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Cycling in and around Toronto is a fun and fast way to visit unique neighbourhoods, attractions and enjoy nature in the city. Visitors to Toronto will be pleasantly surprised by its large bikeway network with 753km mix of bicycle lanes, off-road trails and signed routes, the relatively flat and grid like layout of the city makes getting around by bike easy.

For those who want to stay off the city streets, days can be spent riding trails through parkland and forested ravines, following heritage watershed rivers and discovering the waterfront on the Martin Goodman/Waterfront Trail that covers 56km as it crosses the city from east to west.

The Toronto Cycling Map provides a comprehensive overview of the bicycle routes. Also find additional information and and resources on this City of Toronto webpage: www.toronto.ca/cycling

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RIDE IDEAS:

Toronto is easy to access by bike either by cycling in and out using the Waterfront Trail or by multiple rail and bus providers that offer a variety of bike transportation services. Making cycling even more accessible to visitors is Bike Share Toronto, the city’s public bike sharing system. Bike rentals are also available at a number of bike shops, and with over 100 independent bike retailers in the city there are plenty of shopping opportunities.

Find info and maps for road routes – trails – mountain biking, suggested bike tour itineraries and blogs, plus bicycle friendly businesses at:

www.ontariobybike.ca/toronto

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FEATURE DESTINATIONS:

Sights and Attractions 

Attractions including the Royal Ontario Museumthe Art Gallery of OntarioCN Tower and Harbourfront Centre are all a short bike ride from Union Station. The Waterfront Trail hugs the Toronto harbour, and it’s a short ferry ride to the Toronto Islands, a 230 hectare car-free park with beaches, boat rentals and even a small farm and amusement park for children.

Neighbourhoods and Cultural Activities

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and it embraces this trait with gusto. A short bike ride can take you from one country to another, passing along the way through the colourful ethnic neighbourhoods that make up this exciting and cosmopolitan metropolis. With Toronto’s bounty of theatre, attractions, museums, art galleries, theme parks and markets, there’s plenty to do and see on your bicycle tour of Toronto. Learn more about Toronto’s neighbourhoods HERE.

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Photo credits: Destination Ontario