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Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie

Gran Fondo Baie Sainte Marie

September 13 - September 14 2025
Clare Nova Scotia
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Distances: 35, 67, 118 km
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: unlimited Participants

The 6th edition of Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia's first Gran Fondo cycling event, will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Our Gran Fondo has quickly grown to become a bucket list 'must-do' cycling and cultural experience! Now the largest cycling event in Atlantic Canada, we hosted 1,100 cyclists in 2019 - and we expect even more will ride with us this year! Our Gran Fondo will appeal to recreational riders of all skill levels, as well as to the avid racer. Although a timed event, this is more of a self-paced FUN group event, rather than a race.  

Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie is offering 3 rides for 2023 -- our first event since 2019!

Experienced riders will be challenged by our 118 km Gran route, while novice cyclists may prefer the shorter 67 km Medio or 35 km Piccolo rides. Riders will navigate rolling inland roads along lakes and rivers, and pass by towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte Marie. Downloadable maps of each route are on our website, including photo galleries, videos and testimonials.

The region's famous Acadian hospitality and culture will be highlighted during the social event on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The entire community rolls out the welcome mat as residents will enthusiastically cheer you on from the roadside, waving Acadian flags and banging pots and pans. After your unforgettable ride, share stories while savouring on fresh lobster, BBQ pork! or vegetarian option! 

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Start Located At: Université Sainte-Anne, 1695 Route 1, Church Point, Nova Scotia
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Swag Bag - lots of cool stuff!
Access to Saturday Social, featuring finger foods, La Baie en Joie dancers, Acadian music and more!
Nutrition Stops - well stocked rest stations including Acadian delicacies!
Corsino Event Jersey (full zip quick dry) or Tech T-shirt
Bike tag for transponder timing
Route map (hard copy & online GPX)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Exceptional organization & Community Spirit - hundreds of residents will cheer you on along the route!
Entertainment along the route - listen for the fiddler at Bangor Sawmill
Post-ride Lobster, BBQ pork or veggie option
Live Music
Free Massages
Prize Draws
Photos: Photos will be taken during the event by event photographers and organizers. Photos will be posted following the event on Facbook and on website. You will have access to images free of charge.

Changing Rooms
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Free Training Rides
Course Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry