Josh Brown and Michael Koval were two friends searching for an opportunity to share their interest in biking and watersports. During a trip to Vancouver the two of them and four friends rented e-bikes to tour Stanley Park. It was then they realized the great technology that could bridge the gap from an avid mountain biker to someone looking at entering the sport. Upon return to Ontario, the group invested in e-bikes and were looking forward to Summer 2022 on the trails of Simcoe County.
In January 2023, Brown and Koval discussed the fact that e-bikes are popular throughout Canada’s tourism sector. However, there was something missing. Living in Ontario’s Mountain Bike mecca with a growing tourism industry, Horseshoe Valley did not offer any of these products to the marketplace. Reminiscing on the trip to Vancouver would lead quickly to the creation of Horseshoe Valley Outfitters (HVO). Oro-Medonte’s very own E-bike rental service, that helps you escape everyday life and explore the over 140 km of beautiful trails throughout the township.
Horseshoe Valley Outfitters offer top of the line E-bikes for a premium riding experience. With four adjustment levels, riders can choose their desired pedal assistance for their riding style and individual fitness level. Horseshoe Valley Outfitters offers both self-guided and guided experiences. Whether you are with a guide or on your own, every bike is equipped with GPS to ensure that safety is prioritized above all else. Horseshoe Valley Outfitters offers everything you need to get out and explore the limitless adventures possible in the mountain biking mecca of Ontario!
When deciding where to locate their new business venture, Oro-Medonte was the obvious answer. Not only is Oro-Medonte the perfect location for all mountain biking enthusiasts but it was also the place that Koval and Brown had been calling home for a combined 22 years. “This is the best place in Ontario for recreation” said Koval. He himself had been drawn from the GTA to Oro-Medonte due to the limitless recreation possibilities in the township. “You can go mountain biking, golfing, 4-wheeling, kayaking, all in one day”. The recreation possibilities offered by Horseshoe Valley, the Simcoe County forests, Lake Simcoe, and Bass Lake are limitless. Horseshoe Valley Outfitters offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to get out and explore the trails, campgrounds, and lakes that make Oro-Medonte so special.
The multitude of recreational opportunities in Oro-Medonte allowed Horseshoe Valley Outfitters to offer more than E-bikes. HVO offers the chance for customers to rent canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards for a perfect day out on the water. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful paddle along a serene lake or an adrenaline-fueled ride down a rushing river, their rental equipment will help you get the most out of your water adventure. For those looking to explore the wilderness, Horseshoe Valley Outfitters can supply all the camping essentials you need to experience the great outdoors such as tents, sleeping pads, camp stoves, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to camping, their gear will help you make the most of your adventure.
Don’t let a lack of equipment hold you back, rent from HVO and have the camping trip of a lifetime.
From its inception to its actuality, Horseshoe Valley Outfitters has always been about the core values of exploration, fitness, and fun. They hope to share their passion for E-bikes and Oro-Medonte with every customer that visits the region. Try an E-bike for a day and they guarantee you will be hooked. Even their biggest doubters have turned into their most adamant supporters. What happened when a cycling traditionalist tried an E-bike for the first time? “They went home and bought an E-bike the next week”. Koval said with a laugh. There is truly nothing like trying an E-bike for yourself.
To learn more about e-bikes make sure to follow Horseshoe Valley Outfitters on Facebook and Instagram. E-bike Adventure rentals can be booked for half-day or full-day experiences with the option of being guided or self-guided. Equipment pickup is at the HVO headquarters on Line 6 N in Oro-Medonte. Horseshoe Valley Outfitters will ensure that you have all the equipment and information you need to properly load all rental equipment. Explore all that the region has to offer. From scenic nature tours to tight, twisty technical climbs, you will fall in love with cycling. Bring a picnic or visit other local businesses, stop to enjoy the view, or capture a chance encounter with wildlife. To book your rental and start exploring the great outdoors, visit www.horseshoevalleyoutfitters.com.
From year-round recreation to a thriving arts and culture sector, to great locations to shop and delicious dining options, Oro-Medonte is a great destination for all to enjoy. Locals and visitors can enjoy the Oro-Medonte Art_Tree Trail, the beautiful scenery and discovering new businesses and locations they may not have otherwise visited.