Group Ride Schedule & Info
Group Ride Details
We currently offer two weekly group rides on both Wednesday and Saturday nights!
Join our Strava club for full ride details and to stay up to date on weekly routes, difficult levels, ride status & more!
Group Ride Waiver
For liability purposes, we require that anyone attending our weekly group rides sign the Dismount Bike Shop Group Ride Liability Waiver.
Please note that for the safety of all riders helmets and lights are mandatory.
Our Wednesday night routes typically include a mix of gravel, packed dirt, and pavement.
Our Saturday night MTB rides are primarily dirt. Route & difficulty will change weekly!
Do I have to sign the waiver before coming on a ride?
Yes, even if you have been on rides with us in the past, all group ride participants must sign our waiver. By signing the waiver, you help create a supportive environment where we can all enjoy cycling with peace of mind, knowing that we have taken the necessary precautions!
How long are the rides?
Typically the rides are between 20-25Km over the course of around 2 hours.
What is the pace of the group usually like?
These rides are social and relaxed, which means there are usually pit stops and chatting along the way. Overall we keep things at a comfortable and steady pace! Absolutely no one gets left behind.
What kind of bike should I bring?
On average, we recommend any bike with 30mm tires or wider but it is dependant on the route each week! Sometimes we do all paved rides where any width of tire would do well but it is best to check on the route posted each week.
Is there anything that I should bring with me on the rides?
A helmet, water bottle, front and rear bike lights are all the things that most folks should bring with them on our rides. Aside from that, a positive attitude and good vibes!
Weekly Group RideRSVP on Strava
Every Wednesday @ 7pm
Join us every Wednesday night for a no drop, social, party pace group ride! These rides will take you on a mixture of pavement, gravel and the occasional dirt.
MTB Group RideRSVP on Strava
Every Saturday @ 6:30pm
Catch us in the Don Valley every Saturday for a group mountain bike ride. You can come for as long or as little as you'd like but generally rolling out at 6:30pm and riding until 8pm. Weather permitting.
Hurtin in HaliburtonRegister
September 15th-16th, 2023
This Gravel Relay Race has become recognized for its relaxed and beginner friendly format featuring a 27km backcountry gravel loop. Flowy gravel roads, beautiful scenery, 330m of climbing/lap.
Saddle SistersLink to site
Aiming to be an inclusive space for Women, Trans, Femme, and Non-Binary cyclists. Saddle Sisters organizes rides on a weekly basis and is definitely worth looking into!
The DrivesideLink to site
Focusing on route creation in the GTA and spreading the message that cycling is for everyone, The Driveside are breaking down barriers by educating the community with information on making the gear you already have work for you and your goals in cycling.
They CycleLink to site
Aimed at fostering a community of cyclists that encourages participation of people from marginalized groups, particularly the gender diverse community. Dismount has been a proud supporter and contributor of their organization since the beginning!
Patagonia Store TorontoLink to site
The Patagonia store in Toronto have been supporters of Dismount since day one! On top of running a beautiful store, they are active in their community and often host events and workshops that bring attention to important environmental and social issues. Follow along @patagoniatoronto
BT 700Link to site
They put a tremendous amount of effort in creating some of the best bikepacking routes of Ontario, instrumental in opening the conversation about bikepacking in our corner of Ontario, making it more accessible than ever.
Bikepacking.comLink to site
A priceless and truly diplomatic resource for all things bikepacking for folks at every point of their bikepacking journey. With quite a network of people coming together, they're a positive source of information on routes, product and event coverage! We highly recommend checking them out.