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A Perfect Mix: Waterloo Guelph Explorer

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There is always a thrill in travelling to somewhere new. Having long heard about the excellent bike trails, quiet country roads, small town charm and modern city amenities we set out to ride this ultimate looped two day ride itinerary to explore the Waterloo Guelph area.

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Cycle Tourism and Cycling - Fall Survey

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Fill out our Cycle Tourism and Cycling Fall Survey and help us to assess the impact of and participation levels in cycling activities and cycle tourism in this challenging year.

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Industry Workshops 2020

Interested in cycle tourism development?

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

Webinar:
Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Northwest Ontario
Tuesday, Nov 17 - 10am-11am
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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 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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