September 18-19, 2021

2021 Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie cancelled

After careful consideration and monitoring of public health directives surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as in consideration of the preservation of our brand, the 2021 edition of Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie has been cancelled. Our priority is the health and well-being of participants, volunteers, our community and supporters.
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Saulnierville, NS, Canada – April 20, 2021:
After careful consideration and monitoring of public health directives surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as in consideration of the preservation of our brand, the 2021 edition of Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie has been cancelled. Our priority is the health and well-being of participants, volunteers, our community and supporters.

We will be back in 2022 with another stellar event that will meet the high quality and expectations that our participants and community have come to expect over the last five years. We hope to see you all on September 17 and 18, 2022!

In the interest of continuing to promote a cycling culture in our community, we are excited to offer a separate unique event planned for the summer of 2021. For those who enjoy rougher terrain and a smaller scale event, we are planning a “Terra Fondo” on October 2, 2021, where mountain bikers can experience some of our trails and beautiful scenery followed by an after-ride celebration and meal. Stay tuned for updates! Please note that this event is for those 19 years of age and over only. All Public Health protocols surrounding COVID-19 will be in place. 

For more information regarding the Terra Fondo, please visit the Baie Sainte-Marie website, or if you're ready: register now!

Thank you for your understanding, patience and unwavering support. Stay safe and stay in touch!

~ The Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie Team!

What is the Mini Fondo?

The Mini Fondo is a trail cycling event just for kids ages 5 to 12!

Choose Your Ride

Choose between the 2 km route for beginners or the 4 km route for more experienced riders!

Registration for either ride costs only $15.00.

Event Schedule

Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • 8:00 am to 10:00 am Registration
  • 9:00 am 2 km Start
  • 10:00 am 4 km Start
It was really, really fun!

It was really, really fun!

The dirt roads were tough, but everything else was pretty easy. I wanted to do it 20 more times!

-Amélie, age 8
Clare, NS

Cool swag for everyone!

All cyclists who register by August 16 will receive a nifty Mini Fondo T-shirt. And everyone gets a participation medal at the finish line. Super!

I encourage all my friends to come and join me in the Mini Fondo!

I encourage all my friends to come and join me in the Mini Fondo!

Biking is fun and a great way to meet other kids. And all the volunteers are great.

-Liam, age 8
South Ohio, NS

Les médecins de Clare et Dr. Comeau
Vélo Baie Sainte-Marie
Université Sainte-Anne
I loved the Mini Fondo!

I loved the Mini Fondo!

It’s a good challenge. I can't wait to do it again!”

-Toulouse, age 10
Clare, NS