Discovery Rides

About Discovery Rides

Celebrate late summer and early fall of 2021 on two wheels by joining a Discovery Ride! Led by tour guides and cycling instructors, these 8-10 km tours show you the best places to ride in Thunder Bay. Participants will also practice group riding and learn to conduct safety checks on their equipment. The leisurely pace is suitable for children age 10+, parents pulling bike trailers, and 55+ participants. Bicycles and helmets required; please also bring a water bottle and snacks. 

Registration required for most courses. For more information or to register, click here.


We've also mapped 35 family cycling routes. Click here to get riding!

Discover Roots to Harvest, by Bike!

It’s market day at Roots to Harvest, so let's bike there! On Thursday August 26th 2021 from 10am-12pm join EcoSuperior and Roots to Harvest on a Discovery Ride. Explore 3 awesome Roots to Harvest locations on the north end of town: their storefront on fort William Rd., the Food Forest on Court St., and their market garden at Volunteer Pool. Bring a backpack because you'll want to load up on some freshly grown vegetables, honey or other local goodies. Get out on your bike, ride and discover.

All participants need to:

  • wear a helmet
  • have a working bike
  • wear closed toed shoes
  • dress appropriately for the weather

It is recommended that participants have:

  • a water bottle
  • snacks
  • sunscreen

Register here

Find out more about the route

The cost for this ride is the cost is $11.17. Proceeds go to EcoSuperior's Safe Cycling Program and Roots to Harvest. Thanks for your support!


Invasive Species Discovery Ride

A good weed or a bad weed, how are we to know? Join this exciting Discovery Ride led by Thunder Bay’s resident expert on Invasive Species, Robert Scott. Focusing on Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam, learn how to recognize these plants and what to do about them. And of course, do it on a bike. Get out on your bike, ride and discover.

Date: Thursday September 9th from 6-8pm.

We start on Clarke Street at the corner of LPH trails/parking lot.

Learn more about the route

The cost is $5.

Register here or Email Kelsey for more information. 


Women’s Rural Discovery Ride

As the final workshop in our Women’s Cycling Series, or as a stand alone event, this Rural Discovery Ride will focus on cycling skills so that recreational road riding is something you’ll feel confident and experienced doing! With lots of stops at local rural businesses, there is no need to worry about whether you can do it or not. You can do it! Full details to come.

Sign up here.

$10 for the ride, or do the whole series!

Date: Saturday October 2nd 2021 Details TBA

More information about the whole Women's Cycling Series