Lost Shores Gran Fondo

Lost Shores Gran Fondo

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Welcome to the Lost Shores of Guysborough! Largely undiscovered, this hidden corner of Nova Scotia has a delightful 85 km low traffic oceanfront loop connecting over 20 fishing communities. We have used this loop to create the 50, 90 and 120 km rides and added a delightful 35 km loop and a 30 km mountain bike rail trail loop. That’s 5 ride choices, something for every fitness level.

Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores Hill Climb 2018

New for 2018!

Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores – a 3km timed climb from Halfway Cove Bridge to the Lookoff.

Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores Hill Climb 2018

New for 2018!

Fear and Loathing in Lost Shores – a 3km timed climb from Halfway Cove Bridge to the Lookoff.

Check out the new 2018 Jersey!
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  • $99 Registration Fee
  • 500 Rider Capacity
  • 5 Rides From 30 to 120 km
  • Low traffic, Oceanfront
  • Garneau Tour Jersey Included
  • Atlantic Chip Timing
  • 3 km Timed Climb
  • Nutrition Stops (7)
  • Hot Showers
  • $99 Registration Fee
  • 500 Rider Capacity
  • 5 Rides From 30 to 120 km
  • Low traffic, Oceanfront
  • Garneau Tour Jersey Included
  • Atlantic Chip Timing
  • 3 km Timed Climb
  • Nutrition Stops (7)
  • Hot Showers
  • BBQ Ribs, Chicken, GF/Vegan meals
  • Craft Beers
  • Live Music
  • Monthly Refund Draws
  • 10+ Group Refund Draws
  • Event Prize Draw
  • Free Overnight Parking
  • Free Dry Camping
  • Free Childcare (Ages 4-12)
  • Yoga Classes ($10)
  • BBQ Ribs, Chicken, GF/Vegan meals
  • Craft Beers
  • Live Music
  • Monthly Refund Draws
  • 10+ Group Refund Draws
  • Event Prize Draw
  • Free Overnight Parking
  • Free Dry Camping
  • Free Childcare (Ages 4-12)
  • Yoga Classes ($10)

Our third annual Lost Shores Gran Fondo was held on Saturday Sept 8, 2018. September is the perfect time to ride the Lost Shores, best weather yet almost no traffic. Registration is now open so you can join a few hundred cyclists to experience the stunning scenery and amazing hospitality of Guysborough’s Lost Shores up close. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and news.

The Rides

Fear and Loathing – 3 km

New for 2018!

Hey, it’s our fault and we love it. We live on the edge… of this huge faultline. The Cobequid Chedabucto fault line creates the scenic rolling hills along Chedabucto Bay. You’re riding on the part that used to be near Morocco in Africa before continents started moving around. Believe us, we sure heard about those scenic damn hills from the first 2 Fondo events. It sounded a bit like a love-hate kind of thing.

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Tickle Loop – 120 km

Seasoned riders are fully challenged by 120 km of rolling hills. New in 2017, it’s already our most popular ride.  ‘Awesome roads, like 3 cars’. Five rest stops keep you fed and hydrated.  Save some gas for the rolling hills along Chedbucto Bay, we’ll add a timed climb there in 2018.

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Lost Shores Loop – 90 km

This is the loop that started it all, 90 km of low traffic oceanfront cycling. This ride follows the rolling oceanfront hills for a total 1000 m climb so you’ll get a full workout. Four rest stops will provide food and drink. Save some gas for the hills along the homestretch.  We’ll add a timed climb for 2018 to make things more interesting.

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Queensport Light – 50 km

This is our favorite ride, 25 km each way out and back of rolling hills along the deep blue waters of Chedabucto Bay. Biggest hill is 225 feet with several really long coaster rides. Wheeee! Head to Queensport for a picture of Nova Scotia’s second most photographed lighthouse. Expect some hills, we’ll add a timed climb for 2018.

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Intervale Loop – 35 km

This ride is all waterfront, no big hills. Follow Highway 16 along the shoreline for an easy ride along the water to beautiful Boylston.

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Rail Trail Loop – 30 km

The railway that never got built left a delightful rail trail along the banks of the Salmon River. Head out of town along Tompkinsville Road where blueberries and Christmas trees are everywhere.

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