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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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2020 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Ontario By Bikes 2020 group rides are available for booking now. Join us on a group ride this summer to explore Ontario By Bike. Accommodation, lunches and luggage transfers included. Let us take care of the logistics while you ride along on these fantastic tours with like-minded people. 
Just bring your bike and ride.

Book your spot early to avoid disappointment as these small group tours tend to sell out fast.

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2020 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest is now open for submission. Whether it's in a winter wonderland, the season of bloom, the heat of summer or the cooler temperatures and colourful fall foliage, take a break and snap a few great photos featuring you and your bikes as well as places you stop.

Click HERE for information about submission and last year's winner.

 

 

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 

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Celebrate by Bike

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Explore 3,000km+ of extraordinary cycling
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Ontario By Bike - Communication Tool Kit

The Ontario By Bike Network™ is here to assist regional and local destination partners, as well as tourism businesses to promote and grow the cycle tourism sector in Ontario. This Communication Tool Kit has been compiled by Ontario By Bike to assist with communication outreach to both consumers and businesses in several ways.

For our partners, we've created a variety of communication resources such as pre-crafted newsletter articles, social media posts, an updated organizational fact sheet and a boilerplate for inclusion in a media release. The tool kit contains resources for communication to both consumers and industry.  

Here are instructions on how to use the different components of the Communications Toolkit. If you wish to download any individual documents, simply click on the title. Note: Any use of these materials requires prior permission from the Ontario By Bike Network.

 

FEATURE ONTARIO BY BIKE ON MARKETING MATERIAL

Many businesses, destination and regional partners have chosen to include the Ontario By Bike logo, URL (www.ontariobybike.ca) and a brief introduction of the program on their websites, cycling maps, brochures or other marketing materials. Including Ontario By Bike details on your cycling material adds value for cyclists. It will help them identify Ontario By Bike as a valuable resource that can be useful to them during their trip planning process. This means easily finding businesses such as accommodations, food services and attractions that are bicycle-friendly in your area.

 

FACT SHEET:

Ontario By Bike has compiled a one-page fact sheet that outlines many of our achievements, as well as a brief history of the organization since its inception. Please share these facts with colleagues, consumers and various organizations to help emphasize the growth of cycle tourism in Ontario.

 

BOILERPLATE

When creating a press release that incorporates the Ontario By Bike Network for your business, organization or destination, please include this at the bottom of your release. NOTE: When including this boilerplate in press/media releases, permission must be provided by the Ontario By Bike Network prior to its distribution.

 

SAMPLE NEWSLETTER ARTICLES (Consumer and Industry):

Through this link you will find sample newsletter articles that are applicable for both consumer and industry audiences. Please talk to your communications team about using this article in your organization’s next newsletter. You can fill in your organization’s name in the sections within the bracekets.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING POSTS :

When posting on various social networks with content relating to cycling and cycle tourism in Ontario, please encourage staff and partners to use the hashtag - #OntarioByBike. Also, view our pre-written social media posts for Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn social networking platforms. Ontario By Bike has developed several social media post ideas that can help drive traffic and engagement through your business’ or organization’s social media accounts.

Stay tuned - Here you will find a link to social media posts and content ideas to help promote the 2017 Cycling In Ontario Guide.

 

FRENCH CONTENT:

As part of the Ontario By Bike brand launch in January of 2014, the Ontario By Bike Network translated select portions of the website into French. This has proved to be great initiative, as website traffic on these pages continues to grow. If you're interested in having some of your content translated into French, please contact info@ontariobybike.ca.

 

EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:

Ontario By Bike actively works with various content contributors to help build the narrative of cycle tourism experiences throughout Ontario. To submit a story about how your organization, business or destination celebrates cycling and cycle tourism in Ontario, send an email request to info@ontariobybike.ca for various online and offline marketing opportunities.

 

BUSINESS OUTREACH KIT:

Ontario By Bike has created a set of tools to assist destination partners in their efforts' to support and encourage businesses to register and certify their locations within the Network. If your region would like to use this kit to help promote the marketing and organizational benefits for businesses to join the Ontario By Bike Network, please send an email request to info@ontariobybike.ca.

 

REQUEST CYCLING IMAGES:

This link provides insight into how to best use local images and video in your cycling promotions. Including images of cyclists exploring local trails or roads in your social media posts, website, or e-newsletter has a significant impact on engaging them to learn more about cycling in your area. Contact your local bike shop, bike club, regional tourism organization or Ontario Tourism (to access the OTMPC image library) and request access to any of their cycling images they may have on file (crediting the source of course!). Ontario By Bike also has a growing digital library of cycling images from various locations throughout Ontario. If you would like to use these images to help promote cycling and cycling-related tourism experiences in your region, please send an email request for images to info@ontariobybike.ca.

 

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