Sports Events in Halifax

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    Bicycle rental at the waterfront

    by pieter_jan_v Written Oct 18, 2012

    I HEART BICYCLES was founded by Sarah Craig founded on July 1, 2011.

    The small shop offers bicycle tours, bike rentals, dating services and bicycle related merchandise.

    Bicycly rental fees:
    1 hr CAD 9.00
    2 hrs CAD 15.00
    3 hrs CAD 20.00
    4 hrs CAD 25.00
    1 Day CAD 45.00

    Available bicycle tours:
    Old Halifax, New Halifax (~2hr); CAD 39.00
    Old Halifax, New Halifax and Picnic on the Hill (~3 hrs); CAD 59.00
    Halifax Night Tour (2.5 hrs); CAD 59.00

    Equipment: Rental bicycle

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    • Cycling
    • Photography

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    The Blue Nose!

    by jamiesno Written May 20, 2008

    The Blue Nose Marathon is a great running event that takes place in Halifax in May.

    I ran in the 5th annual event and I am not sure where to start. The registration was straight forward. There were literally thousand of volunteers and it was sort of like a festival with events starting on Friday and ending Sunday night.

    The course itself was nice I thought and ran through the historic parts of the city and two great parks. The weather is hit and miss. For my run it started out beautiful and sunny and ended in rain and wind. That is simply Atlantic Canada for you.

    There were lots of water stops, some with energy gels and all with port a potties which I thought was awesome, lol. It is definitely well organized and a world class event.

    There is just one thing that I have to mention that is possibly my own fault but I am unsure. I had the dubious distinction of actually running 45.3 km for a 42.2 km race. That happens when you miss a turn and I completely missed North Street. I found this very discouraging during the actual race and for the life of me I didn't see any signs at that street.

    In any event I know I can get through 45 km and will study the maps next time, lol.

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    Walking, running & Hiking

    by pieter_jan_v Written May 19, 2008

    Walking, running and hiking seems to be very popular.

    The Point Pleasant Park is good for a run.
    If you are more into the extremes try the Citadel hill for a chance.

    For a pleasant walk go to the Public Gardens during daytime.

    If you are a car driver be aware of the many runners that go through town on the early and late hours and in the weekends. Just stop for them.

    There are runs organised to raise money and in Spring it's time for the Halifax Marathon on the Victoria Day weekend.

    Equipment: Running shoes.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 16, 2006

    I was walking one evening along Hollis close to Terminal Rd when I heard the sound of hockey sticks late in the evening. An abandoned parking lot was taking over by young sporters.

    To my surprise later that week in the weekend PRO organised a snowboard event at the same location. As it was a mild late November no natural snow had fallen. No problem, they just hauled some truckloads of snow and build their own ramps. It was a big party with music and everything available.

    Equipment: Snow boards (or hockey sticks)

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 10, 2006

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    More and more bikelanes are being created. That does not mean special paths are made; most of the time it's just a painted lane on an existing road. So, beware you share the road with all traffic!

    Most bikers use ATB's due to the hilly nature of Halifax.

    Bicycles can be hired on a number of locations like:
    - Ideal Bikes - 1678 Barrington St.
    - Bikes by Dave - 2828 Windsor St.
    - Cyclesmith - 6112 Quinpool Rd.

    Equipment: ATB

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    • Cycling

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  • Motorcycle / Auto Racing

    by muzikman69 Written Mar 22, 2005

    In early August the Canadian Superbike circuit comes to town near halifax. I have attached a link to the website of the race track. They frequently have races, racing courses, and events at the park. Check the website for the most up to date events.

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