June is Bike Month!

28 May

June is Bike Month!

Join us at one of our cycling events!

 Workshops are free, ($) indicates a cost for food or refreshments. All

activities will go unless it is thundering or raining really hard. Helmets

required for all rides. Waivers must be signed for all rides.

Moderate Group Ride – Sat June 1, 10 am

Meet at the Haliburton town docks

Get to know a local 30 – 50k road route with local cyclists. Suitable for intermediate cyclists. A road bike or hybrid is preferable. Distance and route will be based on group.

Pre-registration not required.


Gaia Cycle – Sunday June 2, 2 pm

Meet at the Stanhope Airport

The Gaia Cycle is an easy 10 km loop on low traffic roads, with a couple of moderate hills. There is an option to go out and back for a shorter ride, for novice or nervous cyclists. We will be received by Carol and Paul Kilby, owners of the Gaia Farmhouse B&B, for a walk through the cosmic labyrinth and other delights on their lakeside property. Bring a bathing suit if it’s a warm day. This is an excellent Family Ride!

Pre-registration recommended but not required. Call Pamela 705-457-4767

Discover Mountain Biking at Sir Sam’s

Sunday June 2 or June 23, 1 – 3 pm

Thinking about trying mountain biking? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Sir Sam’s has a great network of trails for novice to advanced riders. Bike rental, lift and trail pass for $25 (regular $49.95) Riders must call in advance to book bike rental. Or bring your own bike and ride for $10.

For more information call 705-754-2298


Introduction to Cycling – Tuesday, June 4, 7 – 8:30 pm

Fleming College Room 8

No bike required! This is an info session for people thinking about getting into cycling. Purpose is to provide basic info on getting started, different types of bikes, bike fit.

Call the Health Unit to register 705-457-1391


Discover Glebe Park Mountain Biking – Wednesdays, 6 pm

Meet at the Trail kiosk beside the Fleming College parking lot

Join the members of the Haliburton Highlands Mountain Bike Club for guided rides of trails in Glebe Park.

Pre-registration not required.


Minden Guided Ride – Thursday, June 6, 6:30 pm

Meet in the Minden Community Centre parking lot

This ride will be about an hour long and will explore a local Minden bike route at a moderate pace. Suitable for beginning and intermediate cyclists. Rain date: Thur June 20

Pre-registration not required.


Greasy Spin – Sunday, June 9

Meet at Haliburton Arena parking lot, 9 am (long), 10 am (short)

Start the cycling season with a guided bike ride followed by breakfast at the Kosy Korner. There will be two route options. A 30k loop is suitable for intermediate cyclists (~2 hrs) and a 10k loop is suitable for beginner – intermediate cyclists (~1 hr). The routes will be on main and secondary county roads at a moderate pace. Finish off with breakfast at the Kosy Korner ($6 – $7).

Call the Health Unit to register 705-457-1391


O-Cup Mountain Bike Race – Sat Jun 9

Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike

Come out to  Sir Sam’s and watch mountain bikers from across Ontario race on trails at Sir Sam’s. Or sign up and race yourself! For more information visit


Get Back on Your Bike for Women – Tuesday June 11, 6:30 – 8:30

Meet at the Haliburton Town Docks

This workshop is for women who are just getting started or back into cycling. We will review basics such as: bike and helmet fit, basic bike care, bike safety and equipment, and how to use your gears effectively. We’ll practice in the parking lot and then go for a short gentle ride.

Call Pamela for more information and to register 705-457-4767


Get Back on Your Bike (general) – Thursday June 13, 6:30 – 8:30

Meet at Haliburton town docks

This is an opportunity to review the basics so that you can get started riding your bike. We will review basics such as: bike and helmet fit, basic bike care, bike safety and equipment, and how to use your gears effectively. We’ll practice off-road and then go for a short ride. All levels welcome.

Call the Health Unit to register 705-457-1391


Ladies Day Mountain Bike Clinic – Saturday, June 15th, 10am – 4pm

Sir Sam’s

Novice & Intermediate Classes

Cross Country Riding & Skill Development

Lunch provided followed by afternoon ride leading up to a soak at Sir Sam’s Water Spa.

Register Early to reserve your place.

Call 705-754-2298 or email

Bike Rentals are available.


Bike Rodeos for Kids – Haliburton: Sat June 8, 9 – 12, J.D. Hodgson

Minden: Sat June 22, 9 – 12, Archie Stouffer

Elementary age students are invited to come and learn bike handling and safety skills in a fun setting, led by Paul Potter from the OPP.


Father’s Day Family Ride – Sunday June 16, 10am

Meet at the Stanhope Community Centre

This family friendly ride will go along North Shore Road. Bring a picnic lunch for after the ride!

Pre-registration not required.

For more information, call the Health Unit 457-1391

Or visit


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