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Cycling in Ontario

Bike Kitchener
BikeKitchener promotes and fosters a sustainable cycling culture among Kitchener residents of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Whether residents are looking for information on cycling routes, safety tips, promotional events or upcoming projects, BikeKitchener provides information, resources, and support to those interested in cycling.
Cambrdge to Paris Railtrail
A 19 kilometer bike trail along the Grand River.
City of Cambridge:Heritage River Trails
There are a number of trails in Cambridge: Blair Trail, Brewster Trail, Devil's Creek Trail, Grand Trunk Trail, Living Levee Trail, Mill Run Trail, Northview Heights Trail and Cambridge to Paris Rail-Trail.
City of Waterloo Trails
City of Waterloo trails take you through Uptown Waterloo, parkland, natural areas, woodlands and creek corridors. Started over fifteen years ago, our network of trails has grown to over one hundred and twenty kilometres in length.
Cycling Woolwich
Come and embark on the beautiful on road cycling routes in Woolwich. A great day of riding awaits you with many stops at local bakeries, restaurants, other local tourist attractions. Enjoys these scenic routes!
Elora to Cararact Railtrail
The 47 kilometre (29 mile) trail links the Grand and Credit watersheds and follows the old Canadian Pacific railroad bed.
Hamilton to Brantford Railtrail
The Hamilton to Brantford Rail-Trail is Ontario's first entirely off-road, interurban hiking and biking trail. 32 Kilometers of trail awaits your riding pleasure.
Hydrocut Trails
Check out Kitchener's local mountain bike hot spot.
McLennan Bike Park
Saddle up and prepare to loop out at the McLennan bike park - a specialized cycling facility geared to BMX and free-ride cyclists of all ages, unique in southwestern Ontario. Located at McLennan Park on Ottawa Street South, our bike park features the following four dedicated bike courses, ranked appropriately - beginner, intermediate and advanced - based on skill level.
Mountain Bike the Bruce
Bruce County has something for everyone, provided everyone likes to ride fast and get dirty. 12,500 acres of pure cycling wilderness laced with heart breaking scenery, rivers, roots and rock. This is arguably the sweetest single track in Ontario. So bring your date, your mother your friend or brother (and don’t forget your bike).
Ontario Trails Council
The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) is a volunteer-led non-governmental, non-profit charitable organization, promoting the creation, preservation, management and use of Ontario's recreational trails.
Paris to Brantford Railtrail
A bike trail that travels 14 kilometers along the beautiful Grand River.
Tay Shore Trail Map
The Tay Shore Trail is an exciting opportunity for the residents and guests of Tay Township to be physically active and to enjoy nature. In 2004, the Trans Canada Trail Foundation gifted the 17 km of abandoned CN rail corridor to Tay Township. Its a great paved trail for running, biking and hiking!
The Niagra Cycling Guide
Niagara is one of Canada's undiscovered cycling meccas. There's so much to see and do, and even better, there are great places to ride!
The Trans Canada Trail
An 18,000 - kilometer recreational corridor winding its way through every Province and territory, linking 800 communities along its route. When completed, this will be the longest trail of its kind in the world, connecting our regions, our three oceans and our people in a new way for generations to come.
The Walter Bean Grand River Trail
The Walter Bean Grand River Trail is designed to ensure an educational, environmental, and recreational heritage for generations to come. When the last meter is in place, the Trail will run some 78 kilometers in the proximity of the Grand River and will extend the existing Cambridge-to-Hamilton trail system as one continuous pathway through Kitchener, Waterloo, and Woolwich to north of West Montrose.
Turkey Point Mountain Bike Trails
Turkey's Point's Mountain Bike Trail Map
Waterloo Region Tours & Trails
Whether your trails include walking, birdwatching, bicycling, scenic drives or motorcycle tours you can experience some of the region's most spectacular natural beauty. Kitchener offers over 100 kilometres of community trails throughout the city suitable for walking, jogging, bicycling, walking the dog or even bird watching. These well-marked and groomed stone dust trails are frequented by residents and visitors alike

Bicycling Clubs

Cyclocross Ontario
For the 'cross connoisseur.
Great Canadian Bicycle Tours
GCBT is a non-profit volunteer group promoting recreational bicycling. Based in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association
GORBA is the largest group in Guelph devoted to the needs of the off-road cyclist since 1992. By providing a group voice, we can preserve, maintain, and even increase the trail network in the Guelph area. As a group we can participate in discussions with other trail user groups, and with organizations such as the Grand River Conservation Authority and the City of Guelph.
Midweek Cycling Club
Midweek Cycling Club is dedicated to road racing and development of new riders of all ages.
Ontario Cycling Association
The OCA is dedicated to the development and promotion of programs and services for the sport of cycling in Ontario
Pulse Racing
Organizer for Epic 8 hour events and Canada Cup at Hardwood Ski and Bike
Randonneurs Ontario
Randonneurs Ontario is a cycling club affiliated with the Audax Club Parisien, the parent organization governing the qualification of riders wishing to participate in the 1200K Paris - Brest - Paris Randonnee
The Fighting Koalas
The Fighting Koalas of Kitchener-Waterloo is an age group team designed for athletes of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner, novice, or an advanced triathlete, the Fighting Koalas with personal training, training plans and on-line coaching, will take you to an entirely new level.
Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club
Mountain Biking At Its Best ! Mountain bikers dedicated to the trails at Turkey Point. With access to over 40km of single track TPMBC is committed to the preservation, maintenance and development of mountain biking in the Turkey Point area. TPMBC was formed in 2011 by a group of local enthusiasts that have been riding in this area for 20 years. Through a partnership with the local land managers, and following the knowledge base developed by IMBA we are working towards making Turkey Point a destination mountain bike area.
Waterloo Cycling Club
The focus of the Waterloo Cycling Club is the development and support of competitive cyclists. The club provides programs for cyclists of all ages in pursuit of fitness, health, and skill development. The club strongly promotes safe and responsible cycling.
Waterloo Wanderers
The Wanderers are a non-profit, non-competitive, recreational cycling club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday from the end of April until early October.

Advocacy & Organizations

Adventure Cycling Association
Adventure Cycling Association’s nonprofit mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery. As America's largest recreational cycling association, it has developed the National Bicycle Route Network, encompassing more than 38,158 miles (and growing) of road and mountain bike trails, which are depicted on high-quality route maps.
Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists (A.R.C.)
A wiki webpage dedicated to Toronto cyclists standing together.
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute
This is the advocacy program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle helmet information. Volunteers from the BHSI serve on the ASTM bicycle helmet standard committee and are active in commenting on actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Bicycle Transportation Systems, Inc.
A very interesting site giving cities an alternative to just building more roads. Fascinating.
Bicycles for Humanity
A grassroots oraganization that gets bikes to people who need them.
Bike Hugger
Bike Hugger is bike culture blogged. As a group blog, with different voices, they cover diverse topics, but all focused on bikes. Straight up, they're about the cycling lifestyle.
Bike to Work
The Greater Victoria Bike To Work Society is a registered non-profit society governed by a board of directors, which seeks partnerships with government, business and the local community. Its mandate is to encourage and promote the use of the bicycle as transportation to work.
One man's crusade to bring his bicycle experience to the world wide web.
Canadian Cycling Association
The Canadian Cycling Association is a National Sport Organization whose main reason for being is the organization and promotion of cycling in Canada. The activities of the Association are carried out within the constraints of sound business practices with regard to the ethics required of professional staff and to the spirit in which its volunteers function. is dedicated to the proposition that urban life is not only possible but also better if transport is organized so that private automobiles are not used on the city's streets.
Center for Appropriate Transport
The CENTER FOR APPROPRIATE TRANSPORT (CAT) is a non-profit organization committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation. The first organization of its kind, the Center was founded in Eugene, Oregon in the fall of 1992. Since that time we have established a number of projects under one roof designed to further this mission.
City of Toronto Cycling Site
All you need to know about cycling in Toronto.
Community Bicycle Network
CBN is a community-based bicycle organization with the goal of promoting and stimulating healthy, active, and neighbourhood-friendly sustainable transportation initiatives within the City of Toronto.
Company Of Cyclists
Their aim is simple: to promote cycling, in all its varieties, for leisure, transport, health, happiness and the environment.
Cycle Ontario Alliance
Cycle Ontario Alliance is a member-supported organization dedicated to non-competitve on-road cycling activities. It has an active membership from across Ontario and it officially became a non-profit Ontario corporation in 2002.
Cyclists Inciting Change Thru Live Exchange
C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange) is based in Los Angeles and works to promote the bicycle as a viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition is a founding member of the British Columbia Cycling Coalition, an umbrella organization for cycling advocacy groups in British Columbia.
IBF: A World-Wide Cycling Resource
The International Bicycle Fund is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide. ITDP helps municipalities and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implement projects which demonstrate how transport emissions and accidents can be reduced or the basic mobility of the poor can be improved. Programs include bus rapid transit, congestion pricing, pedestrianization, bicycle and pedestrian planning, brownfield revitalization, bicycle and cycle rickshaw modernization and emerging work in health-service delivery logistics. All projects are used to leverage additional resources from international development institutions and encourage private-sector participation.
International Human Powered Vehicle Association
The International Human Powered Vehicle Association is an association of national associations and organizations, dedicated to promoting improvement, innovation and creativity in the use of human power, especially in the design and development of human-powered vehicles.
International Mountain Bicycling Association
The mission of I.M.B.A., the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is to promote mountain bicycling opportunities which are environmentally and socially responsible.
Livestrong Foundation
The Livestrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, this organization's goals are to comprehensively improve the lives of cancer survivors, encourage collaboration, share lessons learned and develop evidence-based solutions to the problems that matter.
Dave Glowacz—known worldwide as Mr. Bike—is the author of Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips. He and his bike have dodged cars, beat thieves, and cruised roads for over 30 years. As a certified bike instructor with the League of American Bicyclists, Dave has talked and ridden with cyclists in every North American metro area and in cities all over the world.
National Bicycle Greenway
The mission of Cycle America is to promote a network of coast-to-coast, multi-use transportation and recreational bicycle roads and trails, which will be called the National Bicycle Greenway. The primary purpose of the Greenway is to provide safe, clean, aesthetic, and enjoyable places for people of all ages to ride a bicycle all year round. These roads and rights of way will make the joy of bicycling more available for many Americans and their families.
Pedal Energy Development Alternatives (PEDAL)
PEDAL is a non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of pedal-powered technology.
Recycle Cycles
Recycle Cycles in Kitchener is a volunteer-run non-profit community bicycle resource centre. Our goals include promoting bicycling as an affordable & sustainable form of transportation, recycling, educating & advocating about bicycles in our community. Recycle Cycles has Public Hours (where public can use our space/tools to fix their own bike)and Volunteer Hours (where volunteers work on refurbishing donated bikes for resale).
SHIFT to Bikes!
SHIFT revels in expressing Portland’s creative bike culture through performance events and bike fun intended to highlight the positive contributions of bicycling for the community at large.
Take the Lane
Bill Bean of the K-W Record does the right thing for cyclists in his online blog.
Team In Training
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is the world's largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to participate in century (100-mile) bike rides, triathlons or to run or walk marathons and half marathons. Since 1988, more than 300,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $700 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
The Bicycle Forest
A wonderful place to rent different types of bicyles.
The Family Adventure Project
The Family Adventure Project is a family venture to promote the benefits of adventurous family experiences. We believe environmentally sensitive, family adventure travel is good for your health, relationships, education and the planet.
The National Center for Bicycling And Walking
The mission of the National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) is to change the way communities are planned, designed, and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely, and regularly.
The Otesha Project
The Otesha Project's education programs and bicycle tours use theatre, multi-media, and storytelling to engage a wide range of audiences, and have reached more than 72,000 people to date. is a grassroots web phenomenon that started in the dorm room of an environmental studies student at the University of Waterloo. It began with a large collection of links and then grew into an interactive portal highlighting the latest social-economic, environment-related news, events, and stories from across Canada.
Trek Travel Tours
Wheels 4 Life
Wheels4Life is a non-profit organization that provides bikes for people in Third-World countries in need of transportation to get to work or to school; including health care workers. This charity was founded by extreme biking legend and former Mountain Bike World Champion Hans Rey.
Winterborne Bicycle Institute (WBI)
Winterborne Bicycle Institute (WBI) is Canada's leading provider of training for bicycle mechanics.
World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief’s vision is that simple sustainable mobility is an essential element in disaster relief and poverty relief. In developed and developing countries, bicycles fulfill the basic mobility needs of individuals, and have a direct impact in support of Health Care, Education, and Economic Development. Bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities. World Bicycle Relief's mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
World Bike
Worldbike is an international network of bicycle designers and industry leaders, and international development professionals, working together to provide transportation solutions and create income-generating opportunities for the world’s poor.
World Carfree Network
World Carfree Network brings together organisations and individuals dedicated to promoting alternatives to car dependence and automobile-based planning at the international level and working to reduce the human impact on the natural environment while improving the quality of life for all.
Worldwide Critical Mass Hub
The place to go to get information about the Critical Mass rides that have made the last Friday of every month a cyclist's dream the world over.

Just for Fun!!

C.H.U.N.K. 666.
The club started when a few geeks found that the urge to create choppers and tallbikes was too strong to resist. They didn't know it, but they were being goaded by messages from the future, which were intended to prepare their recipients for the imminent apocalypse. Our mission is unclear, but we do know that once we began riding these devices, it was difficult to stop.
Cyclown Circus
They cycle from town to town, looking for a place to stay, co-operating with locals and the community and performing in the street or at a pre-arranged location and giving workshops after the event.
KW Bike Polo Club
Come play polo in Kitchener-Waterloo!! Every sunday and some other times or events.
Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Humor
Check this site out if you are looking for a laugh.
The Treadmill Bike
What every person needs?

Bicycle Touring Outfits

CanUSA Cycle Tours
CanUSA offers tours for beginners, intermediates and advanced cyclists with diverse itineraries that encourage exploration in an intimate and exciting way. With approximately 20 tours per summer, you can discover the best of Alberta and British Columbia on a trip that suits you perfectly. CanUSA can even provide route-planning services and sag support to anyone who may require online or telephone guidance about cycling the Canadian Rockies.
Cycle Canada
Cycle Canada provides bicycle tours of Canada and also a wealth of resources for cycling there.
Freewheeling Adventures
Freewheeling Adventures organizes guided and self-guided bike tours and multisport vacations in Canada, Iceland, Europe and Latin America.
MightyGoods aims to share stories and knowledge from the most interesting and experienced people from all over the world. We talk with adventurers, nomads, athletes and other people who live life to the beat of their own drum. Tips that will help you with your own adventures – whether you have just started planning your journey or you are in the middle of a fantastic journey
Steve Bauer Bike Tours
Steve Bauer Bike Tours has plenty of packages to see the world from the saddle of a bicycle.
Trek Travel Cycling Vacations
With Trek Travel, you may find your experience waiting among the high peaks of the French Alps, along Ireland’s Emerald Coast, or among Northern California’s fruitful vineyards. Trek Travel will lead you there, and craft for you an experience uniquely yours, a journey uniquely Trek Travel.
Woman Tours
WomanTours offers personalized, inn-to-inn road-bike tours exclusively for women. They design their trips for women of all ages, abilities and lifestyles in the most beautiful places across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, providing unique experiences that foster confidence, happiness and a sense of adventure.

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