Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September 2022, Ballater Village Greens
In partnership with Clarkies Campers, part of the John Clark Motor Group
Thrive Bike is a long weekend of energy, excitement & entertainment. An action packed event for bikers, non-bikers and the family!
Thrive Bike is an event where all people are truly welcomed and respected. With a range of activities, we have something for everyone. Our goal is to help the local community prosper while doing our bit to aid development of mountain biking in the area.
Over the weekend you can demo new bikes from top brands, go on guided rides, navigate around our Dash ride or choose from one of our road events. You can also learn how to improve your health and wellness from a range of coaches. We’ve also got various attractions for kids and a host of local food suppliers to keep you energised!
Profits from Thrive Bike are invested into the local trail network.
Got your eye on a new bike? Fancy a demo of your dream shred machine? Then we have a treat in stock for you!
Try the very best, and latest, bikes from top end brands.
Call +44 (0) 13397 55864 for more info
Guided electric and non-electric mountain bike rides. Adult, child and women only
The Ballater Dash is the ultimate personal challenge designed to test your route planning, navigation and riding skills at your own pace. This is the ultimate in adventure cycling designed to be inclusive for all abilities.
A Reliability Ride is a self supported organised ride of a pre-planned route(s). Riders are expected to navigate the chosen route themselves and to complete the course without external assistance, other than from other riders. Stopping to take photos, to scoff cakes and coffee are strongly recommended.
Film and Talk
“Not The North Coast 500”
Join Lee Craigie and The Adventure Syndicate for a sneak preview of their latest film in collaboration with food expert Ghillie Basan and Hostelling Scotland.
The Flying Scotsman: the Graham Obree story
The owner of a struggling bicycle shop, Graeme Obree (Jonny Lee Miller) winning fame as a racing cyclist.
Be thrilled with amazing stunt displays
Enjoy a variety of music throughout the weekend DJ’d by a local legend.
Let the little ones run around and burn off some energy in the soft play area.
Tea Cup Ride
Enjoy a gentle spin round on the Tea Cups.
Have you got the nerve to scale the height of our wall?
Learn more about how our community contributes to our wellbeing and how you contribute too. Talk to the teams