BNS want to send out a BIG thank you to everyone who joined in celebrating the Blue Route launch last Thursday in the Town of Pictou. The sun was shining and it felt amazing to be riding the first segment of our provincial cycling network with a crowd of over fifty people. Special thanks as well to guest speakers Minister Geoff MacLellan and Mayor Joe Hawes, and to the Town of Pictou, the Municipality of Pictou County and the Pictou County Trails Association for helping make the event such a success. Watching Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Geoff MacLellan cut the ribbon at the launch was memorable for all of us, and it was special to see people in the crowd who have been part of the Blue Route initiative since it began eight years ago.

Last week marked the first step in bringing the Blue Route to communities all across the province. That’s 56km down and about 2950 of bikeways to go! It’s ambitious, but all the more compelling because of the potential for widespread impact. We look forward to the road ahead and to working with the Province and communities across Nova Scotia to bring the Blue Route to life. BNS would love to have you join us in this effort, so please get in touch if you’re ready to become a Blue Route ambassador in your community or would like to learn more about the project.

Let’s enjoy the ride!


Susanna Fuller, Co president BNS

Ben Buckwold, Director Bikeways and Blue Route Implementation

Adam Barnet, Communications and Outreach

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