The Adrian Campbell Valley Classic
The Adrian Campbell Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Adrian’s many accomplishments in his too brief life. The Fund supports young athletes in individualized endurance sports who are also beginning their post- secondary education. Adrian was a great proponent of fitness and encouraged and
helped many others to follow his path. He would be honoured to know that he was helping young athletes with the additional financial costs associated with simultaneously pursuing their sport and education.
(28 km/hr avg)
(23 km/hr avg)
13 and Over
12 and Under
Included in your ride registration:
New for 2015 - We will be offering CRA Charity receipts for the 60km, 90km, and 120km ride registrations. They will be given to all particpants when you sign in at the start of the event.
• Beautiful, fully guided and supported routes through the scenic Annapolis Valley
• Pre-ride refreshments and light snacks – all cyclists need their coffee!
• Fully stocked rest stops [ hydration and fuel ]
• Rolling bike support by professional bicycle mechanics
• Catered Lunch with live music at Gaspereau Vineyards
• Wine tasting at Gaspereau Winery and Planters' Ridge Winery for 60km group and at Gaspereau Vineyards and L'Acadie Vineyards for 30KM group
• Bathroom facilities at Wolfville Farmer's Market (start and finish)
• Free parking
• BBQ and beer reception – post ride
•Limited edition tour jersey available for $60.00
New for 2015 we have added a family rate for the ride
* $175.00CDN Family of Four (2 Adults, 2 Kids under 18yo - must be same address) 30km ride only. If more then 4 in a family, add $40/participant beyond the initial 4, ( Example family of 5 would be $175 + $40 = $215, family of six = $175 + $80 = $255)
* $75.00CDN Family Rate per participant (Minimum 3 participants from the same household ) 120km, 90km, 60km ride only
Please contact us directly for family pricing. firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also have limited registration spots available day of. Cash only.
120 km route
The Epic ride. The longest and fastest route for 2015 is much the same as last year except it takes a different direction for the loop north of Port Williams, and includes a different climb to the look off rest stop. Our expert ride leaders keep the pace steady and certainly give you a great day in the saddle. They have great local knowledge and have a story for everyone during the ride. We keep all the best of the prior year’s rides, and add a few new pieces. The ever popular and challenging North Mountain climb to the “look off” is still included. This is for the fit and fast riders. The ideal bike for this ride is a road bike. You need to be comfortable riding in a pack and pace line.
Actual distance 117.5km with 1063m of elevation change and anticipated average speed of 28 km/h.
• Lookoff rest stop at 25km
• Catered lunch with live music at 63km, at Gaspereau Winery (www.gaspereauwine.com)
• Hantsport Park rest stop at 96km
90 km route
A new option for this years’ ACVC - intended for those for whom the 120km route is a bit too challenging, but who still want an epic ride in the Annapolis Valley. A slightly shorter and slower version of the 120km ride, this route avoids the difficult North Mountain climb as well as the section from Hantsport to Falmouth through Mt Denson back to Hantsport. This route does include the very popular parts of the 120km ride, just a bit more manageable and social, avoiding the tough North Mountain climb and the rollers from Falmouth. Our ride guides will be sure to help you along and make sure you enjoy the ride. This is sure to be a fun and very popular ride to add to the ACVC. Ideal bike for this ride is a road bike. You need to be comfortable riding in a pack and pace line.
Actual distance is 91.1 km with 708m of elevation and an anticipated average speed of 23km/h
• First rest stop at Canning at 22km
• Catered lunch with live music at 51 km, at Gaspereau Winery (www.gaspereauwine.com)
• Hantsport Park rest stop at 68km
60 km route
Wine and ride. Once again we have a moderately paced/distanced ride that includes the beautiful Planters’ Ridge Vineyards stop. A very popular ride from 2014 ACVC and a true wine and ride adventure. Our ride captains will help and encourage you along to the next stop for wine and food, where we get to enjoy the local food and drink in spectacular setting of the Annapolis Valley. This ride is ideal for a flat bar road bike, hybrid bike, or road bike. The speed is comfortable and social, emphasizing fun on this ride!
Actual distance is 54 km with 407m of elevation gain and an anticipated average speed of 18 km/h.
• The Planters’ Ridge Vineyard break comes at 12 km with an opportunity for wine tasting. (www.plantersridge.ca)
• Catered lunch with live music at 41km and an opportunity for more wine tasting at Gaspereau Winery (www.gaspereauwine.com)
30 km route
Family and Fun. Also new for 2015, this ride provides a scenic, shorter, slower, safer ride for those who are not yet ready for a longer tour. This route includes 13.5km of smooth non pavement car free roads. This route follows the flat Town of Wolfville bicycle trails and historic Grand Pre dykes before a short climb to the beautiful view park overlooking the World Heritage site of Grand Pre (at 6.5 km) where you will be treated to snacks and beverages. Our local guides will then lead you along good pavement to the picturesque Gaspereau Valley and organic wine tasting at L’Acadie Vineyards (13 km). Two km later, you are at Gaspereau Winery for our catered lunch with live music and an opportunity for more wine tasting. The return to Wolfville follows a similar route with some gravel road sections to further reduce traffic and add different views and takes us along dyke roads at the edge of the Grand Pre National Historic Park. This ride is suitable for those with hybrid or mountain bikes and great for the entire family, young and old!
• Rest stop at historic Grand Pre at 6.5 km
• Rest stop and wine tasting at L’Acadie Vineyards at 13km (www.lacadievineyards.ca)
• Catered lunch with live music and an opportunity for more wine tasting at 15 km, at Gaspereau Winery (www.gaspereauwine.com)
September 20 8:30 AM ADT - Registration Opens
September 20 10:00 AM ADT - 120km and 90km ride departs
September 20 10:30 AM ADT - 60km and 30km ride departs