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Friends For Life: A Bike Rally Recounting

Friends for Life Bike Rally

"We’re all sleeping in tents, on not-so-inflated inflatable mattresses. Everything I own is sort of damp, and I’m beginning to believe that waterproof tents don’t actually exist. This is the setup for a terrible day, but for reasons I’m not clear on, I’m having the time of my life." 

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2019 Small Group Tours Announced!

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The wait is over! We've launched our Ontario By Bike Ride destinations and schedule for 2019! New destinations, old classics all with the same great value! These small group weekend tours are self-guided, fully supported and always sell out!

Just Bring Your Bike and Ride!

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019

Cycle Tourism Conference 2019 Toronto Canada

Early Bird Registration Now Open! Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options are proud to announce the 2019 Cycle Tourism Conference, a full-day conference to be held in downtown Toronto on March 1, 2019. 

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Celebrate by Bike

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Find out more about the benefits of becoming a certified bicycle-friendly business! 
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From Niche To Now: Cycle Tourism in Ontario

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This 24-page industry report includes 2014 primary research and also information that has been compiled from over 35 sources. The report highlights many of the opportunities and economic impacts that businesses, municipalities and regions are experiencing when catering to this growing market and tourism sector right here in Ontario. This research indicates that:

  • Cycle tourists have attractive demographics.
  • Cyclists take frequent day and overnight trips as tourists annually.
  • Experienced cyclists participate in multiple cycling events annually.
  • The increase in cycling events and participation equates to an increase in cycle tourism and positive economic impact in host regions.
  • Cyclists in Ontario prefer to use digital information sources and printed cycling maps.
  • Businesses are feeling a positive impact from welcoming cyclists.
  • Ferries, trains and bike share programs help paint a picture of cycle tourism in the province, by tracking cyclists.
  • The investment in cycling infrastructure and facilities is a positive indicator that cycling and cycle tourism is a growing sport, transportation mode and tourism sector.

 

DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE REPORT HERE

 

From Niche to Now: Cycle Tourism in Ontario is presented to you by the Ontario By Bike Network, a program of Transportation Options Association of Ontario. As a not-for profit organization first established in 1992, Transportation Options is proud to have delivered a number of innovative programs that focus on sustainable transportation and tourism solutions in Ontario.

For access to more cycle tourism research, please visit www.transportationoptions.org/research

If you would like to connect further with questions, to share comments or additional research contact: Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca | Phone: 1-866-701-2774 / 416-827-2774

 

Notes to Reference Report

If using information sourced from this report, please ensure that the correct reference and acknowledgments are made. Also please review our general Terms of Usage document as it relates to our logo and content usage. 

Example: Transportation Options (2014) as cited in From Niche To Now: Cycle Tourism in Ontario (2015) retrieved from www.ontariobybike.ca/from-niche-to-now.

 

 

 

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