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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle the Toronto Islands

Toronto Island

Grab a bike and pedal your way to the best island spots to swim, eat, paddleboard, take photos and sunbathe. Follow along below as we take you on a local tour of the Toronto Islands.


Exploring the Ottawa Valley on Two Wheels

Caledon Lakeside Ride

The Ottawa Valley in the Ontario’s Highlands region beckons cyclists to escape the hustle and bustle of urban centres and crowded streets and slow down the pace in a more rural setting.

So what can a cyclist expect when choosing the Ottawa Valley for their next cycling adventure?


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150 Must-Do Cycling Experiences in Ontario (Part 7)

Park2Park Credit Explorers EdgePark to Park Trail - Credit: Explorers' Edge

121. Bikepacking with your fatbike on the Park to Park Trail, a 230km trail from the western shore of Georgian bay at Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park's West Gate. Check this great recap!

122. Check off another bikepacking adventure by taking supplies andyour mountain bike and ride the long-abandoned Kingston to Pembroke rail bed known as the K & P Trail.

123. Book the By-Cycle Ride with Cycle Canada starting in Toronto on June 26 and ending in Ottawa on July 1, to celebrate the founding of Canada 150 years ago. Stay an extra day in Ottawa at the end of the tour to enjoy Sunday bike day in the capital city.

124. Sign up for the Manitloulin Passage Ride in 2017 and explore the World's Largest Freshwater Island by bike, with friends on a fully-supported, multi-day ride!

125. Head north to Almaguin Highlands, just north of Muskoka to explore the next great cycling destination in Ontario . The folks at Almaguin in Motion have been really active building bike racks for businesses and routes for us all!

126. Mountain bike along the Mississippi River (the other Mississippi River). Located just outside the community of Almonte are a number of mountain bike trails part of the Mississippi Valley Trails.

127. Start off from the certified bicycle friendly Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and take the family on The Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail, a 5km trail winds along the shoreline of Georgian Bay in Parry Sound.

128. Choose from 4 different Ontario By Bike Routes in Prince Edward County. developed by the Ontario By Bike Network. Starting from Wellington routes vary in length (58, 27, 10 and 3km).

129. Head to Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties with 12 road routes with individual, detailed maps and route information. Each rated for level of difficulty.

130. Build your mountain bike skills with MTB Camps at Kelso Conservation Area in Halton Region

MTB camps at kelso conservation area theheartofontarioKelso Conservation Area - Credit: TheHeartofOntario.com

131. Take a 173km, unofficial detour, off the Waterfront Trail to Peterborough.

132. Take the Victoria Rail Trail from Kinmount to Lindsay and enjoy a stop at world-famous Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. Burn off the calories on the way back.

133. Satisfy your appetite with a culinary bike tour in Hamilton by Bike Appetit.

134. Surely you've hear of Sir Sam's and the 23km of mountain bike trails with lift-access, easy walk-on, walk-off surface with mountain bike terrain and facilities for riders of every age and level of ability.

135. Mix and match cycling routes in Ontario Lake Country, about an hour north of Toronto, by pairing together one or two of 6 road routes ranging from 26km to 92km.

136. Spend a weekend exploring Sudbury and surrounding area trail networks with the help of Rainbow Routes.

137. Stop in at Neustadt Springs Brewery along the 27 km Neustadt Country Road Loop. Check off the boxes – Rural riding, picturesque farm land, conservation areas and quaint village, craft brewery.

138. Ride on paved off-road bike paths from Downtown Toronto to Evergreen Brickworks, a beautiful example of adapted reuse, for a morning farmers` market, visit to Café Belong or go walking through the wetlands. Use Bike Share Toronto and explore Toronto's renowned and eclectic neighbourhoods.

139. Located between Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, Buckwallow Cycling Centre has 20km of well-maintained double and single track among mixed forest and rocky reminders of the Canadian Shield.

140. Understand why Waterloo Region is such a popular destination for cyclists! The 13 rural routes through Woolwich reveal beautiful farmlands, Mennonite communities, the last covered bridge in Ontario and other fantastic stops along the way.

West Montrose Covered Bridge ExploreWaterlooRegionWest Montrose Covered Bridge - Credit: ExploreWaterlooRegion.com

141. Explore the natural beauty, gardens, wineries, fruit farms and friendly towns of Niagara with Zoom Leisure on a self-guided tour or with their bike rentals.

142. Take the family to the hills of the headwaters and ride all or part of the Caledon Trailway, a beautiful 37km rail trail with beautiful riding interspersed with picturesque communities along the way.

143. Recreational cyclists will surely love the Duffins Creek South & North trails in Ajax. With 20 km of trails (with some on-road connections), through creekbeds, woodlands, meadows.

144. Plan a weekend cycling in and around Downtown Brockville and enjoy the comforts of the latest certified bicycle friendly business area in Ontario, as well as the beautiful 7km Brock Trail that connects downtown with residential areas, attractions and beaches along the St. Lawrence River.

145. A beautiful city on the Grand River, Cambridge offers up 9 Neighbourhood Cycling Routes for riders of all ages and skill sets.

146. Visit Simcoe County and plan a multi-day, self-guided tour with bike storage, luggage transfer and more with the folks at Cycle and Stay Simcoe Huronia.

147. Explore the beauty of the Ottawa Valley and beyond on two wheels with day trips, multi-day trips or custom experiences with Valley Cycle Tours.

148. Conquer the G2G Trail in 2017! Sections of this 127km rail trail are still under development, so ride part or plan your detours and ride the entire distance from Guelph to Goderich and shores of Great Lake Huron.

149. Discover 10 Great Bike Rides in the Hammer aka Steeltown, aka Hamilton. Shedding its industrial past, Hamilton is a wonderful cycling city.

150. Choose your own adventure by using the resources compiled on OntarioByBike.ca or call and let us direct you to an experience that best suits your desires and cycling skills.



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