Friday, 14 February 2020 22:51

Coastal Cruising with Coastal Gypsies

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Coastal GypsiesWith snow flying faster than DC on his Harley Sportster, I, Rexy, sit here to plan our 2020 Rides.
 
It looks like the true Canadian North out there but with faith, spring will be here soon. Nova Scotia may be small in size but we are big in adventure. 
 
Not all the adventure is just for the highways, on February 22, join Little Lady and I as we tour the East Coast Women’s Show! Held at Halifax Exhibition Centre, there will be many vendors, music, prizes and more! I know Privateers-Harley Davidson shop will be there and I am sure they will be bringing some bling! 
 

Keep watching the CMTA pages and our group for some exciting news regarding the Halifax International Tattoo! I am not saying anything for sure but I just maybe looking for a date to take to the show *wink*! 

Now.. Onto the rides, there are many rides and Ride nights to keep you rolling every night of the week throughout Nova Scotia in the peak riding season. Regular Ride nights of the past are sure to continue in 2020 and we plan to check them all out. Stay tuned for a list of Community Ride nights as they develop! 

 Coastal Gypsies 2020 Season, officially kicks off on May 2 this year with the Truro’s Blessings of the Bikes! Held in Victoria Park and attended by hundreds of bikers from all over the Maritimes. With awards for largest group and furthest ride. There are vendors, music, food and of course the Blessing. Riders come out for this one regardless of the weather and you can feel the excitement for the season to come! 

 Our regular bike night is Tuesday Night Bike Night in Masstown, NS. Held about 15 minutes outside Truro, you can go the express way there along Highway 104, or take your time and tour along the wonderful Bay of Fundy.  For us, the old highway promises a scenic ride with the Bay at your side. Touring through old farming country on Highway 4, taking every freshly paved turn with just a little twist in the wrist. The meeting spot is held at Masstown Market, where there is always a warm welcome, a designated area for us all to gather and shine, lots of coffee and goodies on hand! Sharon always runs a 50/50 in support of a year end Biker’s Picnic so if you stop in be sure to say “Hi, Great job!” to her as she hustles around! 

Bike nights in Masstown usually start mid to end of May and are on just in time to warm the tires for the Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A) 100 mile ride. For those of you following along on our Coastal Gypsies Blog you know just how challenging (but super FUN) this ride can be!  With a different route each year, they always make sure to scout it out and ensure it suits riders of all levels. They are great making sure all riders know the route and rules before we head out and ensure everyone has a great time. They are prepared for hiccups that may arise and even give out prizes along the way! The ride is followed with an amazing fundraiser dinner and auction raising money for a great cause, supporting and empowering abused children!

Some other rides we plan to check out this year, include but are not limited to; 
the Annual Memorial Bikers Run on May 24, hosted by Maritime Motorcycle Touring Association. The MMTA  are a group of amazing riders in yellow out to support the events of other organizations. Anyone who loves to ride is welcome. 
 The Biker’s Down Angel Run on June 20, the annual memorial Angel ride is to remember all of our brothers and sisters who have passed on in the riding community and the proceeds are set aside for condolence donations to the families of fallen riders. Biker’s Down is a not for profit organization established by Nova Scotia Bikers to provide assistance to our Nova Scotian motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages, all makes and all clubs. 
The Annual Highway of Heroes Run on August 22, raising awareness about critical incident stress among military members and first responders, organizers hope the event inspires people to be mindful year-round.

With the 2020 rides and rallies events just hitting the airwaves, along with other special events we have planned, we are sure to have a memory packed season. Join us and CMTA as we bring you all the action from the East Coast - Canada’s Ocean Playground! 
 
Written by Rexy
Coastal Gypsies

Coastal Gypsies was born when Josie and Laura met Dean.
 
Three gypsy souls that were already travelling the same road now doing it together, on two wheels, and dreaming of the day where we shed the confines of rooted living and take to the roads full time. 
 When given the choice we take the back road and stop to meet the people along the way.  We want to remind the World what a beautiful place it is and that we are all just human.
Dean has been riding the longest and comes with a “dirty” past.. Dirt bikes that is.. About 7 years ago he took to the street bikes as well. He comes from the West Coast but has lived all over this great country. Life was a struggle to get this far but with a true Gypsy Punk Rocker attitude he grabbed life’s troubles and curb stomped them! Even though there will still be hills to climb it is only open road from here.

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Coastal Gypsies

Josie is East Coast born and raised, but her gypsy soul feels like every community she visits becomes home. Her first memory of riding was at the young age of 6 when her parents lit a fire in her by taking her two up across Canada. Even though she only has one season in of riding her own, she is ready to hit the wide open road and call it home.
After her ride, Harriett, people are her passion. She loves having the chance to meet as many people as possible and hearing their stories. Life tells the best stories and she wants to share them all. 

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Coastal Gypsies

Laura, aka Little Lady, also has one season in as passenger. She has the fire in her and is counting down the days till she rides her own. With her adventurous Gypsy spirit along for the ride there is never a dull moment. While her passion for the open road calls her so does her love for the sea, someday we may lose her to the waves but she will always be a compass that leads us home.

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