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Newly expanded trip options to meet the growing interest in summer vacations that can accommodate physical distancing include an Orillia Pedal, Pints & Pubs tour. Additional tours offered include Bruce County and new single day tours.

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A New Spin on Stratford

If its been a while since you visited Stratford you may want to consider exploring the great outdoors this summer, starting on your bike! Create your own path to experience Stratford, or discover one of the many road cycling routes and trails nearby.

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2020 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike Rides 2020

Fantastic Small Group Bicycle Tours | Ontario By Bike

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There is simply no better way to discover the beautiful province of Ontario than on two wheels.

Join Ontario By Bike on a multi-day guided and all-inclusive bike ride. Enjoy cycling along quiet country roads, through vibrant downtown cores and on amazing trails. Let us take care of accommodations, food, and logistics while you enjoy the tour with great company. Don't miss your chance as tours tend to sell out quickly.  

Just bring your bike and ride.

COVID Update:
We are making special arrangements, removing touch points and will be following guidelines required to ensure our riders this summer remain safe and healthy, while enjoying a fun weekend ride. Cycling is an activity that easily allows for social distancing. Plus with a maximun of 40 riders per weekend, we are able to make changes easily.
 

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Ontario By Bike - June Ride 2020

1000 Island St. Lawrence River Ride

Total Distance: 147km

This ride is now over. We will be loading the itinerary soon, so you can enjoy the same ride self-supported. 

The Ride:
 Join Ontario By Bike on our popular long weekend bike tour! Cycle one of the most spectacular routes in Ontario discovering the 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence River on a three day, long weekend tour. Starting from Brockville and Morrisburg, this tour, following the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail east, features a mix of trails and roads. Plan to slow down the pace to take in the scenery and make the most of waterfront rest stops, villages and attractions. Enjoy a night in Brockville and Morrisburg for the second night with the final day of riding taking in an array of natural and heritage attractions in a region once more commonly known as 'Upper Canada'. Personal vehicle will be required for transportation to start locations. This is no longer a linear end to end route. 

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Ontario By Bike - August Ride 2020

Simcoe County Loop Trail 

Total Distance: 123km or 162km extended route

COVID Update - SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: This Ontario By Bike Ride will be taking place as scheduled. Please proceed to ride webpage for more details. 

The Ride:
 Join us on this fabulous late summer two day weekend tour discovering the trails in Simcoe County. Located just over an hour north of Toronto, Simcoe County has a world-class rail trail network that connected makes for a convenient circuit and perfect ride for recreational riders looking to explore the area by bike. Passing through naturalized wetlands, several small towns and a number of historic sites, these trails run on a mix of crushed stone dust, gravel and paved surfaces. Featuring the well-maintained Uhthoff, Tay Shore and Tiny Trails, the route brings the group along the rugged waterfront shores of the Severn Sound in southern Georgian Bay and through the beautiful countryside of Simcoe County, with an overnight stay in Midland.


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Ontario By Bike - September Ride 2020

Waterloo Guelph Explorer 

Total Distance: 121km

COVID Update - SPACE STILL AVAILABLE: This Ontario By Bike Ride will be taking place as scheduled. Please proceed to ride webpage for more details. 

The Ride:
 Explore the Waterloo region and Guelph area on this two day 121km looped ride. Enjoy a mix of scenic rural and urban sights on a weekend ride that uses a variety of off-road trails for over half the total tour distance. Cycle through Mennonite country on quiet stretches of road, with time to stop in small communities along the way as well as the famed Kissing Bridge, in Montrose. Visit the vibrant downtown cores and explore Guelph and Waterloo by bike. Join us alone, or with a group of friends and family, for a social cycling weekend with like-minded people and great company.


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Ontario By Bike - May Ride 2020

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Total Distance: 108km or 135km extended route

The Ride: Experience the spectacular off-road rail trail ride from Hamilton to Brantford to Port Dover. Make the most of the ride and time out on this interconnected well maintained trail system. From the urban city scenery the trail quickly transports riders past tree lined valley vistas, to the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and deep into farm land. Enjoy water views following the Grand River as the ride ends on the shores of Lake Erie. Passing through a number of communities along the way, take time out to enjoy the sights, whether choosing to ride with friends, the group or independently.
While this ride has been cancelled due to COVID-19, you may want to look at the itinerary and consider riding it on your own and self-supported. 

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    Below you'll also find the detailed ride itineraries from previous years, now available online so you can enjoy and replicate the ride routes on your own self-guided ride experience.

  • Ottawa City and Country

    Ottawa City and Country

    Total Distance: 92km

    The Ride: Explore Ontario's capital city and surrounding countryside, a top cycling destination in the province. With rural settings, just a short distance from the downtown core, ride quiet country back roads and enjoy the peaceful scenery along with the many attractions near the village of Carp. Add a ride along the pathways and trail system in the urban centre following both canals and rivers and get to experience the best of biking in Ottawa over this two-day cycling adventure. button 1

  • Oxford Rural Road Ride

    Oxford Rural Road Ride

    Total Distance: 173km

    The Ride: Oxford County, located in southwest Ontario, isn't just the Dairy Capital of Canada, the county is also gaining a reputation as one of the best destinations in Ontario for road cycling. Experience it for yourself on this two-day recreational road tour and loop around Oxford County. Flat, quiet and well-paved roads will take cyclists past rural landscapes and working farms, which are broken up only by quaint and distinct small towns and villages. Home to the Cheese Trail, this tour will showcase the unique heritage and natural attractions of Oxford County the best way we know how, by the seat of a bike! button 1

  • Trent Severn Trail Tour

    Trent Severn Trail Tour

    Total Distance: 97km or 119

    The Ride: A new spin on an Ontario By Bike classic, this two-day tour is nearly all on rail trails with only limited residential street riding in Campbellford, Peterborough and Lindsay. Explore the rolling hills of Northumberland County (along a flat rail trail) and the rural expanse of the southern Kawarthas along with an overnight in the city of Peterborough. Enjoy superb cycling on The Great Trail (including the Lang Hastings & Kawartha rail trails) and the Victoria Rail Trail along a route that intersects 5 of the historic Trent Severn Waterway lock systems, includes 6 major river crossings and the scenic views atop Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge in Campbellford and Doube Trestle Bridge just outside of Omemee. button 1

  • Toronto Trails & Ravines

    Toronto Trails & Ravines

    Total Distance: 90km

    The Ride: Discover another side to the big city on this weekend long looped tour around Toronto. Ride on a mix of park, ravine, hydro corridor and waterfront trails on this 2 day, 90km route. Learn more about and experience the city's heritage waterways and unique ravines system, pedalling the Humber and Don Valley Trails. Stop downtown at Harbourfront, explore the Leslie Street Spit, and enjoy the fine white sands of Woodbine Beach. Setting a relatively leisurely pace, ride with group or peel off to enjoy some of the many natural and cultural sights or city attractions along the way. This ride was a part of the Adventure Cycling Association's 3rd annual Bike Travel Weekend. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

  • Essex Windsor Loop

    Essex Windsor Loop

    Total Distance: 186km

    The Ride: Cycling in Canada's southernmost region, Essex County, offers spectacular scenery including wineries and waterways, as well as picturesque riding along the shores of the Detroit River in Windsor. Make the most of a long weekend, cycling this curated, two night, three day, long weekend tour. Starting and ending in Comber, this route takes in beautiful riding, following the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail west along the southern shore of Lake St. Clair and riverfront in Windsor. Plan to slow down the pace to take in the scenery and waterfront rest stops and villages. Enjoy a night in Windsor before pedalling through EPIC Wine Country and on to Leamington for the second night. For the last day of riding, explore the natural beauty and beaches of Point Pelee National Park before riding back to Comber. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

  • Simcoe County Rail Trail

    Simcoe County Rail Trail Weekend

    Total Distance: 108km (145km with route extension to Barrie)

    The Ride: Located just over an hour north of Toronto, Simcoe County has a rail trail network that loops and criss-crosses the region, making it a fabulous destination for recreational riders looking to explore the region by bike. Join us for a fabulous two day weekend tour along some of the best trails in Simcoe County. Passing through several small towns and by historic sites along the route, enjoy an easy ride on trails of mixed surfaces. Featuring rail trail riding along portions of the Trans Canada Trail, including the well-maintained Uhthoff and Tiny Trails, the route brings the group along the rugged shores of Severn Sound in Georgian Bay and through the beautiful countryside of Simcoe County. This itinerary suggests an overnight stay in Midland. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

  • Niagara Circle Route South

    Niagara Circle Route South Weekend

    Total Distance: 118km

    The Ride: A two day weekend tour and primarily off-road ride along the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Discover the quieter side of Niagara and Niagara south, with this spectacular trail ride along the Niagara River Recreational Trail, the Friendship Trail and the Welland Canal Parkway Trail. Fully paved and easy riding conditions, with all details outlined in the itinerary, will make for a wonderful weekend getaway and cycling experience. With limited road riding and unique ferry jaunt over the Canal, this looped ride is well suited for all types of cyclists. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE button 1

  • Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail

        Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail Weekend

    Total Distance: 85km to 100km

    The Ride: Enjoy this weekend-long, quiet and safe off-road rail trail ride from Uxbridge through the Kawarthas ending at your choice destination of Peterborough or Lakefield. Whether you ride independently or with friends, this Ontario By Bike Ride itinerary features a linear trail, so arrangements will need to be made to either cycle back to the start or prepare vehicle pick-up in advance. The well-maintained hard packed trail, with some paved sections, traverses idyllic farmlands, along waterways and canals, and through lush green forests. Trailside hotels, bicycle friendly businesses, Doube's Trestle Bridge, Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent-Severn Waterway are all featured on this itinerary with a suggested overnight stop in Lindsay and lunch the following day in Peterborough. This popular route was part of the June 2015 and September 2017 rides. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE button 1

  • Hamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Trail

    Hamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Trail Weekend

    Total Distance: 92km to 117km

    The Ride: Enjoy fabulous two-days or a weekend of riding on a spectacular off-road rail trail ride from Hamilton to Brantford, Paris to Port Dover, with ride ending on the shores of Lake Erie. Shorter or longer route options are available so you can make the most of the ride and time out on this interconnected well maintained trail system. Passing through many communities along the way, take time out to enjoy the sights, whether choosing to ride with friends or independently. This tour incorporates one overnight stop near Brantford, however this could be modified to include an overnight in Paris or elsewhere. Many bicycle friendly businesses are located throughout these regions, with many memorable ride highlights including the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail, the town of Paris on the Grand River, and the Black Bridge in Waterford.  View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

  • Georgian Bay Explorer

    Georgian Bay Explorer

    Total Distance: 95km

    The Ride: Ride along the picturesque southern shores of Georgian Bay in Grey County. This suggested two-day weekend itinerary features an even mix of riding along well-kept rail trails and quiet rural roads, both paved and unpaved. Starting from Stayner in the east and ending in Owen Sound, the route brings cyclists up and around the northern reaches of the Escarpment with frequent opportunities to cool off in Georgian Bay. Enjoy picturesque riding in southern Georgian Bay, connecting to quaint towns and villages along the way. Enjoy an evening in Meaford before continuing the ride west along country roads with vistas across the glistening waters of Georgian Bay.View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

  • 1000 Island St. Lawrence River Ride

    1000 Island St. Lawrence River Ride

    Total Distance: 158km

    The Ride:Cycle one of the most spectacular routes in Ontario discovering the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River on this suggested three day itinerary. Starting from Gananoque and ending in Cornwall, following the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail east, this ride is on a mix of trails and roads. Plan to slow down the pace to take in the scenery and make the most of waterfront rest stops and villages. Enjoy a night in Brockville before pedalling on to Morrisburg for the second night, and the last day of riding taking in an array of natural and heritage attractions in what was once called Upper Canada.View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE. button 1

    

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