Posted : July 22, 2014
Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.
It seems that in Ontario, biking is more popular than ever. Whether you’re speeding around the city on your fixie, heading to the hills with your mountain bike, or catching air on your BMX—biking is in. In fact, you may recall back in June when Lake Shore Boulevard was closed for a period of 4 hours for the Enbridge sponsored Ride to Conquer Cancer. Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the next major biking event, or dodge cars downtown to get your pedaling fix.
Check out our list of biking hotspots in Ontario’s Central Counties!
Uxbridge: The trail capital of Canada
If you’re into trail riding, a trip to Uxbridge is an absolute must this season. Just 70km away from downtown Toronto, Uxbridge features over 220km of protected green space, and is part of the Nine Town Trails, Trans Canada Trail, and the Oak Ridges Trail. The trails aren’t just a cyclists club either! Open to everyone, you can feel free to bike, walk, run, snowmobile, or horseback ride through these scenic trails. In fact, we keep an updated list on our Central Counties page of all the great trails in the area. There you can find the location, length, surface material, and more information on these great biking / walking trails.
Joyride 150 Bike Park
Now when the snow starts falling, you don’t have to worry about putting your bike away! Joyride 150 Bike Park is an indoor multi-purpose facility, featuring jumps, a half pipe, foam pit, beginner area, XC loop, as well as a conditioning area where you can take an instructor led spin class. The area is family friendly, open to children of all ages, and features a party room that is perfect for hosting birthday parties and other events.
Also appealing to the adrenaline seeking, high-flying cyclist, the ROC features an outdoor dirt jump area, as well as a huge Northshore trail with obstacles geared to intermediate and expert riders. For the beginner rider, they have a beginner jump area and pump track.
Cycling is just one of the many things available at the ROC. They also have rock climbing and high ropes, baseball and soccer diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts, walking trails, a splash pad, and more! Take a look at their website for a detailed list of all of the great activities available.
There is certainly no shortage of biking opportunities in Central Counties, no matter which type of cycling you prefer. Remember, you can stay up-to-date on all of these great facilities and more by using the search feature on our website. See you on the trails!