Ontario By Bike E-News: June
Great Places to Cycle: Bruce County - Southwest
North Shore Trail - Credit www.VisitPortElgin.ca
The cycling in southwest Bruce County is well known by some, but still somewhat of a hidden gem for many. Defined by the coastlines of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, and agricultural lands as one travels inland, cyclists of all kinds can find seemingly endless opportunities to explore this stunning part of the province by bike. 

The region features fantastic trail networks, including the Bruce County Rail Trail and Saugeen Rail Trail, the Kincardine Trails plus the trails within MacGregor Provincial Park. Families will love exploring the 6km North Shore Trail, a paved path running alongside Lake Huron and connecting the towns of Port Elgin and Southampton.

The road riding in Bruce County features a bit of everything with quieter, lake-side county roads and rural riding with rolling hills away from the coastline. With 13 suggested road routes, the Bruce County Cycling Routes map is essential when planning a single day or multi-day road cycling holiday in Bruce County.
Credit: www.ExploretheBruce.com
With over 80km of well-developed mountain bike trails, Bruce County makes a perfect destination for an extended weekend of ripping up the trails. Visit the   Mountain Bike Adventure Park in Wiarton, w ell known for technical riding with 20km of trails that include plenty of rollers and berms along single and double track.  

Visit www.OntarioByBike.ca/BruceSouthwest  to download cycling maps and information on trail networks and mountain bike locations, as well as certified bicycle friendly businesses in Bruce County Southwest.
Ontario 150 - Celebrate by Bike

To get your wheels spinning in celebration of Canada's 150th, we are pleased to share with you Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike!

With cycling events, ride itineraries and safety education, connect to Bicycle Friendly Communities and Ontario By Bike Ride destinations that showcase the Greenbelt Route and Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

To find out more, and see the growing list of celebrations, visit: www.OntarioByBike.ca/150

Cycling this summer? Tag social media posts and pictures with #BikeON so we can share it far and wide and show the world how we celebrate by bike! 
2017 Ontario By Bike Rides
- Small Group Weekend Tours -

With 2 out of 3 small group weekend tours already sold out, our September Ride remains the last chance to join one of our small group weekend tours in 2017! Limited space available.
Location: Kawartha Trans Canada Trail
Just bring your bike and ride!


With our TICO licensed partner     OK Cycle Tours,  
w ho offer a wide range of cycling tours in Ontario and world-wide! 
Destination Feature: Northumberland County 
- Bike Contest -

Just east of downtown Toronto lies Northumberland County, with communities and landscapes welcoming cyclists of all kinds. Follow the shores of Lake Ontario or explore the hilly Oak Ridges Moraine and protected Greenbelt, north to Rice Lake and the historic Trent-Severn Waterway.

Credit: Northumberland Tourism

The new 2017 Northumberland County Cycling Adventures map features 10 routes and trail systems (including 5 signed road routes), the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail , the Greenbelt Route , the Great Trail and a number of fantastic mountain biking locations.  To receive a free cycling map by mail, click here.

Don't want to drive?  Consider taking your bike on VIA Rail to Cobourg and make a weekend of cycling and spending time exploring the cultural and culinary delights of Northumberland County. 

Visit www.OntarioByBike.ca/Northumberland to download cycling maps and other resources on trails and mountain bike locations, as well as 51 certified bicycle friendly locations in Northumberland County

Cycle Northumberland County's bike routes and trails this summer for

It's as easy as riding, snapping and posting on social media using the hashtag  #CycleNthld

Contest runs from June 1st to August 31 in 2017, with  full contest details here .  
London Bicycle Expo

There is an array of cycling events and outings planned to celebrate cycling in London, Ontario over 5 days, stretching from June 21 to 25. 

Catch a movie, bike to breakfast or go on one of the themed rides: a historical bike tour; a food garden tour; and a Canada 150 cycle ride. Many of the rides have distances geared to families and follow the Thames River Trail, others are longer and more suited to experience riders. 

The festivities will be capped off on the 25th at Boler Mountain, with an expo and opportunity to ride the trail system at the local ski hill. To find out more link HERE 

Plan to ride in London using the city's cycling map online.
York Region Discovery Rides & Bike to GO
Credit: www.York.ca/cycling
If you're looking for family-friendly rides this summer, join one of the free York Region Discovery Ridesa series of casual cycling tours led by a York Region staff and citizen member volunteers from some of the local cycling clubs. 

With 6 Discover Rides remaining in 2017 and tour names like  Main Streets Foodie Ride Holland River Historical Tour,  there are lots of remaining opportunities to get out and ride and we're certain both parents and kids will love these routes! Pre-registration for these rides is required.

Bike to GO!

York Region is making it fast, easy and fun for residents and visitors to get to/from GO Stations across the region with suggested routes to neighbourhoods, communities and attractions. 

Visit wwww.York.ca/Cycling to find out how you can  try putting a different spin on the way you connect to GO.

Stay Connected with Ontario By Bike!
Share using the hashtag #OntarioByBike & #BikeON!
2017 Cycling Events in Ontario

Join a cycling event in 2017 and discover one of the best ways to explore a new area by bike. Here is a list of some of the events coming up over the next couple of months.

June is Bike Month in Ontario  
Communities across the province are hosting cycling events of all kinds throughout the month as we celebrate cycling in Ontario. Check you local event listings to find out more or if you're in the Great Toronto Hamilton Area visit www.bikemonth.ca
July 1
  Pedaling for Parkinson`s
July 14-16
July 15
Le Tour de Norfolk 
July 16
War on the Shore
July 30
August 5
August 6
August 13
Ride for Karen
August 13  
August 20

Dunnville Grand Tour
August 18-20

August 20
Thousand Island Gran Fondo
September 10
PwC Epic Tour Halton
September 10
Greg`s Ride
September 24 

Be sure to visit  www.OntarioByBike.ca/Events  for more complete listings  and search over 10 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!
2017 Cycling In Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario Guide

Have you got your hands on the 2017 Cycling in Ontario Guide?

This popular ( and free!) 32-page guide features some of Ontario's best road, trail and mountain bike experiences from destinations across the province! 

Published in both French and English, the annual guide has become a key trip planning resource for cyclists looking to explore more of Ontario by bike.  

Visit www.OntarioByBike.ca/2017    to view the guide online, download as PDF file or email info@ontariobybike.ca with your mailing address to request a copy by mail, while they still last!
Where Are You Riding This Summer?

With summer right around the corner, many of you may have already planned out the coming months with cycling trips set for some weekends or weekdays getaways. Just as fun can be the plans made closer to home, riding with family or heading out on club rides. Waking up one summer morning and letting the bright sun and blue skies inspire you to get out there for a ride also works. Whatever your time zone and ride style may be, the information you need to help plan your next bike adventure in Ontario is at hand, and just a click away at www.OntarioByBike.ca.

Where are you riding this summer? Share your cycling pics and stories through email or post on social media and tag #OntarioByBIke and #BikeON. 

Here's to a great summer of cycling and exploring Ontario by bike!

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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