: First Nations Flavours

A relaxed 2km ride through the community of Pictou Landing to First Nations Flavours Ice Cream to enjoy a complimentary ice cream and then back

Lead riders: Cynthia Denny

Sponsor: Pictou Landing First Nations Fisheries

JUNE 12

Pictou County Cycle Weekly Road Ride (22kms/36kms/44kms/66kms)

2619 Westville Road, New Glasgow

5:30pm start:  Pictou County Cycle

Pick your distance with four route options to accommodate the beginner to the advanced cyclist.

Participants have a chance to win one of two 2019 Bicycle Nova Scotia memberships.

Lead Riders:  Pictou County Cycle

Sponsor: Pictou County Cycle

JUNE 14

Kinsmen Family Ice Cream Ride

6:30 pm Start: Kinsmen Lookoff

A relaxed 8km ride along the Samson Trail from corner of Churchill Drive and Terrace Street to Corina’s Ice Cream on Bridge Avenue to enjoy a complimentary ice cream and then back

Parking adjacent to Kinsmen Lookoff on Terrace Street

Lead riders: Chris and Jack Higdon

Sponsor: Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow

JUNE 15

Bike Week Street Festival on Caladh Avenue in Pictou

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou

10:00am to 2:00pm

You are invited to come and join Ian MacLean who will be completing a bicycle ride in support of the restoration of Duart Castle, Scotland.

10:00am – Ian will provide a presentation on the historic MacLean castle located in Scotland on the Island of Mull and his fundraising goal to assist with the ongoing restoration.

11:00am – 5km Tartan Ramble bicycle ride out the Jitney Trail and a celebration of Scottish culture with all participants encouraged to wear their best tartan.  All participants will have a chance to win a prize for their tartan costume.

1:30pm – Ian MacLean will depart Pictou as he continues on the next leg of his journey.

10:00am to 2:00pm – There will be a bicycle tire/tube collection booth where old tires can be dropped off to be recycled.

JUNE 10-14

FREE Cycle Fit Classes to Non-Members at the YMCA of Pictou County

2756 Westville Road, New Glasgow

FREE!

Check online schedule of classes at www.pcymca.ca or call the YMCA at (902) 752-0202

Sponsor: YMCA of Pictou County

JUNE 8-15

“Get Out and Bike” Bike Week Contest

FREE!

Each time you bike to work, school or simply go for a ride you increase your points and your chance of winning the grand prize.

For details on how to enter call Pictou County Cycle at (902) 928-0331 or drop by the shop at 2619 Westville Road, New Glasgow

Sponsor:  Pictou County Cycle