About Us

Who we are

Who is the Ghost Rider?

I am an avid Mountain biker & I have been riding since the early 1990’s in Canada, the USA & Caribbean. Back in the days when the 26 inch wheel-set was king, I rode a lot of the 24 hour race events but never got into the racing scene. My focus was more the weekend warrior & adventure experience.

Jump to late 2018, the Ghost Rider MTB crew was created and includes family and friends who ride, travel, explore, and be a part of the MTB community.

We hope to inspire some meaningful, safe and fun MTB adventures along with better MTB community & Ontario Regional Conservation authority relationships. We need public land for MTB riding to be built & maintained for generations to come.

Who is our group and what kinds of rides do we do?

We have a group of varying ages, skills and fitness levels and our rides challenge everyone. We don’t just ride easy trails or just hard trails. We tend to focus our riding on blue, black, double black & Pro-rated trails. Our ride outings vary, as some are no-drop casual rides, some are medium paced with stops after hard or challenging sections and then we have the fitness rides where we tear along dragging lungs through the dirt.

The casual no drop rides are ones where the group is just riding or walking everything from green to double black trails. In some cases we even session features if a rider asks to do that. There are no expectations – just pace yourself and don’t hurt yourself!

The medium paced rides are more of the fitness building rides where we try to maintain a steady pace with as few stops as possible on the trails while we ride random trails. Typically we stop at the end of each trail to regroup and then continue. This type of ride means the last guy to arrive gets the least amount of rest.

We will vary our riding depending on weather typically or just how tired we feel. In August we ride almost every day and do 20+km/day for the Great Cycle Challenge.

Where do we typically ride?

During the week, we will ride the Don Valley trails because we all live nearby. On weekends we go ride places outside of Toronto, sometimes we meet up with other ride groups for bigger and longer 25km+ rides.

Our Gear

The Bikes we Ride:

Specialized Epic Evo Comp 2021
Specialized Epic comp 2021
Ghost Lector 6.9 LC 2018
Giant Yukon 1 2021
Cannondale Fsi-5 2018

Our Helmets:

-Fox- Speedrframe Pro
-Bontrager – Rally Wavecell
-POC- Tectal Race Spin
-Specialized – Ambush Comp
-Giro – Radix MIPS
-Smith – Venture MIPS
-Mavic – Crossmax Pro

We Hydrate with:

-Camelbak Luxe
-Camelbak Mule
-SHARKMOUTH Tactical MOLLE Hydration Pack -Backpack 900D
-MEC 9L Mountain Fountail Hydration Pack

Our Saddles:

-Specialized Body Geometry Power Sport, steel rails
-Fizik Antares R7
-Giant Sport

Our Droppers:

-One Up V2
-Xfusion Manic
-Giant Contact Switch dropper with remote, 30.9

Our Grips:

-ODI Rogue Bicycle Grip Bonus Pack, Black/Black
-Raceface Gettagrip
-Giant Tactal Single
-Fabric AM Grip

Our Tires:

-Specialized Ground control Grid 29 x 2.3
-Pirelli Scorpion Trail S – 29 x 2.4
-Maxxis Forekaster 29 x 2.4
-Maxxis Colossus 27.5×4.5, foldable, TR
-45 Nrth Dillinger 5 studded, 27.5×4.5

Our Gloves:

Warm Weather
-LG Montello Pro
-Fox 2021 Racing 180 Trev Gloves
-G-Form Sorata Trail Gloves

Cold Weather:
-Holmes Heated
-SAVIOR HEAT Heated Gloves
-Neberon Heated Gloves for Men Women

Our Riding Glasses:

-Ryder Hijack
-Ryder yellow
-MEC Compass

-Oakley Prism

Our Action Cameras:

-DJI Osmo Action3
-DJI Osmo Action
-Insta360 OneRS
-Apeman A87
-Apeman A80
-DJI Mavic Mini