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Minutes Away . . . A World of Difference

Caledon

Caledon, Ontario is a cyclist’s destination, right next to metropolitan Toronto. Characterized by rolling hills, lush river valleys, the steep Niagara Escarpment, amazing views and farmers’ fields, it is an impressive place to escape the confines of the city and explore by bike.

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Take the Backroad: Gravel Routes in Kawarthas Northumberland

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Gravel roads have a beauty all their own. Choosing a less-trafficked route lets cyclists enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside with little or no intrusion from cars. Find a route in Kawarthas Northumberland.

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Industry Workshops 2020

Interested in cycle tourism development?

Join us at an upcoming
Ontario By Bike Workshop or Webinar: 

Webinar:
Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Simcoe County
Wednesday, Oct 14 - 10am-11am
Tuesday, Oct 20 - 6pm-7pm

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Huron County
WORKSHOP
TBD - Location TBA

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2020 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.

 

 

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Industry Brochure

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

Note: All registered locations are subject to the Ontario By Bike Network's Terms of Assessments, Exclusions and Other Considerations. By registering a location with the Ontario By Bike Network, you understand and accept this terms. Click here view the Terms of Assessments, Exclusions and Other Considerations.

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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