5 Ways to Get Into Biking at Blue

Biking at Blue is open for the season as of this weekend and if you’re looking forward to getting into biking this summer, we have it all right here in Southern Georgian Bay. You can make your way through our trails around the Mountain, bike around the Village, or explore the Georgian Trail which runs through the local towns along the shore of Georgian Bay, stretching from Collingwood to Meaford.

So, where do you start? Here, we explore the top five ways to get back on your bike at Blue.

1. Rent to Your Heart’s Content

You don’t have to load up all your bikes and equipment to enjoy the trails here at Blue. Our rental programs can set you and your family up with absolutely everything to help you get out and ride. This summer’s bike fleet features brand new cross-country and downhill bikes from Giant Bicycles Ltd. And don’t forget your helmet – also available for rent at the rental shop in Activity Central.

If you’re interested in touring the area with your family, try our family package which includes four bikes (or kids trail-a-bike or bike trailer) to rent for 1 hour, 3 hours, or a full day.

2. Take a Trip Downhill

Downhill Mountain Biking is a must-try for any adrenaline junkie. The first time you mount yourself onto a downhill bike is almost sure to be a challenge. Even if you think of yourself as an experienced cyclist, you will use skills that you’ve never honed before and work muscles you never knew you had.

The Blue Mountain Bike Park features 16 downhill-specific trails. From green runs to black diamond special terrain, the downhill trails offer a wide range of features and obstacles for new and experienced riders. These trails provide the perfect setting for pushing your boundaries and feeling your heart pound with excitement.

If you’re interested in reading more about this thrilling sport from the perspectives of three different riders, you can pick up a copy of our BLUE Magazine. The article “Experience Downhill” explores this sport through the eyes of three downhillers: from rookie to advanced. This article is also featured in a three-part series on Riding Feels Good if you’d like to read it online or on-the-go.

3. Try a Cross-Country Ride

Blue’s cross-country trail networks offer a variety of runs to help riders explore the escarpment. With multiple dedicated cross-country trails across the Mountain, you can enjoy a leisurely, scenic ride or opt for a trail with a few hills and obstacles to test your skills and strength. You’ll find that spending an afternoon on your bike riding through the trees will make for a day well-spent.

4. Book a Guided Experience

If you’re not sure where to take your bike, try a guided experience to help you get started. Our Guided Scenic Ride and Guided Trail Ride will take you through our trails along the Niagara Escarpment, featuring beautiful views of Georgian Bay and the surrounding area. With these cross-country tours, you will receive a guide, bike rental, and single-ride lift ticket to take you to the top of the Mountain.

If you’re interested in getting yourself on a downhill bike, Blue has the perfect guided experience to get you into the sport. Our Introduction to Downhill lesson provides you with a 2-hour lesson, gear rentals, and lift access. Within 2-hours, you will find yourself pushing your boundaries and blazing down the beginner runs. If you want to continue to practice your skills after the lesson, you can upgrade your package to enjoy a 3-hour rental and lift access.

5. Stop by a Mountain Bike Event

If watching other cyclists show off their skills is more suited to your interests, there is an exciting lineup of bike events in the area throughout the summer. These events include PedalFest, The East Coast Open, King of the Valley, Fall Showdown, Centurion Cycling and our Tuesday Night Downhill Series.

Our Blue Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open this weekend for both downhill and cross-country. Stop by this weekend, pick up a rental, and discover your new favourite trail!

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