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The Story: Bluewater Granfondo

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It was December 2015, on a cold brisk morning, when a few cyclists gathered at a local cafe that the Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) was born. The goals were simple. Within four years, BIG has had an impact far greater than anyone could have imagined.

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Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.

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2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

Just Bring Your Bike and Ride!

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 

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Celebrate by Bike

Ontario150 flash final1Choose to explore Ontario on one of these 15 world class, legacy cycling itineraries! Read More...

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Ride These Epic Routes

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Explore 3,000km+ of extraordinary cycling
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150 Must-Do Cycling Experiences in Ontario (Part 6)

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101. Ride from August 6 to 12 on the 2017 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure and celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday by riding from Point Pelee National Park to the Rouge National Urban National Park!

102. Plan your own adventure, cycling from hotel to inn to B&B in Ontario! It's never been easier with over 500 certified bicycle friendly accommodations.

103. Winter Fatbiking along 9km of trails and lift access to 30km of trails in the warmer months at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Simcoe County.

104. Rent and ride or take a guided MTB Tour with Long Point Eco Adventures.

105. Wings & Wheels! Start and end at Tillsonburg Regional Airport and enjoy a 27km looped route on a mix of quieter country roads with a few unpaved sections all in the Dairy Capital of Canada.

106. Toronto Bicycle Tours has to be one of the best way to see Toronto. Hands down. Convenient, safe, very knowledgeable and good people.

107. St. Thomas and Four Ports Tour is a 185km, 2-4 day self-guided cycling route that is rich in railway history and the waterfronts of Ontario's Southwest.

108. Leathertown Spin is a 37km loop along quiet rural roads through the hamlet of Glen Williams and Acton.

109. Plan your own route and include visits to any one of the over 45 certified bicycle friendly wineries across Ontario. Always drink responsibly. 

110. Take a day trip riding the 19km Rotary Greenway, off-road trail north from Peterborough to Lakefield and back with stops along the Historic Trent Severn Waterway and a visit to the Peterborough Lift Lock, a National Historic Site and the highest hydraulic boat lift in the world!

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111. In the Haliburton Highlands, the IB & O Rail Trail is a flat and easy rail trail that travels 14 km past rocky outcrops in the north and lakes and wetlands to the south.

112. Tour of Holland Loop, a 68km loop through Holland Marsh and an ode to cycling in The Netherlands, a stone's throw from Toronto. A Greenbelt Route Day Trip Itinerary.

113. Plan a weekend away in and around Peterborough with your mountain bike crew and ride Harold Town Conservation Area, Peterborough’s premier mountain biking destination.

114. Take 3 days and ride the nearly 200km Oak Ridges to Lake Loop, a signature itinerary of the Greenbelt Route that takes cyclists from Durham Region to Peterborough and south to Port Hope and back to Durham Region.

115. Its an epic list, so we thought it only appropriate to sprinkle in the multi-day bikepacking and rugged mountain biking adventures that can be planned in Voyageur Country with a 300km+ trail system, trail passes, and mountain biking friendly accommodations in in northern Ontario.

116. A perfect camping weekend could be planned in Restoule Provincial Park in Northern Parry Sound District with mountain biking trails and rentals available.

117. Head out road cycling among the rugged Haliburton Highlands! Give a big thanks to the Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition, who have mapped and published 14 popular road routes across the County, ranging from 6 to 100 km.

118. Download or request the Lanark Cycling Map with 22 mapped routes from community start points that include towns of Smiths Falls, Perth, Almonte, Pakenham and Carleton Place.

119. Find your line with a 24km single track loop at Wildwood Conservation Area open all season for mountain as well as winter fat biking.

120. Take the seasonal Bike Train to Niagara Falls and ride north or south along the 56km Niagara River Recreational Trail and past historical sites, restaurants, and shops. Paralleling the Niagara River, the trail extends from historic Fort Erie past the majestic Horseshoe Falls, to Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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