Ontario has many bicycle riding groups to suit everyone’s style of riding from pleasure cruising to racing. Here are a few that I know. Last time I checked some of the group rides are off road, if not all.
IMBA – International Mountain Bike Association – Canada The main voice to help build and protect our MTB sport here in Canada and worldwide. Help support with your $$ and time.
OCA – Ontario Cycling Association – leading bike organization, races, all things road riding and MTB
BMX Canada – focus is on BMX racing
Toronto Bicycling Network – a large mainly road riding group. Lots of organized bike rides, some of the slower rides stick to off road park trails and rails trails. Day ride and weekend tripping.
TBN – MTB Trail Riders – a Facebook group now as an offshoot of the larger Toronto Bike Network. Some beginner to intermediate rides posted, general discussion on trails and gear.
Toronto Bicycle Club – (was High Park Bike Club) road riding and park trails around GTA
Defiant MTB – a facebook group with a good following in Toronto west to Kitchener of hardy riders with a few planned rides for experienced riders, general discussion on trails and gear.
DMBA – Durham Mountain Biking Assoc. – One of the largest MTB clubs in Ontario on the east side of Toronto.
Don Valley MTB – a small group of riders focusing on riding the Toronto Don Valley trails
TORBA – Toronto Off Road Bicycling Assoc.- a few rides organized and general discussion on trails and gear in Toronto
Wild Bettys – Womens Mountain Bike Group – active with weekly rides and a race team.
Shorthills Cycling Club – a MTB club located in the Niagara Peninsula area hosting races and rides.
Uxbridge Cycling Club – social road riding mainly
Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club – road riding, racing
Hamilton Cycling Club – old small club 1818, a bit of road and MTB
Caledon Cycling Club – large MTB club riding trails NW of Toronto, weekly rides
Woodstock Cycling Club – they manage The Pines trail system in Woodstock
Turkey Point MTB Club – operates down by Lake Erie area
Team Van Go – MTB riders based out of Dufferin, Simcoe, Grey-Bruce and Caledon
GORBA – Guelph Off Road Bicycle Club is an active group riding Guelph Lake and other local trail
Waterloo Cycling Club – some of the club’s riders mtb at the Hydro Cut and maintain it.
London Cycling Club – rides the region and does some park trail riding
Brant Cycling Club – some trail riding, new bike park! around Brantford area
Peterborough Cycling Club – active club with many MTB riders. Involved in local trail development at Harold Town.
Cobourg Cycling Club – MTB Northumberland Forest on Thursdays
Kawartha Cycling Club – road riders that have group rail trail rides
OMBA – Ottawa MTB club that rides the region and into Quebec
BORCA – Beachburg Off Road Cycling Assoc. – small group, a few rides, nice website, along the Ottawa River
Sault Cycling Club – Sault Ste. Marie riders do some off road MTB riding
Other Bike Trail sites of interest:
Ontario by Bike – road and trail riding suggestion, event lists and bike resources
updated Nov. 2017