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2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Our 2019 Ontario By Bike Rides are now officially over! We would like to thank all participants who joined us this year and are looking forward to riding with you again next summer.

New tours will be announced in February 2020. Stay tuned for more information.
All trips are available as self-guided itineraries. 


2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2019 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest


Don't miss your chance and take part in this year's Ontario By Bike Photo Contest. We are still open for submissions until November 20. Slow down for a moment and capture your cycling adventures featuring your bike, cycling buddies and favourite ride locations.

Click HERE to find out how to submit your photos and see last year's winners.



Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Learn more about and view the presentations from our recent Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1, 2019. 


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Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Make plans to attend the Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019 hosted by Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

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We are pleased to announce the following programming for the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference

*Program subject to change should circumstances require 

8:45am to 5:15pm

Chelsea Hotel, Downtown Toronto

8:00 - 8:45am
Registration & Breakfast

8:45 - 9:15am
Opening Remarks  

9:15 - 10:15am
Morning Keynote Speaker
Cycle Tourism “Made in Germany” - Germany´s Recipe for Success - Frank Hofmann, National Chairman of Tourism, German National Cyclists' Association (ADFC)  

10:15  - 10:30am
Morning Coffee and Networking Break    

10:30 - 11:45am
Morning Concurrent Session 1:
Building Cycle Tourism Through Cycling Events
Morning Concurrent Session 2: Building Cycle Tourism Through Bike Tours

11:45 - 12:15pm
Lunch Break

12:15 - 1:30pm
Award Ceremony and Presentations

  • Ontario By Bike best bicycle friendly business awards and lightening presentations
  • Accommodating and Catering to the Cycling Market in Cesenatico, Italy -  Silvia Pasolini, Lungomare Bike Hotel & Italy Cycling Holidays

1:30 - 1:45pm
Networking Break

1:45 - 3:00pm
Afternoon Concurrent Session 1: Knowing the Market & Measuring the Impact of Cycle Tourism

Afternoon Concurrent Session 2: Marketing Cycle Tourism 

  • Ride High Country: Marketing Australia's Premier Cycling Destination (By live video) - Matt White, Ride High Country
  • Destination Spin: How Explorers' Edge Uses Content Marketing To Promote Cycling Product & Experiences - Kate Monk, RTO12/Explorers' Edge
  • Building the Market & Relationships for Non-Profit Cycling Events - Dana Hensen, MS Society of Canada (MS Bike)

3:00 - 3:15pm

Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

3:15 - 4:30pm 
Plenary Session:
Developing Cycle Tourism Product

Panel Presentations & Discussion:

4:30 - 5:00pm
Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Haute-Yamaska, Quebec and its Cycling Network: A Success for Over 28 years - Mayor Pascal Bonin, Town of Granby

    5:00 - 5:15pm

    Closing Remarks
    Louisa Mursell & Michael McCreesh, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

    Pre & Post Conference Programming

    • February 28 - Join Toronto Bicycle Tours for a 2 hour complimentary bike tour in downtown Toronto. Bike rental included. Tour runs sun or snow! Start from near Dundas Street West and University Avenue, 3pm to 5pm. Pre-registration required. We will follow up with those who indicate interest during registration. 
    • March 1 - Evening - Post conference join us and other conference attendees for a beverage and to continue the conversation at Duke's on Gerrard, conveniently located across the street from Chelsea Hotel Gerrard Street entrance.
    • March 1 to 3 - Toronto International Bicycle Show. All conference attendees will receive a complimentary entry to the world's largest consumer bike show and partner event on all weekend long. Don't miss your opportunity to check it out.

    *Conference program and speakers are being updated weekly, check back frequently for more information. Programming and speakers subject to change. 

    As we further develop conference programming, presentations and sessions will cover a variety of topics under the following: 

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    Developing cycle tourism destinations and products 
    Growing the cycle tourism market through emerging trends
    cycle tourism product and experiences 
    Serving the cycle tourist market
    Measuring the impact on destinations and businesses

    Confirmed speakers looking to provide information on presentation are requested to fill out the form available HERE. 
    If you submited a proposal to speak, thank you. We will be contacting you soon with updates. 

    Contact info

    For more information on the conference, please call 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774 or contact through email Transportation Options' Executive Director, Louisa Mursell at lmursell@transportationoptions.org or Ontario By Bike's Project Manager, Michael McCreesh at mmccreesh@transportationoptions.org

    The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following partners and sponsors:
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    Platinum Spoke Sponsor
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    Gold Spoke Sponsors

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    Interested in partnering with the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference?
    Download the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference Sponsorship Packages

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    Or inquire directly at info@ontariobybike.ca 



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