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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 opens in a new windowFacebookopens in a new windowTwitter and opens in a new windowInstagram to get more updates and so we can hear your story. Interested in guest blogging with Ontario By Bike? Shoot us an email!

Exploring Huron County on the G2G Rail Trail

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The Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail (known as the G2G) has been steadily growing in popularity since the entire length of the trail opened in 2015. The full 132km trail from Goderich to Guelph is well-signed from end to end and in good condition with a hard-packed limestone surface. While the whole trail is worth exploring, one of the most scenic sections is through Huron County, known as ‘Ontario’s West Coast’.

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Hidden Gems of Kawarthas Northumberland

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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.

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Pick Your Ride – 10 Trail & Road Rides Across South Eastern Ontario

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With ten suggested cycling itineraries and 30 plus routes to choose from, it’s easy to plan a short getaway or better yet, a week-long holiday cycling as much or as little as wanted in south eastern Ontario.

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Durham’s Trails: A Path For Everyone

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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.

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A Perfect Weekend Getaway: Ride the Riverside Trail in Cornwall

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Roll along traffic-free waterfront trails while enjoying amazing scenery, unique attractions and cozy restaurants and shops along the way. You can find all of that and more with a cycling adventure on Cornwall’s Riverside Trail.

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Apple Treats & Bike Adventures in Durham Region

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Find all the ingredients for a delightful ride, apple adventure and farm fresh experience in Durham Region. Sample some tasty treats at unique ride destinations following one of the region's cycling routes, or creating your own, and enjoy biking from urban centres to the many countryside settings and stops nearby.

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Explore Guelph by Bike!

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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.

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Escape the Usual in Ontario’s Near North

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You’ve toured Ontario’s ‘wine country’ and ‘cottage country’ by bike, but now you’re in the mood for something different – the Near North. Discovery Routes, a local trail and cycling advocacy organization has developed a series of rides with just the right amount of rustic and urban for cyclists of all abilities, from roadie day-trippers to bikepackers to gravel grinders.

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Spend Your Weekend in the Hills of Caledon

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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.

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E-Biking in Kawarthas Northumberland

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The reasons people choose e-bikes are as diverse as the riders themselves, whether it’s a matter of age, ability, or simply preference. Getting on a e-bike can vastly expand the possibilities available, and for seasoned and new riders alike, Kawarthas Northumberland’s selection of routes is hard to beat.

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Discover Five New Gravel Routes in Oxford County This Season

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Oxford County continues to develop more enticing gravel cycling routes, including the launch of five new gravel routes this year. They range in experience level from intermediate to advanced and cover diverse terrain and unique stops around the county. Oxford’s unpaved gravel roads also hold some of the county’s most beautiful scenery: rolling hills, bucolic countryside, and unique stops that showcase the bounty of the area.

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With Their Cycle Tourism Map, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Is Ready for Ontario Cyclists

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Every trip I took to the beautiful region of Windsor, Essex & Pelee Island became easier as more and more resources were created to help cyclists like myself who were coming to explore and appreciate the region. All of this culminated with the establishment of the Cycle Tourism Map, which established six distinct trails that span a combined 354 kilometres.

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