Facebook Reviews from 2016


Amazing event and we will absolutely put it on our list for next year too! Thank you to the entire community! We felt so special and spoiled with your heritage and hospitality!

Melissa Ross Idfa Pro, Halifax NS


What a fabulous race and so much fun with people waving us along the route and all the attention to detail. The route was interesting and challenging. Good work everyone and thank you. I'll definitely be back again.

Jill Sherrill Smith, Glenwood, NS


What an amazing event and the highlight to my 2016 cycling season ... well except the wind ah.

Andrew Treharne, Fredericton NB


Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers! Amazing ride, great food, great music. Went off without a hitch, and all the people along the route cheering us on was fantastic!

Stefan Hadubrandson


Incredibly well organized event. Such dedication on the part of the organisers, community and local on the side of the roads. This will be on my calendar next year for sure! The lobster meal made me forget about one of my windiest ride ever, and cold too

Stephane Moulin, Halifax NS


Merci to all the volunteers, organizers, sponsors, roadside fans, other cyclists and understanding drivers for making this a memorable event again this year. Sept 23-24 is blocked out already in my 2017 calendar.

Jim Vance, Hopewell NS


Great event in a great area of Nova Scotia. I enjoyed the Acadian hospitality.

Joe Reid, Dartmouth NS


It is extremely well organized! I felt safe the whole time I was on the ride.

Danielle Jeddry, Meteghan NS


It was great. Very well organized. Thank you the organizing committee and a special thank you to all those wonderful volunteers. See you next year.

Odette Comeau, Bangor NS


Amazing! Although I am not the biggest biker enthusiast around, I can say that I'm already excited to participate again next year:)

Tania Saulnier, Saulnierville NS


Congratulations to the organizing committee. A job well done.

Rejean LeBlanc, Meteghan NS


Magic! Smiling faces everywhere. Sun, wind and grey clouds winking at each other, nudging their place between summer and fall. Orange shirted volunteers working like playful children snapping photos, serving fricot and refreshments, overseeing security. Ocean, rivers, trees and properties delivering the scenery. Residents cheering on the wayside. Cyclists’ bliss. Abundant rolling free energy bound by camaraderie. Organizers discreetly holding the show together. Individual challenges overriding competition. No politics. Just a free-spirited smile at the finish line. Lobster and musicians feeding the hungry. Harmony. Sponsors and local government answering the call of cyclists. Young, old, families. Riders from near and far. New found friendships. Transforming la Baie Sainte-Marie through a weekend of playful enchantment. Such is the Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie. Grassroots magic. The kind that creates a volunteer waiting list. Community as it can and should be.

Germaine Comeau, Meteghan River NS


I Would like to thank all the organizing committee and the volunteers to make this wonderful day a success . I had three couples stay at my house again this year and they loved it :)

Renette Boissonnault, Clare NS

Facebook Reviews from 2015


Great event, well organized. Lots of locals out cheering you on. Looking forward to next year!

Erin Moniez


Amazing organization, tremendous community support, it's hard to believe this was the inaugural event!!!! Congratulations to all involved. I can't wait to bring all my friends next year to experience this ride.

David Roddis


Wonderful to see all the bikers. Congratulations to all the people who made such a large event come together.

Donna McCauley


This was an amazing event! So well organized! The people of Clare are unbelievably friendly, welcoming and encouraging. Especially enjoyed the "Worst Parade Ever!" family! What a hoot!

Elaine Ingraham Callaghan


That was awesome! You guys did a great job organising. It was wonderful to see such a huge amount of support from the community. I'll be back again.

Donna McCauley

Posts and Comments from Facebook

Thank you for organizing and bringing the Grand Fondo to la Baie St Marie. It was so well organized. ...good job everyone

Dora Melanson

It was a great success and VERY well organized!!

Melissa Doucet

It was so much fun, excellent organization and community enthusiasm. Congrats Clare!

Heather Yule

It was AMAZING! What a wonderful event showcasing an amazing community. And the entire area had its beauty on full display. Great weather and friendly faces at every turn. Best homecoming ever! Merci! Merci!

David Roddis

It was awesome to see all those bikes passing in front of my house in Bangor very well organized.

Norma Comeau

Fantastic event, thanks for organizing. Will be back next year :)

Heather Astroff

Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers and participants! It was awesome! A big thank you to those who put all this together! You did a marvellous job!!

Rose Comeau

One of the nicest bicycle events i have ever attended!!! People where wonderful.

Fenton Cunningham

It was a truly awesome day. Weather was perfect and the community of Clare were on fire for us. Thank you

Korina Murphy

I must say, there wasn't one aspect of the event overlooked! Even the community took part first thing in the morning. An awesome thing to see. Thank you! Also to the committee of Baie Sainte Marie Gran Fondo, a big Congratulations! On your success! Bravo!!

Sonya Church Misner

Had the pleasure of being back home (Clare, NS) this weekend for their first ever GranFondo (Nova Scotia's first!). Spent the day cycling with some good friends and saw many familiar faces. Such great weather and a wonderfully organized event. Amazing job to all the organizers. Looking forward to next year.

Simply For Life Sussex

Thank you for a fantastic event! First time down in this beatiful part of the province, just stunning. A big Shout out and thank you to all involved, organizers, volunteers etc and for the community who welcomed all us riders and cheered us on throughout the day. #‎bikefun

Jo Fraser

Thank you for such an amazing event volunteers were great and everything was better than expected can't wait for next year

Phil Grant

A very well organized and fun event...I can't think of anything that could be changed...thank you

Wanda McClellan