New Rec Ride Series: RPM Cycle–Beta Canada Fall Tour of Nova Scotia!
- Interested in trying out some new trails?
- Are your kids 14 or older and you'd like to explore some new riding opportunities as a family?
- Not looking to be the next Graham Jarvis or Megan Griffiths BUT you are a weekend warrior looking to meet some new riders?
Then the RPM Cycle-Beta Canada Fall Tour of Nova Scotia is the perfect series for you!
Check out new ride areas
NSORRA is looking to shake up their 2021 events with the addition of the RPM Cycle-Beta Canada Fall Tour of Nova Scotia Recreational Ride Series. This series has been designed to provide NSORRA riders with an opportunity to connect and tour trails that they may otherwise not have the opportunity to see.
These rides will be led by seasoned riders. Volunteers will be assisting along the route with technical issues, first aid, and to provide coaching or support in terrain that may be unfamiliar to riders.
Two route options and a BBQ
There will be two routes for each ride with all riders meeting up for a barbecue along the way!
- The first route will be for families and novice riders who are looking for a ride that is manageable in length with approachable terrain. **Because these events are held outside of NSORRA's ride parks, all riders must be over the age of 14 and accompanied by an adult as per the NS OHV Act.
- The second is for intermediate or more confident riders who are comfortable with a longer and slightly more technical terrain.
An event schedule including route length and what to expect along the way will be posted with the event sign up, so keep your eyes on the NSORRA Events page
Cost: $25 per adult, $15 per youth (14 to 16 years of age) or $60 for a family of up to five
Dates & Locations:
11 September Valley Tour (coordinated by Susan & Patrick Foote)
19 September Cape Breton Tour (coordinated by Justin Lewis & Kathleen Tobin) CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
09 October Wentworth Tour (coordinated by Scott Josey and Neil Jennings)
23 October South Shore Tour (coordinated by Mike Ritter)
- NSORRA memberships are required for insurance purposes.
- Youth 14 to 16 must be supervised by an adult as per the NS OHV Act
09:30 Rider Check In: All riders will check in to ensure an accurate count for the ride.
10:00 Rider Safety Meeting: Safety and etiquette will be reviewed for the ride. Lead and sweep riders will be introduced and an orientation to the trail will be given so all riders understand what is to come on the day’s ride.
10:30 Ride Begins: Riders will be separated into their respective group to ensure they embark on the route appropriate to their level of ability and preference for the ride. Each group will start their led rides with sweep riders in place to assist/ coach as needed.
12:00 BBQ lunch/social: Barbeque social is included in the cost of the ride which will include a hamburger or hot dog, snack, and beverage. Morning ride will end prior to the start of lunch allowing riders to use the bathroom gear down as needed and socialize with the other riders.
1:00 Intermediate ride continues (optional guided ride for family/novice riders).
3:00 Ride ends: All rides will end no later than 3:00, however afternoon ride times will vary based on location and group preference/ability.
We are looking forward to this exciting new opportunity to connect with our community. So get your NSORRA memberships, grab your family and friends, and join us for some riding, food and fun!
The NS OHV Act is currently under review to address out-of-date safety standards. NSORRA is working with the Department of Active Transport to ensure the interests of off-road motorcyclists are represented and that the Act reflects the current safety needs of the community. Stay tuned for future updates!
Jillian Cross joined the NSORRA Board of Directors as a dual chair of Rec Riding and Women Offroad. She is a passionate rider who enjoys spending her free time on the trails with family and friends.