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Over 80 motorcycles and riders gather at the Look Off

Published on August 9, 2017

They were lined up all along the Look Off on Aug. 7 when the Halifax Bike Life motorcycle group visited Kings County.

©Wendy Elliott

LOOK OFF, NS – There was a long line-up of motorcycles when 82 stopped at once at the Look Off Natal Day.

The gathering was organized by a 2,800-member FaceBook group called Halifax Bike Life.
Spokesperson Kay Ross said the concept was that the group would be welcoming to individuals riding all different breeds of bike.
“We all share the same passion,” Ross said. “Everyone is welcome. We even have members that ride scooters.”
One of the riders said the numbers were due to the good weather and the holiday.
According to Ross, typically Halifax Bike Life holds one large group ride a month.
“All different riding styles and experience levels participate,” she noted, the destinations are “usually in an hour’s range of Halifax.”
“It was a perfect day for the ride,” Ross said. “Sun. A bit of wind. Not a lot of traffic on the back roads.”
For destinations we look for nice roads, not a lot of traffic, sometime we’ll pick a restaurant to head to,” she said.
Some times the group holds “themed monthly rides and less of a destination ride,” suggested Ross. “We do night time under flow rides, we had a ‘onesie’ ride, a helmet head ride etc.”
Some of the riders met up in Windsor with some riders from the Valley, while some came down from Truro, and some from Yarmouth, she explained.
Ross says there is a completely separate group just for women with over 300 members.
“We got together at a local shop in Burnside called Liberty CC, where they host a monthly shop night for us. We learn to work on our bikes, about gear, see other women. It’s amazing for the female
community.”
Ross said, “we’re very open to both genders. We have a pretty healthy female presence and it grows every week.”
The next ride will be for the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby. It will run Aug. 30 – Sept. 3.