Ontario By Bike E-News: Mid-Winter
Cycling in Ontario Guide 2019
- NOW AVAILABLE! -


We're so pleased to announce that our 2019 Cycling in Ontario Guide is now available!

This guide gets better ever year, in no small part because of the feedback of past readers, the partners involved and the amazing new cycling experiences available across the province!

The guide features 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 also takes a closer look at the rise of gravel road riding in Ontario, the quiet country backroads of Canada's Dairy Capital, a new 1000km cycling route in Ontario, how to pack the right gear for your next bike trip and so much more!

The 7th annual edition is 40 pages and printed in both French and English. Visit OntarioByBike.ca/2019 to view online or download a copy. 

Pick up an advance copy at one of the upcoming shows (see below.) 
We will be making copies available my mail in March, and to request a physical copy by mail, email your name and mailing address and include 'Cycling in Ontario' in subject line to:  info@OntarioByBike.ca


2019 Ontario By Bike Rides 
- Destinations and Schedule Released - 

These self guided, supported 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 destinations have to offer. 

Just bring your bike and ride! 

Our routes vary from those that incorporate as much trail as possible (June) to those that are on quiet country roads (September) and of course, those that mix the best of both worlds! 


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

For more information visit:  OntarioByBike.ca/Rides

New!
June 1-2
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 97 or 119km
Price: $259*
Classic!
August 3-5
3 days / 2 nights
Distance : 158km 
Price: $ 359*
New!
August 24-25
2 days / 1 night
Distance:  86km
Price: $289*
New!
September 28-29
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 165km 
Price: $239*

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. 
Ontario By Bike Cycling Jerseys
- Now Available -

Last year we were thrilled to announce the release of our very own Ontario By Bike cycling jerseys. These colourful, high quality and casual-fitted shirts will be the envy of your cycling friends and also make for a great gift. They come in both women's and men's styles and in a variety of sizes. 

We currently have a limited supply with cash sales only ($80 including HST). Pick up yours at the following events where you can find us and our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Booth. 
  • February 22-24 - Outdoor Adventure Show - Toronto
  • March 1-3 - Toronto International Bicycle Show
  • Or on one of our Ontario By Bike Rides
Send us an email if you're interested in purchasing a jersey, but will not be able to make it out to one of the events listed above. 
Salon du vélo / Montreal Bicycle Show

Located in Montreal or surrounding areas? Come visit Ontario By Bike at the Montreal Bicycle Show taking place at Place Bonaventure February 22-24!

Talk with knowledgeable, bilingual staff at our Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre, who will be thrilled to share with you the latest cycling maps and resources from our partners across Ontario or a copy of the brand new  2019 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide.
Find us at booth # 448. 
Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

On February 22-24, join us at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show  at the International Centre in Mississauga.  Ontario By Bike and our Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Booth will be located at booth #447.

Browse Ontario's largest selection of print cycling maps and resources, and connect with expert staff to help you plan your next cycling adventure!

Join Ontario By Bike at the " The Best of Canada Adventures Stage" on Saturday at 10:30am as we share our "Exploring Ontario By Bike:  Finding Your Next Ride Destination" presentation.



"We're all sleeping in tents, on not-so-inflated inflatable mattresses. Everything I own is sort of damp, and I'm beginning to believe that waterproof tents don't actually exist. This is the setup for a terrible day, but for reasons I'm not clear on, I'm having the time of my life."

Toronto International Bicycle Show

On March 1-3, visit over 175 exhibitors and join thousands of other cyclists at the  Toronto International Bicycle Show at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. 

Don't miss the world's largest bicycle consumer show! Come and learn about the latest trends in bikes and gear for 2019 or connect with tour companies, clubs, events and cycling destinations! Bring the family with lots of activities including a 2,300 ft test track, bike polo arena and the amazing  Toronto X-Jam BMX and Mountain Bike competition!

Purchase tickets online to avoid some of the line-ups! Tickets also available at the door.

Visit us and the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre at  booth #
815 
for all of the maps and trip planning resources to help make your next cycling trip in Ontario a great one! 
Stay Connected with Ontario By Bike!
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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.
  
 Fat and Frosty Fat Bike Series
March 10
Steaming Nostril
April 14
 Hell of the North
April 21
April 28
 The Great Ride & Stride
April 28
 Mike Ride
May 5
 CN for CHEO
May 5
 7 Days in May
May 25
 Lake Ride
May 26
Villa Charities GIRO 
May 26
Rotary Lilac Ride (PEC)
May 26

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 By Bike`s Fall Photo Contest
- We have a Winner!  - 


We'd like to thank all those who submitted entries into Ontario By Bike's 2018 photo contest. It's was exciting to see so many wonderful photos of different bike adventures around the province.

The 2018 photo contest winning shot (featured above) was taken at the top of Kelso Conservation Area in  Halton Region by Norm Bertand. You'll also find the photo on page 3 of the new Cycling in Ontario guide. 

Our 2019 Photo Contest is now live! Visit OntarioByBike.ca/photocontest for more information on how to enter and look at past year's winners and runner's up! C ontest closes November 20, 2019.
Cycle Tourism Conference 2019!

On March 1st, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is hosting its 4th Cycle Tourism Conference in Toronto!

For those of you in our community who are involved or interested in developing cycle tourism, we invite you to join us at Canada's only Cycle Tourism Conference!  

We have a great line-up of speakers from Germany, Italy, Australia, USA, British Columbia, Quebec and of course, Ontario. 

For full program details and registration visit OntarioByBike.ca/ctc19

This conference is made possible by the generous contribution and support of our sponsors. 

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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