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The Story: Bluewater Granfondo

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It was December 2015, on a cold brisk morning, when a few cyclists gathered at a local cafe that the Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) was born. The goals were simple. Within four years, BIG has had an impact far greater than anyone could have imagined.

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Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.

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2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

Just Bring Your Bike and Ride!

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Industry Workshops 2019

 Interested in cycle tourism development?

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

Essex County
WORKSHOP
June 11, 2019
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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

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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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 Campgrounds


Obligatory/Minimum Requirements

  • Secure daytime bike lock-up area, such as bicycle stands or posts for bike parking in most visible location possible
  • 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 nights stayed by cycle tourists, and inviting cyclists to review the campground 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

  • Separate zone for guests with tents, preferably a grassed area that is flat and smooth
  • Covered and secure bike storage area
  • Single-night stays permitted
  • Covered picnic area near tents
  • Adoption of an “always room” policy for self-supported cycle tourists only (i.e., such a policy would not include tourists who are travelling by motor vehicle and are carrying bikes)
  • Waiving of restrictions on the maximum number of tents or maximum number of unrelated people per campsite
  • Access to electrical outlets for charging electronic devices
  • Wildlife-proof storage containers for food and lockers for valuables
  • Access to cooking facilities
  • Access to showers, potable water, food provisions and other supplies Renting of tents, trailers, or cabins
  • On-site shopping for basic provisions
  • Renting of tents, trailers, or cabins
  • Luggage transfer option and assistance, for a reasonable charge
  • 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
  • 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 available

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