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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Biking 101 in Toronto

Toronto Waterfront Trail

If you are new to cycling or find yourself riding more than ever before, there is no better learning course than the bike trails and bike lanes in Toronto. Getting comfortable and being confident on two wheels, practice and knowing the rules of the road, will help take you to new places safely. 

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Chipping Away at the Caledon Lakeside Ride - A Great Lakes to Greenbelt Cycling Adventure

Caledon Lakeside Ride

When cycling enthusiast and photographer Martin Lortz learned of the nine cycling loops showcasing the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Route a plan solidified to ride all, starting with the Caledon Lakeside loop. Discover this 173km ride stretching from the Great Lakes to the Greenbelt.

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Industry Workshops 2021

Interested in cycle tourism development?

Join us at an upcoming
Ontario By Bike Workshop or Webinar:

Northwest Ontario & Kenora - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshop - June 15, 10am (CST)

Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Renfrew County/Ottawa Valley - June 16, 10am

Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Sault Ste. Marie - June 18, 2pm

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Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2021 photo contest is open for submission. Click below to learn how to participate in the contest and to see all the great winners and honourable mentions from previous years.

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Industry Brochure

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.

 

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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

 

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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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