Ontario By Bike E-News: March
Will Ride For Cheese

Credit: Dudek Photography

Never have we met a cheese we didn't like. Round up the crew. Grab the gear. We've got an absolutely un-brie-lievable 92km day trip or overnight cycling experience featuring plenty of the 24 stops along the Oxford County Cheese Trail! 

Cycling in Ontario Guide 2019

With over  50 day trip and overnight cycling itineraries across Ontario, on trails and roads for both recreational and experienced cyclists, as well as mountain biking for all skill levels, it's no wonder that the 7th annual Cycling in Ontario Guide is flying out the door!

The guide is available in both French and English. Visit OntarioByBike.ca/2019  to view online or download a  copy. 

Request a physical copy by mail, by emailing your name and mailing address and including 'Cycling in Ontario' in subject line to:   info@OntarioByBike.ca
2019 Ontario By Bike Rides 
- 1000 Island St.Lawrence River Ride - 

Join us on  one of the most spectacular routes in Ontario discovering the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River on a three day, fully supported and self-guided bike tour.on the August long weekend! 

Starting from Gananoque and ending in Cornwall, following the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail east, this ride is on a mix of trails and roads. Plan to slow down the pace to take in the scenery and make the most of waterfront rest stops and villages. Bus transportation back to Gananoque is also included for you, your bike and your luggage, and makes riding this route fun, convenient and affordable!

These small group tours incorporate fun, recreational routes and all the services that allow guests to ride at their own pace and find all the hidden gems Ontario has to offer. 

Just bring your bike and ride! 

Our value-priced ride weekends sell out! Book early to avoid disappointment. 

Sign up for one of the Other 2019 Ontario By Bike Rides!

June 1-2
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 97 or 119km
Price: $259*
August 24-25
2 days / 1 night
Distance:  86km
Price: $289*
September 28-29
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 165km 
Price: $239*

For more information visit:  OntarioByBike.ca/Rides


With our TICO-licensed partner   OK Cycle & Adventure Tours
who offer a wide range of cycling tours in Ontario and world-wide! 
*Prices per person based on double occupancy. HST not included. Single rider supplement, triple, quad and youth discounts available. 
Beaches, Wineries and Rivers - Oh My!

Credit: MS Bike
We've always felt that there is no better way to experience a destination than by bike. 

This summer conquer some of Ontario's most stunning roads and destinations on any one of five fully supported bike tours organized by the MS Society of Canada. 

PwC MS Bike is hosting three single day rides, including Prince Edward Country , Niagara and Toronto , as well as two full weekend experiences (Grand Bend to London & Ottawa to Cornwall).

For more information visit MSBike.ca

Bike the North

Credit: Great Lakes Waterfront Trail / Martin Lortz

If you have spent anytime cycling in Ontario, chances are you have already experienced some of the top trails and rides in southern Ontario and are looking to set your sights and spin your wheels on new routes. Why not make 2019 the year to ride the north, exploring more of northern Ontario by bike?

Late last year, Sea Otter Classic, one of the world's premier cycling festivals based out of Monterey, CA  announced a partnership with an Ontario-based group to launch Sea Otter Canada on June 4-7, 2019 in The Blue Mountains.

The 1st annual Sea Otter Canada Festival  will represent all of the same great aspects of the Classic, while also aiming to introduce some new events including a road team stage race, the Canadian Hill Climbing Championship and the Grind KOM. Over a dozen cycling events across all disciplines of cycling will be hosted over the four-day event, as well as an expo festival  featuring an estimated 200 cycling vendors including bike demos, activities for kids, entertainment and local craft breweries and food vendors.

This is going to be a can't-miss event in Ontario's cycling calendar!

For more information visit on   SeaOtterCanada.com
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2019 Cycling Events in Ontario

Join a cycling event in 2019 and discover one of the best ways to explore a new area by bike. Here is a list of some of the cycling shows and events coming up over the next couple of months.
April 21
Paris to Ancaster Bike Race
April 28
Epic 8 Hour
May 11
Spring Chicken Enduro
May 11
May 11
Creemore Springs Turas Mór
May 25
 Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids with Cancer
May 26
Tour of Kincardine
May 26
 Manitoulin Passage Ride
June 1-2
 Ride for Health
June 2
Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour 
June 8-9
Tour de Grand
June 9

Now updated for 2019, be sure to visit OntarioByBike.ca/Events for more complete listings and search well over 100 cycling event listings with something for every type of cyclist! 

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!
Ontario's Best Bicycle Friendly Businesses

On March 1, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options held its 4th Cycle Tourism Conference in Toronto. As part of the program, we hosted an inaugural Bicycle Friendly Business Awards selecting one Ontario By Bike certified bicycle friendly business from each of the 13 tourism regions in Ontario.

We'll be showcasing the 13 Best Bicycle Friendly Business Award winners throughout the year. Consider stopping in at one of these locations on your next cycling adventure in their region! 

The owners of this restaurant / accommodation have actually certified a number of other businesses in Kingsville, Essex County and have created a cluster of services catering to cyclists including accommodations, cafes and restaurants and a brewery!

Forming a recreational bike club (yes, rides start/end at the brewery), offering free bikes to guests at the inn, supporting local cycling advocates and bike shops as well as creating routes and resources for local residents and visitors really solidify that they're one of the best bicycle friendly businesses in Ontario!
Yellow Door Bed & Breakfast

Located a short spin from the white sand of Crystal Beach and the 24km paved and off-road Friendship Trail, this quaint B&B in Niagara offers detailed cycling information, bike storage, complimentary metal water bottles and luggage transportation to other accommodations along 140km Greater Niagara Circle Route.

The owner, Diedre, understands the needs of cyclists offering a variety of complimentary services and has even driven a group of tired cyclists out to local restaurants after a long day of riding!

There are now over 1,500 bicycle friendly locations in Ontario, certified by Ontario By Bike. Check the full listing here

From Louisa & 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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