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2018 Small Group Tours

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They're here! We're excited to announce the 2018 ride destinations and schedule for our self-guided, supported tours for recreational or experienced cyclists. With 4 weekend tours across Ontario, we're certain we've got some you'll love!


2018 Cycling In Ontario Guide

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Information and inspiration, immerse yourself in our blog articles featuring great places to cycle and ride experiences across Ontario. 


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Ontario By Bike Ride Guides & Itineraries

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Ever wish you just showed up somewhere new and instantly had information on the
best cycling route to get to know the town, city or countryside around you?


Ontario By Bike's Ride Guides and Itineraries will help you do just that. Recognizing that many cyclists wish to independently explore by bike, the Guides are optimal self-guided route itineraries with links to GPS file,  further cycling resources, addtional routes, certified bicycle-friendly business locations and suggestions for a fun bike getaway.


  • Overnight Itineraries

    1000 Islands St. Lawrence River Ride - 158 km - 3 Days, 2 overnights

    Cycle one of the most spectacular routes in Ontario discovering the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River on a three day tour. Starting from Gananoque and ending in Cornwall, following the Waterfront Trail east, this ride is on a mix of trails and roads with beautiful riverfront riding, interesting historic and quaint communities along the way. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.



    Georgian Bay Explorer - 95 km - 2 Days, 1 overnight

    Ride along the picturesque southern shores of Georgian Bay in Grey County, featuring an even mix of well-kept rail trails and quiet rural roads, both paved and unpaved. Explore the northern reaches of the Niagara Escarpment with frequent stunning views of the region with vistas across the glistening waters of Georgian Bay. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.



    Simcoe County Rail Trails - 108 km (or 145 km) - 2 Days, 1 overnight

    Ride the rail trails and connected paths that loops around Simcoe County from the outskirts of Barrie, to Elmvale, Balm Beach, Penetanguishene, Midland, Waubaushene, Coldwater and Orillia. Stop in towns and at historic sites, enjoying the picturesque shores of Severn Sound, Georgian Bay and pleasant countryside. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.



    Niagara Circle Route South - 118 km - 2 Days, 1 overnight

    Explore the quieter side of Niagara, on this 2 day ride, primarily on well paved off-road trails that make an easy flat loop passing through Thorold, Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, and Welland. Discover rivers, canals and welcoming communities along the way. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.



    Uxbridge Kawarthas Rail Trail - 85 km to 100 km - 2 Days, 1 overnight

    Enjoy this weekend-long, quiet and safe off-road rail trail ride from Uxbridge through the Kawarthas ending at your choice destination of Peterborough or Lakefield. The well maintained hard packed linear trail , with some paved sections, traverses idyllic farmlands, along waterways and canals, and through lush green forests. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.

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    Hamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Rail Trail- 95 km to 135 km - 2 Days, 1 overnight

    Enjoy and explore this spectacular off-road rail trail, interconnected well maintained, primarily unpaved, with some paved section. Passing through many communities along the way, take time out to enjoy the sights and pretty countryside before ending on the shores of Lake Erie. View full details & download self guided itinerary HERE.


  • Daytrip Itineraries

    Toronto Ride Guide - 17km - 1 Day

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    A great way to tour the big city, the Toronto Ride Guide is the self-guided bike route and insiders guide to seeing the city like a local. Let the guide help navigate you and your bike on a fun adventure exploring downtown Toronto. Short enough to take an hour and long enough to stretch out into a whole afternoon or full day, plan to stop to explore more and enjoy all the interesting sites enroute.HERE.


    Thank you to our event partners at Toronto Bicycle Toursfor providing a guided tour to launch new route June15, 2014  and Toronto Bike Month for assistance with promotion. 



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      Grey Ride Guide


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    Ride map and info on the new Grey County Ride Guide, Thornbury Heathcote Route and more are now available.  Enjoy this new route and self-guided tour from Thornbury. Turn it into a weekend getaway and Grey County cycling experience.
    Dowloadable PDF with turn by turn directions and more information at www.ontariobybike.ca/greyrideguide and directly HERE

    Thank you to our event partners at Blue Mountain Village, Pedal Fest and Grey County Tourism for assisting with launch event and guided tour on new route June 29, 2014.



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    Ride map and info on the new Ottawa Ride Guide & Downtown Explorer Route is now available.
    Enjoy this new route and self-guided tour of downtown Ottawa. Turn it into a weekend getaway and Ottawa cycling experience.
    Dowloadable PDF with turn by turn directions and more information at www.ontariobybike.ca/ottawarideguide and directly HERE 

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    Thank you to our event partners at Capital Vélo Fest and Ottawa Cycling Tours for providing a guided tour to launch new route May 31, 2014.



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Ontario By Bike, in partnership with the Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, are pleased to present Ontario 150: Celebrate by Bike. This initiatve combines 15 cycling celebrations and events across the province with the development of 15 legacy cycling itineraries certain to inspire more Canadians to get out and celebrate by bike in 2017 and beyond!

Click here to view the legacy cycling itineraries developed for Ontario 150: Celebrate by Bike

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