All the routes and trails on were recommended by the most informed cyclists in the region – the fine folks who work in local bike shops and who organize local events.  Be sure to stop in to visit them for their insights, products, services and expertise.

Explorers’ Edge extends a big thanks all those who contributed to the inventory of routes on


Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville & Lake of Two Rivers (Algonquin Park)

“AO” as its affectionately known has a full-service bike shop with rentals out of its Huntsville, Muskoka store, and mountain bike rentals at their Lake of Two Rivers store in Algonquin Park.  Their fat bike rentals have got your winter riding covered too, and they’ve got a map for just about every outdoor adventure you can have in the region.

The Bike Shop in Gravenhurst Gravenhurst

Stop in to see owners Matt & Kristi when you’re touring the historic “gateway to Muskoka.” With their passion for “rocks, roots, roads” you’re sure to enjoy conversing about all things bikes, especially at the in-house “bike bar.” Ask about group rides (on road and off), skate park competitions and Women’s Mountain Bike Camps.

Ecclestone Cycle Company Bracebridge

Known as “Muskoka’s Famous Purple Bike Shop,” this converted century home has been a cycling hotspot since 1996. Owners Ian and Allison are big supporters of local riding – stop in to say hello and to chat about cycling in the “heart of Muskoka.”

Lake Bernard Bicycle Repair Sundridge

The Almaguin region’s only bicycle repair shop,  Lake Bernard Cycle Repair is situated on the east shore of Lake Bernard about 2 km outside of Sundridge in Strong Twp. Along with general repairs to all bicycles, they offer suggestions on routes and amenities to cyclists visiting our area. The shop is less than a km away from the cycling route around Lake Bernard.
Phone 705-978-3208

LivOutside Bracebridge

Formerly Muskoka Outfitters, owner Peter deMos has turned this unique spot on the Muskoka River into an outdoor adventure centre with trails, clinics, rentals and sales on hand to serve visitors to the region (including cyclists, hikers and paddlers).  Home of the Fat Bikes Canada brand as well, stop here for a demo of these very cool bikes on the trails just outside their door.

Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop Huntsville

At Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop, owners Dale Wenger and Emma Schofield are experts and specialists; they do bikes. Whether you commute, spin the roads, or hit the trails, they’ve got something for you! Enhance your ride with top quality and no surprises. This is what they’re known for.

Ontario TrySport Parry Sound

Located in beautiful Parry Sound on Georgian Bay, Ontario Trysport is owned and operated by  David Bialkowski , a NCCP triathlon coach and a veteran of too many triathlons to name – including the Ironman in Kona.  Drop in the shop for rentals and learn about group rides at the Georgian Nordic Activity Centre, and their training forums as well.

Parry Sound Bikes Parry Sound

Voted among the “Best Bike Shops in Canada” (2014 & 2015) by, Parry Sound Bikes is a go-to source for cycling experiences and rental packages in the Parry Sound and Georgian Bay Area. Consider a “Mountain Bike Trail Experience” at the Georgian Nordic Activity Centre, “Ride The Rose Point” tour, and the “Tour The Town of Parry Sound” ride.  Road and mountain bike rentals available as well for your own touring.


More Fine Folks

Almaguin in Motion
Almaguin prides itself on being a great cycling destination! We have great roads, scenic routes, bicycle-friendly businesses, and resources available for cyclists. For information on our local cycling group Almaguin in Motion, please visit their Facebook page.

Bike Muskoka
Bike Muskoka is a helpful portal if you’re looking for information on riding in Muskoka, Ontario. They are also the organizers of the annual spring ride, the Spin The Lakes Tour, now in its 1oth year.  This May event is a favourite with riders seeking to tour around the region’s famous blue lakes and to pedal off the remnants of a Canadian winter.

Discovery Routes Trail Organization
A not-for-profit organization that promotes multi-use trails in Ontario’s Near North, including in the Almaguin Highlands and Loring-Restoule.

Get Outdoors Parry Sound
A great group of go-getters who advocate for outdoor adventure in the Parry Sound / Georgian Bay area. Follow them on their Facebook page for tons of info on cycling, including fat biking at Georgian Nordic.

Huntsville Mountain Bike Association
The HMBA continues to develop a network of trails in Huntsville, and hosts weekly events including group rides, a weekly race series and a kids skills and ride clinic. HMBA members have access to all trails, but visiting non-members require a day pass to ride Deerhurst or Lance’s Loops.

Muskoka Off-Road Cycling Association
With an established team bringing MORCA to fruition, they look forward to sharing with you their trail building & maintenance updates, riding locations, trail conditions and special events. MORCA is working to develop and sustain new and existing trails within Muskoka, while incorporating the unique terrain to enable exciting riding for all skill levels. They focus on promoting positive bicycle culture, and enabling progression within the sport. Safe Riding!

TriMuskoka Huntsville
TriMuskoka is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization that is passionate about endurance sport training and racing in Muskoka. Their slogan “Naturally Tough” says it all! Check out this group endurance training info, route and race info, as well as running, swimming and more. And all the triathlon info for the region can be found on their helpful site.