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The Gearing Up Family Cycling Club, now in its second season, is a 13-week program that gets the whole family riding together with other families on the trails and routes in and around North Bay. The club is FREE to join, however registration is required.

REGISTER HERE

Alternatively, download a 2016 Membership Form and bring it to your first ride if you are unable to register online. Children must be accompanied by an adult and road safety rules will be followed. Please ensure that your child comes prepared with a helmet and a bike in working order that is outfitted with a bell and functional brakes. A ride overview of the season can be viewed here and printed.

Gearing Up is a project of the Cycling Advocates of Nipissing.

 Check out the photos from past rides!

2016 Ride Schedule

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NEW for 2016! For the month of June, participate in the Gearing Up Photo Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a prize valued at $100! Full details here

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Join us for the launch event of the Gearing Up Family Cycling Club!
Start at 10:00am
Meet at Parking Lot #9 (click here for map) on the Nipissing University/Canadore College Campus
Family Bike Rodeo! Join us for cycling skill building, snacks and prizes for the whole family
Ride Leader: Connie Hergott

Ride Map

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ride the Kinsmen Trail – Bike Month Photo Scavenger Hunt
Start at 6:00pm
Meet at the Lee Park Parking Lot
Approximate Distance: 10km
Ride Type: Paved trail with some roadway riding
Ride Details: Don’t forget to participate in the Gearing Up Photo Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win a prize valued at $100! Full details here.
This ride will give participants an opportunity to find up to 4 of the photo locations!

Ride Map

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ride the Cranberry Trail and Kate Pace Way
Start at 10:00am
Meet at Steve Omischl Sports Complex
Approximate Distance: 15km
Ride Type: Paved trail and some gravel sections
Ride Leader: Connie Hergott

Ride Map

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ride the Kate Pace Way to the Park
Start at 6:00pm
Meet at Fire Station #3 on Marshall Avenue

Ride Map

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Ride Laurier Woods Conservation Area
Start at 10:00am
Meet at the Brule Street Parking Lot
Approximate Distance: Choose your own adventure – trails vary from 1.9 to 6.5 km
Ride Type: Mountain Bike Trails

Ride Map

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ride the Kate Pace Way from the Waterfront to Marshall Avenue
Meet at the Trailhead sign on Memorial Drive
Start at 6:00pm
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ride to the Monastery
Meet at the trailhead on Memorial Drive
Start at 10:00am
Approximate Distance: 10 km

Ride Map

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Ride the Kinsmen Trail
Meet at Lee Park Pavillion
Start at 6:00pm
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ride to Callander’s Centennial Park
Meet at Steve Omischl Sport Complex
Start at 10:00am
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ride the Cranberry Trail and Kate Pace Way
Start at 6:00pm
Meet at Steve Omischl Sports Complex
Approximate Distance: 15km
Ride Type: Paved trail and some gravel sections

Ride Map

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ride the Kinsmen Trail 
Start at 10:00am
Meet at the Lee Park Parking Lot
Approximate Distance: 10km
Ride Type: Paved trail with some roadway riding

Ride Map

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ride the Kate Pace Way to the Park
Start at 6:00pm
Meet at Fire Station #3 on Marshall Avenue

Ride Map

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Start at 10:00am
Meet at Steve Omischl Sports Complex. Feel free to pack a picnic and join for lunch!
Approximate Distance: 14km
Ride Type: Paved pathway with some roadway sections
Theme: Callander Splash Pad Ride

Ride Map

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**Note that riders 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult
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2015 Rides

Participation prize draw every ride!  Thanks to our supporter, Mountain Equipment Coop for the prizes!

 

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the intersection of the Kate Pace Way/ Kinsmen Trail in North Bay
Approximate Distance: 10km
Ride Type: Paved trail some roadway riding
Theme: ABC Bicycle Check with Cheapskates/ Chippewa Creek Ecopath
Ride Leaders: Rod Bilz and Brigitte Fiorino
Ride Map:10659108_897222967008985_2158239203905152900_oRide Photos:
 
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the hut on Monastery Road (click on the map to see details)
Approximate Distance: 4km loop
Ride Type: Mountain Bike Trails
Theme:  Discover Mountain Biking
Ride Leader: Tanya Coulombe
Need to borrow a mountain bike? Email CAN@discoveryroutes.ca
Ride Map:
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at Steve Omischl Sports Complex
Approximate Distance: 14km
Ride Type: Paved Trail and Gravel Trail
Theme: Ride with Dad
Ride Leader: The McCourt Family
Ride Map:
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at North Bay Fire Station 3
(128 Marshall Avenue E)
Approximate Distance: 11.6km
Ride Type: Paved trail some roadway riding
Theme: Geocaching and Bicycle Safety (bring small trinkets to trade in the geocaches!)
Ride Leader: Connie Hergott and Carrie DokisParking is available at the Fire Station and Gateway Pentecostal Church (147 Marshall Avenue E)
Ride Map:
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Saturday, July 4, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at Laurier Woods Conservation Area Parking Lot at the end of Brule Str.
Approximate Distance: Choose your own adventure – trails vary from 1.9 to 6.5 km
Ride Type: Mountain Bike Trails
Theme: 25th Anniversary of Laurier Woods – Aquatic Insects interpretive program led by Friends of Laurier Woods’ Paul Smylie. Runs from 10am to noon.Ride5-LaurierRide Photos:
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at Veteran’s Field parking lot (West end of Judge Avenue)
Approximate Distance: 7.6 km
Ride Type: Paved trail and some roadway riding
Theme: Summer waterfront ride to Sweetman’s Gardens
Ride Leader: Hannah Wolfram
Ride Map:
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the Armstrong Park parking lot near Olmstead Beach
Approximate Distance: 11km
Ride Type: Roadway riding and some paved trail
Ride Leader: The McCourt Family
Ride Map:
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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority Parking Lot
Approximate Distance: Varies from 2km upwards
Ride Type: Mountain bike trails
Theme: Conserving Momentum
Ride Leader: The McCourt Family
Ride Map:
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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the hut on Monastery Road (click on the map to see details)
Approximate Distance: 4km loop
Ride Type: Mountain Bike Trails
Theme: Mountain Biking
Ride Leader: Keith
Ride Map:
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Ride Photos:
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at the intersection of the Kate Pace Way/ Kinsmen Trail in North Bay; parking at Lee Park
Approximate Distance: 12.2 km
Ride Type: Paved pathway and some roadway riding
Theme: Kinsmen Trail Ride
Ride Leader: The McCourt Family
Ride Map:
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Saturday, August 15, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Meet at Steve Omischl Sports Complex. Feel free to pack a picnic and join for lunch!
Approximate Distance: 14km
Ride Type: Paved pathway with some roadway sections
Theme: Callander Splash Pad Ride
Ride Leader: Connie Hergott
Ride Map:
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Start at 9:30am
Approximate Distance: 12km
Ride Type: Paved pathway with some roadway sections
Theme: Let The Games Begin
Ride Leader: Rod Bilz
Ride Map: Available here
Saturday, August 29, 2015
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