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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle the Toronto Islands

Toronto Island

Grab a bike and pedal your way to the best island spots to swim, eat, paddleboard, take photos and sunbathe. Follow along below as we take you on a local tour of the Toronto Islands.


Exploring the Ottawa Valley on Two Wheels

Caledon Lakeside Ride

The Ottawa Valley in the Ontario’s Highlands region beckons cyclists to escape the hustle and bustle of urban centres and crowded streets and slow down the pace in a more rural setting.

So what can a cyclist expect when choosing the Ottawa Valley for their next cycling adventure?


Ontario By Bike Photo Contest


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.

Click HERE for more information.

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2021 Best Bicycle Friendly Businesses - Award Winners

2021 Bicycle Friendly Business Award Logo

Congratulations to the 2021 "Best Bicycle Friendly Businesses"
in Ontario.

The following businesses were selected to win the Ontario By Bike award for their efforts in and excelling at providing services and a welcome to cyclists visiting their locations as well as supporting cycling within their community. A winner was selected from each of the 13 tourism regions in Ontario, plus a recognition award was given to the best bike related businesses for each region, where nominated, as these businesses provide an important service supporting cycle tourists. 

Over the coming months we will be featuring each business in our monthly enewsletter, showcasing their location as the best bicycle friendly business in their region. At the end of our enewsletter season (October 2021) we will include information on this page. So be sure to sign up, receive and read our monthly enewsletter and/or see archive HERE

We encourage you to plan a visit, and cycle by to find out more yourself and first hand. 

Ontario's Southwest / RTO1


Niagara Region / RTO2


Hamilton Halton Brant / RTO3


Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington / RTO4


Greater Toronto Area / RTO5


York Durham Headwaters / RTO6


BruceGreySimcoe / RTO7


Kawarthas Northumberland / RTO8


South Eastern Ontario / RTO9


Ottawa & Countryside


Ontario's Highlands / RTO11


Explorers' Edge / RTO12


Northern Ontario / RTO13


2021 is the third year of the Ontario By Bike "Best Bicycle Friendly Business Awards". The awards are given to showcase the efforts of all those businesses out there that are working hard on keeping Ontario a top destination for cyclists. We would like to thank everyone who has participated in this year's contest as we received many outstanding nominations and heard lots of inspiring stories from all. We are proud to continue our partnership in promoting businesses across Ontario as top spot for cyclists to eat, visit, and sleep. 

Ontario By Bike has awarded one business in each of the 13 tourism regions, as a winner for 2021. Additionally, a recognition award was given to best bike businesses for each region, where nominated, as these businesses provide an important service supporting cycle tourists. 

Ontario By Bike's bicycle friendly business network consists of over 1,500 certified tourism businesses across the province. The certification program has criteria that help ensure cyclists are welcomed at businesses they choose to stop at whether it be as a cycle tourist, on a longer trip, or while biking closer to home. The Network is free for businesses to participate in and the information on each location and much more about cycle tourism in the region is easily accessible on our website. Each winner is a certified bicycle friendly location, a part of the Ontario By Bike Network. 

See 2020 Best Bicycle Friendly Business Award Winners here. 

See 2019 Best Bicycle Friendly Business Award Winners here. 

OBB 2021 Winners Decal

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