Ontario By Bike E-News: October
Great Late Season Rides 
- Haldimand County - 
Credit: Ontario's Southwest

Pair Hal dimand's signed 69km River Route  with cooler weather and a clear crisp autumn day with lovely countryside riding along the Grand River, Lake Erie waterfront and the charming small towns of Cayuga and Dunnville.  Get the lowdown on great riding, smooth coffee and giant mudcats! 

Help Us Create a Better Cycling Experience For You!
- Assessment of Greenbelt Route Print Map & Website - 

Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is currently working with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to assess the print map (front of map / back of map and website promoting and providing information to cyclists on the Greenbelt Route. 

The Greenbelt Route is a 475km signed cycling route from Niagara to Northumberland, primarily on roads, through the protected countryside of Ontario's Greenbelt.

We are looking for input from cyclists to assist us with assessing these resources. Your feedback will help improve these resources for you and other cyclists in the future. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Survey will remain open until October 31st at 4:00pm.

We appreciate your time! To show our appreciated, when you've completed this survey, in its entirety, you will be entered into a draw to win a one (1) night stay at a bed & breakfast and dinner at a FeastON restaurant in Ontario's Greenbelt! A prize valued at $300.

This Weekend - Will We See You There?

Saturday, October 13, stop by our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Centre to pick us some new cycling route maps and say hello. You will find us right by the exit door. Don't miss THE bike sale of the year, incredible deals and a fun day out. 

Check website for detailswww.bicycleshowtoronto.com/blowout-sale
3-Day Bike Adventures in Essex 
- Tour Recap & Self-Guided Itinerary -  

Over Labour Day long weekend, we were joined by 40 riders over 3 days along this 187km looped route that took in river and waterfront riding, visits to wineries and breweries and a trip to Canada's southern most national park.  Check out our latest tour recap and riding this route on your own using our downloadable self-guided itinerary!

Ontario By Bike's 2018 Photo Contest
With the cooler temperatures and colourful fall foliage here, many are squeezing in final rides of the year! 

Whether you are with friends, family or on a club ride, take the time to snap a few great photos featuring bikes, autumn colours and places you stop. Or submit a photo from a favourite Ontario ride this past year.  

Check out contest details here or submit your photo/s email  info@ontariobybike.ca before contest closes November 20 and be eligible to win a prize, plus have your photo published in our 2019 Cycling in Ontario guide. 

Be sure to include your name, where you are from and info on where in Ontario the photo was taken. 
Hop To It This Fall!

October 13 & 14,  celebrate the great outdoors with a Harvest Bike Ride and autumn festival  at Kelso Conservation Area in Milton. Hops & Harvest is a unique opportunity to ride among fall foliage, hike the trails, take a chairlift ride, admire the scenery from the top of the Niagara Escarpment, and then enjoy craft brews and seasonal eats. For more details visit www.conservationhalton.ca/hopsandharvest
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Track Cycling World Cup Returns to Milton!

An event unlike anything you've seen in the cycling world, the UCI Track Cycling World Cup is coming back to the Mattamy Velodrome in Milton for three days on October 26-28, 2018.

With tickets starting from $15, cheer on Canada plus other top international track cyclists, and enjoy a fun and exciting day or full-weekend of competitive cycling at its best!

We'll be there all weekend with our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Centre, so be sure to swing by and pick up cycling maps and let us help plan your next cycling trip. 

Check website for detailswww.twcmilton.com
Ontario By Bike 
Cycling Jerseys Now Available

We're exited to announce we now have 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. 

We currently have a limited supply with cash sales only ($80 including HST), available at the following two events where you can find us and our Ontario Cycle Tourism Info Booth. 
  • October 13 - Fall Blowout Bike Sale - Toronto
  • October 27 to 28 - UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Milton

Judging by their popularity with our tour participants, we will likely have additional jersey's available in spring 2019.   

2018 Cycling Events in Ontario

With the warm event season soon coming to an end, here are a few coming soon. Cyclocross rides extend well into November and winter Fat Bikes events will be online for the new year or as the dates are released. 

For more information on above events be sure to visit  www.OntarioByBike.ca/Events2019 event listings will begin being posted in December. 

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!
Thanks for reading along this year. We get such great feedback on our monthly enewsletters and are pleased to know so many are enjoying the read, news and updates about cycling in Ontario. 

This is our last enewsletter of 2018. We will return with regular monthly news in the new year. 

Be sure to stay in touch on social media, or drop us a line anytime.   

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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