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Whether you're looking for rail trails, mountain biking or road riding, we're putting together stories to get you out on two wheels. Check out our blog to find inspirational cycling experiences across Ontario.

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Industry Workshops 2020

Interested in cycle tourism development?

Join us at an upcoming
Ontario By Bike Workshop or Webinar: 

Webinar:
Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Northwest Ontario
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 10am-11am
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2020 Cycling In Ontario Guide

2020 Ontario By Bike Photo Contest

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Ontario By Bike's 2020 photo contest is now open for submission. Whether it's in a winter wonderland, the season of bloom, the heat of summer or the cooler temperatures and colourful fall foliage, take a break and snap a few great photos featuring you and your bikes as well as places you stop.

Click HERE for information about submission and last year's winner.

 

 

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Industry Workshops and Events

Ontario By Bike Network Workshops

The Ontario By Bike workshop is a two-hour comprehensive workshop, where participants will learn more about:

  • Who cycle tourists are and what are their needs
  • How welcoming cyclists can be good for business
  • Economic impacts and development of cycle tourism internationally, in Canada and across Ontario
  • Local and regional cycling routes and services
  • How to become a certified bicycle friendly business
  • Marketing and networking opportunities
  • Cycle tourism destination development

Since 2010 we have held a total of 80 Ontario By Bike Network workshops in regions across Ontario, with over 2,150 workshop attendees to date. Regions include: Region of Niagara; County of Frontenac; Southern Ontario Greenbelt Areas and Regions including: Hamilton, Halton, Peel, York, Durham, Northumberland; South Eastern Ontario – The Great Waterway - Regional Tourism Organization Region 9 (RTO9); Lanark County; Kawarthas Northumerland – Regional Tourism Organization Region 8 (RTO8); Haldimand & Norfolk County's; Haliburton County; Grey County, Simcoe County; Toronto; Renfrew County; Windsor, Essex County, Pelee Island; Ottawa; South West Ontario Tourism – Regional Tourism Organization 1 (RTO1), Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Counties, Sarnia/Lambton, London, Chatham-Kent; Parry Sound District; Tourism Northern Ontario (RTO13) - North Bay, Mattawa, West Nipissing, North Central/Algoma Country and North East, Manitoulin Island & LaCloche Foothills; County of Brant and Brantford; Waterloo Region; Prescott-Russell; Bruce County - South West; Explorers' Edge - Regional Tourism Organization 12 (RTO12), Parry Sound, Muskoka, Almaguin Highlands Algonquin.

There is no charge to attend an Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Development Workshop.
To enquire about hosting a workshop in your community, contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774. 

 


Upcoming Ontario By Bike Network Speaking Engagements

& Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops/Webinars 2020


Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops
We are excited to announce the expansion of the Ontario By Bike program into the region of Northwest Ontario. As part of our network expansion, you are invited to join us for a free Cycle Tourism Development Webinar to learn more about the opportunities to tap into the growing market of cycle tourism in Ontario and how cyclists can find your location by participating as a certified bicycle friendly location with the Ontario By Bike Network. This workshop is also a part of the Northern Ontario Tourism Training Week, November 23 to 27.  

  • Wednesday, November 25, 10:00am-11:00am

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Halton Cycling Summit - November 24 (Online)

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Coming Soon

Huron County - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshops - TBD: Location TBA

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Past - 2020:

  • Ontario Tourism Summit (Online) - Presentation - October 28
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Simcoe County - October 14 & 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Durham Region - October 19
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Prescott-Russell - October 21
  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in South Eastern Ontario - October 21

Past - 2019:

  • Ontario Bike Summit 2019 - April 2
  • Making Your Business Cycle Friendly - Ottawa Tourism Education Session - April 9
  • City of London - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 11
  • Lambton County - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 12
  • Region of Waterloo - Cycle Tourism Webinar - April 29
  • Ottawa & Countryside - Cycle Tourism Webinar - May 23
  • Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island - Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshop - June 11

Cycle Tourism Destination Development

Ontario By Bike has the experience and capacity to create customized workshops and facilitate meetings for an audience with a variety of backgrounds and interests, and in addition to the Ontario By Bike Network workshops has hosted dozens of custom destination development workshops and facilitated meetings. 

Ontario By Bike is a program of Transportation Options a not for profit organization with an impressive portfolio of projects and an established consulting practise, specializing in cycle tourism development projects.

Contact us to more information on these options, send us your RFP, request a proposal, or simply give us a call to discuss some of your ideas.  Contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774.
Also visit www.transportationoptions.org

 

Ontario By Bike Speaking Engagements

Ontario By Bike is frequently asked to speak at a both cycling and tourism-related conferences, summits and business outreach workshops.

Examples of prior speaking engagements:

To enquire about having Ontario By Bike to speak at your next event, contact info(at)ontariobybike.ca or call 1-866-701-2774.


Cycle Tourism Conferences 

Ontario By Bike and Transportation Options have hosted a number of successful cycle tourism conferences. Learn more and see programming for:  Cycle Tourism Conference 2016 LOGO with url



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