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2021 Cycling In Ontario Guide

Locals Share Top Bike Rides in Waterloo Region

If you are a keen cyclist chances are you know the best routes in your neighbourhood, city and surrounding area. Hence who better to ask than local riders for their favourite rides and destinations in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge areas for some great fall cycling.

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The Happy Stragglers: Ride Experience, Community and Gravel at Reggie Ramble 2021

Oct Blog Reggie Ramble

When my partner Natalie and I decided to sign up for the Reggie Ramble, a self-described “gravel grinder” event, we were admittedly both a little nervous. While we are pretty experienced cyclists the sustained output required to participate in a bike “race”, especially on gravel, soon had us questioning our decision.

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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

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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.

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Industry Brochure

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a certified bicycle-friendly business! 
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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  

  • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Niagara - November 9
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    Stay tuned for more 2021/2022 webinars, workshops and industry events


    Past - 2021:

    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in York Region - April 12
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Oxford, Elgin & Middlesex - April 13
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Halton Region - April 14
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Muskoka and Parry Sound Region - April 15
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario - April 16
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northumberland County - April 20
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Northern Ontario #2 - April 21
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas - April 21
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Grey County - April 26
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Hamilton Region - April 27
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Lanark County - April 28
    • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County - May 10
    • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development across Perth County - May 17 and 19
    • Webinar: Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development Northwest Ontario & Kenora - June 15
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Renfrew County/Ottawa Valley - June 16
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Sault Ste Marie - June 17
    • Webinar: Destination Bike - Welcoming Cyclists in Brampton - September 16

    Past - 2020:

    • Thunder Bay and Northwest Ontario - Ontario By Bike Cycle Tourism Destination Development Workshop - November 25
    • Halton Cycling Summit (Online) - Presentation - November 24
    • 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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