Sunday, May 30, 2021

Register: Fill out this form if this is your first race of the season. Send us a copy or deliver when signing in. No memberships or licences are required to participate.

Payment: eTransfer (at least 1 day prior) or cash on site. See prices (free or $20). If unable to attend, payment will be transferred to your next race.

Prepare: Review the race info below, including route links. Ride the course in the days prior to the race to familiarize yourself with the route and surroundings.

Notify: Send a brief message naming all who are attending, including volunteers, or if you need more information about the event.

Race Info

West Dalhousie Gravel Race

  • Gravel Race #3 of 4
  • Sunday, May 30, 2021
  • 0:00 to 0:00 (TBD)
  • A, B, C, D
  • West Dalhousie, Annapolis
  • [A/B] and [C/D]
  • 54.0 km (A/B), 27.2 km (C/D)
  • paved: 14.3 km (A/B), 3.8 km (C/D);
    gravel: 39.7 km (A/B), 23.4 km (C/D)
  • 562 m (A/B), 321 m (C/D)

Directions:
From Halifax/South Shore: Hwy 103 to Bridgewater (Exit 12) ... Hwy 10 North for 58 km to Albany Cross ... West Dalhousie Rd West for 15 km to community hall (on left).
From Valley/Yarmouth: Hwy 101 (Exit 21) to Bridgetown ... Rice Rd North for 500 metres ... Hwy 201 East for 1.2 km ... Morse Road (on right) for 14 km to West Dalhousie ... West Dalhousie Rd East for 1.4 km to community hall (on right).

Venue:
West Dalhousie Community Hall at 4868 West Dalhousie Road, West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia.

Parking available at community hall. There are washroom facilities on site.

Registration opens at 09:00 inside the community hall. Pick up number plate (attaches under seat). No bib numbers or pins. Be at community hall no later than 09:55 for race instructions. Categories will depart in both directions: A (eastbound) and C (westbound) at 10:00, then B (eastbound) and D (westbound) at 10:01.

After completing the race, return number plates, check results, and help yourself to a light homemade lunch. Bring a volunteer and we will waive your race fee: marshal, first aid, mechanic, photographer, security, sweep vehicle, or anything you can offer that will enhance the race experience.

There will be a first aid station at the community hall. If you require further medical attention during the race, call 9-1-1. The nearest hospitals are 36 km away in Annapolis Royal (Hwy 8/201) and 39 km away in Middleton (Hwy 1 East). Just follow the H signs when approaching either centre.

Categories:
If you have previous race experience, even if only road or time trial, you will know in which category you should belong. For those who have never raced before, start in Category D, unless you are confident in your ability to start in Category C. Regardless, you can always move to another category at the next race.

Warnings:
Do not drive on the race course while the race is ongoing. Fewer vehicles on the road make it safer for the competitors. There may be some vehicle traffic on the road, especially closer to Albany Cross. Exercise caution when approaching intersections and be alert for anything coming from behind.

There are no feed zones nor support vehicles. You will be required to carry your own water, food, and tools. A sweep vehicle will pass through after the race to confirm that no one has been left stranded.

This event will proceed regardless of weather conditions. The entire route is on all-weather roads, either paved or gravel.