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Autumn Cycling in Haldimand County

Haldimand County

The beginning of autumn in Southern Ontario is signaled by crisp, cool weather and spectacular colours, the perfect conditions for a scenic ride. Located a short drive from Hamilton and other major urban centres in Southern Ontario, Haldimand County is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of autumn.

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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. 

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2019 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2019 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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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

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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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Celebrate by Bike

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Kawarthas Northumberland

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Regional Cycling Events

Below you'll find a list of 2018 cycling events that feature Kawartha Northumberland destinations. You'll also find a link to the cycling resources found throughout the region.


June

Ride Don't Hide (Peterborough) - June 24 - Head out to Peterborough and 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.

July

The Wild Rock Sportive - July 7 - Participate in the Wild Rock Sportive will begin in the afternoon, at 3pm on a Saturday. Cyclists will ride a route that incorporates some of the finest roads in the Kawartha region, including gravel and road sections that will be challenging and yet absolutely stunning to ride. With the long daylight of summer, the scene is set to be remarkable.

Ralph's Race Against Cancer - July 14 - Join a family friendly trail ride in Peterborough. The bike race will be along Lakefield Trail will be followed by a BBQ at the Lock. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards Esophageal Cancer Research.

The Noble Pursuit - July 22 - Ride in an event of a different sort. The Noble Puruit takes place in Peterborough County and is a self-supported team ride along a route that is a closely guarded secret, revealed to great fanfare (and the odd weak knee) on the morning of the event. It will be long — around 170km.

Ontario 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).

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.

Great Waterfront Trail Adventure 2018- July 29 to August 3 - 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.

August

NEW Dirty Enduro - August 18 - 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.

Highway of Heroes Bike Ride - 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.

Kawartha Lakes Classic - August 25 - The Kawartha Lakes Classic will certainly impress. The Classic Cycling Tour has something for everyone, including beautiful and scenic riding along a range of routes of 13, 25, 50, 100 and 160km.

Shimano Gran Fondo - August 26 -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

Bike Up Northumberland! - 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.

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