On Sunday, September 10, 2023, hundreds of cyclists will ride in the 6th annual Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie along Nova Scotia's enchanting Acadian Shore for an unforgettable cycling and cultural experience.
Here's what your $129 registration gets you:
Your choice of rides
Navigate rolling inland roads and discover towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte-Marie.
Experienced riders will be challenged by our 128 km Gran route.
Our most popular route, the 67 km Medio is perfect for intermediate riders.
At 35 km, the Piccolo offers anyone an excellent introduction to Fondo riding.
Event Jersey or T-Shirt
Our full-zip jerseys or sport t-shirts by Corsino are available in a wide range of sizes (XS to 6XL).
Comfort fit. Quick-dry fabric with aero-mesh side panels. Full invisible zipper. Internal silicone waist zipper. 3 rear open pockets.
You must register before July 20th at midnight, AST to qualify for a jersey or t-shirt.
Sizing Charts (same as 2019)
Entry to our Saturday Social
Our social event features fricot (a potato chicken soup), local Acadian music, the famous La Baie en Joie dance troupe, route tips, and more!
Lots of cool stuff!
Hundreds of residents and volunteers will enthusiastically cheer you on from the roadsides, waving Acadian flags, ringing cowbells and pounding on pots and pans throughout the ride!
Well-stocked rest stops with all the usual plus suprises included Acadian delicacies. Portable toilets and first-aid are available at all rest stops.
Entertainment along the route
Be sure to catch the fiddler at the Bangor Sawmill and other spots!
Hard-copy route map and GPX map file
Download the route to your GPS device from Ride with GPS online route maps.
Bike tag for transponder timing
Timing provided by Atlantic Chip.
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Get precise ride timing with industry-leading technology.
Your choice of lobster in the shell, BBQ or vegetarian meals. Plus drinks, salads, and desserts.
Enjoy local music while you feast and trade stories with friends in the Clare Veterans Centre.
After the ride, treat yourself to a free massage by one of our Registered Massage Therapists. You deserve it!
A Chance to Win Door Prizes
Be sure to check after your ride to see if you're a winner!
Photos will be taken at the finish line and throughout the event by event photographers and organisers. Photos will be posted following the event on our Facebook page and website. All images are provided free of charge.
Stay tuned for more info as we work to improve the "greening" of our event!
No need to worry about traffic - enjoy the views instead!
Our team of dedicated event professionals and volunteers will take care of your every need before, during, and after the Fondo!