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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.

Click HERE for more information and to see last year's winner.

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Find out more about the benefits of becoming a certified bicycle-friendly business! 
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Industry Workshops and Events

Ontario By Bike Network Workshops

The Ontario By Bike workshop is a two-hour comprehensive workshop, where participants will learn more about:

  • Who cycle tourists are and what are their needs
  • How welcoming cyclists can be good for business
  • Economic impacts and development of cycle tourism internationally, in Canada and across Ontario
  • Local and regional cycling routes and services
  • How to become a certified bicycle friendly business
  • Marketing and networking opportunities
  • Cycle tourism destination development

Since 2010 we have held a total of 80 Ontario By Bike Network workshops in regions across Ontario, with over 2,150 workshop attendees to date. Regions include: Region of Niagara; County of Frontenac; Southern Ontario Greenbelt Areas and Regions including: Hamilton, Halton, Peel, York, Durham, Northumberland; South Eastern Ontario – The Great Waterway - Regional Tourism Organization Region 9 (RTO9); Lanark County; Kawarthas Northumerland – Regional Tourism Organization Region 8 (RTO8); Haldimand & Norfolk County's; Haliburton County; Grey County, Simcoe County; Toronto; Renfrew County; Windsor, Essex County, Pelee Island; Ottawa; South West Ontario Tourism – Regional Tourism Organization 1 (RTO1), Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Counties, Sarnia/Lambton, London, Chatham-Kent; Parry Sound District; Tourism Northern Ontario (RTO13) - North Bay, Mattawa, West Nipissing, North Central/Algoma Country and North East, Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills; County of Brant and Brantford; Waterloo Region; Prescott-Russell; Bruce County - South West; Explorers' Edge - Regional Tourism Organization 12 (RTO12), Parry Sound, Muskoka, Almaguin Highlands Algonquin.

There is no charge to attend an Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Development Workshop.
To enquire about hosting a workshop in your community, contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774. 

 


Upcoming Ontario By Bike Network Speaking Engagements

& Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops/Webinars

Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in York Region
April 12, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford, Elgin & Middlesex
April 13, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region
April 14, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound Region
April 15, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario #1
April 16, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County
April 20, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario #2
April 21, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas
April 21, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County
April 26, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton
April 27, 2021

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Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County
April 28, 2021

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Huron County - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Webinar
May 10, 2021

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Northwest Ontario & Kenora - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops - TBD: Location TBA

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Past - 2020:

  • Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshop - November 25
  • Halton Cycling Summit (Online) - Presentation - November 24
  • Ontario Tourism Summit (Online) - Presentation - October 28
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Simcoe County - October 14 & 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Durham Region - October 19
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Prescott-Russell - October 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in South Eastern Ontario - October 21

Past - 2019:

  • Ontario Bike Summit 2019 - April 2
  • Making Your Business Cycle Friendly - Ottawa Tourism Education Session - April 9
  • City of London - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 11
  • Lambton County - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 12
  • Region of Waterloo - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 29
  • Ottawa & Countryside - Cycle Tourism Webinar - May 23
  • Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island - Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshop - June 11

Cycle Tourism Destination Development

Ontario By Bike has the experience and capacity to create customized workshops and facilitate meetings for an audience with a variety of backgrounds and interests, and in addition to the Ontario By Bike Network workshops has hosted dozens of custom destination development workshops and facilitated meetings. 

Ontario By Bike is a program of Transportation Options a not for profit organization with an impressive portfolio of projects and an established consulting practise, specializing in cycle tourism development projects.

Contact us to more information on these options, send us your RFP, request a proposal, or simply give us a call to discuss some of your ideas.  Contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774.
Also visit www.transportationoptions.org

 

Ontario By Bike Speaking Engagements

Ontario By Bike is frequently asked to speak at a both cycling and tourism-related conferences, summits and business outreach workshops.

Examples of prior speaking engagements:

To enquire about having Ontario By Bike to speak at your next event, contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774.


Cycle Tourism Conferences 

Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options have hosted a number of successful cycle tourism conferences. Learn more and see programming for:  Cycle Tourism Conference 2016 LOGO with url



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