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Autumn Cycling in Haldimand County

Haldimand County

The beginning of autumn in Southern Ontario is signaled by crisp, cool weather and spectacular colours, the perfect conditions for a scenic ride. Located a short drive from Hamilton and other major urban centres in Southern Ontario, Haldimand County is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of autumn.


2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Our 2019 Ontario By Bike Rides are now officially over! We would like to thank all participants who joined us this year and are looking forward to riding with you again next summer.

New tours will be announced in February 2020. Stay tuned for more information.
All trips are available as self-guided itineraries. 


2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2019 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest


Don't miss your chance and take part in this year's Ontario By Bike Photo Contest. We are still open for submissions until November 20. Slow down for a moment and capture your cycling adventures featuring your bike, cycling buddies and favourite ride locations.

Click HERE to find out how to submit your photos and see last year's winners.



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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Ontario By Bike Ride - August 2019 (Ottawa)

Trent Severn Rail Trail Tour | Ontario By Bike

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This ride is now over

The detailed ride itinerary for this ride is available below for download. Enjoy great trail riding with a self-guided ride experience.

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Ottawa City & Country

When: Anytime. It's a self-guided itinerary


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 a two day weekend getaway. 

This is a fully self-guided tour. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using our detailed maps and information provided.

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Moderate. Participants on this ride need to have some experience riding on roads with vehicle traffic as the routes use a mix of roads and trails. Day 1 route is on quiet country roads, with no bike lanes or paved shoulders. Day 2 features off-road trails that are all on paved surfaces. Limited elevation changes and flat terrain make this ride suitable for all types of bikes. 

View digital route of tour - Day 1 - Carp - RideWithGPS.com; Day 2 - Ottawa & Gatineau - RideWithGPS.com (Updated)

Carp Photo StripPhoto Credits: Ontario By Bike

Day 1: Carp Loop - 45km

Start from the village of Carp, a mecca for local cyclists, and pedal into the surrounding countryside along a pleasant, looped ride on some of the quietest roads west of the city. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Carp Ridge and stop at the welcoming Herb Garden. Loop back towards Carp, saving time to visit the famed Saturday market, and to cool down with an underground tour of the Diefenbunker Cold War Museum. Hop back in your vehicle for a short drive to the city centre and round off the day exploring downtown Ottawa. Later that evening, enjoy some of the great restaurants and bars that Ottawa has to offer.

Day 2: Ottawa Loop - 47km 

Explore the city of Ottawa riding on the Capital Pathway Network following the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers as well as the famed Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sunday is Bike Day in Ottawa, and cyclists will be out in force. From the Parliament buildings to Hog's Back Falls, Dows Lake and the Experimental Farm, Byward Market, museums, the National Gallery and Gatineau Quebec, stretch out the day and make the most of the countless natural, cultural and heritage attractions that are along the way on this looped route taking in the top sites of city, all by bike.

Getting To / From Start:
Ottawa is located approximately 4 1/2 hours from downtown Toronto and 2 1/2 hours west from Montreal. Carp is located1/2 hour west of Ottawa.

Arriving Early / Staying Late:
Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike's certified bicycle friendly accommodations in Ottawa here.

Image Group Ottawa City and CountryPhoto Credits: Ottawa Tourism


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