It’s Bike Week in Halifax (and Regional Municipality)!! Our Tandem Bike Club is excited to be hosting 2 group rides in honour of Bike week 2018:
Sunday, June 3rd 10:45 to about 1 pm, Halifax to Tantallon Timmie’s run on the Chain of Lakes & BLT trails.
Saturday, June 9th 10:30 to about 3 pm, Halifax to the Train Station Bike and Bean, which we can’t get enough of! This ride is for more experienced cyclists.
Meet at the St Andrews Centre on Barnstead lane in Halifax.
All our tandems are booked for our group rides on the 3rd & 9th, but we’d love you to join us on your own bike or borrow one of our tandems to attend the many of the official events, listed at this link. There are freebies just for participating, too.
“Jennifer MacNeil-Noble, 31, of Halifax has been named the Cleve’s Source for Sports Female Team Athlete of the Month. MacNeil-Noble and the Nova Scotia Ship Recs mixed goalball team clinched a gold medal at the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament in Brantford, ON. In addition to netting 11 goals throughout the tournament, MacNeil-Noble provided strong defensive play by making crucial saves for her team.
Also a member of the Nova Scotia Ship Recs, the Cleve’s Source for Sports Male Team Athlete of the Month is John Courtney. The forty-one year-old from Halifax was a key player netting a personal best 11 goals throughout the 2018 Eastern Canadian Goalball Tournament. This included the game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over Kingston in the gold medal game.”
Curious what we’re auctioning off next weekend? Here’s just a taste! Murphy’s (including Tall Ship Silva, Cocktail Cruise, and deep sea fishing), Atlantic Superstore, Bistro Le Coq, Captured Escape Rooms, David’s Tea, Halifax Transit (passes), Java Blend coffee, Yoga with Moksha, New Scotland Clothing, Nine Locks Brewing, Rousseau Chocolatier, Stillwell Beer Bar, Saje Natural Wellness…
Thanks to our growing partnership with Canada Games Centre, some regularly-scheduled spin classes are now accessible for community members with vision loss! Indoor spinning (on stationary bikes) is a safe and super fun way to get active, no matter the weather outside.
What makes these spin classes accessible? Through a pilot project and by offering training to spin instructors, classes are made accessible by instructors using verbal cues to describe each exercise and technique. For example, instructors will count beats aloud so you know how fast you’re meant to be pedalling. Spin Instructors listed in the schedule have also received basic sighted guide and etiquette training. They can also help you get familiar with the stationary bike, including mounting and dismounting safely and how to adjust tension.
Regular Canada Games Centre fees and policies apply, but sighted guides accompany you to classes for free and guide dogs of course are welcome.
Canada Games Centre is accessible by public transit and is located directly next to the (new) Lacewood bus terminal.
If your guide dog will be coming along, you may want to call ahead of time to arrange a safe and mutually-agreed upon place to park him/her during class.
Canada Games Centre is a big facility and the location spin classes can be tricky to find and navigate if you’re not familiar with the space, so you may want to call ahead of time to arrange for sighted guide from the front desk to the locker room and/or class or consider bringing along a sighted guide for your firs time.
For any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennie, Blind Sports NS Tandem Bike Club Coordinator and Communications Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-449-0320. You can also message us on Facebook!
Promoting community, sports, active and healthy lifestyles for visually impaired Nova Scotians.