Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boulevard du Crime, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bikes: Giant TCR a1 modified
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Originally Posted by salted
Hi there, I'm going on holiday to Halifax in late May and I was wondering what sort of riding there is there? I'm mainly into dirt and street/park, but I enjoy light downhill and freeride too. I'd love some info or even to meet up with some riders =D
If you're taking kids Point Pleasant Park is a nice spot for a leisurely ride. Hurricane Juan and our beetle problems killed thousands of trees there though
Shubinacadie Park over in Dartmouth is good too and has some single track as well. I know there's a popular place in Hali so ask at an LBS. I've never been all that interested in mountain biking, but I know of a few bike shops that sell maps of trails put together by local riders for a couple bucks.
The streets are not the greatest. Lots of pot holes and cracks. We have mild winters so we get plenty of freeze and thaw. I used to think we had more ignorant drivers here than elsewhere, but the short time I've spent at BF tells me they're a universal phenomenon. You do have to watch the grates still and downtown Hali has plenty of hills. Hali is starting to have more bike lanes as well and when the improvements were made to MacDonald bridge they put in a dedicated bike lane! +11 (left side going towards Dartmouth FYI).
It can be a real nice town in the summer. Enjoy your stay and don't believe the locals. Keiths beer sucks