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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Locals Share Top Bike Rides in Waterloo Region

If you are a keen cyclist chances are you know the best routes in your neighbourhood, city and surrounding area. Hence who better to ask than local riders for their favourite rides and destinations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas for some great fall cycling.

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The Happy Stragglers: Ride Experience, Community and Gravel at Reggie Ramble 2021

Oct Blog Reggie Ramble

When my partner Natalie and I decided to sign up for the Reggie Ramble, a self-described “gravel grinder” event, we were admittedly both a little nervous. While we are pretty experienced cyclists the sustained output required to participate in a bike “race”, especially on gravel, soon had us questioning our decision.

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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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Minutes Away . . . A World of Difference

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Caledon, Ontario is a cyclist’s destination, right next to metropolitan Toronto. Characterized by rolling hills, lush river valleys, the steep Niagara Escarpment, amazing views and farmers’ fields, it is an impressive place to escape the confines of the city and explore by bike.

 
Watch Caledon’s new Virtual Reality Cycling Video!

Relaxing. Family-Friendly

For an easy ride with no climbs, the Caledon Trailway is a wonderful option. The Town of Caledon turned this former rail line into a “rail trail” to encourage active transportation across the town. Running from Palgrave in the north-east to Terra Cotta in the south-west, the trailway is a great way to traverse Caledon and connect with other trails and outdoor destinations.

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Challenging

Cyclists that like a bit more of a challenge can choose from many roads, both gravel and paved, that wind through the Niagara Escarpment.

Caledon is also the backdrop for many annual bike races and events, including the Jack Ride, Tour de Terra Cotta, Le Tour de Headwaters and Bike the Creek.

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Mountain Biking

Albion Hills Conservation Area is a popular location for mountain bikers. Ride through forested trails and along flowing rivers and enjoy the scenery of this wonderful conservation area.

Albion Hills has everything from black diamond trails for the advanced biker to easy, family-friendly trails for those looking for a more relaxing adventure.

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Food. Drinks. Fun

While you are here you will want to stop at one of our outdoor patios with views of Caledon’s countryside.

Popular locations include Spirit Tree Cidery, Heatherlea Farm, Cambium Farms, Terra Cotta Inn, Villa Caledon Inn, Headwaters Restaurant at the Millcroft Inn & Spa.

For more food and beverage options visit www.visitcaledon.ca

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Accommodations

Stay overnight and explore more of Caledon.

Do you like the idea of camping but don’t want to sleep on the ground? Try “glamping” at Alabaster Acres. You can stay in a tent but sleep in a king-size bed and relax on a couch or a hammock.

We have all types of bicycle-friendly accommodations, from camping to glamping, to bed & breakfasts, resorts, inns and hotels. It’s all up to you!

Visit www.visitcaledon.ca for links to your options.

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Visitor Information:

  • Visit Caledon - www.visitcaledon.ca 
  • Explore Caledon - Cycling Map 
    View PDF copy or pick up a print copy at Caledon businesses or
    request one by phone, call 905-584-2272
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