Ontario By Bike E-News: October
Ontario By Bike Ride
Simcoe County Rail Trail Weekend

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What a wonderful weekend we shared with 35 riders on our Ontario By Bike Ride and small   group weekend tour this past September. We want to share with you, an  excerpt from a tour participant's blog post, as he shares some of his tour highlights and pleasant surprises along the  Simcoe County Loop Trail. 

Find out more about this ride so you can start planning your own self-guided ride experience. We have our weekend itinerary on our Ontario By Bike Rides webpage, and September Tour page here. We'll soon have available a complete 2-day ride itinerary for download, making it simple for anyone to replicate our incredible cycling experience in Simcoe County. 


See some of the great pictures taken during the weekend tour - Click Here

Stay tuned to our Spring 2017 e-newsletter and ride destinations for next year. 
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We'd like to thank our booking partners at OK Cycle Tours,a full-service travel agency offering a range of cycle tours in Ontario and worldwide.
Fall Photo Contest

Get some pro tips here: www.bicycling.com
We know you are out there, and capturing some great shots of your rides this fall. Whether you are with friends, family or on a club ride, take the time to snap a few featuring bikes, autumn colours and places you stop. 

Email us some top shots before November 20 and we'll declare a winner.  

With your permission we'll share the best 3 photos on social media and in our Spring (next)
e-newsletter. A practical bike prize will be
mailed to winner. 

To submit email: info@ontariobybike.ca
This Saturday
Fall Bicycle Blowout Sale
- Toronto International Bicycle Show -

Not to be missed if you are in the market for a new bicycle, looking for
bike accessories or clothes: the annual Fall Bicycle Blowout Sale.
On this weekend, 1 day only in Toronto at Exhibition Place
Saturday, October 15, 10am till 5pm. 
Dozens of top retailers and bike shops, brand names and great valued deals

In between shopping, stop by our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Centre (booth #203) to pick up the latest maps and cycling info, to plan your 2017 rides exploring Ontario by bike. 
Adventure Cyclist Feature Article:
Cycling Among the Mennonites 

Waterloo region was recently featured in the popular Adventure Cyclist magazine; showcasing the wonderful cycling and cultural heritage of the area, specifically the Mennonite community the region is so well known for. 

Read the featured article in the October/November 2016 Issue on the Waterloo region. View HERE


Visit  AdventureCycling.org for more information on bicycle touring. 
Video Inspiration: Ride Oxford 

Get inspired to ride, and watch one of our favourite new cycling videos.
 
Featuring Oxford County, located just east of London, Ontario - Woodstock, Inglesoll, Tavistock, Tillsonburg - and many quiet country roads, trails, unique places to stop in between. 
Fall and Winter Fat Biking in Ontario

Credit:Peter Istvan /Get Outdoors Parry Soun
Whether you're cruising cross-country, picking up speed along downhill trails, or riding across frozen lakes (yes, winter is coming), opportunities for fall and winter fat biking in Ontario are seemingly endless!
  • Known for its fantastic winter fat biking, Agreement Forest in Halton Region is packed full of features and offers fun winter riding for those with a tendency towards cabin fever. 
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Upcoming Cycling Events in Ontario

Even though we're quickly approaching late fall and winter months, when cycling events typically slow down and are limited to indoor, Cycle Cross and winter mountain or fat biking events, there are still lots of ways to get out and explore a new area by bike. Here is a list of just some of the events coming up over the next couple of months.
   
October 29-30

Cyclo Cross Events
Fall 2016 

Be sure to visit  www.ontariobybike.ca/events  for more complete listings  and search over 9 0 cycling event listings with something for every type of cyclist ! We'll be updating our 2017 in the coming months.  

Do you know of an event that isn't listed on our site? Send an email to info@ontariobybike.ca and we'll add it to our site!
Volunteers & Job Posting

Join our team. Connect with us further about the following opportunities: 

Show & Event Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for more dynamic volunteers and passionate cyclists interested in sharing their ride experiences in Ontario at large shows and cycling events in and around the GTHA.

Volunteers receive complimentary show entrance and other perks for a 3-4 hour shift. Plus it is a lot of fun ! 

Come with us to the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show (Feb 24-26, 2017), or Toronto International Bicycle Show (March 3-5, 2017), and more. Email your interest and get on our volunteer list: info@ontariobybike.ca
Finance & Admin Manager Wanted
Our organization, Transportation Options, is looking for a new Finance and Admin Manager. 
After 6 years, our current and most appreciated Manager, Joanne, is leaving to pursue other full time opportunities, and we wish her well with her new endeavours. 

If you have experience that includes preparation of financial statements, bookkeeping, Quickbooks, HST filing and working with not-for-profit entities, plus looking for a part time opportunity, please send us an email.

Full job posting will be available soon at: www.transportationoptions.org

2016 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

We are now down to our last copies of the 2016 annual Cycling in Ontario Guide  Visit  OntarioByBike.ca/2016  to view the guide online, download as PDF file or find information on how to request a copy by mail. 

Here is what Linda from Toronto said about the guide, "We have a bike trailer and like to visit new locations either for day trips or overnight cycling mini vacations. I have consulted this magazine many times."

Thank you to all our readers this year, we are starting to make plans for the 2017 edition for publication this coming February. Stay tuned. 

A Bientôt - Hasta Luego - See You Soon ...

It's that time of the year again when we sign off for the coming winter months, and shift our focus to making plans for 2017. As avid year round cyclists, that doesn't mean we hang up our bike shoes and store our bikes for the winter, as there is plenty of warm (and cold) ride days ahead. 

We are excited for 2017 and hope you will stay connected with us via our website, at shows and with social media over the winter, into next Spring and the next full on ride season. We look forward to sharing with you the 2017 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario guide available each February, new Ontario By Bike Ride and weekend tour schedule, and news from all our partners around the province, when we start a new and very special year: 2017 Canada's Sesquicentennial and 150th anniversary of confederation. 

Cheers, 
From Louisa, Joanne & Michael 

Ontario By Bike Network 
Project of Transportation Options 
850 Coxwell Ave ~ Toronto, ON ~ M4C 5R1 
Office: 416-827-2774 
Toll-Free: 1-866-701-2774 

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