Register for the 2016 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie!

cyclists at Mavillette Beach - Gran Fondo Event Nova Scotia
Photo Above: Joey Robichaud Photography

The early bird deadline for the 2016 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie is coming up July 31!

We participated in, and helped document, Nova Scotia’s first ever Gran Fondo Cycling event last September. A Gran Fondo is a large group cycling ride that brings together road cyclists of all abilities to cycle, en masse. It originated in Europe in the early 1900s and has since become a popular event in many places around the world.

Gran Fondo Clare Baie Sainte Marie Nova Scotia

The 2015 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie was the first of this kind of event to be held in Nova Scotia. It was a huge success, with more than 420 participants from Nova Scotia, the Maritimes, and as far as Australia gathering together to experience the beautiful French Shore by bike.

This year is set to be even bigger and better, with more routes, and registration already surpassing 500 cyclists!

Sunday September 25, 2016, marks the second annual Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie. We’ll once again be participating and helping the organizers document the event to continue to promote it to locals and visitors next year.

GF 2016

Photo by: Joey Robichaud Photography

The 2016 event has three distance options; a 35 km Piccolo Fondo, a 67 km Medio Fondo, and the 117km Gran Fondo loop. Each route take cyclists through various scenic sections of beautiful Baie Sainte Marie, including coastal, inland, and historic sites, with stops at charming local cafes in a community that has gone all-in to support a big bike tour.


Photo by: Joey Robichaud Photography

If you’re interested in participating in the 2016 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie, the early bird deadline is coming up July 31st! The price will stay the same until September 9th, however you will no longer be eligible to receive a Louis Garneau jersey or swag bag as part of your race registration.

This beautiful and culturally rich Nova Scotian destination is a growing attraction for those seeking a fitness vacation, and we’re proud to be part of it and to help them promote this event:

You can see more 2016 promotional videos HERE.

Event Dates: September 24-25, 2016

Early-Bird Registration (July 31, 2016 @ midnight): $85.00 + processing fee
Late Registration (September 9 – September 25): $125.00


A note to our readers: Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie will be covering the cost for us to travel to the event. Some promotional materials we create for them for their own use will be compensated. We were not compensated for creating/sharing this post.

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