GORBA News, Articles, and Events

GORBA’s Winter Mountain Biking F.A.Q.s

Q: Is winter biking safe? A: Winter conditions (cold, lack of daylight) warrant additional safety considerations. However, with the right preparation winter riding can be a fun and memorable addition to your seasonal routines. Please check out our Winter Riding Safety Tips post for an excellent summary and local example of what can happen to […]


RESPECT THE BUILD BY RESPECTING TRAIL CLOSURES If you see cones, signage, piles of logs, or fencing on a line, that means the line is under construction by Trail Crew and is not currently open to riding. Please #RespectTheBuild and honour these closures by not moving these items from the trail. Closed lines are unfinished […]

Smith Property Reforestation Event – No Impact to Arkell Springs Trails

Starting on approximately November 20th, this 4-8 week event will occur at the Smith Property. The area will be closed to access during work.   As you can see from this GRCA drawing, this event will NOT affect the Arkell Springs mountain biking trails :     Official GRCA posting   Learn more about the […]

Temporary Bypass Trail: October 23 – 27 2023

⚠️ From October 23rd to 27th, the City will be installing cement pads at the new Victoria Road traffic light crossing ⚠️   During this construction period access to Middle Ground, Roller Coaster, and Grand Trunk Trail from Victoria Road will be off-limits.   Trail Crew is currently developing a temporary bypass trail to be […]


Sat, September 16th  |  Guelph Lake 2023 6 Hour EPIC MEMBERS ONLY!   GORBA’s signature event is back with 6 hours of solo or team-based, non-competitive riding through some of Guelph lake’s best trails, including an après social with food and prizes!   Time & Location September 16, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration 9 a.m., […]


Have you wanted to try a group mountain bike ride? If you are a beginner or novice rider looking to try out a group experience, or an intermediate rider looking for a more relaxed pace and social group—join us next Saturday, July 8th. Our goal is to have fun on bikes together in a safe, […]

Save the date! GORBA Fall Epic is back!!!

Save the date! The GORBA Fall Epic is back for 2023 on September 16th from 10 to 4pm. This super fun event includes riding activities through some of the best trails at Guelph Lake, and an “apres” social with food and prizes! Teams of up to 4 complete laps of a predetermined route and collect […]

2023 AGM Recap

On May 10th 2023, GORBA members gathered at Royal City Brewing Co. for the Annual General Meeting (AGM):   Photo by Kevin Corrigan.   President Don Casey began the meeting by presenting the meeting agenda and delivering a President’s Message to the group. Afterwards, the 2022 AGM meeting minutes were reviewed and accepted by the […]

Celebrating 30 Years: GORBA Jerseys Available Now until May 21st

Celebrate 30 years of GORBA’s trails with some fresh kit!   The GORBA Jakroo jersey store will be open for three weeks from May 1st until the 21st. It’s been a long wait, but we like the three sleeve option designs and think you will too. The jerseys are provided at cost and the team […]