Ontario By Bike Update - February 
You'll likely have noticed that there is a new look to our newsletter. We've updated our e-newsletter format to be more mobile-friendly, but will still provide the same great information! 
This is a mid winter update, we will resume our regular monthly e-newsletters April to October.
2016 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

For the 4th year, Ontario By Bike has produced the Cycling in Ontario Guide, featuring Ontario's best road, trail and mountain bike experiences. Printed in both French and English, the guide has become a key trip planning resource for cyclists looking to explore more of Ontario by bike. 

This year's guide is a 28-page, full-colour publication that provides information on:
  • Top Road Riding & Training Destinations
  • Mountain Bike & Winter Fat Biking
  • Rail Trails & Off-Road Riding
  • Urban Bike Touring
  • Family Friendly Outings
  • Events & Multi-Day Touring
  • Beers, Bites & Bikes
  • & more ...
Visit OntarioByBike.ca/2016 to view the guide online, download as PDF file or find information on how to request a copy by mail. 
Visit the Outdoor Adventure Show this Weekend!

Come visit the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre at the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show this weekend at  The International Centre  from February 19-21 Located near Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, the show hosts over 300 exhibitors such as destinations, tour operators and retailers, has hours of great seminars and presentations planned and plenty of great prize giveaways.  

Join Ontario By Bike at The Ontario Outdoor Adventures Theatre  on Saturday at 1:15pm  as we present our Top 10 Ride Destinations & Cycling Experiences In Ontario!

Come pick up a copy of the 2016 Cycling in Ontario Guide, browse all of the latest cycling maps and resources and  chat with us about your next cycling trip! 
Stay Connected with Ontario By Bike!
Toronto International Bicycle Show

On March 4-6, visit over 150 exhibitors and join thousands of other cyclists to kick off the cycling season at the  Toronto International Bicycle Show at the  Better Living Centre,  Exhibition Place in Toronto

Attend the show and visit bike manufacturers,  distributors, retailers and learn about the latest trends and all the new gear in 2016 or connect with tour companies, clubs, events and cycling destinations and you plan your next day or overnight cycling adventure! 

Admission tickets available at the door, but you can save $2 when you purchase your ticket online here!

Visit us and the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre  for maps, guides and other cycling information and trip planning resources to help make your next cycling trip in Ontario a great one! We will also have copies of the 2016 Cycling in Ontario Guide guide available

Cycle Tourism Conference 

On March 4, Ontario By Bike / Transportation 
Options will be hosting a Cycle Tourism Conference in Toronto.

While registration is open to the public, and all are welcome,  international, Canadian and Ontario speakers and sessions are geared to our industry and tourism partners.  

View conference details here: www.ontariobybike.ca/ctc16
All presentations and a summary report will be published this spring for those who may be interested in learning more. 
Winter Fat Biking

Have you tried a Fat Bike yet? 

An increasingly popular winter cycling option that can extend your ride season to 12 months. With a number of locations across Ontario offering rental options and groomed trails, why not give it a whirl! 

Learn more in the 2016 Cycling in Ontario Guide see page 23.
2016 Ontario By Bike Rides

The 2016 ride destinations for our popular small group  weekend tours have been set.
  • June - Niagara Circle Route South
  • September - Simcoe County Trail Loop
With a maximum of 35 cyclists, these fun recreational rail trail rides and value priced tours sell out early.

Stay tuned via this e-newletter and social media for more detailed information.  Visit our tour page at: www.ontariobybike.ca/rides2016 
Montreal Bicycle Show a Success!

Ontario By Bike was at the Montreal Bicycle Show  / Salon du vélo  this past weekend, where we were connecting with Quebec cyclists interested in making Ontario the destination for their next cycling holiday!

It was a cold weekend, but that didn't prevent thousands of cyclists from coming to the show over the weekend looking for the latest information and advice on the cycling in Ontario. 

From day-trips to multi-day cycle touring, cyclists were eagerly learning about the great routes, fabulous experiences in Ontario and the resources available to help them plan their trip!

Upcoming Cycling Events in Ontario
Be sure to visit  www.ontariobybike.ca/events for more complete listings  and search over 7 0 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 to our site!
E-Newsletter Archive

Archived since May 2011,  click here to read more from our past issues
We have a lot of fun putting together content for you to read in our 7 annual issues, and hope to inspire you to explore more of  Ontario by bike.  Consider sharing the link  with a friend!
Get Ready! 2016 Will be a Blast!

With the snow still falling and winter having finally arrived, we still have some time to set goals, plan a bucket list cycling trip and get ready for a great year of pedaling! In 2016, there'll be more great cycling resources and maps for Ontario, businesses doing more to welcome cyclists and events and tours offering more opportunities to make memorable experiences with friends and family. There's a lot to be excited about with all that the 2016 cycling season has in store! 

We're busy over the next month heading out to travel and bike shows to connect with cyclists and help inspire another year of great cycling. As we know, schedules and holidays fill up fast, so it's never too early to start planning your overnight bike trip, multi-day tour or simply a series of day-trips throughout the cycling season. 

Be sure to say hello if you're at one of the upcoming shows and if we don't see you then, we'll see you on roads, trails or pathways across Ontario!

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