Ontario Cycling Resources & Guides

For regional cycling information and maps, visit Great Places to Cycle page and view featured cycling destinations from across Ontario. For cross-Ontario resources, pick up a copy of one of the following publications, or visit the on-line links.

Published Mapbooks & Guides:

Annual Cycling in Ontario Guides. Full colour magazine format, packed full information on cycling in Ontario. Also available in French.
View online version or order a free current print copy.
Click HERE to view 2024 – 12th annual edition, and HERE to see past 10 issues. www.ontariobybike.ca/2024

Waterfront Trail Mapbook

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Mapbooks. New compact editions: Ontario’s Southwest Edition; Lake Ontario & St Lawrence River Edition. Lucidmaps Inc. Print version: Order copy from www.lucidmap.ca/atlases. Excellent resource showing detailed information of this 3,600 km+ route following Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Huron. Detailed route information is also available with downloadable PDF’s online at www.waterfronttrail.org

Bicycle Park & Rails Trails in Ontario. Mapbook. Ontario Bike Trails. 2021. Print & digital version available. Find reviews, photos, maps and lots of other useful info on 65 park and rail trails in this 156 page publication.

Mountain Bike Trails in Ontario. Mapbook. Ontario Bike Trails. 2021. Print & digital version available. Find reviews, photos, maps and lots of other useful info on 55 mountain bike loops park and rail trails in this 145 page publication.

Ontario Trail Maps

Ontario Trail Maps: Use online new 2022 Ontario Travellers Map – South Ontario & North Ontario. Also available Ontario Trail Maps Flipbook (2017/18) or Toronto Trails Map (2011/12). Also Southwestern Ontario Recreational Trails Map, Golden Horseshoe Recreational Trails Map, Cottage Country Recational Trails Map, Getaway Country Recreational Trails Map and Eastern Ontario Recreational Trails Map. By Advermap 2010/2011. www.ontariotrailmaps.ca

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Ontario By Bike Ride Guides. On-line and print resource. Great rides and suggested itineraries, recognizing that many cyclists wish to independently explore by bike, providing an optimal self-guided route with links to further cycling resources, certified bicycle-friendly business locations and suggestions for a fun bike getaway. Day trip Ride Guides as well as Weekend / Multi-day Ride Guides are now available for a number of destinations around Ontario or join us on a tour along one of these routes. Visit here for more www.ontariobybike.ca/rideguides

Other Ontario Resources:

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Ontario Cycling Association – Promotes and sanctions cycling race events province-wide. Ontario Cup and provincial championships. Numerous resources available for cyclists, members and clubs. Provincial sport organization partner.

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Share the Road – Information on making Ontario more bicycle friendly for everyone.

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Ontario Trails Council – Search for trails across the region and Ontario-wide using this on-line inventory for all types of trail users, including cyclists. Ontario Trails also offers trails development, trails tourism and trails certification training for mountain bikers, trail users and managers.

Ontario Yours to Discover

Tourism visitor information for Ontario. www.destinationontario.com

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Information published by Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport and Ministry of Transportation on cycling and cycle tourism in Ontario, with links to strategies and reports, infrastructure programs and more. www.ontario.ca/cycling

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Bicycle Safety Information published by Government of Ontario, Ministry of Transportation. Learn more about bicycle safety. laws and rules applying to cyclists in Ontario.

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Cycle Ontario Includes information and links to cycling routes in Ontario.

Ontario Rail Trails

Ontario Rail Trails – Information on rail trails across Ontario, suitable for cycling and other recreational users.

www.gobiking.ca – Information on cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau (including Ontario and Quebec and beyond).

www.bikepackingontario.com – Website that compiles many of the multi-day off-road touring routes across Ontario in one place.

www.ridegravel.ca – Website that shares info on gravel routes and bikepacking adventures in eastern and central Ontario.

RatetheRoute – Reviewing and rating bike rides for families in Southwestern Ontario, including short trail rides, park and ice cream stops.

www.CraftOttawa.ca – An interactive map with cycling route layer option showing Ottawa and Seaway Valley’s breweries, distilleries, wineries, cideries and meaderies.

www.OntarioCulinary.com – A field guide to the best food and drink in Ontario, as well as FeastOn listings that include restaurants serving local foods.

Please note there are many additional map guides made specifically for local areas or regions. Consult regional pages for trail and route information. New maps and guides are available every year, and information above may change.