Mountain Biking

Mountain bikes neatly storedMountain biking is a fantastic and sustainable method of transportation for your students to experience some of the 80,000 acres of Haliburton Forest. Students have the opportunity to be guided on our trails through different mountain biking trips: one day or multi-day trips. There are over 300 km of trails maintained for the purpose of mountain biking just waiting for your students. Inform our staff of the experience level you wish to challenge your students with, and we will prepare the perfect route for them.

Your students may enjoy a bike ride to our Stocking Lake facility, which offers: high ropes, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and off-the-grid sustainable living. Create a unique and physical experience for your students to learn how to appreciate a sustainable lifestyle and build transferable leadership skills. Bikes and helmets, as well as an introduction to mountain biking, will be provided for all students. We invite your students to get outside and move on a mountain biking through our forest. 

For inquiries and pricing information please contact our facilitation staff at experiences@haliburtonforest.com.

Travelling sustainably on mountain bike through the forest

Expectations for Grade 8

Health and Physical Education
Living Skills
1.1 - use self-awareness and self-monitoring skills to help them understand their strengths and needs, take responsibility for their actions, recognize sources of stress, and monitor their own progress, as they participate in various physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.2 - use adaptive, management, and coping skills to help them respond to the various challenges they encounter as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.3 - communicate effectively, using verbal or non-verbal means, as appropriate, and interpret information accurately as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living
1.4 - apply relationship and social skills as they participate in physical activities, develop movement competence, and acquire knowledge and skills related to healthy living to help them interact positively with others, build healthy relationships, and become effective team members

Active Living
A1.1 - actively participate according to their capabilities in a wide variety of program activities
A3.1 - demonstrate behaviours and apply procedures that maximize their safety and that of others

Movement Competence: Skills, Concepts, and Strategies
B1.2 - perform a wide variety of loco-motor movements, with and without equipment, while responding to a variety of external stimuli
B1.4 - demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and apply this understanding to the refinement of movement skills in a variety of physical activities
B2.2 - demonstrate an understanding of how movement skills, concepts, and strategies are transfer- able across different physical activities within various categories