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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

A Ride to Remember: the Cornwall Waterfront Trail

Cornwall waterfront riding

Add Cornwall to your summer vacation list for a cycling experience unlike any other. Enjoy amazing off-road trails right along the mighty St. Lawrence River with easy access to restaurants, shops, attractions and much more..

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Top Mountain Biking Trails in Kawarthas Northumberland

Kawarthas Northumberland Mountain Biking Harold Town

Quiet backroads and well-maintained bike paths are a major part of the Kawarthas Northumberland region’s charm. For some riders, though, nothing beats the woodland immersion and physical challenge of a good mountain biking trail Here are a few of our top picks for off-road enthusiasts.

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Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest has now been closed. We have received many great contributions and will shortly reveal the winner of this year's contest including some honourable mentions.

Click HERE for more information and to see last year's winner.

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Toronto Bike Tour Routes

The following are a number of suggested self guided touring itineraries and routes developed by the Ontario By Bike Network. These routes take cyclists to a variety of neighbourhoods, attractions and peaceful parklands around the city.

The routes are published on-line with Ride With GPS, a useful site that provides maps for downloading and printing, turn by turn directions, elevation information and more for free. Site charges a fee for GPS direction downloads.  

Cyclists may wish to cross reference routes with the Toronto Cycling Map or enhance their cycling experience with Toronto Bicycle Tours and their professional guides.  

Toronto Downtown ExplorerToronto Map Cover Image 2013

www.ridewithgps.com/routes/2323692 
Also featured on the 2013 Toronto Cycling Map. View map at: www.toronto.ca/cycling/map 

Distance & Timing: 17km, 3 hour+ recommended and depends on number of stops
Experience Rating: Moderate / experienced cyclists
Enjoy this route and tour about downtown Toronto, taking in many of the city's landmarks and neighbourhoods. 
This suggested route uses a mix of city bike lanes, segregated bike paths and on road riding and is best suited to cyclists with experience riding on shared roads with traffic.
Dowload PDF with turn by turn directions and more information HERE.

Fort York     Chinatown     Cabbagetown

 A few of the sights enroute: Fort York ~ Chinatown ~ Cabbagetown 

Cherry Beach and Tommy Thompson Park Waterfront East

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2329266

Distance & Timing: 25km, 3 hour+ recommended and depends on number of stops
Experience Rating: Easy / moderate cyclists
Cycling east from downtown set your own pace and make leisurely stops at beaches and parkland enroute.  
This suggested route uses a mix of paved off roads trails and park roads paths.

Cherry Beach Photo Credit pixelhead.com   2010 - 0925   Tommy Thompson Park Photo Credit friendsofthespit.ca

A few of the sights enroute: Cherry Beach ~ Martin Goodman/Waterfront ~ Tommy Thompson Park

Sunnyside Park and High Park - Waterfront West 

www.ridewithgps.com/routes/2329355

Distance & Timing: 17km, 3 hour+ recommended and depends on number of stops
Experience Rating: Easy / moderate cyclists
Cycling west from downtown, enjoy parkland and waterfront views of the harbour and Lake Ontario.
This suggested route uses a mix of paved off roads trails and park roads paths. 

HighPark Photo Credit: highparkphotos.ca   Waterfront Trail Photo Credit: waterfronttoronto.ca   Sunnyside Pavillion Photo Credit: torontonicity.com

A few of the sights enroute: High Park cherry blossoms ~ Martin Goodman/Waterfront ~ Sunnyside Pavillion

 

Additional routes coming soon. 

* These suggested route use a mix of off road trails, city bike lanes, segregated bike paths and on road riding where experience riding on shared roads with traffic is recommended. Transportation Options / Ontario By Bike Network does not assume any liability whatsoever for the personal safety of cyclists who use this information and route.

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