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Read on for inspirational cycling experiences across Ontario. Whether you're looking for rail trails, mountain biking or road riding, we're putting together stories to get you out on two wheels. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get more updates and so we can hear your story. Interested in guest blogging with Ontario By Bike? Shoot us an email!

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2020 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Ontario By Bikes 2020 group rides are available for booking now. Join us on a group ride this summer to explore Ontario By Bike. Accommodation, lunches and luggage transfers included. Let us take care of the logistics while you ride along on these fantastic tours with like-minded people. 
Just bring your bike and ride.

Book your spot early to avoid disappointment as these small group tours tend to sell out fast.

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2020 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2020 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest is now open for submission. Whether it's in a winter wonderland, the season of bloom, the heat of summer or the cooler temperatures and colourful fall foliage, take a break and snap a few great photos featuring you and your bikes as well as places you stop.

Click HERE for information about submission and last year's winner.

 

 

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

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

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2019 Best Bicycle Friendly Businesses - Award Winners

2019 Bicycle Friendly Business Award Recipients

Thirteen businesses were awarded the designation of "Best Bicycle Friendly Business" during the inaugural Bicycle Friendly Business Awards, held in conjunction with the Cycle Tourism Conference Canada hosted in Toronto on March 1st.

Each of the 13 award recipients was invited to the conference to share their experience serving the cycle tourist market to over 150 cycling and tourism professionals in attendance. They also had a chance to learn from an impressive line-up of international experts presenting their experience and best practises from around the world. Hosted by Ontario By Bike, a program of not-for-profit organization Transportation Options, representatives from top cycling destinations around the world including Germany, Italy, the United States and Australia joined speakers from across Canada and Ontario. 

The awards were presented by Ontario By Bike, who manages a network of over 1,500 certified bicycle friendly tourism businesses across the province. The certification program has criteria that helps ensure cyclists are welcomed at businesses they choose to stop at whether it be as a cycle tourist, on a longer trip, or while biking closer to home. The Network is free for businesses to participate in and the information on the each location and much more about cycle tourism in the region is easily accessible online.

These are the 2019 Best Bicycle Friendly Award recipients, one representing each of the 13 Tourism Regions in Ontario:

Ontario's Southwest / RTO1

Niagara Region / RTO2

Hamilton Halton Brant / RTO3

Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington / RTO4

Greater Toronto Area / RTO5

York Durham Headwaters / RTO6

BruceGreySimcoe / RTO7

Kawarthas Northumberland / RTO8

South Eastern Ontario / RTO9

Ottawa & Countryside / RTO10

Ontario's Highlands / RTO11

Explorers' Edge / RTO12

Northern Ontario / RTO13

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