June is Bike Month in the Haliburton Highlands

June is Bike Month in the Haliburton Highlands!

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.

Basic Bike Maintenance – Thursday June 14, 6:30 – 9 pm

Location: Fleming College – Room 12, Haliburton
Call AO Boatwerks to register 705-457-3737 (max. 10)
Join Corey from AO and learn the basics of getting your bike ready to ride, including things like cleaning, lubing, fixing a flat tire, bike fit and making brake and derailleur adjustments.

Please pre-register.

Discover Mountain Biking at Sir Sam’s
Sunday June 10 or June 24, 1 – 3:30
To register email dave@sirsams.com or call 705-754-2298
Thinking about trying mountain biking? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Sir Sam’s has a great network of trails for novice to advanced riders. This introductory session includes some basic riding skills, gear shifting & braking skill development as well as a guided ride. Bring your own mountain bike in good condition, or bike rentals are available. Cost: $25 with rental, $10 without. Pre-registration required.

Shifting Gears Cycling Festival – Sat. June 23, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Head Lake Park, Haliburton

Cyclists and friends are invited to our seventh annual cycling festival. Join one of our guided group rides, and finish in Head Lake Park to listen to some great live music fromJazz Kitchen, and enjoy a great lunch catered by Rhubarb chef Chris Carl ($). Algonquin Outfitters will be on hand with test bikes to try, and will be offering free bike maintenance checks.

There’s a guided ride for everyone, so come and discover local cycling routes and meet other cyclists. Meet at the Head Lake Park parking lot, where all rides will start and finish. Helmets required by all riders; waivers must be signed.
9 am – 70 – 75 k ride, about 3 hours (harder pace)
10 am – 30 – 35 k ride, about 2 hours (moderate pace)
11 am – 10 k ride, about 45 min (easy pace)
11 am – family ride on Rail Trail, 30 – 45 minutes (easy pace)
For more information, call the Health Unit 457-1391
Or visit www.cyclehaliburton.ca

Also…looking for a group to ride with?
Algonquin Outfitters (AO) hosts weekly group mountain bike rides every Wednesday night through the spring, summer and fall. Meet at the Haliburton AO store at 6 pm. This is a friendly group ride and riders of all abilities are welcome to come and explore trails aroundHaliburton Village.
AO also hosts a group road ride every Sunday starting from the Haliburton store. Sub-groups may form according to pace if needed. Departure times to be confirmed – call the store for details (705-457-3737).
Tuesday evening group rides will continue throughout the summer departing at 7 pm. Meet at the York St parking lot.
For more information on these rides call 705-457-3737.