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  • Matt Konings Horseshoe

    Horseshoe Resort Invests in Quality Trails

    The following blog and photography has been provided by Colin Field. Sometimes all it takes is the right person for the job. The person passionate enough, dedicated enough and hard-working enough to make a plan come to fruition. If Matt Konings isn’t the man for the job at Horseshoe Resort’s downhill mountain bike trails, then […]

  • Hardwood Ski and Bike, an incubator for youth development in cycling.

    The following blog and photography has been provided by Colin Field. Fifteen years ago I spent a summer working at Hardwood Ski and Bike. I lived with friends in nearby Sugarbush, and my commute was a 20-minute motorcycle ride through the forested, dirt roads of Oro-Medonte. It was a lovely summer. Hardwood itself was a […]

  • Emily Batty

    Emily Batty: A Tour of Where She Rides When She’s Home.

    Emily Batty had an incredible year on her mountain bike; she won the Canadian Championships and got third in the World Championships. And though her performance at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil was one spot away from a medal (she got fourth) as Canadians, we didn’t love her any less. “I just ran out of […]

  • Marinoni Film barrie

    Marinoni Film Screening with Filmmaker Q&A!

    Mark your calendars! On March 10th, Tony Giardin and his movie, “Marinoni” are coming to the Barrie Uptown Theatre. Door prizes from local shops. Tickets are $12 in advance. Follow this link to purchase online: Marinoni Film Screening with Filmmaker Q&A!. Tickets can also be purchased for $15 at the door. See you on the 10th! Date: March […]

  • Pan Am Games Torch Relay

    Wonderful evening at the Hardwood Ski and Bike Torch Relay on Wednesday, June 10th. The Torch made its way in to the venue in the hands of Hardwood’s founder, Kim Viney and World Cup mountain biker, Emily Batty carried the torch for the final stretch while a mass of local kids followed closely behind. Following the […]

  • March 20th Cycling Conditions in Simcoe County

    It’s Friday, March 20th and we are blessed with plus 8 degree temperatures and blue bird skies! For those looking for a great ride to do this weekend, try the Simcoe County region. Though the corners are still a bit sandy, most of the quiet side roads are clean and clear. Here is a snap […]

  • Cycle Simcoe now has… 3 maps?

    Cycle Simcoe, a project run through the Barrie/Simcoe Cycling Club, launched a test pilot project in the Township of Oro-Medonte in 2013. The goal: develop safe, accessible and fun routes for tourists and locals, alike. To begin, three road cycling loops were mapped using the safest and most heavily travelled cycling routes. As well, one cycling trail […]

  • Celebrating Summer in Ontario

    On Friday, June 6th, Cycle Simcoe joined Resorts Ontario to celebrate summer in our area. Some of Ontario’s largest tourist attractions were in attendance on Dundas Square in Toronto – from CN Tower tours to Ontario Culinary and even an Elvis Presley impersonator promoting Collingwood’s Elvis Festival. The goal of the day was to showcase what […]

  • Successful Stakeholders Meeting

    A big thank you to the local stakeholders that were able to make it out to the meeting at Horseshoe Resort last Thursday. It was a pleasure to hear from Robert Wong, partner at RMCG. Robert’s market research project was both insightful and motivational for local business owners, which may be unfamiliar with the “average” […]