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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Cycle the Toronto Islands

Toronto Island

Grab a bike and pedal your way to the best island spots to swim, eat, paddleboard, take photos and sunbathe. Follow along below as we take you on a local tour of the Toronto Islands.


Exploring the Ottawa Valley on Two Wheels

Caledon Lakeside Ride

The Ottawa Valley in the Ontario’s Highlands region beckons cyclists to escape the hustle and bustle of urban centres and crowded streets and slow down the pace in a more rural setting.

So what can a cyclist expect when choosing the Ottawa Valley for their next cycling adventure?


Industry Workshops 2021

Interested in cycle tourism development?

Keep an eye out for upcoming Ontario By Bike Workshops or Webinars:

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Ontario By Bike Photo Contest


Ontario By Bike's 2021 photo contest is open for submission. Click below to learn how to participate in the contest and to see all the great winners and honourable mentions from previous years.

Click HERE for more information.

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Industry Brochure

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a certified bicycle-friendly business! 
Front Cover OBB Brochure

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Sample Newsletter Articles For Your Community

Looking for newsletter content ideas?

Here are three sample newsletter articles we've created that may help you connect and engage with your community. Whether your a participating certified location or you're a regional or local destination partner, we feel we have created something that fits for your needs. In brackets, we've proposed websites you could hyperlink the content to and/or spaces where you could include your business or destination name. Each of these sample newsletter articles can be downloaded as a .pdf file.



Are you a certified bicycle friendly business sending a newsletter to consumers?

SAMPLE #1: (My Business Name) is now a certified bicycle friendly location on Ontario By Bike (www.ontariobybike.ca) and is proud to welcome cyclists! As part of our commitment to better serve all of our customers, we're going the extra mile and are offering specialized services and amenities that cater to your needs as cyclists. Do you love cycling in (Regional Name)? Why not explore (Regional Name) by bike! Find a great cycling experience that suits your taste in (Regional Name - hyperlink to specific 'Great Places to Cycle' page on OntarioByBike.ca), stop by our location (hyperlink business listing) and say hi!

Possible additional inclusions:

Download SAMPLE 1 as a .pdf document



Are you a representative from a regional or local destination marketing organization and are looking to promote cycling to your consumers?

SAMPLE #2: Come explore (Region/municipal name) by bike! (Regional/municipal name) is a participating area in the Ontario By Bike™ Network (hyperlink to 'Great Places to Cycle' regional page on www.ontariobybike.ca), meaning that visitors can stay, eat or visit at any one of our (insert # of certified businesses) certified bicycle friendly businesses (hyperlink to regional business listing page) when they choose (Regional/municipal name) for their next cycling holiday! Looking for great cycling experiences in (Regional / municipal name)? Visit our "Great Places to Cycle" page for links to trail and route information, cycling maps and other great resources! Plan your day trip or multi-day cycling itineraries with stops at certified bicycle-friendly businesses enroute. View our on-line map (hyperlink to regional business listing page) with the location of and links to accommodations, restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, bike stores, tours and rental locations that all offer cyclists specific services and amenities, creating a positive experience and fuelling your desire to get back on the saddle to explore more of Ontario by bike.

Possible additional inclusions:

Download SAMPLE 2 as a .pdf document



Are you a representative from a regional or local destination marketing organization and are looking to encourage more local businesses to participate by registering and becoming certified in the Ontario By Bike Network?

SAMPLE #3: (Region/Municipality Name) is committed to developing cycle tourism in our area. This is why we're a participating area in the Ontario By Bike™ Network (hyperlink – www.ontariobybike.ca), a program certifying and promoting bicycle friendly businesses and cycle tourism in a growing number of regions across Ontario. The goal is to create a network of businesses that together enhance our regions cycle tourism product and collectively Ontario's cycle tourism sector. Joining the Ontario By Bike Network is free of charge for businesses and locations interested in becoming certified as bicycle friendly. We are encouraging businesses that fall under the categories of accommodations (including campgrounds), food service providers, attractions (including visitor information centres), business areas, as well as bike shops to consider joining the Ontario By Bike Network and take advantage of this great marketing opportunity. What benefits do you get by becoming a Network participant?

  • Each location gets a listing on the Ontario By Bike™ website, which helps cyclists when they are researching their trips to find bicycle friendly destinations
  • Location and category pinpoint on the Ontario By Bike™ Network online map
  • Business directories linked to regional profile pages on the Ontario By Bike™ website, with information and links to trail and route planning maps and resources
  • Ontario By Bike™ Decals highlighting participation as a part of network
  • Inclusion in group promotions at events hosting the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information booth
  • Possible inclusions in online marketing initiatives undertaken by Ontario By Bike or partners, including email marketing, social media and other online promotions
  • Access to promotional opportunities developed by the Ontario By Bike™ Network and/or partners, designed exclusively for Network participants
  • Promotion by being a part of a larger network in the region, and across Ontario

Click here register your business (hyperlink – www.ontariobybike.ca/join-the-network), or contact an Ontario By Bike™ staff through phone (1-866-701-2774) or email [email protected] for details on getting your location listed.

Possible additional inclusions:

Download Sample 3 as a .pdf document


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