Join us for one of our fun, and informative bikepacking and gravel clinics this fall. Experienced women guides help you learn about equipment, navigation and safety, and cycling with gear. Choose between bikepacking in Simcoe County and gravel riding in Haliburton. This is the year to have some fun off-the-beaten-track adventures on your bike, and gain the confidence to be independent for next season.

No previous camping or bikepacking is required for these clinics.  Women with a range of cycling and camping levels are welcome. You may have done some gravel riding but would like to learn about navigation and cycling with camping gear. Maybe you are an experienced camper but  have never combined the experience with cycling. These small group trips and clinics will provide everyone with some one-on-one time with our guides to make sure you get the most out of the experience. Ahead of the trip departure, we will be in touch to learn your expectations and plan accordingly.

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Simcoe County Bikepacking Clinic
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Cost double occupancy: $795+HST per person ($898.35)
Cost single occupancy : $895+HST per person ($1011.35)
One day trip extension: $295+HST pp double occ
Departure From: Waubashene, Ontario
Accommodation: Supported camping
Terrain: Majority gravel and bike path with some paved roads
Skill/Fitness Level:  Good fitness, basic cycling skills required
Bike: A bike suitable for gravel riding is required,
35mm treaded tires* or wider recommended

2023 Dates: June 9-11, Sept 29 to Oct 1. Other dates possible on request

Haliburton Gravel Clinic
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Cost private room:$1195+HST per person ($1350.35 CDN)
One day trip extension: $395+HST pp
Departure from: Haliburton Forest, Ontario
Accommodation: Stocking Lake Lodge (off-grid structure)
Terrain: Majority gravel and bike path with some paved roads

Skill/Fitness Level:  Good fitness, basic cycling skills required 
Bike: A bike suitable for gravel riding is required
with at least 35mm treaded tires recommended*
Dates: Sept 22-24. Other dates possible on request

*If you are unsure about the suitability of your bike, please get in touch. 

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Cycling guide/bikepacking leader
  • Shuttle back to start following Simcoe County trip
  • Trip-dependent instruction in camp set-up, camp kitchen, bikepacking gear and packing your bike, gravel and trail riding, backcountry safety and navigation.
  • Gear list and pre-trip introductory talk with Q&A

Not included

  • Bike
  • Cycle touring gear (eg panniers or seat post bag) - needed for Simcoe County trip only
  • Camping gear  - needed for Simcoe County trip only
  • Transportation to route departure point
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides

Rentals available

  • Hybrid bikes ($120+HST for the duration of the tour)
  • Camping and cycle touring gear  for Simcoe County Trip (125$ +HST per person based on double occupancy, for the duration of the tour)

Simcoe County Bikepacking

Tay, Severn, Ramara Townships

At this 3-day/2-night clinic and point-to-point trip you will be introduced to a range of bikepacking skills, including technical and safety skills, gear, navigation and route planning, and camping basics. We will meet at Bell Fall's campground and spend the first afternoon discussing bikepacking gear and doing a short test ride to ensure your set-up is good for the next day's ride to McCrae Point on Lake Simcoe. On the third day we will ride along the beautiful Black River, and then shuttle you back to the start.

We have designed the itinerary with manageable daily distances to provide ample time for discussions, skill practice, and enjoying the rural and remote scenery along the areas lakes and rivers.  Sleep close to nature, see the stars, and unwind while acquiring some cool and useful new skills!

Included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 

 

 

Haliburton Gravel Clinic

Haliburton Forest

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve  has an amazing number of logging roads and trails that provide gravel riding options for novices to experts. At this 3-day/2-night clinic you will be introduced to technical and safety skills for gravel riding, navigation and route planning, and bikepacking gear options.

Stay for 2 nights at the remote, off-grid Stocking Lake Lodge Stocking Lake deep in the heart of  Haliburton Forest. This is an authentic glamping experience - stay in your own private room in this solid structure that is powered by solar panels and propane.  After your day of cycling, enjoy the lake and an evening by the campfire.

Included: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 

 

 

 Notes: A bike suitable for gravel riding is required for these trips. Routes are subject to change without notice based on local conditions and guide judgement. Trips will run with as few as 6 guests.