Ontario By Bike – Mountain & Fat Biking Biking Blogs

The following blogs and cycling stories include itineraries bike ride ideas related to mountain biking and fat biking trails in Ontario. Whether you’re looking for secluded forest trails, flowy or challenging single-track trails, or trails groomed and open for winter fat biking, read on to find an itinerary that fits your ride style.

The blogs are sorted by ride type and publish date. If you’re looking for more ride styles, you can browse by the following ride categories.


Ontario By Bike Blogs – Mountain & Fat Biking

Exploring the Beauty of Cycling in the Ottawa Valley

February 28, 2024|

Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of eastern Ontario, the Ottawa Valley offers cyclists a haven of breathtaking views, winding trails, and vibrant communities waiting to be explored.

  • Fat Biking in Durham Region. Photo credit: Barry Best

Winter Cycling & Fat Biking in Ontario

January 19, 2024|

While many Canadian cyclists may be fair weather riders, there is a large and growing contingent of cyclists that actively bike 12 months a year. Whether it is for transportation or recreation, getting outside and being physically active, in a safe manner, is more important than ever. Here are some top tips for winter cycling plus info on fat biking in the snow, rentals and trail destinations.

Easy Rider – Relaxed Cycling in Ontario’s Highlands

September 1, 2023|

Not every bike ride needs to involve grueling hours spent on the road or trail. Sometimes the best rides are the ones where you take it easy, slow it down and see new communities, and maybe even stop for a bite to eat. If you’re not into wearing padded bike shorts and setting a challenging pace, plan your next ride in Ontario’s Highlands where your cycling adventure can match your mood, abilities, and bike.

Hidden Gems of Kawarthas Northumberland

August 1, 2023|

Most regions have their marquee trails—the ones you see on every tourism site, every biking pamphlet you pick up. Quite often they’re popular for a reason, but what’s a cyclist to do once you’ve ridden those routes, or when you’re looking to get off the beaten track? Having featured some of Kawarthas Northumberland’s best-known routes in previous posts, we thought we’d take a moment to reveal some of the area’s hidden gems.

Durham’s Trails: A Path For Everyone

June 28, 2023|

Stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe, the diversity of terrain in Durham is exceptional, from the paved waterfront trails in Pickering through to Bowmanville, to the smooth rail trails of Uxbridge, to the extensive mountain bike trails of the Durham’s conservation forests along and the rolling Oak Ridges Moraine.

Explore Guelph by Bike!

May 1, 2023|

If you’re planning a cycling day trip, look no further! Guelph is home to an extensive and well-maintained Trail System that is perfect for cyclists. Whether you’re looking for Mountain Biking Trails at Guelph Lake, cross-regional trail systems including the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail (G2G) and the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), or simply a family trail ride, you’ll find it in Guelph.

Spend Your Weekend in the Hills of Caledon

April 5, 2023|

Whether you have a penchant for hills, undiscovered gravel backroads, a smooth rail trail or thrilling MTB trails, Caledon has it all – and it's just minutes from Toronto. Take a day or a weekend to unplug and get immersed in scenic Escarpment country – visit Caledon’s historic hamlets and villages, fuel up on local coffees, beer, baked treats and more as you explore their cycling loops designed for every type of rider.

  • Fat Biking Northumberland Forest

Riding the Snowscape: Fat Biking in Kawarthas Northumberland

January 31, 2022|

Until this winter, I’d never been on a fat bike. I’d cycled Kawarthas Northumberland thoroughly in the warmer months—then I was invited to ride some Northumberland County trails on a borrowed fat bike, and my conversion into an all-season rider happened almost instantly.

  • Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

March 29, 2021|

Quiet backroads and well-maintained bike paths are a major part of the Kawarthas Northumberland region’s charm. For some riders, though, nothing beats the woodland immersion and physical challenge of a good mountain biking trail. We’re happy to report that Kawarthas Northumberland also excels in the mountain bike department, offering dozens of easily accessible single and double-track trails for a variety of skill levels. Here are a few of our top picks for off-road enthusiasts.

  • Algonquin Old Railway

Top Cycling Trails in Ontario Provincial Parks

May 11, 2020|

If you are looking to get back into nature after an extended period of staying at home, and once travel restrictions are lifted, why not plan a ride and day trip to an Ontario Provincial Park in the near future. With over 330 park locations across the province, it was recently announced that Ontario Parks will be open again for use, with limitations on facilities. To get you rolling, here are some of our top picks for exploring Ontario Parks by bike.