Mountain Biking

Make it your motto to plan ahead, book ahead for the 2022 mountain bike season. Whether plans include a daytrip or a multi-day adventure, make bookings and reservations for accommodations, meals and more before you leave the house. Take-out is always a practical option after an invigorating trail ride.

BruceGreySimcoe - always a thrilling ride!  From the rush of downhill riding to the gnarly single track rides for the experienced rider, to cruising the easier trails of the region’s conservation areas and provincial parks, this is mountain biking heaven!  Emily Batty, Canadian Olympian, thinks so too and shares her riding experience “at home” in BruceGreySimcoe in this video.

Four trails equal four different challenges.  In Bruce County, that means a combined 60 kilometres of trail through awesome biking wilderness. Breathtaking scenery is your backdrop as you splash through rivers, over roots and around rock.  And, best of all – access to the trails is free.  Climb on your bike, slap on your helmet and safety gear and you’re ready to roll. Added bonus: Bruce’s Mountain Biking Map is now available to download to plan your route.

Try a totally different cycling adventure with Explorer's Tread and see the Bruce Peninsula from an entirely different viewpoint on one of their specialty tours. Ride the chairlift at Horseshoe Resort to access a great mix of trails and terrain –  the bike park is open rain or shine for hardcore riders. Take a minute to review their Downhill Biking Protocols before arriving at the park. Hardwood Ski and Bike has some new protocols, too – Trail Passes and Rentals may need to be purchased in advance, online, before you arrive. 

Rad Adventures has mountain bike camps and programs for kids ages 4 to 16 to teach them the riding skills they’ll use for life. From beginner to advanced, camps and programs are held in Barrie, Creemore, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Meaford, Owen Sound, Hanover, Stayner, New Lovell, Thornbury and Port Elgin. 

Cycle Simcoe has more riding options, as does Ontario By Bike, which lists bike-friendly shops, restaurants and accommodations in Bruce County-SouthwestSimcoe County and Grey County.

Before riding the trails, be sure you’re wearing proper safety gear, including a helmet.

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