Autumnal adventuring with Joan and Herb!

This week’s collection comes to us from Herb Coolidge and Joan Loré, who deliver us another unique series from the East Atlantic of North America.

Their attention to the story, behind the routes, makes them a wonderful way to explore the region.

​​The ride Beach Fat Bike Ride Camp Ellis To Pine Point is a very unique route that takes you along one of Maine’s many beaches after a storm.

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Image via: Rodger Evans

MAINE FOOTHILLS IN LATE AUTUMN LOOP

This loop provides a nice look at the late Autumn foliage of the Western Maine foothills. The roads are rural and wooded, there is even a gravel section to enjoy. You will have plenty of time to warm up for a 1 km climb that awaits at the end of the loop.

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12.43km
DISTANCE
00:33:16
DURATION
224m
ELEVATION

CABLE SABLE ISLAND NOVA SCOTIA CCW

This ride starts in Clark’s Harbor, one of the most southern points in Canada and close in latitude with Bilbao, Spain and just north of Rome, and goes counter clockwise. The island is home to a large lobster fleet and is noted as the birthplace of the Cape Islander boat. You’ll see stretches of the Atlantic Ocean, stacks of lobster traps awaiting the beginning of the lobstering season which starts in December, and yes - a few trips on some wharfs to see lobster boats!

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23.56km
DISTANCE
00:55:08
DURATION
128m
ELEVATION

WOODLANDS TRAIL SABLE RIVER TO CANADA HILL ROAD

This old gravel railroad bed is a 10Km trail between Highway 3 in Sable River to Canada Hill Road, beginning at the Tom Tigney Trail's well-known footbridge. The ride is straight and flat and since it was filmed on a gravel bike going rather slow, it is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace or in Steady mode. It features beautiful woodland and swamp scenes at the beginning of the fall.

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19.96km
DISTANCE
1:10:26
DURATION
68m
ELEVATION

BEACH FAT BIKE RIDE CAMP ELLIS TO PINE POINT

Maine is well known for it jagged, rocky coastline. However, we also have some nice beaches. Put on your life jacket and come along for some close encounters of the Atlantic Ocean kind on this fun 8.9 mile ride that starts out in the small coast village of Camp Ellis and soon heads onto the beach. Mid way is the well known Old Orchard Beach Pier - which is where the Maine 1/2 Ironman begins its swim leg. It finishes at the Break Water in Pine Point. Having a storm the night before this was filmed, keep a keen eye out for lobster traps that broke loose and the occasional surfer. To fully enjoy the ride we recommend Steady mode.

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13.82km
DISTANCE
01:02:47
DURATION
38m
ELEVATION

SHELBURNE JORDAN BAY SANDY POINT LOOP

Starting and ending on King street in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, this loop makes for a scenic Time Trial workout with multiple ocean views as it circumnavigates the Jordan Bay/Sandy Point peninsula in a clockwise direction. There are several nice limbs combined with down hill runs that will please.

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35.22km
DISTANCE
01:15:17
DURATION
326m
ELEVATION

OHIO ROAD NOVA SCOTIA

Filmed in mid October, the leaves are just beginning to turn to various colors along this road which travels through Middle and Upper Ohio, Nova Scotia. There are several views of the Roseway river and various lakes on this short but delightful ride.

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17.15km
DISTANCE
00:38:52
DURATION
133m
ELEVATION

COUSINS AND LITTLE JOHN ISLAND

This ride starts on the outskirts of Yarmouth, Maine and heads across the Cousins Island Bridge to the popular cycling destination of Cousins Island and Little John Island.

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15.93km
DISTANCE
00:41:30
DURATION
176m
ELEVATION

MERSEY RIVER LOOP, LIVERPOOL NOVA SCOTIA

Filmed in mid October, the leaves are just beginning to turn to various colors along this road which travels through Middle and Upper Ohio, Nova Scotia. There are several views of the Roseway river and various lakes on this short but delightful ride.

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11.73km
DISTANCE
00:27:02
DURATION
56m
ELEVATION

SHELBURNE SANDY POINT ROAD

This ride starts out on Dock Street, which was substantially altered to resemble a Puritan New England town in the mid-17th century for filming the 1995 movie The Scarlet Letter. Some of the buildings retain the grey-tone paint finishes used for the film. From there, a pleasant ride on the Sandy Point Road offers many typical coastal Nova Scotia views.

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18.42km
DISTANCE
00:40:19
DURATION
196m
ELEVATION

LOCKEPORT NOVA SCOTIA

This ride follows the West Sable Road which goes a typical coastal Nova Scotia forest on its way to Lockeport. As you approach Lockeport, a traditional Nova Scotian fishing town situated on a peninsula in Allendale Bay, the views of the ocean become more frequent. The ride ends on a dock with a nice view of the harbor.

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34.53km
DISTANCE
01:20:37
DURATION
201m
ELEVATION