Great Places to Cycle

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!

2023 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

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The 2023 Cycling in Ontario/ Le vélo en Ontario Guide is now available in print and digital format! Please use our new order form to request your print magazine copy.


One Bike, All Rides

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Ontario has more than 130,000km of unpaved roads – so where do you want to groad? Yes, groadies. Groadies are roadies who love dirt. And mountain bikers who love gravel too. However you define your ride, cyclists have pedalled over every surface imaginable for years. So make some plans to hit the groad! Check out this mix of terrain and routes that will give you a taste of Ontario's unpaved fun. It's just the tip of the gravel iceberg!


Top Cycling Dates in Toronto

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Finding the perfect date spot can be a bit overwhelming in a city as big as Toronto, with such a huge selection of incredible restaurants and bars, magical outdoor spaces, and so many things to see and do. Try these top cycling date ideas for Toronto - urban, trails, islands, beaches - we've got you covered.


Cycle Tourism Conference 2023

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Cycle Tourism Conference Canada - March 2, 2023. Over 160 attendees learned from and joined the conversations and discussions with keynote presentations and concurrent sessions from Canadian and international speakers that featured the latest trends and opportunities relating to one of the fastest growing tourism sectors in Canada, and worldwide: cycle tourism.


Family Fun Bike Rides Exploring Toronto

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Let the extensive network of off-road paved trails and paths be your guide around Toronto with these top suggested rides for families visiting the city, a great way to keep all active and engaged in fabulous urban outdoor settings.


Rolling Into Fall on the Highland Hustle

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Time flies, seasons change, but the ride must go on. Yes, the long warm summer days might be fading to memory, but no need to fret; some of the best cycling opportunities Ontario has to offer are still ahead. Welcome to fall, the rolling hills of Durham and Northumberland counties and the Highland Hustle cycling adventure.


Be Your Own Explorer: Cycle Champlain’s Historic Routes Along the Rideau and Ottawa Rivers

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*Aussi disponible en français* If you are looking to add a little history and culture to your ride day and learn something new along the way, be sure to check out these bilingual French and English cycling itineraries built around Ontario’s Route Champlain Tourism Route, in and near our capital city, Ottawa.


Soyez votre propre explorateur : parcourez à vélo les routes historiques de Champlain le long des rivières Rideau et des Outaouais

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Si vous cherchez à ajouter un peu d'histoire et de culture à randonnée à vélo et à apprendre quelque chose de nouveau en cours de route, ne manquez pas de jeter un coup d'œil à ces itinéraires cyclistes bilingues français et anglais construits autour de la Route touristique Champlain de l'Ontario, qui vous transporterons dans notre capitale, Ottawa, et ses environs.


Discover Art and Toronto Flavours by Bike

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Summer hits Toronto hard, sending Torontonians out into the streets and parks to eat, drink, and be merry, making the most of the season. And there’s usually a bike in there somewhere, too.


Gravel Riding in the Haliburton Highlands

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If you, like thousands of cyclists all over the world, have discovered the joys of gravel riding, you owe it to yourself to consider a trip to the Haliburton Highlands. From smooth, rolling gravel roads to full-on adventure riding in iconic Algonquin Park, you can find a gravel route here to challenge you and re-ignite your love of cycling.


Celebrate the Cycling Season in Perth County, Stratford & St. Marys

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Celebrate the cycle season within the beautiful regions of Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys! With so many opportunities for exploration both on and off the trails, you’ll need a few days away to soak it all in.


A Local’s Guide to Road and Gravel Cycling in Caledon

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Caledon’s incredible landscape along the Niagara Escarpment, scenic roads, trails and its many attractions, have made it one of the best places to cycle in Southern Ontario. The challenge, and the reward, come from knowing which roads to choose when cycling.