The Municipality of Clare in partnership with Vélo Baie Sainte-Marie bike shop, will be hosting the first-ever Gran Fondo in Nova Scotia: Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie on Sunday, September 27.
Participants will be challenged by our Gran 118 km loop while novice cyclists may prefer the shorter 35 km Piccolo ride.
The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie will provide a challenge to riders of all levels, at a beautiful time of year with a refreshing backdrop of fresh salty air and the turning of the colours.
The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie will not only be the first Gran Fondo in Nova Scotia, but also in Acadie. During the event, riders will marvel at towering wooden churches that stand testament to the craftsmanship of Acadians. There will also be plenty of unique opportunities to sample Acadian delicacies and enjoy local culture at nutrition breaks along the routes. On the Saturday evening before the event, riders will get a taste of local Acadian culture, hospitality and its joie de vivre during the Order of Good Cheer at the Legion in Saulnierville. The cultural component will continue during the after-race meal and awards ceremony where our Acadian hospitality will be showcased again.
For more information, visit our website granfondobaiesaintemarie.ca