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    which southern Ontario trails permit night ride?

    which southern Ontario trails permit night ride?

    I want to try night ride with lights.

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    Durham Forest does, however, Glen Major/Walker Woods do not.

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    does Albion conservation allow night ride? do you guys get lost at night in Durham forest?

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    I was at Albion Hills over the long weekend, and can confirm that they do not allow riding after dusk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    do you guys get lost at night in Durham forest?
    I don't, but I know the trails very well. If you're at all uncertain of your trail knowledge at Durham you most likely will get lost at night.

    Durham Mountain Bike Association is starting Friday night rides at Durham Forest this week. Join the DMBA, ride with them, and you'll get night rides with no worry of getting lost.

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    thats new to me
    i've biked there at night before and have seen others biking at night also and have never had park officials tell me differently.
    the weeks leading up to the 24hr there are a large number of people getting night laps in.
    is this a new policy at albion?

    Dufferin forest just north of mansfield is good for a night ride also.
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    Durham Forest isn't that easy to get lost in to be honest. Once you hit any double track you'll find the Parking ---> signs that you can follow to get out.

    Also yeah, we're starting up night rides on Friday at 9pm, come out and join us for a ride and see what you think

    Also: http://maps.gotwisted.com/df.pdf
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    i didn't know biking had set hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    i didn't know biking had set hours
    I believe that in many cases where trail areas only permit riding within certain hours, the concept that land managers/owners are acting on is that some wildlife do their primary feeding at night, and having bikes with lights zipping around may disturb their natural patterns and habits. Not saying whether I agree or disagree with that position, just trying to explain.

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    I ride at night with a light at Albion often, and I see many, many other people doing the same with headlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    I believe that in many cases where trail areas only permit riding within certain hours, the concept that land managers/owners are acting on is that some wildlife do their primary feeding at night, and having bikes with lights zipping around may disturb their natural patterns and habits. Not saying whether I agree or disagree with that position, just trying to explain.
    Technically, all the conservation areas in Hamilton are closed after dusk and it's tricky piecing together a ride around here without hitting at least one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    I ride at night with a light at Albion often, and I see many, many other people doing the same with headlights.
    how do you managed to stay at Albion after hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    Durham Forest isn't that easy to get lost in to be honest. Once you hit any double track you'll find the Parking ---> signs that you can follow to get out.

    Also yeah, we're starting up night rides on Friday at 9pm, come out and join us for a ride and see what you think

    Also: http://maps.gotwisted.com/df.pdf
    how long do you guys ride at night?

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    When I go "exploring" I can be out for 4-5 hours. Usually on logging type roads looking for single track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    how do you managed to stay at Albion after hours?
    I just ride, no issues and have never heard of someone being kicked out or not allowed to ride past dusk, plenty of people out there in summer with lights.

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    Sorry al, I should clarify - the posted policy is no night riding (on the big board @ the trail head), but I don't know if that's actually enforced. Sounds like it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viperoni View Post
    Sorry al, I should clarify - the posted policy is no night riding (on the big board @ the trail head), but I don't know if that's actually enforced. Sounds like it's not.
    can't we discuss about night riding on the forum ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    how do you managed to stay at Albion after hours?
    if you're questioning how people get in, the gate is open as there are people camping.
    for people who don't have a pass there is a money drop off box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    can't we discuss about night riding on the forum ?
    Not sure what you're asking...?
    I'm just saying that Albion Hills posted policy (on the big board @ the trail head) says they don't allow night riding, but others in the thread have ridden at night fine, so it sounds like they just don't enforce the policy.

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    I am just wondering if the police kick out people after Albion is closed.

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