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Read on for inspirational cycling experiences across Ontario. Whether you’re looking for rail trails, mountain biking or road riding, we’re putting together stories to get you out on two wheels. Join us on opens in a new windowFacebookopens in a new windowTwitter and opens in a new windowInstagram to get more updates and so we can hear your story. Interested in guest blogging with Ontario By Bike? Shoot us an email!

Prescott & Russell: Eastern Ontario’s Next Great Rail Trail

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Rail trail riding fans unite, and make plans to head to the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in Eastern Ontario to ride the 72km Recreational Trail that stretches across the countryside, south of Ottawa and near the Quebec border.

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New Report: Cyclists Actively Embrace Cycle Tourism in Ontario

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A new study published by Ontario By Bike provides detailed insight into cyclists’ riding habits and trip preferences, highlighting the fact that cycle tourism in Ontario is growing and making a valuable contribution to the tourism economy in the province.

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Top Ontario Trail Rides & E-Bike Rental Locations

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Have an e-bike and willing to travel? Eager to try out an e-bike in a safe off-road environment? With a growing number of e-bike rental companies close to Ontario’s signature trails, it’s easier than ever to plan a day trip exploring our beautiful province on two wheels. An shorter version of the article was published in the 2024 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

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Travellers’ Tales – Ontario Cycling Stories from the Road and Trail

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Travellers' Tales is a new section on our website and in our annual magazine the Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario guide where we share cycling stories from readers.

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2023 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Throughout the year we collect photo submissions from cyclists across the province. Each year our winning photo is featured in our bilingual magazine, the Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario guide.

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Winter Cycling & Fat Biking in Ontario

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While many Canadian cyclists may be fair weather riders, there is a large and growing contingent of cyclists that actively bike 12 months a year. Whether it is for transportation or recreation, getting outside and being physically active, in a safe manner, is more important than ever. Here are some top tips for winter cycling plus info on fat biking in the snow, rentals and trail destinations.

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Explore Seven New Rides in Waterloo Region

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Waterloo Region is emerging as a really interesting ride destination and cyclists around the province are taking note. The Region has put a lot of work and resources into developing trails and cycling infrastructure and more recently has developed a collection of signature rides to explore for everyone from locals to day trippers, to overnight bikepackers.

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Rise & Grind: Three Hastings County Getaway Routes

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Get cozy at a country B&B after a day in the saddle. Hastings County specializes in comforting B&B style lodging with convenient access to some of the best Ontario gravel bike routes for fall colour peeping trips.

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Easy Rider – Relaxed Cycling in Ontario’s Highlands

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Not every bike ride needs to involve grueling hours spent on the road or trail. Sometimes the best rides are the ones where you take it easy, slow it down and see new communities, and maybe even stop for a bite to eat. If you’re not into wearing padded bike shorts and setting a challenging pace, plan your next ride in Ontario’s Highlands where your cycling adventure can match your mood, abilities, and bike.

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Cycling in Stratford: An Intersection of Culture and Nature

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Nestled in the heart of Perth County and best known as the home of the Stratford Festival, Stratford is quickly becoming a destination for cycling, boasting routes from easy in-town loops to back-country gravel adventures. With a growing number of bicycle friendly businesses, the city offers a variety of unique accommodations, restaurants ranging from fine dining to quick eats, and services to support every cyclist’s needs.

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Exploring Huron County on the G2G Rail Trail

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The Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail (known as the G2G) has been steadily growing in popularity since the entire length of the trail opened in 2015. The full 132km trail from Goderich to Guelph is well-signed from end to end and in good condition with a hard-packed limestone surface. While the whole trail is worth exploring, one of the most scenic sections is through Huron County, known as ‘Ontario’s West Coast’.

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Hidden Gems of Kawarthas Northumberland

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Most regions have their marquee trails—the ones you see on every tourism site, every biking pamphlet you pick up. Quite often they’re popular for a reason, but what’s a cyclist to do once you’ve ridden those routes, or when you’re looking to get off the beaten track? Having featured some of Kawarthas Northumberland’s best-known routes in previous posts, we thought we’d take a moment to reveal some of the area’s hidden gems.

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