A Ride to Remember: Cycling the Riverside Trail in Cornwall

A Ride to Remember: Cycling the Riverside Trail in Cornwall

Roll into Cornwall this year and discover an inviting mix of small-town charm, beautiful scenery, and, of course, amazing cycling.

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Bike Assist to the Rescue

Bike Assist to the Rescue

It can happen – getting caught out on a ride without the right gear to fix a flat or a more challenging mechanical issue that is beyond a trail or curbside repair. Whether you are an avid cyclist or just starting out, there are times when there is no way around it – help is needed. Just a call away, and available to CAA members, CAA Bike Assist® is just that.

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2024 is the Year to Visit Eastern Ontario’s Jewel: The Prescott Russell Recreational Trail

2024 is the Year to Visit Eastern Ontario’s Jewel: The Prescott Russell Recreational Trail

The Prescott Russell Recreational Trail has been around for close to 20 years but 2024 is going to be a special year!

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Spring Dreaming: Three Hastings County Gravel Routes to Ride This Season

Spring Dreaming: Three Hastings County Gravel Routes to Ride This Season

Warm up your legs and get excited for a great spring season of gravel riding in Ontario.

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Beyond the Bike: 5 Great Reasons to Ride Oxford

Beyond the Bike: 5 Great Reasons to Ride Oxford

Looking for ready-to-go cycling routes on winding roads where crickets outnumber cars with forests and farmland as backdrop for your journey? Oxford County knows the journey continues when you park your ride. Here are 5 post-ride activities that put Oxford in another class for an ultimate cycling getaway.

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Exploring the Beauty of Cycling in the Ottawa Valley

Exploring the Beauty of Cycling in the Ottawa Valley

Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of eastern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley offers cyclists a haven of breathtaking views, winding trails, and vibrant communities waiting to be explored.

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2024 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

2024 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

The 2024 Cycling in Ontario/ Le vélo en Ontario Guide is now available in print and digital format! Please use our new order form to request your print magazine copy.

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas: an Energizing Place to Put Your E-Bike to the Test

Peterborough & the Kawarthas: an Energizing Place to Put Your E-Bike to the Test

Cycling in Peterborough & the Kawarthas is known for scenic views – lake vistas, rolling hills of centuries old farmland – and the slow burn that comes along with pedalling up and down hills and dales along some of the region’s road-less-traveled rural routes.

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Prescott & Russell: Eastern Ontario’s Next Great Rail Trail

Prescott & Russell: Eastern Ontario’s Next Great Rail Trail

Rail trail riding fans unite, and make plans to head to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in Eastern Ontario to ride the 72km Recreational Trail that stretches across the countryside, south of Ottawa and near the Quebec border.

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New Report: Cyclists Actively Embrace Cycle Tourism in Ontario

New Report: Cyclists Actively Embrace Cycle Tourism in Ontario

A new study published by Ontario By Bike provides detailed insight into cyclists’ riding habits and trip preferences, highlighting the fact that cycle tourism in Ontario is growing and making a valuable contribution to the tourism economy in the province.

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Top Ontario Trail Rides & E-Bike Rental Locations

Top Ontario Trail Rides & E-Bike Rental Locations

Have an e-bike and willing to travel? Eager to try out an e-bike in a safe off-road environment? With a growing number of e-bike rental companies close to Ontario’s signature trails, it’s easier than ever to plan a day trip exploring our beautiful province on two wheels. An shorter version of the article was published in the 2024 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

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Travellers’ Tales – Ontario Cycling Stories from the Road and Trail

Travellers’ Tales – Ontario Cycling Stories from the Road and Trail

Travellers' Tales is a new section on our website and in our annual magazine the Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario guide where we share cycling stories from readers.

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Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes

Explore Kawartha Lakes by bike on an extensive network of road cycling routes.  With charming villages linking lightly-trafficked, farm to market back roads, the many on-road cycling routes provide a variety of cycling options for all riders. Along the way, take a break and visit a friendly country inn, intimate bed and breakfast, or a clean lakeside campground to have a complete cycling adventure.

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a cyclists' playground with an enticing collection of on-road cycling routes taking cyclists from the vibrant and historic urban core of Peterborough to the rolling hills, scenic farmland and cottage country lakes of the Kawarthas. Peterborough is nestled along the banks of the Otonabee River, part of the Trent Severn Waterway, with smooth off-road trails leading away from downtown in three directions, making for easy adventures out the city. Cycle on the Trans Canada Trail east and west from the city on a multi-day rail trail adventure, explore excellent mountain biking at Harold Town Conservation Area, or ride the many scenic and signed cycling routes around the region.

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Guelph & Wellington County

Guelph & Wellington County

Throughout Guelph & Wellington County, cyclists will find extensive well-maintained trails passing through historic and culturally-rich communities. Connections can easily be made to longer cross-regional trail systems including the Guelph to Goderich Trail (G2G) and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT). Find a variety of options for family trail rides along beautiful rivers and farmland, while more experienced road cyclists looking for a challenge will find their fill with the Guelph Cycling Club’s extensive road route library.

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South Eastern Ontario

South Eastern Ontario

South Eastern Ontario has a wide range of bicycle routes that take cyclists across the region through vibrant communities, alongside scenic waterways and to quiet rural and naturalized settings. Explore from Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County, continue eastward via Kingston and Gananoque, the 1000 Islands and the Waterfront Trail, Brockville, the St. Lawrence Seaway to Cornwall and the Quebec border, and north through Prescott Russell.

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Northwest Ontario

Northwest Ontario

 Cyclists in Northwest Ontario will find themselves immersed in a rugged and untouched environment, with many great trails and road routes to discover. Tear down the hills and mountainsides of the Canadian Shield, perfectly suited for mountain biking in the summer and fat biking in the wintertime. Head out on your road bike for long stretches of country roads through beautiful landscapes and small communities. A perfect destination for an off the beaten track cycling adventure.

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Northeast Ontario

Northeast Ontario

From the paved pathways through the city of North Bay and along its waterfront, to the quieter rural roads and trails that wind through dense forests, wetlands and the Canadian Shield; the region offers cyclists an array of experiences that are suitable for all styles and skill levels. The region features two designated Canadian Heritage Rivers; the Mattawa and French rivers, as well as the Ottawa River and Lake Nipissing.

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Algoma Country – North Central

Algoma Country – North Central

Cycling in North Central Ontario presents fantastic day trips and training options for road cyclists travelling through welcoming communities, beautiful forested areas and past sparkling waterways. Recreational cyclists will be thrilled with the shorter distance and urban cycling opportunities along established trails and quieter roads with plenty to do and see along the way. Long distance cyclists will find an epic overnight touring route stretching across the region, perfect for a bucket-list cycling experience.

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Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills

Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills

Manitoulin Island & the LaCloche Foothills are attractive destinations for both recreational and touring cyclists. On the island, quiet roadways take cyclists past scenic vistas, 108 inland lakes and lush forested areas allowing cyclists to experience unique attractions enroute and connect with the area's rich cultural heritage and First Nations communities.

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Muskoka and Algonquin

Muskoka and Algonquin

Cyclists visiting Muskoka and Algonquin Provincial Park will enjoy a destination with a remarkably diverse range of cycling experiences. From trails to mountain biking to the fantastic road riding across the region, cycling in Muskoka and Algonquin connect the spectacularly scenic landscapes of dense mixed forests rich with wildlife, picturesque lakes and meandering rivers and rocky Canadian Shield outcrops.

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Parry Sound & Almaguin Highlands

Parry Sound & Almaguin Highlands

From excellent trails and mountain biking to fantastic road riding, cyclists in the Parry Sound District will enjoy the spectacularly scenic landscapes through lush boreal forests with frequent glimpses of picturesque lakes, meandering rivers, the rocky Canadian Shield and the UNESCO designated Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Road riding in the Parry Sound District offers quieter roads criss-crossing through the rural landscape with opportunities to stop at quaint general stores, interesting cultural heritage sites, and welcoming communities along the way.

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North – Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington

North – Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington

Stretching from the southern border of Algonquin Park to the northern shore of Lake Ontario, the counties of Hastings, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington offer a wide variety of road cycling experiences and number excellent regional and cross-regional trail systems and routes. The region's on-road cycling network and suggested routes incorporate a mix of landscapes from the flatter Lake Ontario basin north to the rugged Canadian Shield in the heart of Ontario's Highlands.

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Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley

The Ottawa Valley has a number of rivers and valleys interconnected throughout Ontario's Highlands. Criss-crossing the Ottawa River, Bonnechere and Madawaska Rivers, and skirting many lakes, the area has a number of mapped road riding routes. These routes include many options for stops at interesting heritage sites, artists' studios, swimming areas and communities while cycling quiet country roads and enjoying spectacularly scenic forested and often hilly landscape.

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