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Ontario Mountain Bike Ride Out Recap [2022]

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Southern Ontario has a wide variety of mountain bike trails you should plan to check out!

Group of mountain bikers posing on a historical bridge

Our Ride Out Series aims to bring the community together by meeting monthly at a new location. While fundraising to support those that work hard to make our trail systems fun and accessible for all, our goal is to introduce riders to the variety of trails that we are fortunate to have across Southern Ontario.

If you're looking to plan a day or weekend trip to check out somewhere new, we suggest checking out some of the locations we've explored below or joining us at an upcoming Ride Out.

A group of mountain bikers posing in the woods.

Jefferson Forest - Richmond Hill

Nestled just a short drive north of Toronto in Richmond Hill, Jefferson Forest is a hidden gem of trails maintained by the York Mountain Bike Association (YMBA). Notorious for being tricky to navigate, our 2022 Ride Out raised $600 to help the YMBA purchase more signage to make the trails easier to navigate!

Jefferson boasts a mixture of cross-country single track and some all-mountain/downhill jumps over ~25 km of trail. The YMBA is actively in there weekly building and maintaining new trails.

A group of mountain bikers riding over a big rock on the trail.

Copeland Forest - Oro Medonte

Located in the rolling hills of Horseshoe Valley, Copeland Forest features some of the best technical riding in the area. You will be rewarded with high-speed fun, and flowing descents if you have the right guide and are willing to earn your turns. Bonus point! Horseshoe Bike Park is across the road, so pack an overnight bag and hit the bike park on day 2.

A group of mountain bikers posing on a trail in the woods.

Millbrook Valley - Millbrook

Just ninety minutes northeast of Toronto, Millbrook Valley is home to a hidden gem of trails. Albeit a smaller trail system, they make up for what they lack in the distance with features, flow and endless fun. If you want to double up on distance, it is also a short pedal to connect to Ganaraska Forest.

A group of mountain bikers posing on the side of a road in a park.

Don Valley - Toronto

The Don Valley is a second home for us. Located in the heart of Toronto, the Don offers a wide assortment of trail opportunities. With trails ranging from wide-open single track to flowy ravine-wall trails to tight man-made features and obstacles, the Don has something for every level of mountain biker. Just be sure to give it a bit of time after rain.

**Note: Some trails are rated with a higher degree of difficulty due to high exposure level/consequence-of-failure.**

If you need any bike parts or supplies, be sure to drop by Bateman's Bike Co Trail Shop, just a short pedal away!

We host our Ride Outs monthly at new locations if you're keen to check out somewhere new.

For 2023, we head to;

  • The Hydrocut Cut (Kitchener)- May 20

  • Batawa Ski Hill (Batawa) - July 1

  • Don Valley (Toronto) - Sept 2

  • Annual Halloween Night Ride (Trail Hub/Durham Forest) - Oct 28

New for 2023, our Ride Out VIP Upgrade!

What you get as a Ride Out VIP: Dedicated time after the Ride Out with a Minii Adventures Coach to teach you how to confidently and safely tackle that skills, obstacle or section of trail you just rode that's got you stumped. Leave with new and improved skills. Meet new riding friends at a similar skill level. Exclusive Minii Adventures discounts, swag, and special gifts from the Ride Out's Sponsor. Small group sizes for the best learning experience.

Space is limited, so roll on over and save your seat!

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