Fat Bike Rides in Toronto

Join us on one of our guided fat bike rides in the Don Valley

Take on Mother Nature and float on the frozen landscape as you explore the many interesting destinations in the valley and beyond.
Join us as we get outside to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the city. Our guides know the Don Valley inside and out. 
Every trial, every interesting site, destination, and beyond. The rides are designed to be interesting for experienced 
riders and accessible to new riders. With a huge variety of trails to choose from, our rides are tailored to each group.


Sunday Fat Bike Adventures
Our Sunday fat bike rides are for everyone from first timers and beginners to intermediate riders.
Times: 
RIDE 1: 10:00am to 12:00pm  ( please arrive 15 minutes early)
RIDE 2: 1:00pm to 3:00pm ( please arrive 15 minutes early)
Location: 
Rides will depart from Evergreen Brick Works at 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto. Our meeting spot this winter will be at Bike Works, which is right next door to our Sweet Pete's Trailhead store.
Pricing: 
$50 includes a 2 hour guided ride and a fat bike rental. Price also includes handlebar pogies and helmet rental.
Have a fat bike and want to join in on the fun, $15 is all it costs. Sign up here
The Bike: 
The fun and agile Trek Farley 5 is our rental bike for this season. Our rental fat bikes will come with fenders and handlebar pogies to help keep you dry and warm. 

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Tuesday Night Fat Bike Adventures
The night rides are for intermediate rides, some riding experience is required. Lights provided with rentals.
Time:
7:00pm to 9:00pm (please arrive 15 minutes early
Location: 
Rides will depart from Evergreen Brick Works at 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto. Our meeting spot this winter will be at Bike Works, which is right next door to our Sweet Pete's Trailhead store.
Pricing: 
$50 includes a 2 hour guided ride and a fat bike rental. Price also includes handlebar pogies, bike light and helmet rental.
Have a fat bike and want to join in on the fun, $15 is all it costs. Sign up here
The Bike: 
The fun and agile Trek Farley 5 is our rental bike for this season. Our rental fat bikes will come with fenders and handlebar pogies to help keep you dry and warm.

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Have any other questions about our guided fat bike rides, contact our lead guide Ian at ian@sweetpetes.com
Please note helmets are mandatory on all rides and are included with the rental at no charge if you don't have your own.

What to wear while fat biking.

It’s cold out there and you’re going on a Fat Bike Adventure, but what do you wear? Will you be too cold or too hot? What if it’s snowing? Fat biking tends to be an aerobic activity and as such you’ve got the potential to generate a considerable amount of heat. Your clothing needs to protect you from the elements while allowing that heat/sweat to quickly dissipate. The key word here is "layering". That generally means a base layer, and thermal or mid layer and an outer layer. The ability to add or subtract layers as needed during changing conditions is also key to further enjoying your fat bike ride.

Winter weather can be daunting and it seems like it’s always changing, but with a little planning and a few key pieces of clothing you can take on winter confident that you’re going to be warm, comfortable, and focused on the adventure at hand.

Base Layer
Building your personal winter fortress should always start with a solid base.  We highly recommend a fitted wool or synthetic base layer to pull moisture away from your skin quickly. These materials lend themselves to keeping you warm even when wet allowing you to be active with less fear of getting cold.

  • Wool or synthetic long sleeve shirt
  • Wool or synthetic long underwear
  • Wool socks
  • Avoid cotton

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Mid Layer
With the foundation of your layering in place, adding a thermal or mid layer that you’ll be able to use to control just how warm or cool you care to be is a great way to manage your comfort.  Again wool or synthetic fabrics are great for helping to keep you warm and dry. This is a great place for a light weight sweater or vest to keep your torso warm.

  • Sweater or long sleeve thermal tech top
  • Vest
  • Avoid cotton

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Outer Layer
You’re layered up and now it’s time to put that final wall in place between you and Mother Nature. A wind and water resistant outer shell top and bottom layer will keep the wind and snow out, all the while keeping the heat in. We prefer garments that have zippered vents in the arm pits and at the hip to let excess heat out. Pants should be well fitted to avoid catching as you pedal. There are two ways to go when it comes to outer layers.

Soft shell: Aerobic activity like fat biking need a shell layer with exceptional breathability. A soft shell is a great choice for most rides. Soft shells are tightly woven jackets typically featuring a durable water repellent (DWR) finish. This repels the moisture of light snow or rain while providing exceptional breathability.

Hard shell: A soft shell, however, will not prevent heavy moisture from penetrating, so a waterproof/breathable “hard shell” layer will protect you from heavy snowfall or a rain.

  • Wind/Water resistant coat and pants with zippered venting
  • Breathable outwear if possible
  • Avoid coats longer than waist length.

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Head, Hands & Feet
A significant amount of body heat can be lost from your head and hands if not covered. We recommend a thin hat or headband that will fit underneath your helmet to keep your head and ears warm! Gloves that aren’t excessively bulky or restrictive will help keep your hands warm and agile for shifting gears or braking. Our fat bikes come with handlebar pogies which are designed to allow you to ride with lighter weight gloves without the risk of getting cold hands. Finally a winter boot that you’d feel comfortable walking around in the snow is ideal in the event you need to put your foot down off the beaten path.

  • Thin cap, beanie or headband
  • Medium or light weight winter gloves
  • Winter footwear.

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Creature Comforts
Looking to really finish off your winter wardrobe? Here are a few items that can take you from comfortable to cozy. A backpack to carry/stash those extra clothing layers you might want to add or remove plus any small personal items. Glasses or goggles with an appropriate lens for the time of day you’re riding can really make a difference when it’s bright and sunny or snowing. Lip Balm to keep the wind and cold from chewing up your lips. Protecting yourself from both direct sunlight and reflective sunlight off the snow (even during a cloudy day) is important, so pack some sun screen.

  • Backpack
  • Sun Glasses/Goggles
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunscreen

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With all these pieces in place you’re completely prepared to handle whatever winter throws our way! 

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