Ontario By Bike Blog

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 FacebookTwitter 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!

Creating Memorable Cycling Experience using Multi-Modal Travel in Ontario

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Not just a buzzword or an option in other destinations, combining cycling with different modes of travel in Ontario can be both convenient and add to your next bike adventure.


100km + Club: Goal Breaking Day Trip Road Routes in Ontario

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'Century Rides' are a goal and training milestone for many. The 100 mile routes are offered at lots of cycling events in Ontario. So if you are looking for your next big ride, put some of these top picks on your list. (We've included some Canadian versions too, with a more modest ride distance of 100km.)


10 Stunning Ontario Cycling Pictures on Instagram in May 2016

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With the Canada Day long weekend quickly approaching, we wanted to offer up some inspiration with a selection of top cycling instagram picks from across province. Keep an eye out on our website, as we'll look to put these posts together every so often! Tag your posts with #OntarioByBike to get your images into one of these posts!


Urban Cycling Experiences in Ontario

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There is no better way to get to know an urban centre intimately than by hopping on a bike and pedaling through neighbourhoods, explore downtowns and beyond. Every year city centres across Ontario are adding more bike lanes, improving bikeway networks and creating more connections for cyclists to get from Point A to Point B safely. This allows riders to meander through city streets, accessing incredible parks, trails systems and attractions. Here is a selection of ideas and resources that will help you plan out your next urban cycling adventure in Ontario.


Family Friendly Trail Rides

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Enjoying outdoor activities always makes for a great day out with family. When sticking to off-road trails, biking is a safe and easy activity for all ages. Depending on your riders, make sure there is extra time for stops that may include ice cream, turtle ponds, swimming spots and more.


6 Great (& Wintery) Ontario Cycling Images from Instagram

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With the winter coming to an end here in Ontario, we wanted to offer up a reminder that Ontario is a fantastic four-season cycling destination. Here is a selection of top cycling Instagram picks from across province over the past few weeks or so. Keep an eye out on our website, as we'll look to put these posts together every so often! Tag your posts with #OntarioByBike to get your images into one of these posts!


Sip, Snack and Cycle your way through Ontario

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Satisfy your hunger with great culinary experiences best served by bike! Ontario has a growing reputation as a culinary destination and what better way to work up an appetite than on your bike. From vibrant farmer's markets to craft breweries, Ontario has your menu covered!


5 Ways to Pedal Through History – Exploring Culture By Bike

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In our 2014 Cycling in Ontario / Le velo en Ontario guide we featured a number of great cultural experiences that can be explored by bike. Here are 5 great ways to explore Ontario's culture by bike!


Why Oxford County will be your next Cycling Destination

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You may wonder which country you are in with names like Oxford, Woodstock, Thames River and nearby London, but once there the quintessential Ontario landscape and small town character will soon put you in place.