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Gear it Up

The Peterborough and Lake Ontario Chapters of the PEO have teamed up with Gear it Up to get our members out in the fresh air.  On May 31st, 2014, in Ganaraska Forest Conservation Area in the Central Forest.(There was an unintentional error in the email blast to all members, instead of '31st', we mistyped to '24th'. Please accept our sincere apologies!)

Date: May 31st, 2014 The event will be held Rain or shine.
Time: 8:00 am and finish at 12:00 pm
Cost: The event is a subsidized event and the cost to the participants is $20 per participant. Payments will be made through PayPal®.

The event will be held to the first 50 registrants only.Gear it Up offers enjoyable skill building clinics for the recreational rider. Learn how to get the most out of your bike in a non-threatening, comfortable and encouraging way and discover the pleasures of Mountain Biking/Trail riding.  This mini course is designed to provide those new to mountain biking/trail riding with basic skills as well as an introduction to local off road trails.

The clinic starts with breaking down biking skills into manageable pieces which helps to overcome personal fear factors. The second half of the clinic is spent putting the newly learned skills into practice on a group ride.  Everyone is encouraged to push their personal limits on difficult sections of the trail during the ride with spotters and group support.

You will learn riding techniques such as climbing, descending, obstacles, braking, gearing, helmet and bike fit.

A bike in good working condition, closed toe shoes and a helmet are required.


Ganaraska Forest Centre
10585 Cold Springs Camp Road
Campbellcroft, Ontario

From the East: Exit 401 at Port Hope and travel north on County Road 28 to County Road 9. Travel west on County Road 9 for 16 km. Watch for GFC sign and turn north on Cold Springs Camp Road, and travel for 4 km to the Forest Centre.
From the West: Exit 401 and travel north on Hwy 115. Turn east onto Durham Road 9 and travel for 10 km. Watch for GFC sign and turn north on Cold Springs Camp Road, and travel for 4km to the Forest Centre.

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