Our Head Instructor & Lead Guide
Welcome to Elevation Mountain Bike Camps and Coaching. We specialize in mountain bike tours, rentals and lessons. Elevation is located in Turkey Point, ON – home to the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club and 80km of mountain bike trails!
Our Head Instructor/Lead Guide, Paul Meiklejohn has been involved in the sport for over 20 years! He is a former downhill racer with 17 Ontario Cup wins, 5 Provincial Championship titles and 2 National wins. Retired in 2014 from racing, Paul’s main focus is to introduce people to the sport he is passionate about. His patience and professionalism allows for a fun and energetic learning environment.
- 5 time downhill mountain bike Provincial Champion (2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- XC Provincial Champion (2000)
- BMX Provincial Champion (1984)
- Canadian National Wins: Bromont (2003). Mont Tremblant (2012)
- 2012 Norfolk Sports Hall of Recognition Inductee
- Founding member of Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club
Frequently Asked Questions
The short answer is yes… however – trust us when we say that you will probably not enjoy riding it much and because of this we fear you may never try our beloved sport again. Department store bikes are usually heavy and cumbersome and will be MUCH harder to ride through the trails. We have rentals from Rocky Mountain Bicycles available that are much more suitable for your ride. These are mountain bikes that are made for mountain biking – they are the right tool for the job! Your mountain biking experience will be much better on the correct bike – we guarantee!
Fear is a natural feeling when trying something new – a little nervousness is expected! However, you will never be forced to ride a trail you are not comfortable with. All trails are rated beginner to expert and all first time riders will be starting on the easy trails. We will not be jumping our bikes off cliffs like “they” do on TV… although exciting to watch, this is not what mountain biking is about for the average rider. Mountain biking is about getting outside, being active, and pushing your personal limits in a controlled environment. You will be under constant supervision of a guide at all times. Trust us when we tell you – you WILL come away with a fantastic experience!
There are a few reasons to choose us but probably the most important is because of our location. Simply put, we have over 80kms of mountain bike trails without a mountain – this means there are no massive climbs, steep descents or technical rock features that can intimidate the novice rider. Does that mean our trails are easy? Absolutely not, but it will provide a softer experience for the first time rider – you will leave feeling accomplished and exhilarated, but not overwhelmed!
Also, our Chief Instructor/Lead Guide, Paul Meiklejohn has been involved in the sport for over 20 years! He is a former downhill racer with 17 Ontario Cup wins, 5 Provincial Championship titles and 2 National wins. Retired in 2014 from racing, Paul’s main focus is to introduce people to the sport he is passionate about. His patience and professionalism allows for a fun and energetic learning environment.
No way, not at all… We’ve had people enjoy our trail riding experience who were into their late 60’s. An acquaintance of ours received a new bike from his grandchildren… on his 80th birthday! Mountain biking is an experience to be enjoyed at any age – get outside and enjoy the ride!
Yes we do! We carry the entire helmet and apparel line from POC. Perhaps the best cycling helmet on the planet, POC offers the highest safety standards in helmets!
Actually, we do – We are an authorized Rocky Mountain Bicycles dealer and would be happy to get you on a new bike. We offer a chance to ride a demo bike to determine correct sizing before you buy… upon purchase, each customer receives a one-hour riding session with Paul to tweak final set up and fit of the bike. We want you to LOVE your new ride!