Cycling Clubs and Resources
Cycling Clubs & Resources
Whether you're looking for your next riding partner* or group ride, Central Ontario and Durham Region are vibrant hubs for cycling in Ontario. Our trail systems are free to access and supported by volunteers through our local cycling clubs. If it wasn't for our clubs and volunteers, we wouldn't have such incredible mountain bike and gravel trail systems. Local road cycling clubs and community groups are helping make our roads and paths safer for all cyclists. We thank you all for your efforts!
Local Cycling Clubs
Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA)
Durham Mountain Biking Association is a non-profit association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers in Durham and York Regions. We formed in the fall of 2005 to advocate for mountain bikers in the Durham Region. With a growing membership, who live across the Greater Toronto Area, we have evolved and expanded our representation of and for the mountain biking community.
Woody MTB Race Series
Superfly Racing is sponsoring the Team Purchase Woody Weekly Race Series – the first race series in Durham since pre-covid times!
A 6:30pm Youth start, and 7:00 Adult start will boast a different course every two weeks, a fun, family-oriented atmosphere, computer timing and a different sponsor every week! Typical race times will be 45 mins to 1 hour, and riders can stick around for a bonfire, or head next door for something to eat at the famous Slabtown Cidery!
Oshawa Cycling Club
The Oshawa Cycling Club was established in 1980. It was founded by two avid cyclists, Edward Reilly and Gerald Corrigan. Together they formed the club for the purpose of safe cycling, promoting physical fitness in cycling and companionship on the road.
The Club offers regularly scheduled rides on weekdays and weekends from early April to late October. There are many featured or special event rides through out the season. The OCC supports cyclists of all age and experience levels including serious road cyclists, triathletes, touring cycling, mountain bikers, recreational riders and active non-riding members.
Uxbridge Cycling Club (UCC)
We created it for folks like us - riders of varying skill levels that want to have fun and stay fit but mostly to eat chicken wings and pizza guilt-free.
Some of us have just caught the cycling bug and bought our first 'real' road bikes, others can wind-it-up with some pretty fast riders. None of us though, take ourselves too seriously.
Clarington Cycling Club
An Adult 55+ Bicycling Club for Residents of Durham Region
The purpose of the club is to offer seniors the opportunity to cycle safely together in groups. Each group follows a planned route that varies from ride to ride. Each group has a leader and a sweeper so that no one is left behind. The emphasis is on safe riding following the rules laid out in the Highway Traffic Act. The hope is that as the riders develop their cycling skills and increase their strength and confidence, riding a bicycle will become part of their regular fitness routine.
Durham Cycling Club
The Durham Cycling Club is a non-profit organization of avid recreational cyclists. Formerly the Touring Concept Cycling Group, the goal of the club is to promote fitness through cycling as well as social camaraderie among the group.
York Mountain Biking Association (YMBA)
In 2010, a small group of riders came together to discuss the potential of establishing an organized group of engaged mountain bikers in the York Region area. By organizing as a more formalized club, it would allow riders in York to have a stronger collective voice to advocate for the sport of mountain biking in the region and allow for a more organized approach to trail building and maintenance initiatives.
Port Perry Pedals
Port Perry Pedals is a charitable cycling event based in Port Perry, ON – a picturesque, historic community on the shores of Lake Scugog in the Region of Durham, about one hour north-east of Toronto. It was founded in 2021 in partnership with the Rotary Club of Port Perry.
Since its founding in 2021, cyclists and supporters have raised over $60,000 for the Port Perry Hospital Foundation, the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham and Grandview Kids.
Local Cycling Resources and Maps
Durham Region Cycling Coalition
The Durham Region Cycling Coalition (DRCC) was formed in the spring of 2015 by the five major bicycle clubs within Durham Region to give a greater voice to the cycling community so as to effect improvements to cycling infrastructure and the inherent benefit of safer roads for people on bikes. DRCC is actively working with all levels of government to bring about an awareness of the needs of all cyclists whether they be commuters, casual riders, are a mountain rider or avid road cyclists. We need safer roads and better cycling infrastructure.
The Greenbelt Route is a provincial cycling route from Northumberland County in the East to Niagara Region using existing road and trail infrastructure. It showcases communities en route and provides links with urban centers along the Greenbelt as well as connections to the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Cycle Durham Region
Cycle Durham supports current cyclists, encourages more people to try cycling, and educates all road users on how to safely share the road.
Download PDF maps of Durham Region cycling routes and learn more about cycling in our area.
Great Lakes Waterfront Trail
Stretching over 3000km, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is a route connecting 140 communities and First Nations along the Canadian shores of the Great Lakes region and a signature project of the Waterfront Regeneration Trust. Regarded as the first step towards a regenerated waterfront, the Trail has served as a catalyst for improvements in many of the communities it joins.
Trans Canada Trail
Whether you are looking for a place to hike, cycle, paddle, ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile, you can find an experience that resonates with you. As the longest recreational trail in the world, The Great Trail offers a wide range of activities through a variety of landscapes – urban, rural and wilderness, along greenways, waterways and roadways. True to its name, The Great Trail embodies the vastness of our terrain and the diversity of our people.
Ontario By Bike!
For cyclists, the Ontario By Bike™ Network offers a variety of information on cycling in Ontario, inspiring visitors and residents to explore more by bike. Find great places to cycle, links to useful cycling maps and plan your day trip or multi day cycling itineraries with stops at certified bicycle friendly businesses enroute. View our on-line map with the location of and links to accommodations, restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, bike stores, tours and rental locations that all offer cyclists extra services and amenities, creating a positive experience and fuelling your desire to get back on the saddle to explore more of Ontario by bike.
Explore Durham Region on Two Wheels!
Our trails and on-road cycling routes will lead you through a variety of breaktaking landscapes - from the beautiful scenery of Lake Ontario's Waterfront Trail to the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Head out ino the country and visit a farmer's market, art gallery, museum or local winery. Enjoy a leisurely downtown shopping tour and stop in to savour some treats at a bakery or café. There's so much to see and do while you're exploring Durham Region on two wheels!
Durham Destroyer Gravel Grinder
The Durham Destroyer takes Gravel riding back to its Organic Grassroots beginning. Classic routes that cover all types of terrain that are meant to be ridden completely self supported. Ride any of the routes when ever you desire, but consider taking part in our Giveaway Weekend.
Online Cycling Resources
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