Youth & Junior MTB | June 12th, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Youth & Junior MTB | June 5th, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Youth & Junior MTB | May 29th, 6:15PM

NEW MEETING LOCATION = GORBA TRAIL HEAD AT VITORIA ROAD

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Youth & Junior MTB | May 22nd, 6:15PM

NEW MEETING LOCATION = GORBA TRAIL HEAD AT VITORIA ROAD

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Youth & Junior MTB | May 15th, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: Riverside Park Bandshell

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Youth & Junior MTB | May 8th, 6:15PM

Welcome to the first youth & junior mountain bike ride of 2024!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound bike capable of riding off-road, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: Riverside Park Bandshell

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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BIGMTB Ride | Sept 10th, 9:30 & 11 AM

GCC’s Jim Brogden presents the 2023 BIGMTB!

Jim has led the development of the Arkell Spring Grounds with fellow GCC and GORBA club members.

The rides will begin from the parking lot in front of the Guelph Youth Music Centre, see image below.

These are ‘Ride Leader’ led rides.

There are three ride groups: Advanced, Intermediate and Medium. Everyone rides the Guelph Lake trails. After Guelph Lake, the Intermediate and Advanced riders will continue down Watson Rd. to ride the Smith property and/or Arkell Spring Grounds depending on group.

There is a supported rest stop on the west side of Watson Rd just south of Stone. Riders will divide into two groups there. Advanced does both Smith and Arkell, and Intermediate only does Arkell.

The ‘Medium’ group will ride most of the trails at Guelph Lake, both ways for some.

Afterwards, riders will head back to our sponsor Fixed Gear on Alma Rd. for refreshments and food.

As required by the city of Guelph, you must be a GORBA member to ride the Arkell trails. For $35, it’s quite a reasonable annual contribution to keep these trails open and maintained. How much does a bike tire cost? A GORBA Membership might be one of the cheapest accessories of your riding season. No more excuses, get your GORBA membership here today!

This is a GCC and GORBA combined event.

TimeOptionTrailsGORBA Membership
9:30 AMAdvancedGuelph Lake, Smith Property & ArkellYes
9:30 AMIntermediateGuelph Lake & ArkellYes
11:00 AMMediumGuelph Lake onlyNo

Members only. To become a GCC member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Start Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre 75 Cardigan St

Click image for directions.

BIG MTB Ride | August 28th, 9 & 11 AM

Back by popular demand!

There are a lot of new and incredible MTB trails in Guelph! Fast and flowy at Guelph lake and technical and demanding at Arkell Spring Grounds – we are super lucky to have such diverse options at our doorstep.

We are also super lucky to have some incredible volunteers advocating, designing and building these trails. GCC’s Jim Brogden is one such force. He has led the development of the Arkell Spring Grounds with fellow GCC and GORBA club members. If you have moved as much dirt as Jim, you might be a bulldozer.

The Route has two halves. The Medium Route that uses most of the trails at Guelph Lake. After that you will head back to our sponsor Fixed Gear on Alma Rd. for refreshments and food.

For those choosing the longer ‘Big MTB’ route, a stop will be made for a water fill at Eastview Park. Then riders will head south to Arkell Spring Grounds through the trail entrance off of Watson road. After riding those trails, riders will head over to Fixed Gear for refreshments, food and meet up with their fellow riders.

Disclaimer: Depending on rider turn out, some Speed Groups may have to be combined.

Start Times are staggered to try and have everyone finish at the same time.

Guelph Lake & Arkell – Fast                   Start Time: 9:00 AM

Guelph Lake & Arkell – Moderate        Start Time: 9:00 AM

Guelph Lake Only – Fast                          Start Time: 11:00 AM

Guelph Lake Only – Moderate              Start Time: 11:00 AM

GORBA or Non-Club members, Fill out the Try-A-Ride Participant Acknowledgement Form found HERE.

If you’d like to join GCC. Sign up here HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 9:00 AM

Start Location: Guelph Youth Music Centre 75 Cardigan St

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Full Route:

Guelph Lake Only Route: