Spend your summer Mountain Biking you'll improve your balance, strengthen your legs, and build your cardio. Dust off your mountain bike and you'll be ready to take on the winter slopes like never before.
Beginners are encouraged to come out and try something new. We are working on a Beginner day in the Don email for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Bike and Helmet rentals available. You need to be moderately fit and a good city bike rider.
Weekend rides are posted every Wednesday on our FACEBOOK page
Here is where we ride:
Hardwood Hills - 10 am Hardwood is one of the few places you can rent a bike, it also has agreat trail system that is well marked and rated for difficulty. The terrain has lots of hills and twisty single track. Address: 402 West Old Barrie Rd RR #1, Oro, ON Directions: 400 North to Barrie, take the 400 extension north of Barrie, take the first exit off the 400 extension onto Forbes Rd (exit #111), turn left at stop sign - follow Forbes Rd. NE for 10 km, entrance on the left hand side of the road. www.hardwoodhills.ca
Kelso Conservation Area - 10 am Kelso is close to the city and has everything you need: tough grinding climbs, thrilling down hills and sweet flowing single track. Address: Steeles Ave W and Bell School Line, Milton http://g.co/maps/f24t4 www.hrca.on.ca
Albion Hills - 10 am Albion is a classic ride just north of the city. The trails are well maintained and marked. The clue is in the name Hills! This place will really get your legs and cardio ready for the new ski season. Address: 16500 Hwy. 50, Palgrave, L0N 1P0 Directions: Take Hwy. 50 North from Bolton about 10 km, entrance on the left. www.trca.on.ca
Hydro Cut - 10 am This is the best place I have found to ride in Ontario. It's like a dirt roller- coaster, with Mennonite apple pies nearby. Address: Near 1710 Glasgow Street, Kitchener, ON Directions: Take the 401 to Kitchener. Head North on Highway 8. Take Highway 7/8 west to Ira Needles Blvd. Take Ira Needles north to Highland Rd West. Take Highland Rd West West to Glasgow St. Head north about 1km on Glasgow. Just over the railroad tracks the parking is on the left.waterloocyclingclub.ca
Ravenshoe - 10 am Ravenshoe is a hidden gem, it's a bit of a drive, but it's well worth it. The trails are tight, twisty and technical. If you can make it through Big Meanie without dabbing we'll give Skunked a try. Address: Near 22612 McCowan Road (McCowan Rd. And Ravenshoe Rd.) Directions Take Hwy 404 North to Davis Drive, take Davis east to Hwy 48, Take 48 north to Ravenshoe, take Ravenshoe west to McCowan, Take McCowan south about 1km, parking on the right.
Durham Forest - 10 am Durham is a nice mix of rolling hills and twisty single track. Directions: From Highway 401 in Pickering, take Brock Road North to Goodwood Rd (Highway 21). Head east on Highway 21 to Concession Rd 7. Head South on Concession Rd 7, the entrance is about 1km on the left hand side.
Hilton Falls - 10 am Hilton's trails are usually the first to open and last to close each year. Trails range from gravel paths to lime stone rock fields. We'll explore the middle ground, and find the hidden pine forests. Address: 4985 Campbellville Road, Milton, Ontario Directions: From Highway 401, take Highway 25 north to 5 Side Road (Campbellville Road). Go west on 5 Side Road for 5 km, entrance on the right. www.conservationhalton.ca