Ontario By Bike Update

In This Issue: October 2015
Season Wrap-Up
Don't Miss! Big Bike Sale
Toronto Waterfront Trail Completed!
Bike Repair Stands in Simcoe County
Signing Off for 2015!
Cycling Events in 2015
Cycling Photos!
Bike Share in Ottawa
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Season Wrap-Up
Except for Fat Bike or cycle-cross enthusiasts, as well as other brave all-season cyclists, many of us are wrapping up the cycling season with a few final rides into November. But what a year 2015 has been!

Ontario By Bike started the year off with the publication of our 2015 Cycling in Ontario / Le vĂ©lo en Ontario Guide , featuring 20 destinations throughout Ontario. We got the guide into the hands of nearly 35,000 cyclists this year. Did you get your copy? Make sure you also view the video produced to help promote the guide, and shown on rotation at Ontario Tourism Info Centres. CLICK TO VIEW.  We'll be out with a new edition early in 2016. 

This year we added a number of new regions to the Network including:  Lambton County, London, Northeastern Ontario (North Bay, Mattawa and West Nippissing), Waterloo Region and the County of Brant. Lots of great places to cycle, trails and road routes, plus over 55 new locations have registered and been certified as bicycle-friendly! 

Ontario By Bike Rides 2015 were a big success as we hosted  over 55 cyclists on two sm all group tours along rail trails earlier this year.

September Ride participants in Port Dover

Both ride itineraries are now available on-line to help you plan a self-guided tour. Download here: Uxbridge Kawartha Rail Trail WeekendHamilton Brantford Paris Port Dover Rail Trail Weekend. Stay tuned for info on 2016 ride weekends. 

We hope that over the winter, as you look towards making plans for riding in 2016, you will be able to make use of our resources and newly  redesigned website, giving you as cyclists an improved user experience with enhanced site navigation, mobile friendly design and full French translation. 
Toronto International Bicycle Show
Fall Blowout Sale
This Saturday, October 17th d on't miss the  16th Annual Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale  at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The exciting annual fall event of  the popular spring Toronto International Bicycle Show, draws cyclists of all ages from across the province with some of the best pricing on 2015 bikes and gear. 

Doors open at 10am and close at 5pm. You can get there early and join the line-up or breeze in later in the day  to snap up still-new, year-end stock from Ontario's top bicycle retailers at likely the year's lowest prices! You'll find everything from mountain to touring bikes, to accessories and apparel.

In between shopping stops, visit our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Centre at booth #70, to pick up some new cycling maps and say hello. 
For information visit  www.bicycleshowtoronto.com
Toronto Waterfront Trail Completed
As they say, good things come to those that wait! Scratch that. Great things! 
Photo Credit: BlogTO.com
Throughout the summer, portions of the Waterfront Trail that traverse the southern edge of the city of Toronto, also known as the Martin Goodman Trail, were completed and opened to the public!


Cyclists can now ride along a separated bike path from Parliament Street to Bathurst Street featuring dedicated bicycle signals. 

Share your favourite sections of the trail with everyone by Tweeting or posting on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #OntarioByBike!
New Bike Repair Stands in Simcoe County
Bike repair stations are popping up in all kinds of useful locations across Ontario. In our August enewsletter we shared info on the Steamwhistle stands and locations (link to article here).

Now Cycle Simcoe has raised the bar, and is just completing the installation of 15 bike repair stations around the Simcoe County. Find bike repair stands, with tools and pump in Collingwood, Wasaga, Midland, Barrie, Oro-Medonte and County building on Hwy#26, with more to be installed before the winter in Orillia and Tay Township. Learn more at: cyclesimcoe.ca/repair-stand and view all locations on this Google map link.  

See the stand in action - so easy to use even a 4 year old can have fun and learn more about bike repairs! 

 Youtube video link: HERE
Signing Off for 2015
What a great ride 2015 has been! While not the end of the year just yet, this is our last e-newsletter for 2015. We'd like to send a big thank you to our growing community of 6,000 cyclists who receive this newsletter 7 times each year. 

We'll be back in 2016 with a spring newsletter and some great program announcements, so stay tuned and keep in touch through EmailFacebook, Twitter or Instagram!

In the meantime, plan your 2016 cycling adventure with all of the great information and resources on OntarioByBike.ca

Keep spinning this winter (whether indoors or out)! 

From Louisa, Joanne & Michael 

Ontario By Bike Network
Project of Transportation Options
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