NB News: Cycling events increase bicycle traffic


With cycling events taking place in both Salisbury and Saint John, New Brunswick on Sunday, drivers are advised to be alert for increased bicycle traffic at certain times.

The Salisbury Road Race takes place between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the city of Salisbury. Around 60 cyclists take part in various time trials.

The race begins at the Salisbury Guardian Pharmacy on Main Street and travels along Route 106 to Homestead Road and then along Homestead Road to Sanatorium Road.

Cyclists then travel along Sanatorium Road to reach Salisbury Back Road, where they complete one or more loops along Route 895, Bannister Road, and then Grub Road.

In a press release, the City of Salisbury stated that no road closures are expected during the race, but motorists should expect additional bicycle traffic, which could lead to possible delays.

Saint John Cycling will host its season opening event on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rockwood Park, featuring a mountain bike poker run, barbecue and games for all ages.

Funds raised through the poker run will benefit the Saint John Bike Share program at the Crescent Valley Resource Centre and the Carleton Community Centre.

In a press release, Saint John Cycling President Martin Palkovic said Saint John Cycling has put a lot of work into the trails at Rockwood Park.

“Rockwood Park is becoming a popular destination for mountain bikers. It is one of Saint John’s crown jewels and we are proud to be responsible stewards.”

Saint John Cycling is a volunteer organization that builds and maintains over 40 km of singletrack in Rockwood Park and advocates for safe road infrastructure for cyclists.