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Certification Criteria for Food Services

Food service providers include: restaurants, cafes, food shops and stops that may be used by cycle tourists

Obligatory/Minimum Requirements

  • Healthy food options on menu
  • Inclusion of local foods and specialities, whenever possible
  • Secure daytime bike lock-up area in most visible location possible – preferably bicycle stands or posts for bike parking – or provisions for cyclists to bring bikes onto property (e.g., patio)
  • Cycling information for region, if available, including any published cycling route maps
  • Assistance with Ontario By Bike Network evaluation whenever possible, including informing the Network of the number of cycle tourists visiting the location, and inviting cyclists to review the location
  • 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

  • Take-away/bagged lunch option
  • All-day opening policy
  • Casual dress allowed
  • Additional cycling information, including 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)
  • Use of environmentally responsible practices and products
  • Display of Ontario By Bike Network decal
  • Discounts, special packages or promo codes for cyclists
  • Bilingual menu and/or staff
  • Accessibility to and knowledge of nearest public transportation node
  • First aid kit readily available

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