Industry Workshops and Events

Ontario By Bike Network Workshop

Ontario By Bike Network Workshops

The Ontario By Bike workshop is a one-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 83 Ontario By Bike Network workshops in regions across Ontario, with over 2,300 workshop attendees to date. Since 2017 we have held 62 webinars with over 1,500 participants. 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 2024 Ontario By Bike Network Speaking Engagements & Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops/Webinars:

  • Workshop: Cycle Tourism Destination Development – North Simcoe County – April 26 – In person – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County – May 7 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Ottawa Valley/Renfrew County – May 8 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton – May 9 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Counties – May 9 – Register HERE
  • Presentation: Prescott & Russell – Trail, Tourism & Cycling Summit / Sommet sur le Sentier, le Tourisme et le Cyclisme – May 13 – In person – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County – May 15 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Haliburton Highlands – May 15 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in York Region – June 4 – Register HERE
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Durham Region – June 5 – Register HERE
  • Webinars: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario – June 5 & 11 – Register HERE
  • Additional Spring webinar and workshop dates yet to be announced

Other Speaking Engagements:

Other 2024 Events – Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre at:


Past 2024:


Past 2023:

  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Peterborough & the Kawarthas – November 15
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes – October 11
  • Presentation at: Cashing in on Cycle Tourism – Arnprior – September 13
  • Workshop: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka, Parry Sound, Almaguin Highlands & Algonquin – Bracebridge – June 12
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County – June 8
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Durham RegionJune 7
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Chatham-Kent – June 5
  • Event: Bike for Brain Health, Toronto – Cycling Village Expo – June 4
  • Event: Paris to Ancaster – Bike Expo – April 28
  • Event: UCI Track Nations, Milton Velodrome – April 22 & 23
  • Webinars: Cycle Tourism and Bike Friendly Certification in Waterloo Region – March 4 & 6
  • Canada Stage: Outdoor Adventure Show Toronto, International Centre, Mississauga – February

Past 2022:

  • Webinars: Toronto – Welcoming Cyclists to Your Business – November 22 & 28
  • Workshops & Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Guelph & Wellington County – September 12 & 20
  • Bloor West StreetFest – July 16
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Ottawa – June 7
  • Ride for Brain Health, DVP/Toronto – June 5
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Prescott Russell – May 12
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Waterloo Region – May 11
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Kemptville/North Leeds & Grenville – May 11
  • Paris to Ancaster Expo, Ancaster – April 23
  • Outdoor Adventure Show Toronto, International Centre, Mississauga – April 29 to May 1
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in London – April 28
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in North Hastings, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington – April 26
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Saugeen Shores & Bruce County South West – April 26
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in City of Brantford, County of Brant – April 25
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Norfolk County – April 22
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Sarnia-Lambton – April 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Winsor Essex Pelee Island – April 20
  • Ontario Bike Summit – Virtual/Toronto – April 5 to 6

Past 2021:

  • Halton Cycling Summit (Virtual) – December 8
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in York Region – April 12
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford, Elgin & Middlesex – April 13
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region – April 14
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound Region – April 15
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario – April 16
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County – April 20
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario #2 – April 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas – April 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County – April 26
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton Region – April 27
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County – April 28
  • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County – May 10
  • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development across Perth County – May 17 and 19
  • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development Northwest Ontario & Kenora – June 15
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Renfrew County/Ottawa Valley – June 16
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Sault Ste Marie – June 17
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Brampton – September 16
  • Webinar: Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in Niagara – November 9

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

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