Winter Cycling at Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Centre

 

Times

Access to trails for riding may be restricted during large events at GNOAC and is also highly dependent on trail conditions.

If you are not sure it is a good day to ride, or to ask about current conditions and planned events, riders can contact the burrow attendant, 705.746.5067, or visit the website/social media sites.

Trails

Firm conditions: Lynx, Wolf, Partridge, Otter, Bear, Bear Cub, Grizzly, Fisher

Marginal conditions: Otter, Bear, Bear Cub, Grizzly, Fisher

Always: Bear Cub, Grizzly, Fisher. These snowshoe trails are groomed intermittently and are more suitable for experienced/fit riders 

If you are not sure it is a good day to ride, or to ask about current conditions and planned events, riders can contact the burrow attendant, 705.746.5067, or visit the website/social media sites.

Fees Half Day of Full Day
  • Members of both GNOAC AND GOPS: $0
  • Members (either GNOAC or GOPS): $10
  • Non-Members (neither GNOAC or GOPS): $20

Day passes/memberships are available from with burrow attendant, Trysport, or Parry Sound Bikes

 

    Fat Bikes must yield to all other users.

    • Winter cycling at GNOAC is only possible through continued cooperation between cyclists, snowshoers, and skiers.  Please do your part to keep fat tire cycling a viable option.
    • If you are not sure it is a good day to ride, or to ask about current conditions and planned events, riders can contact the burrow attendant, 705.746.5067, or visit the website/social media sites.
    • Do not ride if the snow is too soft. As a general rule, if you have to get off and push your bike or have a hard time riding in a straight line, the snow is too soft and you should not ride.
    • Helmets are mandatory
    • Lights (front and rear) and bells are highly recommended
    • Winter cycling tires must be wider than 3.5″ and tire pressure must be less than 10 psi to help with traction and minimize damage on trails.
    • Give skiers a wide berth, always ride on the left side of the trails where possible
    • When crossing trails slow down, stop, and check for skiers, and do not ride in the classic ski tracks
    • Any questions? Read our FAQs about winter cycling.

     Check out this video of winter cycling at Georgian Nordic Outdoor Activity Club

     

          Photo from IMBA and CWOCC