South Panuke Wilderness Area

Join Bicycle Nova Scotia for a Gravel/Mountain Bike ride in the newly opened South Panuke Wilderness Area!

Sign up for the Ride!

Sat, Sept 14/19, 10AM

This guided group ride is a great chance to view the many riding options and varied landscapes of the South Panuke Wilderness Area. Located just 40 minutes outside the HRM in East River, the South Panuke wilderness area is newly opened for off-road cycling use.

Bicycle Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Department of the Environment and Chester Municipality would like to hear from the cycling community on the potential riding opportunities in the Wilderness Area.  Join us for the ride and share your thoughts!

The ride is a mix of logging road (60%), rail trail (10%), rugged single track (15%) and gravel road (5%). The best bike for this terrain is a 29er XC bike due to some loose gravel sections. A Gravel/Cross is also well-suited for experienced riders. This is a no drop ride. A GPX file will be available for those that sign up.

When: Sat, Sept 14, 2019 at 10 AM

Location/Start: East River. Intersection of #3 and #329 and the Castle Rock Rail trail

Ride Length: Approx 40KM. Off-road – Medium difficulty

Entry: A current Bicycle Nova Scotia membership is required for this ride. No charge for BNS members. Get a general BNS membership for only $20

Nova Scotia Wilderness Areas

Approximately 100 km of off-road trail has been opened to bicycle riding in Nova Scotia’s wilderness areas. BNS has worked with NS Environment, (Protected Areas), to obtain the necessary trail designations to open up trails in 14 varied and beautiful wilderness areas.

Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas are essential for conserving biodiversity, protecting important watersheds and landscapes. For more information on the South Panuke Wilderness area visit: South Panuke WA