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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 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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