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2017 Adrian Campbell Ride

Sunday October 1, 2017

Sign in: 8:30-9:30 AM

Start time: 10 AM

Location: 137 Newcomb Branch Road, Kings Co. NS (101 Exit 12; straight through 3 sets of lights and flashing light; Newcomb Branch is first road on right)

Cost: Free will offering

Routes:



Eastern Loops and Western loops can be combined in a figure 8 to make an approx. 100 km ride.

Something new

For 2017, in lieu of the Adrian Campbell Valley Classic we have decided to try something different. On Sunday, 1 October, we hope you will join us for The Adrian Campbell Ride - a casual fun ride with a free will offering leaving from Krista and the boys’ newly acquired farm on the Newcomb Branch Road near Canning. This year, for the first time, we will have two Scholarship Recipients and, as in the past, they will lead out the ride with Adrian’s sons Jackson, Ryder, and AJ.

Enjoy live music and a post ride BBQ 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 scholarship fund.

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.

With the exception of the Gravel Grinder, we will not have formal ride leaders and sweepers this year. Rather, we encourage participants to pick a route and travel at your own pace for the distance you like. Make up your own group before the ride or join in on ride day. Former ride leaders will wear armbands in case you have questions. We will also provide you with route maps on-line, and telephone contact #s on the day of the ride in case you need any support.

We ask that you bring your own kit for your fuel stops and lunch. There are lots of fabulous spots to stop for fuel breaks or lunch, or purchase lunch along the routes if you prefer. Please take a look at these in advance.

We hope that you will invite your friends and join us for another fun day celebrating Adrian, and enjoying the cycling routes he loved. The leaves should be at their best so this should be a beautiful ride.

Thank you for supporting the Adrian Campbell Scholarship Fund. We look forward to seeing you on the 1st of October. Income Tax receipts will be provided for free will offerings over $20.

How to register

Register on-line here (Please register so we can plan for insurance, parking, refreshments, and so forth.)

Questions? Email: info@adriancampbell.org or call 902-798-7108.

 

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