The Ottawa Mountain Biking Association hosts two weekly group. The Tuesday night ride in the South March Highlands trail network, located in Kanata and the Thursday night ride in the Camp Fortune trail network located in Gatineau Park, Quebéc.
The weekly rides are typically broken up into 3 or 4 groups based on a combination of ride duration, technical nature of the trails covered, and overall riding pace. The weekly group rides are just that, Group rides. The point is to ride in a social setting while still getting a feeling of satisfaction. When coming out to your first OMBA ride, speak with OMBA ride coordinator to determine what group you should be in. All of group rides are “no-drop” rides, that is, each group will have a “sweep rider” so that no one is left behind or lost.
In the event that OMBA Weekly Rides are cancelled (most often due to weather/or excessively wet trails), it shall be posted here no later than 5:30 pm. A cancellation announcement will be made in the Facebook Group post for the specific weekly ride.
Is this your first group ride? See our article on What to Expect on your first group ride
- Rides depart promptly at 7:00 pm in South March and 6:45 pm at Camp Fortune, so if you need to figure out what group to ride in or sign a waiver, please show up at least 15 minutes early.
- OMBA members are required to sign a Waiver Form only once for the season.
- Non-OMBA members are required to sign a Waiver Form for EACH TIME they join an OMBA Ride (2 x maximum. After that please join).
- Riders must be at least 16 years of age to participate in OMBA weekly group rides (Unless accompanied at all times by a responsible adult)
OMBA Group rides are guided rides, they are not instructional. If you are looking for instruction for either adults or children OMBA is pleased to recommend some of our sponsors:
For more details see the individual ride page: