rides and events we support
MS Bike Tour
July 28-29, 2018 | Wolfville, NS
MS Bike is the largest fundraising cycling series in North America and it’s the experience of a lifetime! No matter where in Canada you ride, you’ll feel the contagious energy MS Bike cyclists along the journey especially when you cross the finish line and celebrate! Every year since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels across Canada get together to end Canada’s disease: multiple sclerosis. Join us at this event full of excitement, challenge, community and we know you’ll leave with a sense of great accomplishment.
Adrian Campbell ride
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Newcomb Branch Road near Kentville. Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, ride at 10 AM.
The Adrian Campbell Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Adrian’s many accomplishments in his too brief life. The Fund supports young athletes in individualized endurance sports who are also beginning their post- secondary education. Adrian was a great proponent of fitness and encouraged and helped many others to follow his path. He would be honoured to know that he was helping young athletes with the additional financial costs associated with simultaneously pursuing their sport and education.
Register at: www.adriancampbell.org
Join us for The Adrian Campbell Ride - a casual fun ride with a free
will offering leaving from ‘the farm’ on the Newcomb Branch Road near
Canning. This year we will have two Scholarship Recipients and, as in
the past, they will lead out the ride with Adrian’s sons Jackson, Ryder,
Enjoy live music and a post ride BBQ/craft beer and local apple cider at
the farm; mechanical support vehicle and pre-ride Gatorade fill-up. The
ride is free of charge – but we would love to accept your donation of
any denomination to help cover expenses of the ride and help with the
The Rides:This year features three main routes: an eastern loop of 32 km, a
western loop of 77 km and a scenic 88 km gravel grinder route.
The eastern loop follows along parts of previous years’ routes along
dykeland and orchards and has several options to shorten the distance
(turning on Church St. will make this a 26 km route; turning on Canard
St., a 20 km route; and turning on Saxon St., a family friendly 15 km).
Similarly, the 77 km loop could be shortened to 61 km (by turning left
at Long Pt road) or 54 km) by turning left onto Rt 360 toward Berwick).
Of course there is also the possibility of combining the two loops into
a more epic century plus (105 km) “figure 8” through the Valley floor.
The gravel grinder ride will involve climbing over North Mountain and
dropping down to ride along the Fundy coast before working our way back
via as many dirt roads as we can find. This ride is most appropriate for
Cross or Grinder bikes with at least 30c tires.
Put it on your calendar. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Tour for Kids
July 28-29, 2018
Tour for Kids is a two day charity cycling event in Atlantic Canada. Together, we raise funds and awareness for children attending Brigadoon Village’s in-city and in-hospital programs, Family Oncology Retreat and Atlantic Teen Oncology Retreats. This organization does not receive government funding and must rely on donations such as yours to carry on their essential programs. As more children survive childhood cancer, social interaction with peers and being able to manage day to day activities with limited mobility is key to the success of their recovery. Brigadoon’s programs are not just fun and games, they’re a way of delivering camp in a way that our hospitals cannot.
June 4, 2018
Join the ride on Sunday, June 4th for the 7th Annual Life Cycle hosted by the Valley Cardiac Rehab Society and Town of Kentville. Once again, the Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation is our principle sponsor enabling Life Cycle to remain a free (or minimal cost) community event celebrating the health and healing benefits of exercise and active living.
ride for cancer
September 29, 2018
Ride for Cancer strives to improve cancer treatment, research and patient care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. To date, fundraising efforts has purchased an additional apheresis machine – a crucial piece of equipment in blood cancer treatment – and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) technology, which provides a safer and less-invasive alternative to diagnosing lung cancer and lymphoma. Beyond funding vital equipment, Ride for Cancer has funded support programs to help patients through their cancer journey, as well as local research to discover improved treatments for aggressive cancers.