July 30: Rum Runners Destination Trail official opening group ride and celebration

Join the grand opening of the Rum Runners destination trail and celebrate its official designation as part of the Blue Route Provincial Cycling Network! Bicycle Nova Scotia hosts a group ride on July 30 for all ages, followed by a gathering to celebrate the volunteers who made this awesome trail happen.


The ride will be leave from two starting points (Mahone Bay and Timberlea) at 9 a.m., converging in Hubbards at the Hubbards Barn Association for 12:30 p.m. There will be a half-way meet-up point at 10:30 a.m. where people can join the ride to make it shorter.

At the end of the ride there will be food and refreshments where people can get together, talk about the ride, and meet some of the trail groups and volunteers.

Rum Runners Trail is one of two ‘Destination Trails’ in Nova Scotia, promoted by Tourism Nova Scotia. It connects the HRM to Lunenburg on 119 kilometres of rail trail, separate from the roadways. The Rum Runners Trail is a collaborative project of: The BLT Trail, St. Margaret’s Bay Trail, Aspotogan Trail, Chester Connection Trail, Dynamite Trail, and the Bay-to-Bay Trail. It connects and goes through classic South Shore destinations such as Hubbards, Chester, and Mahone Bay.

The Blue Route is a provincial cycling network that will eventually connect Nova Scotia’s communities through designated cycling routes on secondary highways with paved shoulders, low traffic volume roads, hard surfaced trails, and city streets. Once completed The Blue Route will comprise a ~ 3000km network of signed bicycle routes, connecting riders with communities across the province.

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This website was made possible by the generous financial support of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.