The Heartland Tour is a public awareness campaign that uses the bicycle as a vehicle to educate and draw attention to reduction of cardiac illness and health risk in Nova Scotia.
This year is very significant as it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Velo CB is partnering with Heartland Tour on July 16th, Saturday to bring you the Sydney leg of the event.
Cyclists meet at Wentworth Park, and leave at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:30am depending on their chosen route.
Experienced cyclists can choose a 69 km route around the Mira starting at 8 am
The 40 km Intermediate route around the Mira leaves at 9:30 am
For those new to bicycling, there is a 7.5 km route to Membertou leaving at 11:30 am
For non-cyclists there is a walk as well.
Route maps are here: http://heartlandtour.ca/communities/sydney-july-16th/
There will be snacks, prizes, and a 10th anniversary celebration. Sponsors and supporters will join us in Wentworth Park including YMCA, Special Olympics, NS Heart and Stroke Foundation, Frameworks Cycle and Fitness, Belmac, Lawton's pharmacy and BMO.
Prizes include a beautiful bike, scooters, helmets, 10 1-month Y passes, and many smaller prizes.
Registration is FREE... and participants receive a free t-shirt. You may register to cycle or walk...your choice, go to www.Heartlandtour.ca