Road Captains Ride Plans

Ride Plans for the 2020 Ride Season

  • Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the abbreviated ride season some of the rides may not have an online or downloadable map available.
  • Where applicable (i.e. a ride map is available in the ride details), Ride details, printable/shareable maps and downloadable GPX files (for import into a GPS Receiver or HD Infotainment system) are available by clicking the “Harley Davidson Ride Planer” link below each Ride Map.
  • NOTE: If you are using a web browser the link will take you to the HD Ride Planner website. If you are using your phone or tablet it will open the HD Ride Planner app (if you have it installed on your device) and save the map to your maps list automatically.
  • IMPORTANT: This schedule is subject to change. For the most current information please refer to our RC Ride Calendar, our Facebook Page and the HOG bulletin board at Privateers Harley Davidson.

MAY & JUNE RIDES

  • All Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

JULY RIDES

First Ride of the season – Picnic at Melmerby Beach, NS – July 5th, 2020

DESTINATION: Melmerby Beach Provincial Park, New Glasgow-bring lunch
RIDE DATE: Sunday, July 5th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Cal Ollerhead & Larry Wark
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This will be a Picnic at Melmerby Beach Provincial Park, New Glasgow, NS - Bring your own lunch

Thunder Thursday – July 9th, 2020

DESTINATION:TBA
RIDE DATE: Thursday, July 9th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, Halifax, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTE: N/A

Heritage Village – July 12th, 2020

DESTINATION: Heritage Village, Eastern Shore, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, July 12th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Cal Ollerhead & Steve Lewis
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Commons, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

Wentworth Picnic – July 19th, 2020

DESTINATION: Wentworth, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, July 19th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Steve Lewis & Larry Wark
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Commons, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch

Thunder Thursday – July 23rd, 2020

DESTINATION: TBA
RIDE DATE: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

Sheet Harbour – July 26th, 2020

DESTINATION: Sheet Harbour, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, July 26th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Dan Lalonde & Wayne McDonald
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

AUGUST RIDES

Cabot Trail Weekend ( 1 of 2 ) – Ride to the Travel Lodge, Victoria Inn

Please NOTE: There are two “Ride Plans” for this as it’s a long ride over a weekend. Ride 1 is the travel to the hotel and Ride 2 is the Cabot Trail itself. This will be a 2 or 3 day trip depending on whether you ride to the hotel on Friday, August 31st or Saturday, August 1st. The Cabot Trail run will take place one Sunday, August 2nd.

Harley Davidson Ride Planner

DESTINATION: Travel Lodge, Victoria Inn, Cape Breton, NS
RIDE DATE: Friday, July 31st AND Saturday, August 1st, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Tim Rowe and James Belanger (+2)
STARTS AT: Irving Big Stop, Enfield, NS
STANDS UP: 11:00 AM
NOTES: Some people are staying 3 nights and will ride up on Friday, July 31st while others are staying 2 nights and will ride up on Saturday, August 1st. The Cabot Trail ride will happen on Sunday, August 2nd. Both rides up to the hotel will start at the same location and time on each day.

Cabot Trail Weekend ( 2 of 2 ) – Ride the Cabot Trail

Harley Davidson Ride Planner

DESTINATION: Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Tim Rowe and James Belanger (+2)
STARTS AT: Travel Lodge, Victoria Inn, Cape Breton, NS
STANDS UP: TBA
NOTES: This will be the Cabot Trail ride with scenic stops along the route. There will also be a break/stop for lunch (Riders own expense).

Petite Rivière Picnic Park Run – August 2nd, 2020

DESTINATION: Prtite Riviere Community Park, South Shore, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Todd Hatt & Kevin Burgess
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Tantallon, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch

Burntcoat Head – Noel Shore – August 9th, 2020

DESTINATION: Burntcoat Head - Noel Shore Picnic
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 9th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Cal Ollerhead & Charles Blais
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch

Pictou Run – August 16th, 2020

DESTINATION: Pictou Run
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 16th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Alton Donnolly & Jon Freeland
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

Turkey Burger / Poker Run – August 23rd, 2020

Harley Davidson Ride Planner

DESTINATION: Turkey Burger & Poker Run
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Wayne McDonald and Brian Meade
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s / Petrocan, Prospect Road, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch
This is a POKER RUN - $5 to participate, pick up a card at
the start and each stop along the route.

Memory Lane Heritage Village – August 30th, 2020

Harley Davidson Ride Planner

DESTINATION: Memory Lane Heritage Village, Lake Charlotte, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, August 30th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Cal Ollerhead and Larry Wark
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: Group is eating Lunch there, cost is $14.00, menu is limited. They have a large cookhouse and outside picnic tables to provide sufficient social distancing. This is a non-profit community run business. The group can take a tour of the area (18+ buildings and other artifacts of a bygone era) for free but a small donation is appreciated.

SEPTEMBER RIDES

LaHave Run – September 6th, 2020

DESTINATION: LaHave, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, September 6th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: James Belanger and Todd Hatt
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, 3614 Hammonds Plains Rd, Upper Tantallon
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch. Also, there will be someone at the site to open the washrooms. There is no charge but a small donation from our riders would be greatly appreciated to compensate the workers and support their maintenance of the facilities.

Blomidon Lookoff & Park Run – September 13th, 2020

DESTINATION: Blomidon Park, Canning, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, September 13th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Kevin Burgess & James Belanger
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Commons, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride - Bring your own lunch

Thunder Thursday – September 17th, 2020

DESTINATION: TBA
RIDE DATE: Thursday, September 17th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

CANCELLED!! Pig Roast – September 19th, 2020 CANCELLED!!

DESTINATION: 74 Byblos Road, Upper Hammonds Plains, NS
RIDE DATE: Saturday, September 19th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: 2:00 PM
STANDS UP: N/A
NOTES: Annual Pig Roast and Joan and Larry Wark's place! This will be reviewed closer to the date to ensure we comply with the pandemic rules in effect at the time.

Advocate Harbour Loop – September 20th, 2020

DESTINATION: Advocate Harbour, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, September 20th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: TBA
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Commons, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 9:30 AM
NOTES: NEW ride plan in lieu of Pig Roast Cleanup. This is a Picnic Ride - Bring Your Own Lunch

Thunder Thursday – September 24th, 2020

DESTINATION: TBA
RIDE DATE: Thursday, September 24th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

CANCELLED!! HOGtoberfest – September 25th – 27th CANCELLED!!

DESTINATION: Bridgewater, NS
RIDE DATE: Friday, September 25th - Sunday, September 27th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: TBA
STANDS UP: N/A
NOTES: This event has been CANDELLED!!

OCTOBER RIDES

Noel Shore Loop – October 4th, 2020

Harley Davidson Ride Planner
DESTINATION: Noel Shore, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, October 4th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Tim Rowe & JD Anthony
STARTS AT: Tim Hortons, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A

Peggy’s Cove/Aspotogan park – Picnic, bring lunch – October 11th

DESTINATION: Peggys Cove / Asapotogan Park, NS
RIDE DATE: Sunday, October 11th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: Paul Kennedy & Jon Freeland
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Prospect Road, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: This is a Picnic Ride, bring your own lunch

Thunder Thursday – October 15th

DESTINATION: TBA
RIDE DATE: Thursday, October 15th, 2020
ROAD CAPTAINS: N/A
STARTS AT: Tim Horton’s, Bedford Common, Bedford, NS
STANDS UP: 10:30 AM
NOTES: N/A