There is a $20 administrative fee charge for NSF credit cards.
(We are in a remote area and cannot process credit cards on site)
Make sure your card is able to accept the charge before you come.
telephone bookings there is an administrative fee of $10 to change the booking date.
Group and Corporate Rates:
Please contact Steve,
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705 875 2980.
coverage is strongly recommended.
WHAT DOES THE OPTIONAL
The optional insurance covers damage to our equipment.
Without insurance the rider is liable for all costs involved with
repairing damage on
all equipment that we provide. For insured riders the deductible is reduced to $200
on "high-end" Bikes, $1000 on ATVs and $100 for
HOW DO I RESERVE MY SPOT?
Click here to book your adventure online!
IS THE DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE?
Cancellations 48hrs before your start date are subject to a $80
non-refundable fee per rider.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN TOURS ON DIRTBIKES, ATVS, DUAL SPORT BIKES AND TRIALS?
Dirtbikes and ATVs are limited to just riding trails in the forest.
ATVs generally ride on wider trails, although Dirtbikes use wide
trails as well. Dual Sport riders have the ability to access public
roads and can travel longer distances. Trials bike riding is very
specialized since the motorcycle is designed for slow speeds and
very technical riding.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY AT TRAIL TOURS LIKE?
At 9:00 a.m. when you arrive, you will be asked to sign waivers
and attend a riders meeting. After getting dressed in proper
motorcycle gear, all riders will be divided into groups based on
ability and experience. If you don't know how to ride, we will give
you a riding lesson in the morning and then take you on a tour in
the afternoon. If you already know how to ride, you will spend all
day on the trails. Advanced instruction is also available upon request.
Breaks are scheduled throughout the day as well as a large group
lunch. All riding ends at 3:00 p.m. At this time you are asked to
return all equipment and lucky for you, we do the laundry.
WHAT DOES THE LUNCH
Lunch at trail tours is unforgettable. We serve a fresh home
cooked meal and a selection of fruits, vegetables, home made
breads and usually a selection of desserts. Eat all you like and
enjoy some time bench racing (telling tales about how good a rider
you are) with your friends. We are vegetarian friendly, but it is
good to let us know in advance. Food allergies
should be noted when booking a date.
WHAT ARE THE TRAILS
With a special permit, we ride 11000 acres of beautiful conservation
area that is the Ganaraska forest. Depending on your ability, you
may encounter a variety of terrain. Everything from sand, gravel,
rocks, loam, hills, valleys, fields, forests and more. The trails
range in size from being 12 feet wide to 1 foot wide single-track
(only enough room for a single vehicle). Dual Sport
rides have even more variation because they also traverse roads.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located one hour east of Toronto, just 20 minutes south of
Peterborough. Once we receive your reservation deposit, we will
provide detailed directions to our facilities.
WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
We are open for business between April 1 and October 31.
DO I NEED A MOTORCYCLE
No, unless you are going to take part in a Dual Sport tour.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO RIDE AT TRAIL TOURS?
We ask that participants be at least 7 years old.
WHAT IS TRIALS RIDING, AND WHAT TRIALS OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER?
Trials riding is the ultimate test of balance, skill and control on 2 wheels. All the top off-road competitors have trials experience. If you want to improve your riding skills, a day of trials training has been proven to vastly improve your confidence, smoothness and control, and it's a blast!
Competition trials involve riding through a marked section of trail with difficult obstacles, tight corners, sheer drops, rocks, logs, water crossing, and anything else you can imagine. Competitors lose points for going out of bounds or putting their feet down.
Many motocross, enduro, hare scramble and dual sport riders cross train on trials bikes. You don't need a lot of space or a fancy track, most practice exercises can be done in a small back yard, or even indoors in the winter.
Modern Trials bikes are highly specialized, purpose built machines designed to tackle the toughest terrain.
We will train you on a current trials machine with expert step by step instruction including exercises and techniques taught to us by USA Trials Champion Ryan Young.
We provide trials training at our facility, and, when ready we can take you to some amazing natural trials riding areas for some real world experience.
Price includes trials bike rental, instruction, gear, insurance, lunch, taxes, gas, and trail permit.
WHAT MODELS OF BIKE
AND ATVS DO YOU HAVE?
Every year our manufacturers provide us with NEW motorcycles and
ATVs so our fleet is always changing. If you'd like to see what
we currently offer visit our machines
SHOULD I RIDE?
We will help select the appropriate bike/ATV for you according to
your experience, your goals and the terrain you will be riding on.
CAN WE CHOOSE WHICH BIKE/ATV WE RIDE?
Yes, if we feel your skills and ability match the machine.
CAN I BRING MY OWN
Yes, but it must be insured, plated, have a spark arrestor, and be
in good working order and quiet
(under 94 decibels).
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
We run rain or shine, rain jackets provided. Some of our customers most memorable
rides happened in the rain.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We suggest that you bring along heavy socks, snug undergarments
like bicycle shorts, a change of clothes and a camera. A full list
will be sent with confirmation email.
WHAT ARE THE GUIDES AND INSTRUCTORS QUALIFICATIONS?
Our Staff come from a variety of backgrounds but share a common
passion for off road riding. Some teach street riding at Community
Colleges and many others compete in off-road events such as motocross,
hare scrambles and enduros. As anyone venturing out in the woods
should be, they are also trained in First aid.
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY
Yes, upon request we are certified to teach the ATV Canadian Safety
Council course. We also have one on one instruction packages
DO YOU HOST CORPORATE
Yes, some of our past corporate customers include Tim Hortons,
Ford Motor Company, Labatts, Dole, Bridgestone Racing Academy,
Red Bull, GM, Toyota, Bell, Honda, TSN, Ministry of Natural
Resources, Various police forces, Canadian Military, Environment
WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE CLOSE BY?
Holiday Inn, Bowmanville 1-877-859-5095 *Recommended*
Howard Johnson Bowmanville 905-623-3373
Best Western Oshawa 905-723-5271
Comfort Inn Port Hope 905-885-7000
Misty Valley B&B
Pontypool (very close) 705-277-1677
Joe-Lin Station B&B Mosport (north of Bowmanville)
905-263-8028 or 866-771-2184
Willow Pond B and B 1-866-261-7494 (www.willowpondbedandbreakfast.ca)
Our Valley View B and B 905-263-8889
Country Living B and B 905-983-5926