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Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

902-530-4100  info@lclc.ca

135 North Park St, Bridgewater NS  B4V 9B3

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Community Bike Loan Program

The Community Bike Loan Program is a partnership between the YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia, Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, and Town of Bridgewater Community Development Department-Recreation. Funding for this project comes from a Nova Scotia Public Health Agency of Canada and HPS Uplift Student Action Grant; Town of Bridgewater, 100 Bluenosers Who Care, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, The Evans Family Foundation, and Castle Building Centre as well as generous private donations.

Who can borrow a bike?

Everyone and anyone can borrow a bike. We only require government-issued photo ID and adult accompaniment for those under 16 years of age.

Why are we loaning bikes?

The project is designed to promote alternate methods of transportation, highlight the many trail systems within the County, and get people moving. By providing free access to recreational bicycles to those who may not own a bike, or who just need easy access to a bike, or who want to explore the area by bike, this project strives to promote cycling, help borrowers develop skills, and become more familiar with cycling in their community.

Where can I borrow a bike?

The bikes are available in Bridgewater at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

How long can I keep a bike?

Bikes can be signed out for 2 hours at a time, and are due back no later than 30 minutes before the centre closes.

What if I don't have a helmet?

The bikes will be loaned with a helmet and lock. If borrowers have their own helmet, they can bring that and show the LCLC staff.

What if I'm visiting?

Visitors are able and encouraged to borrow bikes as well as residents.

Trail Recommendations

Other trails in the Municipality include:

  • Bay to Bay Trail Association - 10 km between the Towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg – 1 km between Sawpit Road and Garden Lots.
  • Dynamite Trail – 10 km from Martin's River to the Town of Mahone Bay.
  • South Shore Annapolis Valley Recreational Trail – approximately 35 km within the District – 125 km overall.
  • Gold Mines Trail - This 18 km shared-use trail runs along the former rail line from Colpton to Caledonia. Along the route, you will see farms, marshlands, rivers, and picturesque bridges.
  • Adventure Trail - 15 km from Mahone Bay to Bridgewater
  • LaHave River Trail - 15 km completed, 6 km to go! Sections are still under development (no through connection) Town of Bridgewater to New Germany
  • Bull Run Trail - 27 km from Bridgewater to the Region of Queens.

Rail to Trail Routes will be provided so bikers can plan their trip. You can access some of these trails right at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre.

Did you know there are 110 kilometres of abandoned rail line in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg?

Partners: Town of Bridgewater District of Lunenburg Nova Scotia Canada