Pedal power in Parrsboro

Christopher Gooding
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PARRSBORO – Active living and enjoying life at a slower pace are now available from this small community beside the Bay of Fundy.

The Town of Parrsboro is offering people the opportunity to park their cars and enjoy Parrsboro by bike, with up to six adult size bikes, one youth size, helmets and even bike locks, as well as destination bike racks, through town hall.

“Officially, we started a few weeks ago, but we’ve been working on it for months” Parrsboro Recreation Director Tissy Bolivar said. “We’re trying to promote active living and that you can take a bike when visiting the community instead of driving a car.”

While the free program is available in similar communities in Ontario and Vancouver, Bolivar thinks the program is a first for Nova Scotia. Its simplicity, she says, has generated a lot of positive feedback.

“It’s free to use. You just come to town hall, fill out a sign up sheet and sign up,” Bolivar said. “You can use the bikes overnight or take them out for the weekend, but you are responsible for them.”

Parrsboro has added bike racks to both town hall, Ottawa House and First Beach to generate points of interest and destinations for visitors and the community at large, Bolivar said.

To learn more about the program or make a reservation, contact Bolivar at 902-254-2036.



Twitter: ADNchris

Organizations: Ottawa House

Geographic location: Parrsboro, Ontario, Vancouver Nova Scotia

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