Ontario By Bike E-News: Mid-Winter
Cycling in Ontario 2020

We're excited to announce that our 2020 Cycling in Ontario guide is now officially available!

Once again we have been working together with amazing partners across the province to create this 40 page long magazine styled guide filled with fantastic itineraries, ride suggestions and brand new stories for all the avid cyclists out there who are keen to explore our beautiful province on two wheels.

Browse through over 50 day and overnight itineraries featuring road and trail cycling as well as mountain biking. Find the perfect ride that best suits you, using our ride style guide. 

Read more about the fantastic rail trails in eastern Ontario, a beautiful loop around Simcoe County or get some great tips on how to fix your bike while on the road. If you like to push yourself to the limit, the Butter Tart 700, a 770 kilometre bikepacking loop through the hinterland of southwestern Ontario might be a ride you want to read more about.

Your only chance to pick up an advance copy is to visit our booth at one of the upcoming shows (see below for more info.) 

We will be making print copies as well as a digital version available in March. To request a physical copy by mail, email your name and mailing address and include 'Cycling in Ontario' in subject line to:  [email protected]

Our 8th annual edition is available in both French and English. 
2020 Ontario By Bike Rides 
- Destinations and Schedule Announcement - 

Ontario By Bike's 2020 group rides are now available for booking. Join us on a weekend tour this summer to explore Ontario By Bike. Accommodation, lunches, luggage transfers and more are included. Let us take care of the logistics while you ride along on these four fantastic routes we'll be cycling this summer. 

Just bring your bike and ride! 

Choose a ride that best suits your style and takes you to some new destinations. If you want to spend more time on trails consider the May or August rides. For extended water views sign up early for the 1000 Islands ride, as all spots will be filled early for this tour just before Canada Day. The last ride for 2020 will take us from and through urban areas as well as quiet rural areas and Mennonite country.  

Book your spot early to avoid disappointment 
as these small group tours tend to sell out fast. 

For more information visit:  OntarioByBike.ca/Rides

May 30-31
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 108km or 135km
Price: $259*
June 27-29
3 days / 2 nights
Distance : 158km 
Price: $ 389*
CountyLoop Trail
August 22-23
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 123 km or 162km
Price: $259*
September 19-20
2 days / 1 night
Distance: 121km 
Price: $249*

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. 

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 the Olympic Stadium February 21-23!

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 2020 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario magazine.
Find us at booth # 153. 
Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show

Every year we look forward to this event, meeting so many outdoor enthusiasts getting inspired for summer adventures. Come and experience it for yourself, February 21-23. 

Join us for 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 #443.

Browse Ontario's largest selection of print cycling maps and resources, and connect with expert staff to help you plan your next cycling adventure! Pick up your advance copy of the 2020 Cycling in Ontario magazine

Come see Ontario By Bike at the " The Best of Canada Adventures Stage" on Friday at 4:30pm for our presentation and learn more about the latest and greatest cycling destinations.

Toronto Bicycle Show

After more than three decades, one of the world's largest bicycle consumers shows, the Toronto International Bicycle Show changed its name to the Toronto Bicycle Show and E-Bike Expo

From March 6 to 8 the show will take place at a new location, the International Centre in Mississauga. Visitors will benefit from more and free parking spots and easy accessibility by public transit with GOTransit.

This years show will feature over 175 exhibitors, showcasing some of the latest trends in the field of e-bikes, road and gravel bikes, accessories, clothing and more. Connect with tour companies featuring fabulous holidays and bicycle routes across Canada and beyond, and catch the Pro BMX Freestyle Competition.

Drop by our booth and say hello. Let's swap some cycling stories and help you plan some more adventures. We'll have lots of cycling maps available plus our new 2020 Cycling in Ontario magazine. Make sure to visit us at booth #101.

Buy your ticket online here, and save a couple of $ on admission. Tickets also available at the door.
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2020 Cycling Events in Ontario

Sign up for a cycling event in 2020 and discover one of the best ways to explore a new area by bike. Here is a list of some of the cycling events coming up over the next couple of months.
April 12
May 2-3
May 3
  Epic 8 Hour
May 9
  The Mother Ride
May 9

Now updated for 2020, 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 [email protected] and we'll add it!
Ontario By Bike`s 2019 Photo Contest
- We have a Winner!  - 

We'd like to thank all those who submitted entries into Ontario By Bike's 2019 photo contest. Every year we receive a large number of amazing photos and it is never an easy decision to pick our winner from all the great shots we receive.

Our 2019 photo contest winner shot (photo above) was taken at the Amable du Fond River Provincial Park, in Northeast Ontario by Josie Dinsmore. Together with her mother she was out for a ride from Kiosk, Algonquin Park to Samuel Champlain Park, on their annual park to park ride.

If you would like to share some of your best cycling shots with us, join us for the next round of our Ontario By Bike photo contest. 2020 submissions are now open! Visit OntarioByBike.ca/photocontest for more information on how to enter and look at past year's winners and some honorable mentions. The contest will be open until November 20, 2020. 

From Louisa & Simon 

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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