…”the little club that grew”… In 1997, a group of 8 friends got together to cycle the Haliburton countryside. Through word-of-mouth, the group quickly grew to approximately 30 people. As a result, the Highlands Cycling Club was formed in the fall of 1998. The club continued to grow and in 2005 the Highlands Cycling Club changed its name and officially became the Haliburton Real Easy Ryders. We are a volunteer based non-profit organization. Our membership consists mostly of individuals in the 50+ range but is open to everyone over the age of 18.
Our mission is to promote recreational cycling and provide a social atmosphere through picnics, BBQs and potluck lunches. The club rides every Tuesday from May to October and enjoys a cycling trip out of the County every spring and fall. Although many of our rides are within Haliburton County, we venture beyond to areas like Fenelon Falls, Lakefield, Orillia, etc. To ensure that members of varying abilities and interests can enjoy their ride, we typically provide two or three ride options at each location including a shorter easier ride, perhaps 20 to 35 kms, and a longer ride in the order of 40 to 60 kms. Our main focus is on safe, enjoyable cycling and, of course, lots of fun!
In 2016 we introduced local rides every Friday and will continue with this in 2017. These rides are less structured than the Tuesday rides and are self-directed.
Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a member of the Haliburton Real Easy Ryders: