We are locals who love mountain biking, and believe that by creating more mountain bikers in the world, we make it a better place! Our selection of instructors are passionate about what they do, and are great with kids! We believe in leading by example both on and off the trails.
OUR MISSION IS TWO-FOLD
1) To promote the sport of mountain biking among youth and adults as a life-long and beneficial skill and activity that is so healthy in so many ways.
2) To promote the designation of more natural mountain bike areas, and by extension promote the permanent conservation of more and more wilderness areas across Canada for future generations.
We believe that the more people who become aware of the benefits of spending time in the forest and wilderness areas, the more people we will have working to preserve natural areas.
WHAT WE TEACH THE YOUTH
We teach the youth how to have fun on their bikes! We build their confidence, skills and athletic levels through the pure joy of riding their bikes.
We teach proper riding techniques, trail etiquette, basic mechanic skills (how to fix a flat tire, etc), use of equipment, road and trail safety, nature and forest values, and that mountain biking is a sport that will keep them healthy, happy and strong their entire lives. Our focus is on the joy and thrill of riding, in a fun, supportive and safe environment.
History of the Petun Conservation Area
The Petun Conservation Area is part of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. Petun has the highest elevations on the Niagara Escarpment. It was named for the Indigenous peoples who inhabited the land during the early 1600s, practicing horticulture and taking part in the fur trade. For years, the Petun nation lived in this area, with their longhouses and tobacco fields where open meadows now lie, their hunting grounds within the forest, their fishing and water source in the Black Ash Creek.
A big thank you to the Georgian Triangle Angler’s Association for making this happen!