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Cycling Events 2018

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Every year there are more and more cycling events happening across Ontario. Below you'll find information on a variety of recreational, touring and race events for 2018. We will continue to add cyclings events throughout the year as the event dates are published.

If we missed an event, send us at [email protected].

Also see the Bike Tours map category for tour options or check out our Cycling Tours 2018 page!

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  • JANUARY

    Kingston Snophy - On January 7, ride in one of the 45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series in Kingston, Ontario.

    Albion Fat Bike Festival - On January 13, gather for this new year ride suitable for all levels. Bike snow trails at Albion Hills Conservation Area, 20km or 10km poker race, demos, hot chili and bonfire.

  • FEBRUARY

    Coldest Day of the Year Ride - On February 3rd, join Cycle Toronto for their annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride! Starting off at 11:30 am at Alexander the Great Parkette, Logan & Danforth for a short, family friendly ride along the best cycling routes Toronto has to offer. After the ride, warm up at a nearby establishment. Both the start and end points are subway accessible.

    Muskoka Winter Fat Bike Festival - Love winter and biking? The First Annual Muskoka Winter Fat Bike Festival is taking place on February 10th at Deerhurst Resort. The event features a 11km race course, a kids race, bonfire, live entertainment, beer tasting and food as well as other fun trails to ride.

    Wendigo Ultra - On February 10, fatbike 50km, 100km or 150km across Whitewater Township in the Ottawa Valley and into Quebec. Starting and finishing at the Whitewater Brewery Lakeside location.

    Devil's Glen Fat Bike Series Race 3 - Ontario Fat Bike Series Race 3 - On February 11th, head out to Devil's Glen Ski Resort for the 3rd OFBS race, a 10km loop with chili, hot chocolate and memorable ‘fireside’ stories when you're all done!

  • MARCH

    Toronto Bicycle Show LogoToronto International Bicycle Show - Don`t miss the 32nd Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show on March 2-4 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Join us at the largest bicycle consumer show in the world to shop a fantastic range of bike manufacturers and retailers. Plan your next cycling trip, sign up for an event or tour in 2018 by visiting dozens of great destination or event booths! Stop by the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre for the latest cycling information, events and maps from across the province. 

    45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series - Final Race  - Head out to Hardwood Ski & Bikes for the final event in the Cannondale Fat Bike Series p/b 45NRTH. The course is approximately 15k long. Long course will be 2 laps, short course will be 1 laps. Enjoy a wonderful day out riding bikes in the winter!

  • APRIL

    Steaming Nostril – Sunday April 8 2018 in St. Jacobs Ontario this Cross, Mountain bike, gravel grinder event is now in it`s 5th year, this early spring event has 41 and 65 km course options, on a mix of gravel roads, farm lanes, rail trails and uses some private farm single track trails. An early Spring Canadian “must do” Classic.

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    Paris to Ancaster Bicycle Race – Canada’s spring cycling classic, features 70, 40 & 20 km course options with different start locations and the same finish line in Ancaster. Each course has a mix of gravel roads, farm lanes and trails. This popular event takes place on April 29, 2018 and now includes a fundraising option to support research at St. Joseph’s Helthcare Hamilton.

    Great Ride N Stride Burlington Great Ride 'n' Stride is a non-competitive, pledge-based fundraising event. This is the 39th year for GRNS Burlington, making it the longest running fundraiser in the city. Participants can choose to ride their bikes along a beautiful 17km trail located in downtown Burlington. Ride on April 29 in Burlington.

  • MAY

    Clarence Rockland Classic - (2018 Date Pending), join the cycling club Ride with Rendall for the 9th annual Clarence-Rockland Classic with its 85km route a mix of gravel and paved roads.

    Mike Ride – On Sunday May 6th, join the 8th Annual 'Mike Ride', a fun family ride starting and ending at Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton. Six routes ranging from 5km to 75km provide something for every ability. In addition to increasing awareness of all aspects of cycling through vendors and displays promoting the Art and Culture of Cycling, the funds raised purchase bikes, helmets, bells and locks for Hamilton inner city students and their families, and provide programming to encourage students to ride to school daily. ‘Ride so a child can ride'

    Ride for the Rouge - (2018 Date Pending), ride 25km as part of the 24th annual Ride for the Rouge event, with all money raised through your donations and collected pledges will ensure the continued operation of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.

    CN Cycle for CheoCN Cycle for CHEO – On Sunday May 6th, 2018, this charity event encourages everyone to cycle, walk, and roll, in support of children with cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Events take place at the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, and the adjacent grounds at LeBreton Flats. The cycle routes are non-competitive, offering a range of distances (15 km, 35 km & 70 km bike routes and a 2km and 5 km walk), all starting and ending at LeBreton Flats.

    Epic 8 Hour - On May 12th, 2018 - Ride this spring mountain bike relay at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Single track and double track 10km course, with overnight camping onsite and lots of fun team activities. Also featuring non competitive kids event.

    Tour de Scarborough - (2018 Date Pending), grab your bike and enjoy a 35km ride around Scarborough! All skill levels are welcome expect the ride to take about 3 hrs to complete. The ride will be accompanied by marshals from Scarborough Cycles.

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    BORCA Spring Chicken Enduro - May 12th, 2018 ride the BORCA Spring Chicken, an MTB event featuring a 27km and 60km Enduro Mountain Bike races in an emerging mountain bike destination next to the Ottawa River in Renfew County. 

    Evergreen's Community Bike Fest - On May 13th, head to Evergreen Brickworks for a celebration of active transportation in the city, featuring a Refurbished Bike Sale, Joyride bike obstacle course, DIY bike repair, unbuild-a-bike workshops, live music, food trucks, bike games and rides. The event takes place on the same weekend as the City of Toronto Ravine Days, a celebration of the Don River Valley Park.

    Ride of Silence - On May 16th, 2018 , join cyclists in Niagara in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The 2017 Ride of Silence 10km event will take place with a new starting location – MacBain Community Centre at 7150 Montrose Road.

    Tour of Kincardine – On May 27, participate in 22km cross classic. The race route trails are part of the Kincardine Trails system – an entirely intra-town system with a variety of challenging terrain for a cyclist. The race course is approximately 22.5km long. The terrain roughly breaks down to 8.8km of hard surfaces, 9.7km of single track, and 4km of paved roads.

    NOKIA Sunday Bikedays – From the end of May to the beginning of September, eery Sunday morning, over 50km of roads in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians.

    Creemore Springs Turas Mór – On Saturday May 26th, Creemore Springs Turas Mór offers up one challenging route – a 61km journey taking you thru the scenic, rolling hills and the beautiful countryside of Clearview Township. The ride can be considered challenging with gravel roads and a few steep climbs.

    Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids with Cancer – On May 27th, ride the Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids, which starts & ends at Knights of Columbus Hall, 12 Catharine Avenue in Brantford. A 9am start kicks off riding on 80km on Brantford’s gorgeous rail trail. $25 per rider (under 13 years ride free) $75 per family (up to 4)

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    7 Days in May - 7 Days In May is designed for riders of all abilities. There are two aspects to 7 Days In May: a single day riding event featuring rides of 25KM, 50KM, 75KM and 160KM; and a 7 day event where we ride around Lake Ontario. This year, 7 Days In May will be held from Saturday May 26th, to Friday June 1st, 2018.

    Ride for Jack - On Saturday May 26th, join cyclists in Caledon of all abilities to ride the 8th Annual Ride for Jack event. Whether cyclists decide to ride 25, 50, 100 or 125km, each program raises funds for Youth Mental Health.

    Cycle Canada Century Ride - On May 26th-27th, participate in this century ride weekend event with day or full-weekend options. Ride either the metric or full century ride at either 100 km or 160km options.

    Hardwood SingleTrack Classic - On May 26th, enjoy 22 or 44 km of riding on fast flowy dedicated Mountain Bike Trails! The Hardwood SingleTrack Classic is a new and “secret” 22km loop using the famously popular trails in and around Hardwood Ski and Bike.

    Food Cycle Ride - On Sunday May 27th, participate in Centre Wellington`s Food Cycle Ride, a charity event occurring in the towns of Fergus and Elora for cyclists to ride our trail and road routes.

    Spin the LAkesSpin The Lakes - Join the 13th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour on (2018 Date Pending) Take a tour around Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka region. The tour takes you around several of the Muskoka lakes along routes with breath taking views and spectacular rock cuts. Route lengths include 20, 50, 110, and 170km.

    Cycle for Angels - On (2018 Date Pending), join this family-friendly group cycling event in downtown Kitchener. to promote safe sharing of the road, and to honour cyclists killed or hurt while riding.

    Bike-A-Thon Plus - Cornwall - On May 26th, enjoy a day of fun riding in and around Cornwall. This fundraising event has a variety of routing options for cyclists.

     

    Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride - On (2018 Date Pending), join the 15th annual Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride and choose from 144km, 82km, or 53km routes. The ride starts and finishes from Hutch’s on the Beach in Hamilton.

    The Lake Ride - On May 27, join the 8th Annual The Lake Ride. The ride is in York Region, beginning in Newmarket and on to the beautiful southern shores of Lake Simcoe and back. The ride feature's two distances, 60km and 100km.

    Rotary Lilac Ride - On May 27, starting and ending in Picton, Prince Edward County, pick from 3 distances to enjoy the lilac blooms and spring green on quiet country roads (27km, 57km or 100km). The 3rd annual event supports literacy in the County. 

  • JUNE

    Bike Month - June is Bike Month in Ontario. Many communities have day, week long or a month full of events celebrating cycling. Check local event listings to find out more. Find Bike Month event listings here for Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas or Mississippi Mills.   

    Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Toronto Trails and Ravines   - June 2-3, join Ontario By Bike on a weekend-long small group tour in Toronto. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night looped route and features some of the best off-road cycling trails and paths in Canada's largest city.

    MICA Manitoulin Passage Ride - On June 2-3, head to Manitoulin Island for the 8th Annual Manitoulin Passage Ride. Enjoy a Free Ferry Crossing on this 2 day fully supported ride. Saturday night supper and dance, Sunday lunch with music, roadside snacks and insurance all included. details see www.manitoulincycling.com 

    BikeTrek – On (2018 Date Pending) join the 17th annual BikeTrek that raises funds in support of research initiatives across the province to help people affected by respiratory illnesses “breathe easier.” Participants can choose between 25, 50, 100 and 160km routes which will lead them throughout the beautiful sites in Windsor & Essex County

    Tour de Speed On June 9th, young riders can sign up and join Ontario’s oldest leg of the Ontario Cycling Association's Youth Series for cyclists 9 to 18. Entry fee is $39 and includes lunch and tee-shirt. Races are run on paved country roads with rolling hills to add to the challenge and between 9 and 34km (depending on age).

    Bramalea CycleFest – Join All People's Church in partnership with Bike Brampton and the Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee on (2018 Date Pending) for the 4th annual Bramalea Cyclefest. This event is geared towards engaging the community in conversations about health and wellness and environmental responsibility. Bike, walk or rollerblade one of trail trails then celebrate afterward with free lunch and activities for all participants.

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    Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart – Ride on Sunday June 3, 2018 in the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart and celebrate over 30 years with us! Experience the thrill of riding on a traffic-free Gardiner and DVP! Select the distance that is right for you - 25km, 50km or 75km. Feel good while you do good by supporting life-saving research and helping Canadians lead healthy lives.

    Cycle for Sight – Raising funds for Foundation Fighting Blindness, this 9th annual event is a fully supported one-day ride for experienced and novice cyclists. 2018 Dates: Sunday June 3rd: Ottawa - with the choice of three distances of 25, 60 and 100km. Saturday June 23rd: Creemore - with the choice of three distances of 50, 100, and 150 km.

    West Nipissing Cycle for Charity - Bike for Kids, on Sunday, June 3, and make a difference with funds providing bikes for children in need. Enjoying 1 of 3 routes from Sturgeon Falls, following a portion of the Voyageur Route, currently under development.   

    Evan's Ride for Autism – On Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9am-1pm, join this family-oriented cycling event to raise funds to support persons with autism and their families in the Niagara Region. Ride on 11 or 22 km routes through the scenic country roads around Smithville and join in the post-ride family fun activities.

    Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Now in its 47th year, this weekend long event on June 9th-10th offers 4 different tour routes, between Ottawa, Perth, Kingston and back. 2,000 cyclists participate in this popular tour run by volunteers and organized by the Ottawa Bicycle Club since 1972.

    Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – This popular annual fundraising ride brings cyclists through Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara Falls on a 200+ km route over 2 days and draws over 4,000 cyclists from across Ontario & North America. New route options have been added for 6 options to choose from. Fully-supported tour rolls June 9th-10th, 2018.ride_to_conquer_lrg

    Carbon Cycle  – On (2018 Dates Pending), ride lake to lake from Hamilton to Haldimand Conservation Area on the 5th annual Carbon Cycle. This is a weekend ride with overnight camping on Lake Erie (65 km/day) with equipment transport provided. Single day ride options available.

    Tour de Grand 2017Tour de Grand - On Sunday, June 10th, ride this award winning, recreational cycling event, suitable for cyclists of all ages. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, has added two new routes to its existing nine. The 50 and 76 km gravel and trail routes will appeal to gravel and cross riders. Snacks and lunch included; along with the first 1900 riders receiving event t-shirts. 

    Dualathon - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - On June 9th-10th, ride an endurance race for road bikes at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This event features options for solo riders or teams of 2, 4 and 8. This non-drafting race will permit TT bikes as well as road bikes and recumbents.

    Huron County 'Better Together" Ride to End Hunger - June 16, ride in this 3nd annual event that features 5 routes - 10km; 40km; 60km; 100km plus a family friendly route. All routes will start and end at the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre. Event is followed by a BBQ lunch.

    VÉLOCITY- Ride to Support Caledon Seniors. On Saturday June 16th, Starting in Caledon East. Offering a 10/25/60/100km ride. Shorter routes will be using the Caledon Trailway and the 60 and 100km touring through some of the picturesque hamlets of Caledon. Come and join us for a breathtaking ride and then stay to enjoy Caledon Day. Info to follow.

    Ride for KCC - On June 10, ride either 50 or 100km route options on a one day charity ride previously the Zareinu Moveathon, the Ride for KCC is a . Choose from one of four fantastic and challenging route options (25 km, 50 km, 100 km, 135km).

    Bike for Tykes - On June 21st, 2018, joing Bike for Tykes a one day spinning relay that raises funds to support programs that improve the lives of children.

     – Previously known as the Grey County Road Race, on June 14, those more competitive riders can sign up for newly rebranded Blue Mountain Gran Fondo, which happens to be the sole Canadian qualifier events for the 2018 UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    unnamed 1The Wild Ride - Mountain biking festival in 2018 (dates pending) at Wildwood Conservation Area in St. Mary's, with 25 km single and team challenge, 25 Km Single Speed, 50 km Enduro ride. Kids’ rides too.

    Bike The Creek - On June 23rd, 2018 ride the 5th annual Bike the Creek ride. Choose from 4 routes ranging from 11 to 40 km. Enjoy pavilions enroute where participants can learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Participants have an opportunity to win prizes and will enjoy a complimentary lunch courtesy of the Region of Peel.

    Journey for Janice - Enjoy either of 2 routes (50km or 100km) on (2018 Dates Pending), on this charity ride raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Ride starts at Bruce's Mills Conservation Area just west of Stouffville, in York Region. 

    WHEEL'S - On (2018 Date Pending), Ride with the pros or cycle as a family, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities. This is an all-inclusive, accessible, family friendly cycling event.

    Ajax Trailfest - On (2018 Date Pending), join other riders for the Ajax Trailfest! Choose from have two rides – Mayor’s Ride (Approx. 46 km), Tour D’Ajax (Approx. 17km) and a Family Walk and Stroll (approx. 4km). No fee to register, and all pre-registered participants receive a free BBQ lunch after their ride.

    Hairshirt Classic Double Century - On (2018 Date Pending), punish yourself on this free ride hosted by the Toronto Bicycling Network. Ride from Mississauga to Niagara and back for a little self-inflicted fun.

    Ride Don't Hide - On Sunday, June 24, 2018, communities across Canada will cycle together to raise funds for mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Ride Don’t Hide brings Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life together to help break the stigma and raise funds for mental health. This year there'll be over 12,000 participating in 35 community rides coast to coast (17 communities in Ontario) to help raise over $2 million for mental health initiatives.

    Scotiabank Tour de Guelph - Join the 5th Annual Tour De Guelph and cycle through the scenic countryside of Wellington County on June 24th. This is a family oriented cycling event offering 5/10/25/50/100km route options, as well as a new 160km route options for cyclists of all abilities. Start time at 7am from University of Guelph.

    24 Hours24 Hours of Summer Solstice - Experience the summer solstice on two wheels at this June 23rd and 24th, 2018 mountain bike festival and relay race. The newly improved 17 km loop of single and double track trails is suitable for riders of most ages and abilities. Ride solo, tag team or with 4-10 people. A no night option is also available.

    Alvar Treasure Rides - Last 2 weeks of June, join this all inclusive cycling vacation on beautiful Manitoulin Island. 5 day riding, 4 nights stay with multiple km routes available each day. Details www.manitoulincycling.com

  • JULY

    Max's Big Climb - (2018 Date Pending), challenge yourself and climb the iconic Sydenham Hill in Dundas, Ontario. Compete in an individual time trial and for the title of 'King' and 'Queen of the Mountain'. In addition, this year we will be adding an exciting hour-long team event - the 'Horse Kill Relay'.

    MEC London Century Ride - On July 8 between 8am-3pm, join MEC for the Annual MEC London Century Ride, for a beautiful 60K,100K, or 160K route that takes you along the quiet rural roads surrounding London Ontario. There will be marshals and directional signs along the course, as well as 3 rest stops along the way complete with replenishments, washrooms, and a bike mechanic for minor repairs

    PwC MS Bike Tour - Prince Edward County - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. On July 8th, 2018 join cyclists in 'The County' for 40km, 75km routes.

    MEC Toronto Century Ride - Horseshoe Valley - On July 14 between 8am-3pm, join MEC for the 5th Annual Century Ride, a one day cycling adventure where 65K and 100K routes will take you along the rural roads of Oro. This course is supported with marshals, directional arrows and rest stations. Mechanical and medical support is available if needed. Upon finishing, join us and fellow riders to celebrate with drinks and food at Horseshoe Resort.

    Indy Cycling Challenge - On July 12, 2018, participate in this exclusive race for cycling enthusiasts to experience the Honda Indy Toronto race track.

    Pedaling for ParkinsonsPedaling for Parkinson's - Between July 13th-15th 2018, enjoy riding some beautiful roads in the Parry Sound area and help make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson's. Riders of all levels are welcome and can choose to ride 1, 2, or 3 days. Routes range from 40 to 130 km. 

    6 Hours of Gibraltar Relay – The Race to Empower Women and Children - (2018 Date Pending), join the 6th amazing year of mountain biking, friendly competition, fun and fundraising in southern Georgian Bay. Professionally built, this exclusive course is unique. Located on a private wooded property in Gibraltar, it has varying terrain and difficulty levels that allow for a challenging, yet fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

    Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay - On July 14 2018, head to Hardwood Ski for the Roots, Rocks & Reggae themed MTB relay event. Sure to be fun, social and challenging for all ages and abilities.

    Le Tour de Norfolk - On July 15, 2018 explore picturesque back roads and quaint villages as you cycle the quiet, paved roads of Norfolk County, located on the north shore of Lake Erie. Choose from 40, 75, 100 and 160 km routes with rest stops every 20-25 km, complete with snacks and refreshments. Enjoy a delicious spaghetti lunch and ice cream at the end of the ride and cool off in the outdoor pool. Road support is provided and routes are clearly marked. All rides start and end in Delhi.

    GranFondo Ottawa - Reggio Capitale - Get the European-inspired "Big Ride" experience in the Ottawa Valley with fiestas before, during, and after the ride on July 21st 2018. Relaxed non-competitive options include 65 and 100 km or opt for the 180 or 235 km Gran and Supr Fondos with timed sections. All rides are fully supported.

    Ride4Real Food - On (2018 date pending), expereience great cycling routes and culinary experiences. From the beautiful Hills of the Headwaters in Peel Region, to the scenic Humber river, Ride4Real food riders have great routes to choose from. The Ride4Real Food offers road routes and one route that is primarily through park land.

    Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour - On (2018 date pending), bring out your mountain bike and join this annual event, supporting family, fun, and fitness at a recreational level for people of all ages and skill levels (from newbie to experienced). The goal of the race is to encourage physical fitness and healthy living in the spirit of competition! Distances from 350m to 20 km. All the information for Racers and Volunteers is at HERE

    Kitchener Twilight Grand Prix Criterium - July 27 2018, this 4th Annual Cycling Canada sanctioned Criterium will have race categories from Beginner level to Elite Pro Men’s and Female races raced in the downtown area of Kitchener, Ontario part of the “July Speed Weekend” of Criterium racing in Waterloo Region. Not racing? GO to KW and enjoy the 2 days of exciting high speed bike racing on the 1.1 km race course in the downtown cores of Kitchener and Cambridge.

    Fieldstone Criterium of Cambridge - On July 28 2018, this Cycling Canada sanctioned Criterium is the 2nd event of the “July Speed Weekend” in Waterloo Region. Criterium races will be held in beautiful old historical downtown area of Cambridge known as Galt. Racers will navigate the core area and ride over the Grand River on two of the 3 historical bridges.

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    Friends For Life Bike Rally – Join a one-day ride from Toronto to Port Hope (108km) on July 29th or join over 400 cyclists ride the Waterfront Trail from Toronto to Montreal – 600 km over 6 days. This 20th annual event which raises funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, is set for July 29th to August 3rd, 2018.

    Southampton's War on the Shore – On (2018 Date Pending), head out to Southampton on the shores of Lake Huron for a criterium race and enjoy the Marine Festival which runs all weekend long!

    Great Waterfront Trail Adventure 2018- On July 29 to August 3rd, 2018, join the 11th annual GWTA for 40 -110km (25 - 68 miles) of riding per day as we travel along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail from Ajax with it's beautiful off road trail to the Quebec border and a finish line celebration with more than a slight nod to the Celtic traditions of South Glengarry.

    PwC MS Bike Tour - Grand Bend to London - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. On July 28-29th, 2018 join cyclists for a 2-day, 150km fully supported bike tour.

    R4WS - RIDE 4 Williams Syndrome – On July 29th, ride in the 4th annual charity bike ride which takes off from North Woodbridge through King City and loops around Aurora back to Woodbridge.

    Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail - July 28-29, join Ontario By Bike on a weekend-long small group tour along a 100km+ rail trail network through the heart of the Kawarthas. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night linear route from Uxbridge to Peterborough (or on to Lakefield).

  • AUGUST

    CanAm Century Ride & Cycling Weekend- On August 4th and 5th, join this unique bicycle ride throughout the Canadian and American sides of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Choose between pedal adventures ranging from 56 (US-Only), 100, or 160 km! The two longer rides cross into Canada from the US, so bring your passport! A weekend of events with rural scenic and urban archetecture tours, among other events. Registration includes support, snacks at the rest stops and a post ride picnic.

    Mactier Pedal and Play- On (2018 Date Pending), head out to Mactier and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a day of cycling in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario! Fast becoming the premiere cycling event in west Muskoka, you have a choice of two cycling routes (21 km and 50 km) both of which feature impressive topography and picturesque sights, and take advantage of paved shoulders on Lake Joseph Road (formerly highway 69).

    Bluewater International Granfondo – On August 5th, 2018 ride in this exciting Granfondo welcoming cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland. The 2nd annual event starts and finishs along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. Route options include 50, 100 and 150 km. Take in the scenery of thriving fruit orchards or challenging yourself on the rolling hills of Arkona.

    Ride4UnitedWay - On (2018 Date Pending), join the annual Ride4UnitedWay! A mass start from Whitby at 8:00am with 3 distances of 60km, 100km and 160km. A fully supported ride with on course support including food, hydration and check points. Bike mechanics will be on duty. Lunch, showers and massages at the finish. $60 before July 1st.

    Ride for Karen - On (2018 Date Pending), join cyclists from across Ontario for the 16th annual Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 200km distances. Started in 2002 as a tribute to Karen Tobias who passed away from breast cancer, 100% of proceeds from the ride are donated to charity.

    Gran Fondo Lake Huron - The Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a fundraising bike ride, out of Southampton, Ontario, supporting the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation. The inaugural event is set to take place on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 and will offer four distances; 30km, 70km, 110km, and 160km. This ride welcomes cyclists of all levels, offering a fantastic and scenic tour of the Bruce County country side.

    Crank the Shield - On August 17 to 19, Crank the Shield moves from it’s Haliburton roots northward! Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma Country and has all the ingredients to reignite the passion of all those who have CRANKED the Shield! This 3-day staged ride includes a heritage train trip to the start, riding back through Ontario's backcountry!

    Tour for Kids (Ontario) - August 17 to 19 marks the 15th year of Tour For Kids, an epic cycling adventure that raises funds in support of kids living with and beyond cancer. This 3-day, 300 to 600 km tour of quiet country roads north of Barrie is a challenging and rewarding experience. Tour For Kids isn’t just about conquering cancer. It’s about making a meaningful, immediate and lasting difference in the lives of kids with cancer today.

    Tour de Bonnechere - The 9th Annual Tour de Bonnechere takes place (2018 Date Pending) and will include a "family friendly" 20k tour from Eganville to the Bonnechere Caves. The "old favorites" 50k and 100k routes will include the 4k ascent from Cormac to Foymount, Ontario's highest populated point, offering spectacular views of the Ottawa Valley enroute.

    DGT 2017Dunnville Grand Tour - On August 18th-19th, 2018, enjoy a scenic ride through the picturesque community of Haldimand county. Enjoy breathtaking views along the shores of Lake Erie, and throughout the peaceful countryside. With routes ranging from 25-100 km, we have something for everyone.

    3 Port Tour - On August 18th, challenge yourself to 160km - three ports, 100km - two ports or 50km - one port road ride. Cycle through Elgin County’s waterfront communities, historic sites, scenic countryside and surroundings. Limited to 500 riders, sign up early. All routes are supported and everyone gets lunch at Port Bruce. Free t-shirt for those registering before August 7th.

    PwC MS Bike Tour - Ottawa to Cornwall - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. On August 18th-19th, 2018 join cyclists in on a total 80-215km, 2-day fully supported tour from Ottawa to Cornwall.

    NEW Dirty Enduro - On August 18th, head out to Harold Town Conservation area, just east of Peterborough for a fantastic mountain bike event. With a range of route options, this event is sure to please even the hardiest of trail riders.

    PwC MS Bike Tour - Niagara - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. On August 19th, 2018 join cyclists in on a 40 and 75km route through Niagara Region.

    Grease Monkey Mountain Bike Challenge - On (2018 Date Pending), head out to Bruce County for a 5 hour multi-lap, relay style MTB bike race with a little bit of flair! Ride options for all, and all are welcome. Route includes primarily single track with features include logs, bridges, twisty and tight trail sections and rock gardens.

    Kawartha Lakes Classic - The Kawartha Lakes Classic will be held on August 25th at 8 am. The Classic Cycling Tour has something for everyone, including routes of 13, 25, 50, 100 and 160 km to suit all levels of riders.

    Wheels of Hope - On August 25th, Raising funds to assist with transportation needs of cancer patients, ride 20km or 65km routes from London - Dorchester - Ingersol. No minimum required to join the ride.

    Epic Lake to Lake Ride - (2018 Date Pending), participate in the Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride between Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario on the Lake to Lake Trail in Durham Region. The ride will start in Beaverton and utilize the Beaver River Trail between Beaverton and Blackwater and The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) between Blackwater and Ajax.

    Highway of Heroes Bike Ride - On August 25-26, Wounded Warriors Highway of Heroes Bike Ride will take a group of Canadians along this sacred stretch (CFB Trenton to Queen's Park) to raise funds and awareness for those living with occupational stress injuries like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Honour the Fallen, Help the Living. Minimum fund raising required with 160 and 220kms route options available.

    Shimano Gran Fondo - On (2018 Date Pending), head out to the Kawarthas region,and to the city of Peterborough and Peterborough County for the Shimano Gran Fondo. The surrounding area offers cyclists picturesque and challenging roads that are perfect for this 2nd annual ride.

  • SEPTEMBER

    Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Essex Windsor Loop - September 1-3, join Ontario By Bike on this epic long weekend and small group tour in Ontario's southernmost region and through one of Ontario's popular wine regions. This self-guided, supported tour is a 3 day / 2 night looped route incorporating the portions of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail, Chrysler Greenway rail trail and the Trans Canada Trail.

    Alvar Treasure Rides - During the first two weeks of Septembert, join this all inclusive cycling vacation on beautiful Manitoulin Island. 5 day riding 4 nights stay with multiple km routes available each day. Details www.manitoulincycling.com

    Prince Edward County Gran Fondo - On September 8, choose from 3 ride distances, 160KM, 120KM and 50Km. Travel & Leisure recently described Prince Edward County as one of the top places to travel to in the world. Now ride there!

    Medics for Mental Health Bike Tour - First Responders spend their lives helping others. But who is there to help them? Join riders across Ontario as they do a 50km or 100km bike ride raising awareness for mental health importance among First Responders. 2017 proceeds go to Tema Conter Memorial Foundation. All riders welcome on September 8th in Oxford County.

    EpicTOUR-Halton Epic Tour Halton - This long-distance mass participation GranFondo-style cycling event on September 9th, 2018 features 165, 140, 125, 110, 80 or 50 km options as well as a 20 km Family Ride. Designed for all ages and abilities, the course explores the scenic and challenging terrain of Milton, Halton Hills, and Burlington.

    The Ride - On September 9th, join cyclists in Ottawa raising funds for cancer research and at The Ottawa Hospital Fundraiser. Pick from two routes, 50km (closed route) or 108km, starting and ending in Tunney's Pasture.

    Bike Up Northumberland! - On September 15, join the 5th annual charity ride event in support of Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation and Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. Routing follows the scenic Waterfront Trail from Cobourg to Presqu'ile Park in Brighton and is designed for riders of all ages and abilities. With varying return distances – 5km, 10km, 25km, 50km and 100km. Cycle Transitions will be on hand offering free bike and helmet to borrow as part of a "Get Back on Your Bike" program - Including the oppportunity to ride a mini-route with a cycling coach.

    Barrie 2 Baycrest - On September 16th, 2018, celebrate the 23rd annual Barrie 2 Baycrest ride. Travel through scenic countryside north of the city, and experience a convivial atmosphere and post-ride festivities. Riders can choose between a 100km or 50km route. Costs include limited edition jersey, breakfast, lunch and two tickets to post-ride dinner.

    PwC MS Bike Tour - Toronto - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. On September 16th, 2018 join cyclists on a 30 or 50km ride around the Toronto Area.

    Caribou Charity Ride - On (2018 Date Pending), join the 9th annual Caribou Charity Ride. Cyclists can choose between a 50, 75 or a 100km ride. The ride is for everyone from the average weekend warrior to accomplished cyclists. The meeting point is the Nor'Wester Resort Hotel at 2080 Highway 61 and both rides will travel through Oliver Paipoonge Township near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

    Big Move Cancer Ride - On (2018 Date Pending, ride the 10th annual "Big Move" in support of the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Cycle a 100km, 50km, or 25km route throughout the scenic Niagara Region. Gather a team or ride as an individual, but don’t miss out on this BIG day!

    Skytop Beer and Bike Fest -  - On September 8, head to Scugog in Durham Region for a day shredding through beautiful trails? How about testing some sweet bikes, awesome food, local craft brewers, skills clinics, group rides, contests and some great live music to end the day!

    Wild Betty's FunDuro 2017- - On September 11, ride in this women's only mountain bike event in Toronto. Have fun, ride and meet up with other female riders.

    Tour de Headwaters - On (2018 Date Pending), ride in this 3rd annual event takes place in Caledon and the hamlet of Inglewood as the Start/Finish location for the 101.5km, 50km road routes and a 25km “family friendly” trail route.

    Centurion BMCenturion Canada – On (2018 Dates Pending), join in this popular event with 25, 50 and 100 km rides and kids and hill climb races. Attracting thousands of participants and spectators, the September Centurion is based out of Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood.

    Thousand Island Gran Fondo - On September 16, choose from 3 ride distances, 160KM, 120KM and 90Km. The ride takes you all the way through the Thousand Islands Parkway where it finishes at the outskirts of Brockville. Riders will cross over a bridge at the 401 onto beautiful secondary country roads all the way back into Gananoque. Cyclists will continue along Hwy 2 back into Kingston and the Woolen Mill finish area.

    Cyclosportive Perth - On Septembe 18th, join hundreds of cyclists on the roads in, around and between Perth, Murphy's Point, Portland, and Westport. This is not a race - go hard or enjoy the scenery. Route options include 100km, 122km and 160km.

    TourDeMiss Facebook ProfilePhotoGREENTour de Mississauga - On (2018 Dates Pending), join over 4,000 cyclists for the 10th annual Tour de Mississauga event at the Mississauga Celebration Square. This year’s event will be offering a ride for all ages and skill levels. From beginner family rides (15 km, 30 km, 50 km) to advanced rides for those who are up for the challenge (80 km, 100 km, 120km), the Tour de Mississauga has something for everyone. Don’t miss this exciting event!

    Campfire Ride - The 4th Annual Campfire Ride will take place on (2018 Date Pending). Head out to Hockley Valley Resort for a great fundraising event in support of Camp Oochigeas. Participants can choose between a 70km or 100km route, beginning and ending at Hockley Valley Resort. Following the ride, participants are invited to a banquet lunch at the Resort.

    Essex Region Conservation Bike Tour - Windsor-Essex Cycles on (2018 Date Pending). Participate in a 15 km, 32 km or 64 km ride on the Chrysler Greenway Rail Trail or tour the region and stop at some of our Conservation Areas on the 58 km or 112 km road routes.

    Discover L&A Ride - Hop on your bike September 22nd, 2018 for a 58-kilometre journey that takes you along paved roads overlooking the water's edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes. Start and finish in Bath, at local brewing company, stop at heritage sites and enjoy local music and refreshments along the way. 

    Wellspring Logo Wellspring Peloton Challenge - 35 riders will cycle more than 3,000 kms over 7 days from Toronto, Ontario to Miami in a 24-hour cycling relay. The ride is taking place from September 22-29 and is in support of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation to raise funds for vital cancer support programs in the Greater Toronto Area. There are limited spots for this iconic ride.

    Fall Epic 8 Hour - Ride this MTB Relay race on September 22, 2018 at Hardwood Ski & Bike. This year's race will be Rock & Roll Themed.

    Website Graphic resizedOntario By Bike Ride - Niagara Circle Route South - September 22-23, join Ontario By Bike on our last weekend-long small group tour of 2018, showcasing some of the lesser known trails of Niagara. This self-guided, supported tour is a 2 day / 1 night looped route featuring the southern portions of the famous Greater Niagara Circle Route.

    The Healing Cycle Ride - On September 23rd, ride in the 14th annual Healing Cycle Ride in Brampton. All routes will leave from the Brampton Fall Fair Grounds with ride options of 100km, 50km, 25km and a 10km trail ride.

    Uxbridge Loop Celebration Ride - On (2018 Date Pending), join this free ride to help celebrate the opening of the Uxbridge Loop! All 3 routes (10km family ride, 25km, 55km) start at The Second Wedge Brewery between 10-11am. Festivities include family friendly environment, great music and local food.

    The Beau's Oktoberfest Bike Ride - On September 22, cycle from Bourget, Ottawa or Cornwall to Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill to raise money for the United Way Ottawa and United Way SD&G’s “All That Kids Can Be” programs. The United Way’s “All That Kids Can Be” program ensures that kids in at-risk neighbourhoods have access to critical programming such as homework clubs and summer camps.

    Gianni Giro -Join the 5th Annual Gianni Giro on September 23rd in King City. Get ready for another year of great cycling, as riders will be able to choose from 5km, 45km and 90km distances and finish up at a highly charged fun fair and bbq.

    Greg`s Ride - On Sunday, September 23rd, join others for Greg’s Ride: Ontario's Ride for Safer Cycling, where 100% of the profits go towards supporting cycling advocacy and programs across Ontario. Route options include 8, 37 and 77km, beginning and ending at 65 Hatt Street in Dundas by the Shawn & Ed Brewing Company.

    Mayor’s Lighthouse Bike Ride - (2018 Date Pending), visit Brighton and join the Mayor’s Lighthouse Bike Ride, where you will ride from Town Hall to Presqu’ile Lighthouse and back with the Mayor (25km). A shorter route can be taken through the town (5.5km)

    Sara's Ride - (2018 Date Pending), head out to Albion Hills for a mountain bike ride in memory of Sara Rosen, and to help continue her extremely charitable work, please, join the first annual "Sara's Ride".

    Fall Colour Ride - The 2018 Picton Kiwanis Fall Colour Fondo (formerly Colour Cribbage Ride) will be on Sunday September 23, 2018. Take your choice of a 100, 50 or 25 km ride through beautiful Prince Edward County. Registration Includes: Refreshment stops along the route, lunch, a local produce sample and a chance to win a draw prize.

    The Growling Beaver Brevet - Growling Beaver Brevet is a social (non-race) ride with 200 cyclists riding 40, 100 or 200km routes through the scenic Grey County. The day will feature Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay communities and merchants that have supported cyclists through the summer season.

     

    Tour of Madawaska - Fall Colour Cycling Retreat- There is no better time and place to enjoy the splendid fall colours, stunning scenery, quiet roads, and campfire camaraderie than at this woodland retreat. On (2018 Dates Pending), Madawaska Cycling Tours are designed for those who are challenged by tough terrain and are undeterred by inclement weather. Costs range from $55 for single day and dinner to $285 for multi-day and indoor accommodation.

  • OCTOBER AND BEYOND

    Toronto International Bicycle Show - Fall Blowout - On October 13th, head to the Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale, a one-day only, Year-End Clearout, from 10am to 5pm. Get there early as this once-a-year, seven-hour sales blitz draws a crowd.

    Mentors in Motion - On (2018 Date Pending), Mentors in Motion is a non-competitive, fundraising ride and celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary along the Trans Canada Trail starting at Herrema Fields in Uxbridge, ON. The ride features 16 or 40 km distances to choose from, collect pledges to support this worthy cause while having fun for the whole family!

    Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred - Considered "The Toughest Century Ride" in Ontario, Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred explores colourful forests, lakes and hills and valleys of the Canadian Shield. Looking for a challenge? Try the 100 mile course or try the shorter course if you want something a little less demanding, a 100 km course. There is also a 32 km route for the more sensible riders!

    Sausauge Suit ITT - A sanctioned time trial mountain bike race on a 15km or 30km course in Dufferin County Forest.  

    Exhale MTB Race - (2018 Date Pending), join The Lung Association for their annual race around the 20km Fanshawe Lake Trail in London. Cost for registration is $50, visit website for more details about the event categories. Kids 6 & under are free!

    Cyclocross Events - Fall is CycloCross season and 2018 is no different for this growing sport. From October to November, throughout the province there are various race and event days. For event dates and locations visit www.cyclocross.org

 

 

ONGOING

Ontario Cycling AssociationOntario Cycling Association Race Events – Provincial Road Races – Hosted by cycling clubs throughout Ontario, the annual qualifying races and provincial championships draw cycling teams from across the province. Consult Ontario Cycling Association’s event calendar.

 

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