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2018 Small Group Tours

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They're here! We're excited to announce the 2018 ride destinations and schedule for our self-guided, supported tours for recreational or experienced cyclists. With 4 weekend tours across Ontario, we're certain we've got some you'll love!

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2018 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycling Adventures Await in Canada’s Deep South

Windsor Essex

Hand-crafted, ride-ready routes in Canada's Deep South. Enjoy trails, wineries and the burgeoning food and drink scene happening in Windsor Essex - by bike of course!

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Industry Workshops 2018

 Interested in cycle tourism development?

Join us at an upcoming
Ontario By Bike Webinar: 

Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Counties
June 12th, 2018
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Simcoe County
June 14th, 2018
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Halton Region
July 10th, 2018
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Hamilton
July 10th, 2018
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Celebrate by Bike

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Ride These Epic Routes

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Explore 3,000km+ of extraordinary cycling
along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and Greenbelt Route.

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Industry Brochure 2016

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a certified bicycle-friendly business! 
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Certification Criteria for Accommodations

Accommodation providers include: hotels, inns, motels, bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, hostels and other private accommodation locations that may be used by cycle tourists

Obligatory/Minimum Requirements

  • Covered and secure bike storage area
  • Cycling information, including any published cycling route maps (if there are no cycling maps for the area, access to Internet-connected computer)
  • Staff able to direct cyclists to information on cycling routes in immediate area, local bike shops and hours, bicycle rental and tour operators, weather reports
  • Basic bicycle repair toolset (see in Participants Tool Kit, Appendix A; or online)
  • Healthy, local food and beverage options, if served on-site
  • Assistance with Ontario By Bike Network evaluation whenever possible, including informing the Network of the number of room nights sold to cycle tourists, and inviting cyclists to review the accommodation
  • All frontline staff informed of participation in Ontario By Bike Network, and above services and amenities
  • And any additional requirements as may be established through consultation


Suggested Additional Services

  • Luggage transfer option and assistance, for a reasonable charge
  • Secure daytime bike lock-up area, such as bicycle stands or posts for bike parking in most visible location possible
  • Single-night stays permitted
  • Laundry facilities
  • Access to a Wi-Fi network or an Internet-connected computer (or directions to an Internet café or public access computers) to enable cyclists to obtain updated/current information on weather forecasts, local bike routes and other services
  • Booking service for the next night’s stay with a Ontario By Bike Network participant
  • Guest transportation, if necessary
  • Long-term motor vehicle parking option for cyclists on a multi-day bike trip
  • If more than 3 km from closest food and beverage service, informing cyclists and/or providing alternative food option
  • Take-away/bagged lunch option or directions to nearby location to purchase
  • Basic spare parts for bicycles, if location is more than 3 km from bike shop
  • Outdoor space and hose for bike cleaning
  • Use of environmentally responsible practices and products
  • Display of Ontario By Bike Network decal
  • Discounts, special packages or promo codes for cyclists
  • Bilingual staff or information materials
  • First aid kit at check-in area
  • Early checkout option and/or breakfast option (if served on-site)
  • Accessibility to and knowledge of nearest public transportation node
  • Posted weather conditions, or phone number made available
  • Bicycle rental packages or complimentary bicycle service for guests
  • Service Excellence staff training (OTEC)

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