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The Story: Bluewater Granfondo

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It was December 2015, on a cold brisk morning, when a few cyclists gathered at a local cafe that the Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) was born. The goals were simple. Within four years, BIG has had an impact far greater than anyone could have imagined.


Rail Trails In Kawartha Lakes

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The City of Kawartha Lakes, which incorporates Lindsay and the surrounding area, sits at the cross-roads of two major rail trails in Ontario. Travelling east to west across the entire region, the Great Trail, known locally as the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail intersects the Victoria Rail Trail, which runs north to south and offers plenty of trail riding for those looking to take bike trips in the heart of Ontario's cottage country.


2019 Ontario By Bike Rides

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Find out more about our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations and old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

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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


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The Ontario By Bike Network and Transportation Options are excited to share the presentations of the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference held on March 1st, 2019. We invite you to review them, learn more about these topics, share them with others and connect with the speakers should you have further questions.


  • Morning Keynote - German Cyclists' Association (ADFC)

    Cycle Tourism "Made in German" - Germany's Recipe for Success - Frank Hofmann - German Cyclists' Association (ADFC)

    Frank Hofmann Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 

  • Morning Session #1: Building Cycle Tourism Through Cycling Events

    Tourism Elements of a Signature Cycling Event - John Thorpe - Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

    John Thorpe Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Beyond the Bicycling: Connecting Guests and Communities - Matt VanSlyke & Doug Haney- Cycle Adirondacks

    Matt VanSlyke and Doug Haney Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Developing Bicycle Tourism with Fabulous Experiences - Nathalie Lauzon - Vélo Québec Voyages

    Nathalie Lauzon Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 

  • Morning Session #2: Building Cycle Tourism through Bike Tours

    Essential Components of a Cycle Tour Experience: A Case Study of Prince Edward County - Robbin MKinney - Randonee Tours

    Robbin McKinney Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

    The Success of 3-Hour Guided Tours - Shea Mayer & Diego Salamone - Fitz & Follwell Co.

    Fitz and Follwell Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

    An Upstart Operator in an Upstart Region: Tales from the Road Less Travelled - Sara McEwen - Humdinger Bicycle Tours

    Sara McEwen Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

  • Lunch Presentation

    Accommodating and Catering to the Cycling Market in Cesenatico Italy Silvia Pasolini - Italy Cycling Holidays Silvia Pasolini Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

  • Afternoon Session #1: Knowing the Market & Measuring the Impact

    Uncovering Ontario Cyclists' Segments - Kim Clarke & Rosa Rumeo - RTO7/BruceGreySimcoe & Environics Analytics; Kim Clarke and Rosa Rumeo Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 The US Adventure Cycling Market & More - Joanne Wolnik - RTO1/Ontario's Southwest Joanne Wolnik Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Capturing the Impact of the Cycle Tourism Sector - Louisa Mursell - Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options Louisa Mursell Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

  • Afternoon Session #2: Marketing Cycle Tourism

    Ride High Country: Marketing Australia`s Premier Cycling Destination - Matthew White - Ride High Country Matthew White Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Destination Spin: How Explorers' Edge Uses Content Marketing to Promote Cycling Product & Experiences - Kate Monk - RTO12/Explorers' Edge Kate Monk Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Building the Market & Relationships for Non-Profit Cycling Events - Dana Hensen - MS Society of Canada (MS Bike) Dana Hensen Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

  • Afternoon Plenary Session - Developing Cycle Tourism Product

    Trail Town: A Model for Community Development - Amy Camp - Cycle Forward Amy Camp Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Hambur Loop: Building a Destination's Signature Tourism Cycling Loop - Maria Fortunato - RTO3/Hamilton Halton Brant Maria Fortunato Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

    Story-Telling on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail: Making The people Connection - Marlaine Koehler - Waterfront Regeneration Trust Marlaine Koehler Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

  • Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Town of Granby

    Haute-Yamaska, Quebec and its Cycling Network: A Success for Over 28 Years - Mayor Pascal Bonin - Town of Granby Mayor Pascal Bonin Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

Conference Coordinators

The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is being coordinated by Ontario By Bike, a program of Transportation Options, a not for profit organization. For over twenty years, Transportation Options has been dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario, developing and supporting a range of innovative programs. Transportation Options has coordinated a number of significant conferences in the past, including three cycle tourism conferences. See the reports, agenda and speaker bios from 20162013 and 2009


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 [email protected] or Ontario By Bike's Project Manager, Michael McCreesh at [email protected]

The 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference is made possible by the generous support of the following partners and sponsors:
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