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Might as well start planning a big ride for the Maritimes next riding season. Who's in!? :emot-ninja::emot-ninja::emot-ninja:
 

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would be awesome to get you up from NY! Toaster right at this point I'm just putting out some feelers to see how many people would be interested. I'd like to make up a list of contact emails for people so I can keep them updated as a group.
 

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Do you have a route in mind? I'm only an hour from you, are you thinking somewhere in our area?
 

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Do you have a route in mind? I'm only an hour from you, are you thinking somewhere in our area?
I don't really have a route in mind yet, your from the area so you'd understand that are sooo many different amazing routes to take around here.. I'd like to get some input on other people.. Do we want to go out and take over the trans canada? or ride hwy 4, cabot trail, or sun rise trail? Hey now that I'm thinking of it, your in Truro right? I know its done and over with now, but do you ever go to any of the Masstown Market rides on Tuesday nights? There usually turns out to be 30-40 bikes up there.
 

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I haven't been to them yet but it may be something to look into next season :)

For the ride how far are you looking to go? Cabot Trail is an over night trip if you go into Sydney. If you're looking for day trips the route they call the Little Cabot Trail (in at Sutherlands River and come out at the Causeway is beautiful, Parrsboro and up to Advocate is also a lovely ride. Anything on secondary roads is going to be a beautiful ride in our area but I would avoid the Trans Canada, it's just not a relaxing way to ride and you don't see much, IMO. I have an app called Best Bike Roads which is a route sharing app. Most of the routes we like to do I have uploaded to the site and you can find them under my username (same as here), there are lots of routes people have shared both in our area and world wide :) you don't need the app, you can also use the website.
 

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I haven't been to them yet but it may be something to look into next season :)

For the ride how far are you looking to go? Cabot Trail is an over night trip if you go into Sydney. If you're looking for day trips the route they call the Little Cabot Trail (in at Sutherlands River and come out at the Causeway is beautiful, Parrsboro and up to Advocate is also a lovely ride. Anything on secondary roads is going to be a beautiful ride in our area but I would avoid the Trans Canada, it's just not a relaxing way to ride and you don't see much, IMO. I have an app called Best Bike Roads which is a route sharing app. Most of the routes we like to do I have uploaded to the site and you can find them under my username (same as here), there are lots of routes people have shared both in our area and world wide :) you don't need the app, you can also use the website.
The length of the trip is something that will have to be worked out in time, I'd like to get other peoples input into what they would like to see take place. The more brains put into it, the better it will be. I haven't ridden the Cabot trail yet myself, but you are right that it would be an overnight trip. The little cabot trail is an amazing ride, I'd be happy with riding that. Another ride I really enjoy is heading up the Sunrise trail in the other direction, and crossing over to PEI via Confederation Bridge, then back down along PEI's coast and cross back over on the Ferry. PEI is really an amazing place to ride, I find cagers have a lot more respect for bikes over there as well. Or you could do the trip the other way around and take the ferry first, you'd save about $20.00 in crossing fees by doing it that way. Hopefully some more people jump on board here and give some ideas. Which route would you be interested in riding? I'm definitely really not interested in riding the trans canada. I usually only get on it if I'm heading a good distance and need to get there quick, the ninja gets a really good work out when I get a double lane hwy lol.
 

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I'll be towing up from New York and staying for 6 or 7 days. Looking forward to a Canadian ride again. Our oldest son has recently become a legal resident. His lovely wife and their their two sons are citizens and the family lives in St. Catherines. I've ridden in NS and PEI but have not yet done Cape Breton. So, after this planned ride I'll tow out to Sydney and finally ride the Cabot trail - I ride my wife and I first planned in 1969 and remains on our bucket list. Time to get that one done.
 

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I'll be towing up from New York and staying for 6 or 7 days. Looking forward to a Canadian ride again. Our oldest son has recently become a legal resident. His lovely wife and their their two sons are citizens and the family lives in St. Catherines. I've ridden in NS and PEI but have not yet done Cape Breton. So, after this planned ride I'll tow out to Sydney and finally ride the Cabot trail - I ride my wife and I first planned in 1969 and remains on our bucket list. Time to get that one done.
Well the area that we are in is roughly 4 hours from the bottom of the Cabot trail. The route we have been discussing for the group ride would actually take us up to nearly right where you would want to be to start your trip around the Cabot Trail, depending on which direction you plan on traveling. I'm actually just getting my bike all ready to head out for a ride up part of the route today.. When I get home I'll post a google maps image of it.
 

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That is the route we were talking about.. If you go across the Canso Causeway and head up the direction of the red arrow.. you will find yourself enjoying the start of the Cabot Trail heading in the counter clockwise direction. Starting out in New Glasgow, the ride would take us roughly 2.5 hrs (thats no stopping..) and there are some truly amazing sights to be seen during the ride which I'm sure most would like to stop and see so it would take a little while longer than the 2.5 hours. Anyone have any input?
 

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"There’s a special feeling of welcome everywhere as you travel the Sunrise Trail, a scenic drive along the northeastern coast of Nova Scotia. It’s a part of everything, from the warmth of the gentle surf that caresses broad sand beaches to the friendly people you’ll meet everywhere you go.

There’s a special beauty along the Sunrise Trail, too. Gently rolling farmlands create a quilt of emerald green fields that meets the sparkling blue waters of the Northumberland Strait. Country roads wind along sandy shores with their bright red bluffs and tidal saltmarshes that are vibrant with life. Timeless towns and villages, where generations have harvested the bounty of land and sea, now wait to be explored. Gracious accommodations offer a home away from home. There are fine restaurants, colourful shops and art galleries, as well as museums, summer theatre, and a fine arts centre. Good food and festivals are our specialty." - Sunrise Website
 

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I'll be following this thread, and if my work schedule allows, I'll try to swing by! I'm in Moncton, NB.
 
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