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2014 Boomer’s Legacy Nova Scotia Ride a Huge Success

Maureen Eykelenboom

Cycling 180 Kim’s for Boomer’s Legacy, way to go Nova Scotia!

Maureen Eykelenboom

On Saturday, 13 September a group of 45 Nova Scotia riders successfully cycled 180 km from 14 Wing Greenwood to Citadell Hill Halifax, in support of Boomer’s Legacy. The event was blessed with sunny skies and no incidents.

Boomer’s Legacy extends our deepest thanks to Lisa Klco and everyone else who made this ride the success it was. Looking forward to 2015 already.

Have a look at the slideshow below for some images from the event.

You can view more images of the ride via the Boomer’s Legacy 2014 Nova Scotia Ride Facebook page.


A Big Boomer’s Legacy Thank You to Al Watson at Duncan Thrifty’s

Maureen Eykelenboom

Without the ongoing annual support of people like Al from Thrifty’s in Duncan we  would not be able to offer our riders half the luxuries that have become synonymous with our BC Ride. To Al and his team, and everyone else who puts in time and effort and other resources, our deepest thanks for helping us help our soldiers help others.

You can view our complete list of sponsors in the sidebar >>

Maureen Eykelenboom



A Big Boomer’s Legacy Thank You to Karl Ulrich of Oak Bay Bicycles

Maureen Eykelenboom

Karl and his team keep our riders on the road, year after year. It is hard to imagine a Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia bicycle ride without having Oak Bay Bicycles ready to take care of all the mechanical details, from replacing shoe clip screws to on-the-spot tire repairs. The ongoing annual support of people like Karl from Oak Bay Bicycles allows us to offer our riders the luxuries that have become synonymous with our Boomer’s Legacy British Columbia Ride.

To Karl and his team, and everyone else who puts in time and effort and other resources, our deepest thanks for helping us help our soldiers help others.

You can view our complete list of sponsors in the sidebar >>

Maureen Eykelenboom


2014 Nova Scotia Boomer’s Ride

14 Wing Greenwood – Citadel Hill, Halifax (176km) – Saturday, 13 Sept

  • Note! Each participant is encouraged to raise further funds towards your ride. To do so you can create your own online fundraiser through our software by visiting the 2014 Boomer’s Legacy Nova Scotia Ride Participant Fundraisers Page.
  • Remember to carefully read through the Boomer’s Legacy Rider Instruction Sheet to make sure that you are fully prepared for your ride. (Click here to view or download.) Although this sheet was created for the British Columbia Boomer’s Legacy Ride, the information holds true for Boomer’s Legacy rides nationwide.
  • For riders wishing to book a room at Greenwood the night before the ride (13 Sept 2014), please contact Lisa Klco at Rates for the rooms are:
    • Regular Single Room: $35/night
    • Shared Room (2 per room): $25/night
    • Shared Room (4 per room): $20/night


Event timings:


  • 1800 – Transport pickup for riders and bikes departure from Stadacona, Halifax.
  • 1930 – Registration opens in Greenwood for those already in Situ
  • 1945 – Arrival in Greenwood for Halifax transport – please report to registration
  • 2015 – Rider briefing
  • 2030 – Equipment check and bike fit confirmation for those seeking it


  • 0715 – Parking and prep
  • 0730 – roll to runway for departure
  • 0745 – Prayer and parting words from WComd
  • 0800 – Roll off

Remainder of timings approximate, based on rider booklet

  • 1830 – Arrival at the Citadel, Halifax
  • 1900 – Arrival at Stadacona; quick refreshment, proceed to showers
  • 1930 – Supper at Stadacona
  • 2000 – Words from BComd & Maureen
  • 2010 – Meet with family and friends
  • 2020 – End of official Ride activities; social gathering for the remainder of the evening for those staying in Halifax
  • 2100 – Transport departure for those returning to Greenwood
  • 2245 – Greenwood arrival

For those riders interested in seeking transit from Halifax to Greenwood, transportation will be provided from Stadacona to Greenwood on Friday night.  See above for timings. For all riders departing from Greenwood and seeking return transport, it will be provided following the ride and meal at Stadacona.

**Please be aware that if you think you might need a “lift” during this ride – there will be a sag wagon that will be able to transport you and your bike, for a leg or two of the route, enabling you to have a rest so that you still have enough energy to cycle at the end.  I advise with a grin….Maureen Eykelenboom

About the Nova Scotia ride:

Departing Greenwood, you will enjoy the morning riding through the farmlands, apple orchards, and local communities of the Annapolis Valley.  Over the course of the afternoon, you will then make your way across to the south shore of the province often under the umbrella of the trees that in many areas, line our route.  In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive at the entry to the HRM, and finally in the early evening, you’ll celebrate a job well done atop Citadel Hill.
It’s easy to think, “I can’t ride that far.” In 2011, people who had never ridden more than 30 kms before completed our ride, with big smiles of accomplishment and satisfaction. There will be a Boomer’s Legacy training plan in order to prepare you fully, but know that heart and enthusiasm go a long way. The ride is a no drop ride, ridden together in formation for all but one short section of the ride (climb from St.Croix), re-gathering thereafter.  Pace is not onerous. “Guardians” will be dispersed throughout the group to keep an eye on everyone. There are lots of stops along the way and lots of fuel and fluids to ensure rider’s needs are tended to.  Safety will be paramount.

Training Schedule:


Note: Click on the image to download a PDF file of the schedule.

GPS Routes:

View a generic Route Map and Cue Sheet below.


2014 Boomer’s Legacy BC Ride Images and Media


Many thanks to everyone who contributed media from our ride. Special mention goes to to following people:

  • Genevieve Primeau

  • Shalene Upshall

  • Anthony Norris (370 images)

    You can view his images in the slideshow below:


    Boomer’s Legacy is also grateful to the folks at 19th Wing Imaging for the wonderful images they shared with us. Have a look at them in the slideshow below:


    Maureen Eykelenboom


    We just finished another amazing Boomer’s Legacy Bike Ride on Vancouver Island.

    So many fantastic people make up “Boomer’s Team. The volunteers, the cyclists the RCMP, CAV members, the staff at the Thrifty Foods, the Legion members, the donors and many more. This year’s ride was even better than last year, the camaraderie, the emotional remembrance ceremony where all fallen soldiers are remembered was so heartfelt and meaningful.

    So true, we don’t get over the loss of our loved one, but we do learn to live again. The people in my life now are the ones that lift me up, that help me to stand taller and that makes me smile.

    I am grateful to you all.

    Maureen EykelenboomFounderBoomer’s Legacy on the web