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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Locals Share Top Bike Rides in Waterloo Region

If you are a keen cyclist chances are you know the best routes in your neighbourhood, city and surrounding area. Hence who better to ask than local riders for their favourite rides and destinations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas for some great fall cycling.


Seeing The Sites of the St. Lawrence By Bike

The St. Lawrence River boasts some of the richest history, culture, and scenery in all of Ontario. As someone who has been an avid road-tripper for his entire life, it took a three-day ride with Ontario by Bike for me to gain a deeper appreciation of the beauty of eastern Ontario.


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Ontario By Bike Ride May 2020

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We make it easy - Just bring your bike and ride
Come ride with us. Ontario By Bike Rides are small group overnight bike tours. Bring your own group, meet new friends or enjoy some solo ride time. - Be sure to book early. Due to limited space, our rides do sell out early.
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Hamilton Brantford Port Dover Rail Trail Weekend

When: Saturday, May 30 to Sunday, May 31, 2020


Total Distance: 108km to 135km

The Ride: Experience the spectacular off-road rail trail ride from Hamilton to Brantford, Paris to Port Dover, with ride ending on the shores of Lake Erie. Shorter or longer route options are available so you can make the most of the ride and time out on this interconnected well maintained trail system. Passing through many communities along the way, take time out to enjoy the sights, whether choosing to ride with friends, the group or independently.   

Experience Level and Ride Guide: Easy to moderate. Off-road rail trail, hard packed limestone screening, small paved sections, level road crossings, with minimal on-road connections and some quieter urban roads. Suitable for hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, and older road bikes. Enjoy a group ride option or ride at your own pace using detailed maps and information provided. 

View digital route of the tour: ridewithgps.com/route (long route, ridewithgps.com)

Ride includes

  • One night's accommodation
  • Van Support
  • One breakfast (full hot breakfast) and two lunches
  • Parking
  • Luggage transfer
  • Snack and water stops 
  • Evening group social
  • Group ride option and/or detailed maps for independent riding
  • Booking fee

Price and Booking

$259 per person, based on double occupancy; $329 for single occupancy; $239 per person for triple occupancy; $219 for quad occupancy*
*All prices subject to HST; no seniors' discounts; $20 discount for child/youth 16 years and under.


To book this ride, contact OK Cycle Tours, our TICO licensed agent. Click on above button
or call 1-888-621-6818 or email [email protected]

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Day 1: Saturday, May 30, Dundas to Brantford or Paris - 47km (or 74km)

Starting in Hamilton - Dundas, just one hour from downtown Toronto, meet up with the group at parking lot conveniently located near the trail head. Ride out on the Hamilton Brantford Rail Trail through the incredibly scenic Dundas valley, Escarpment country and dense forests, to flat farmlands that abut the trail. Enjoy a lunch time picnic at local farm and an easy ride into Brantford following parkland alongside the Grand River. Explore city trails and visit local attractions closer to hotel and overnight accommodations at the Comfort Inn. Or add some extra kilometers to the day and pedal north as far as Paris, a pretty river side town for waterfront patio refreshments, and back by trail.

Day 2: Sunday, May 31, Brantford to Port Dover - 61km

Hit the trail and head south following the green parkland that snakes along the shores of the Grand River and through Brantford, a part of the Trans Canada Trail system. Take a break in Waterford, for panoramic views riding atop of the Black Bridge, and learn more about the rich agricultural heritage with a stop at local museum. Continue along on flat easy tree and farm lined trail to town of Simcoe, and further south towards Lake Erie, and the beach side town of Port Dover. Celebrate the end of a great weekend with a dip in the Lake, cold beverage or shopping in this town that welcomes riders on two wheels.  

Schedule: Ride start time 9:30am from Dundas, Hamilton. Pick-up in Port Dover, returning to Dundas. Exact locations to be announced.
*Schedule and location subject to change

Getting To/From Start:
Dundas is conveniently located in close proximity to the GTA approximately 1 hour west of Toronto and Niagara Falls, 1 1/2 hours south of Barrie, and 1 1/2 hours east of London.  
Transportation Options also include GO Transit with trains that run to Aldershot Station (Hamilton). Use Hamilton Cycling Map to plan your route to start location in Dundas. All Hamilton city buses have racks on front for 2 bikes. 

Arriving Early / Staying Late: 
Consider an overnight option at one of Ontario By Bike's certified bicycle-friendly accommodations in the County of Brant here. and Norfork County here.

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Additional Visitor Information:
Use below to find out more about ride areas and plan an extra day or two to see more. 

For More Information Contact: 
Ontario By Bike
Phone: 416-827-2772 / 1-866-701-2774
Email: info (at) ontariobybike.ca

OK Cycle & Adventure Tours
13378 Wellington Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 388
Toll-Free 1-888-621-6818
Local: 613-702-5350


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