Thrive Bike Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September 2022
Thrive Bike is an action packed long weekend of energy, excitement and entertainment for bikers and non-bikers.
Our goal is to motivate people to cycle, improve their wellbeing, and help the local community prosper while protecting our environment.
With a range of organised rides, events and attractions, all people are truly welcome and respected at Thrive Bike. We, along with our business partners Cyclehighlands, Astar Digital and BioCom, love Ballater and want to see its community benefit from adventure tourism.
At Thrive Bike we have top bike brands offering demo rides including Headline Sponsor Kona and Project Sponsor Merida.
We have guided electric and non-electric mountain bike rides for adults, including women only, and children. Our partner, Eguide Scotland, provides a mix of guided rides so there is an opportunity to get on a bike no matter your ability. Scottish Adventure are facilitating The Ballater Dash and The Ballater Reliability Ride, which is an on-road event.
The Ballater Dash is a personal challenge designed to test your route planning, navigation and riding skills at your own pace and ability. The Ballater Reliability Rides are self supported on a choice of organised routes. Riders navigate their chosen route and complete the course without external assistance, other than from other riders. Stopping to take photos, or for cakes and coffee is highly recommended.
In addition, we have a children’s play area; Stunt Show, Climbing Wall, Sender Ramps and a host of other things to do for non-bikers. You will learn more about how you can take care of your personal wellbeing and contribute to the community, economy and environment by meeting local businesses. To keep your energy up we have several food vendors offering everything from Pizzas to pies and ice cream!
Friday night at 1800 we have a film night showing ‘The Flying Scotsman’ which is about the career and life of Graham Obree. On Saturday evening we have a talk and film night with Lee Craigie where she is showing her latest film “Not the North Coast 500′. Tickets Available Here
Profits from the Thrive Bike will be invested in the local trail network through working with local landowners, the Aberdeenshire Trail Association and existing, sanctioned projects.