Cof­fee and Crusher Stone in Hal­i­fax

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

When An­drew L’es­per­ance isn’t chas­ing down the world’s best on the cross coun­try World Cup cir­cuit, the Norco racer of­ten gets in train­ing miles on gravel routes all over Canada. Orig­i­nally from Hal­i­fax, L’espy is quick to name his favourite gravel ride in the re­gion.

“It’s easy to find a good mix of rail trail and crusher stone, as well as gravel and a bit of pave­ment. Any ride head­ing out from Hal­i­fax should in­clude a stop at the Bike and Bean,” he says of the pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for cy­clists in nearby Tan­tallon. The café, in the his­toric French Vil­lage train sta­tion, has been around for more than 10 years.

Once you’ve f uelled up, L’espy sug­gests head­ing far­ther along the trail leav­ing town for an out and back. Or you could take gravel roads in­land. Con­sider rid­ing south to Peggy’s Cove, just a lit­tle more than 20 km from Tan­tallon.

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