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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

A Ride to Remember: the Cornwall Waterfront Trail

Cornwall waterfront riding

Add Cornwall to your summer vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more..

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Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

Kawarthas Northumberland Mountain Biking Harold Town

Quiet backroads and well-maintained bike paths are a major part of the Kawarthas Northumberland region’s charm. For some riders, though, nothing beats the woodland immersion and physical challenge of a good mountain biking trail Here are a few of our top picks for off-road enthusiasts.

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Industry Workshops 2021

Interested in cycle tourism development?

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

York Region - Welcoming Cyclists in York Region, April 12, 2021

Ontario's Southwest - Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford/Elgin/Middlesex, April 13, 2021

Halton Region - Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region, April 14, 2021

Explorer's Edge - Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound, April 15, 2021

Destination Nothern Ontario - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario, April 16 & 21, 2021

Northumberland Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County, April 20, 2021

Kawarthas Northumberland - Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas, April 21, 2021

Grey County - Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County, April 26, 2021

Tourism Hamilton - Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton, April 27, 2021

Lanark County Tourism - Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County, April 28, 2021

Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County, May 10, 2020

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Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest has now been closed. We have received many great contributions and will shortly reveal the winner of this year's contest including some honourable mentions.

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Industry Tools and Resources

NewsletterIndustry E-Newsletter

Why sign up? Our Industry E-Newsletter is sent out twice annually with content on marketing tips and promotional opportunities, best practices and trends in cycle tourism product development, featured businesses, new cycling infrastructure announcements and other valuable industry insight. To view past issues and to sign up and recieve our industry e-newsletter click here. OR

Test CommunicationCommunication Tool Kit

The Ontario By Bike Network™ is here to assist regional and local destination partners, as well as tourism businesses to promote and grow the cycle tourism sector in Ontario. The Ontario By Bike Communication Tool Kit has been compiled by Ontario By Bike to assist with communication outreach to both consumers and businesses in several ways. Click here to access.

 

ResearchCycle Tourism Research

This resource page has a number of reports available to download with research on the development and impacts cycle tourism here in Ontario and around the world. If you have any additional research you think should be posted here, comments on any of the research, or wish to discuss having Ontario By Bike conduct cycle tourism research projects for you, please let us know by sending an email to info(at)ontariobybike.ca. We ask that if you use any of the information found in the documents that you reference it correctly. Click here to access.

 

SignageOutdoor Business Signage Program

Once your business has been certified under the Ontario By Bike Network, you will be eligable to purchase a 18cm X 18cm (or 7" X 7") Ontario Metal SignageBy Bike outdoor sign. This aluminum sign offers the Ontario By Bike logo on both sides of a waterproof, reflective vinyl material. Suitable for hanging on a roadside sign post and elsewhere, this feature is a must for business promoting to cycle tourists, by quickly communicating that you offer specific services and amenities to cyclists. These signs have 4 pre-drilled holes that are covered by vinyl until needed. The cost is $30 incl. tax and shipping. To order an outdoor sign contact Ontario By Bike at info(at)ontariobybike.ca.

 

Bike Parking WidgetBike Parking

Nothing says "Welcome Cyclists" like a bicycle rack in front of your business. Find out more information on different types of bike parking options, bike rack standards and manufacturers. Being able to provide secure bike parking at your location is a requirement for a number of our business categories. Click here to download useful documents


toolsTracking Sheets

Track the number of cyclists visiting your location. These numbers can help your business analyze its customer base, with cycle tourists contributing to a percentage of revenues.Click here to download useful documents

  

OBBIP LogoOntario By Bike Industry Partnership and Advisory Committee

Working in collaboration with industry partners, this new Ontario-wide initiative will facilitate destination development and promotion of Ontario's growing cycle tourism product. The Advisory Committee includes a range of representatives from across the Province, and come from a variety of professional backgrounds. The group consists of approximately 30 participants, incorporating fair regional representation based on the Regiona Tourism Organization (RTO) geographical breakdown of Ontario (RTO1-13).

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Ontario By Bike has a number of opportunities for industry partners to reach cyclists through paid advertising. The Cycling in Ontario guide is an annual publication that is in production with ad sales made available to partners and industry contacts in October/November of each year. This is a popular publication, printed in both english and french (37,000 copies in 2017). Also available is digital space on our website and on our monthly enewsletter. For inquiries please contact us directly. Email: info@ontariobybike.ca  or call 416-827-2774 / 1-866-701-2774 

 

 

 

 

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