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About Bateman's Group Rides:

Saturday Morning Trail Ride

Weekly, Beginning October 1st

This weekly group-ride will take you on some of the best single-track Toronto has to offer! This group ride is perfect if you're looking to learn more about the Don Valley mountain bike trails, and ride with like minded mountain bikers in an inclusive and friendly environment. 

The ride will split into Advanced, intermediate, and beginner groups based on ability. Each riding group will be led by an experienced rider with in-depth knowledge of the local trails.   

Ride Details:

  • Depart from the rear of Bateman's Trail Shop at 10:00 am 

  • Finish around 12:00 noon at Bateman's Trail Shop.

  • We'll divide into groups based on ability as necessary - this allows for beginners to join!

  • IMPORTANT - we cancel for rain or muddy trails - check our Instagram Story for an Update.

  • You must be an Associate Club Member and/or OCA/UCI Race Licence holder to attend this group ride. You can read more about Club Membership and it's benefits here.


Wednesday Night Trail Ride

This weekly group-ride will take you on some of the best single-track Toronto has to offer! This beginner/Intermediate group ride is perfect if you're looking to learn more about the Don Valley mountain bike trails, and ride with like minded mountain bikers in an inclusive and friendly environment. 

The ride will split into groups based on ability, each riding group will be led by an experienced rider with in-depth knowledge of the local trails.   

Ride Details:

  • Depart from the rear of Bateman's Trail Shop at 6:00 pm

  • Finish around 8:00pm at Bateman's Trail Shop

  • Pace: moderate/easy - notwithstanding that the Don Trails have a natural rigor.

  • We'll divide into groups based on ability as necessary - this allows for beginners to join!

  • The ride can be a little "stoppy/starty" as we regroup often and nobody is left behind!!

  • Bring some money and we'll grab something from Mucho Burrito as we leave the Don.

  • Lights are mandatory for evening group rides through the Fall & Winter seasons. We've got a great selection in stock at Trail Shop if you need a set!

  • IMPORTANT - we cancel for rain or muddy trails - check our Instagram Story for an Update.

  • You must be an Associate Club Member and/or OCA/UCI Race Licence holder to attend this group ride. You can read more about Club Membership and it's benefits here.


Other Group Rides (Returning in Spring 2023):

Womens' Trail Ride

Group ride for women/trans/femme riders. Casual pace with sections for skills development. Suitable for beginner and intermediate riders!

"Don Groms" Kid's Ride

Parent/Child MTB Trail Ride. Develop skills, connect, and ride with other young mountain bikers and their parents! 

Thursday Trail Ride

Led by Rob Bateman himself, this advanced group ride will navigate through some of the toughest trails that the Don has to offer!