We are the premier provider of Mountain Biking adventures in Ontario located in Horseshoe Valley, about an hour north of Toronto.
Spend a day, or a night crushing some of the epic singletrack that Ontario has to offer. You will spend the day in the saddle, get a fresh made meal or snack, and we can even pick you up and drop you off in the Greater Toronto area!
Spend two to four days riding the absolute best the province has to offer, and let us take care of all the details to make it a memorable adventure. We’ll coordinate everything from transportation, to accomodation, and all the activities in between.
Spend a day or two with one of our expert instructors learning the tricks of the trade to boost your confidence and make you a more capable rider, with a fresh lunch included to keep you pedalling all day long!
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
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Every season this majestic forest offers a new and beautiful landscape. During Spring the forest floor erupts in waves of big brilliant trilliums that seemingly unfold in front of your eyes. In the Summer months, the Copeland transforms into a virtual rainforest with lush green vegetation and sweet, moist air. Autumn will heighten all your senses with the smell of the forest, the brilliant foliage, and crackling of leaves under your tires as you shred some single track.
The trails here range from beginner to uber-advanced, and you can spend the day on flowing single track, or challenge your riding ability, grab some gravity or learn how to traverse 24″ logs. This trail system has it all and our guides know just where to find it.
3 Stages is an absolute mecca of singletrack. The trail network offers rocky descents that will make the hair on your neck stand up or long smooth rolling lines so you can let out that inner speed demon. Awesome technical, slower sections for those willing to challenge their abilities are littered throughout the valley. For those wanting to ascend, plenty of gravity will be punished with gut wrenching climbs with tight turns and rocks galore. All of this of course comes with bragging rights when you can say you owned it.
The terrain is rocky and hard packed creating an exciting riding experience. Fun, flowing trails give you a true trail riding experience and at points during some descents you’ll wonder if you ever need to pedal again, as they almost seem perpetual. Our guides will take you through challenging technical sections with lots of rocks, roots and short, bursty climbs that will make you wonder if they are even possible. Whenever we go to Kolapore, we’ll put a pile of distance on the bikes, so be sure to be rested, because you’ll be tested! Hey that rhymes!
At Buckwallow, the trails are suited for all rider levels which is why we use this facility as the home-base for our Skills Boot Camps. No matter your technical skill level, something at Buckwallow will challenge the pants off of you. By the time we leave, you will be a better rider.
Through our partnership with Horseshoe Resort, Ride Guides is currently offering Guided Fat Bike tours for Intermediate and Advanced Mountain Bikers through the newly upgraded Horseshoe Nordic Adventure Park. Ride Guides will be providing regularly scheduled rides on Weekends throughout the Winter season and is also available for bookings outside of our regularly scheduled rides.
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The next day we’ll take all those newly developed skills and put them to the test in Sugarbush, a beautifully designed and maintained trail system which is full of exciting singletrack. Midway through the day we’ll break for lunch and then it’s back to the trails in no time.
This Getaway is also perfect for the beginner rider who has plateaued and is looking for more of challenge. This is a great way to experience life at the intermediate level.
The following day we will be heading full-steam into the Copeland Forest. The Copeland is a purist mountain bikers dream land. There are no signs, no formal trail management, but it contains some of the best overall riding in the country. We’ll have our hand saws with us in the event we need to clear a tree or two if we drop in after a storm because no one formally maintains these trails, but many hands are at work in the shadows. There will be another pile of vertical for us to chew up this day too and you’ll know it when we’re at the end!
People think there was some marketing genius behind the development of mountain bikes, but we were just having fun.
While we might not be the most serious of individuals on any given day, we are very serious about ensuring that the natural preserves that we ride in stay that way and are around for our children and beyond
Since moving back to Ontario from Alberta, I’ve come across a few trails, but nothing exceptional. As a busy new father, I no longer have time to discover new trails and spend hours learning them. I enjoyed spending time with Matt in the Copeland Forest. He knows the trail system inside and out and is quite knowledgeable about all things mountain biking.
Sara is and exceptional guide very personable, I immediately picked up on her positive energy and Sara was patient and sensitive to my lack of trail experience. She was also very encouraging which helped me feel more confident.
Professional, Outstanding, and Downright Hilarious, our team and their passion for mountain biking will keep you safe and make sure you have an incredible time out there.
Matt has been on two-wheeled shredding machines for as long as he can remember, and considering how forgetful he is, that isn’t saying much – but trust us, when it comes to riding and guiding, he knows his stuff. When you get out on a ride with Matt you can’t help but feel like a kid again, he brings an energy and enthusiasm to riding that is just contagious!
After placing first in the Ontario Open Enduro in 2013, likely due to a timing error and not by any skill of his own, Matt rediscovered his love of Downhill racing. Mind you, like many people in Ontario, Matt actually enjoys pedalling up the hills, which is why the Enduro format is a perfect fit for him. Matt is an excellent technical rider who excels at making some of the roughest and gnarliest terrain look like a cake walk, and when the cake gets the best of him, he is then known for his rather elegant, gymnast-like dismounts.
Sara is a wee bit of wild child! Her love of the outdoors has been set in stone since infancy as her family took her on her first backcountry camping excursion in Killarney before she could even walk. She is a jack of all trades when it comes to action sports, she does it all… Bike, Ride, Ski, Board and is happy to put any unsuspecting individual through the ringer, politely of course!
As a guide you may catch her literally hugging a tree (yes, its a little weird, but we afford her some freedom), or sharing her knowledge on the history of the area you are in. Sara is always smiling and has the uncanny ability of being able to make you feel like the single most important person in the world.
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