Trail status

Current trail status

Caution

Get on your bikes and ride!

More information

Trail Status Designations

Status
Description
Good
This is as good as it gets, conditions are good everywhere.
Mixed
The conditions are different between Guelph Lake and Arkell. Check the individual Intsagram postings for more details.
Wet
Watch for slippery rocks and trails.
Muddy
Conditions aren’t good and it’s best for everyone that you don’t ride the trails.
Early Spring
Ground is saturated. Don't Ride. Please be patient, we're almost there!
Good Winter
The Winter Loop riding conditions are good!
Slushy
It’s best you don’t ride – slush freezes over night and then you’re left with frozen ruts.
Icy
Slippery but rideable, studs are recommended for best traction.
Caution
Conditions are not ideal. Riding is not advised.
Don't Ride
Riding will damage the trails, please stay off.

2024 GORBA Event Schedule

EventDatesConfirmed
Registration OpensSaturday Jan 5thYes
Member Trail Survey ReleaseSunday Feb 4thYes
Volunteer Kick Off MeetingApril 9thYes
Trail Crew Season Kick Off MeetingApril 17thYes
Annual MeetingMay 7thYes
Turkey Point Camping WeekendFri May 31st – Sun 2ndYes
Early Summer Trail Trim – Guelph LakeSaturday Jun 22nd
Early Summer Trail Trim – Arkell Spring GroundsSaturday Jun 29th
Mid Summer Trail Trim – Guelph LakeSaturday Aug 17th
Mid Summer Trail Trim – Arkell Spring GroundsSaturday Aug 24th
The GORBA EPICSaturday Sept 21stYes
GORBA/GCC ‘BIGMTB’ All Trails RideSunday Sept 29thYes
Volunteer Appreciation Ride & CelebrationTBA 

About The Event Schedule


Are these dates carved in stone?

Some are. See confirmation column in table of events. But things change, c’est la vie.

Don’t we do a joint event with those smelly GCC people?

Yes we do, and it’s a lot of fun! They like to ride bikes… we guess they are alright after all (especially when they bathe!).

Do I have to be a GORBA member to participate?

Yes! We need you to be covered by our insurance for these events. However, anyone can join! The GORBA membership is only $40, and there is a day pass for only $10! Please keep in mind that without these membership fees we would not have trails at all. Being a member is pretty much the cheapest part of mountain biking considering we couldn’t ride without the trails. Unless you want to ride on the road with those smelly GCC people… ugh! No thank you! lol