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This 40-page annual guide is packed full of ideas and information to inspire you to explore more of Ontario by bike. Click to download or order a free copy by mail! Available in both French and English.

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We've wrapped up our small group tours for 2018, having ridden over 500km with over 125 cyclists to 4 amazing destinations across Ontario! Sign up to our newsletter to recieve notice of our 2019 tours or visit our Ontario By Bike Ride page to download these self-guided itineraries and ride them on your own!

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Cycle Tourism Conference - March 1st, 2019

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Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019. Call for Proposals and Sponsorships now open. Registration opens soon!

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Pair Haldimand's signed 69km River Route with cooler weather and a clear crisp autumn day with lovely countryside riding along the Grand River, Lake Erie waterfront and the charming small towns of Cayuga and Dunnville. Think great riding, smooth coffee and giant mudcats!  

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Great Late Season Rides in Haldimand County

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Pair Haldimand's signed 69km River Route with cooler weather and a clear crisp autumn day with lovely countryside riding along the Grand River, Lake Erie waterfront and the charming small towns of Cayuga and Dunnville. Think great riding, smooth coffee and giant mudcats!  

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Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019.

Cycle Tourism Conference Save the Date
March 1, 2019

Registration opens soon

The full 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference agenda will be announced shortly.


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Developing cycle tourism destinations and products 
Growing the cycle tourism market through emerging trends
Marketing
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Serving the cycle tourist market
Measuring the impact on destinations and businesses
 
A call for proposals for speakers for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is now open. Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is interested in hearing from you should you wish to address one of the key pillars of the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference. Deadline for submissions: December 16, 2018.

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What 2016 conference delegates had to say:
  • 100% felt the conference provided them the information and tools needed to further develop their cycle tourism product
  • 100% made useful connections through networking with other conference attendees and speakers
  • 100% were interested in attending another Cycle Tourism Conference
  • Respondents gave the 2016 conference a rating of 8.9 out of 10 in terms of usefulness for their destination, business or event

Who Should Attend the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference
  • Destination marketing and regional tourism organizations
  • Economic development and transportation staff from municipal and provincial governments
  • Parks staff and trail stewards 
  • Bicycle event organizers and tour operators
  • Tourism consultants 
  • Bicycle and trail advocates
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Bicycle industry representatives
  • Interested organizations and individuals


At the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference you will learn about:

  • Businesses and destinations successully attracting cycle tourists
  • Turning a cycling network into a cycle tourism product
  • The characteristics and behaviour of cycle tourist segments
  • Economic impacts and related values of cycle tourism for communities 
  • Current key issues and emerging trends in cycle tourism markets and product development
  • Effectively planning, executing and evaluating marketing campaigns in cycle tourism
  • Leveraging the intersection between cycling events, destinations and partnership opportunities
  • Connecting cycling and cycle tourism to the broader tourism industry


Don't miss early bird registration for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference? Sign Up Today!

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Plan to attend as a guest or exhibit at North America's largest consumer bicycle show, the Toronto International Bicycle Show March 1st to 3rd.   

Conference Coordinators

The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is being coordinated by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, a not for profit organization. For over twenty years, Transportation Options has been dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario, developing and supporting a range of innovative programs. Transportation Options has coordinated a number of significant conferences in the past, including three cycle tourism conferences. See the reports, agenda and speaker bios from 20162013 and 2009

 

Contact info

For more information on the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email Transportation Options' Executive Director, Louisa Mursell at [email protected] or Ontario By Bike's Project Manager, Michael McCreesh at [email protected]


The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following partners and sponsors:
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Platinum Spoke Sponsors
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Interested in partnering with the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference?
Download the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship Packages


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Or inquire directly at [email protected] 

 

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Come visit Ontario By Bike at the Montreal Bicycle Show taking place at Place Bonaventure on February 23-25!

Talk with knowledgeable, bilingual staff at our Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre, who will be thrilled to share with you the brand new 2018 Cycling in Ontario Guide.

Come pick up the latest cycling maps and other trip planning resources from across the province to help make Ontario your cycling destination in 2018 and beyond!




February 23 to 25, 2018
Place Bonaventure, Montreal / Booth Number: #352

  • Friday : 12 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday : 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday : 10 am to 5 pm
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Venez visiter Ontario By Bike au Salon du vélo de Montréal qui se tiendra à Place Bonaventure du 23 au 25 février !

Discutez avec notre personnel compétent et bilingue à notre centre d’information du Tourisme cycliste en Ontario, et qui sera très heureux de partager avec vous notre tout nouveau guide Le cyclisme en Ontario 2018.

Venez chercher les plus récentes cartes routières pour le vélo et bien d’autres ressources de planification de voyage à travers la province afin de vous aider à faire de l’Ontario votre destination cycliste 2018… et bien au-delà !

23 au 25 Février 2018
Place Bonaventure, Montréal / Kiosque numéro 352
  • Vendredi : 12h - 21h
  • Samedi : 10h - 18h
  • Dimanche : 10h - 17h

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Click on the trail sign below for either the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail or The Greenbelt Route to access interactive maps, day and multi-day itineraries and countless cycling experiences on two of Ontario's Trail of Distinction. 

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 To find certified bicycle friendly businesses along these routes and beyond --> CLICK HERE and to request or download the 2018 Cycling in Ontario Guide --> CLICK HERE 
         

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As part of Canada's 150th celebrations in 2017, Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike connected fifteen communities across Ontario through cycling. Ride itineraries, events and cycling education in Bike Friendly Communities and Ontario By Bike ride destinations were developed and hosted to take advantage of the iconic Greenbelt Route and Great Lakes Waterfront Trail to strengthen communities and create cycling itineraries as a permanent legacy of Ontario 150. This initiative was a collaborative partnership between the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Ontario By Bike, and Share the Road Cycilng Coalition, building on two decades of investment in cycling infrastructure in Ontario. Check out the 15 legacy ride itineraries, and make plans to get out there to explore more of Ontario By Bike. 

 

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As part of Canada's 150th celebrations in 2017, Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike connected fifteen communities across Ontario through cycling. Ride itineraries, events and cycling education in Bike Friendly Communities and Ontario By Bike ride destinations were developed and hosted to take advantage of the iconic Greenbelt Route and Great Lakes Waterfront Trail to strengthen communities and create cycling itineraries as a permanent legacy of Ontario 150. This initiative was a collaborative partnership between the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Ontario By Bike, and Share the Road Cycilng Coalition, building on two decades of investment in cycling infrastructure in Ontario. Check out the 15 legacy ride itineraries, and make plans to get out there to explore more of Ontario By Bike. 

 

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