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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

A Ride to Remember: the Cornwall Waterfront Trail

Cornwall waterfront riding

Add Cornwall to your summer vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more..

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Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

Kawarthas Northumberland Mountain Biking Harold Town

Quiet backroads and well-maintained bike paths are a major part of the Kawarthas Northumberland region’s charm. For some riders, though, nothing beats the woodland immersion and physical challenge of a good mountain biking trail Here are a few of our top picks for off-road enthusiasts.

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Industry Workshops 2021

Interested in cycle tourism development?

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Ontario By Bike Workshop or Webinar: 

York Region - Welcoming Cyclists in York Region, April 12, 2021

Ontario's Southwest - Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford/Elgin/Middlesex, April 13, 2021

Halton Region - Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region, April 14, 2021

Explorer's Edge - Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound, April 15, 2021

Destination Nothern Ontario - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario, April 16 & 21, 2021

Northumberland Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County, April 20, 2021

Kawarthas Northumberland - Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, April 21, 2021

Grey County - Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County, April 26, 2021

Tourism Hamilton - Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton, April 27, 2021

Lanark County Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County, April 28, 2021

Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County, May 10, 2020

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Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest has now been closed. We have received many great contributions and will shortly reveal the winner of this year's contest including some honourable mentions.

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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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