Ontario Cycling (OC) and Ontario By Bike (OBB) announce an exciting new partnership to advance their shared goal of promoting cycling across Ontario. The collaboration between OC and OBB is a connection which will strengthen the promotion of cycling through sport, tourism, recreation, and transportation. As we celebrate the diverse cycling opportunities and vast networks of trails and roads in Ontario, this partnership will further build on the value that both organizations bring to cycling enthusiasts throughout the Province.
Ontario By Bike, renowned for its commitment to the development and promotion of cycling tourism, will bring its expertise and resources to the partnership. By sharing resources on cycling routes, bicycle friendly businesses, and promoting cycling destinations, they are dedicated to advancing cycle tourism as a key component to Ontario’s tourism industry and supporting economic development in communities around the province. Their comprehensive resources, including maps, and itineraries, are invaluable in inspiring and guiding cyclists to explore the beauty of Ontario’s on two wheels. Their certification program for bike-friendly businesses provides piece of mind for cyclists when exploring, knowing that there are businesses which offer amenities and services tailored to their needs, further enhancing their travel experience.
Ontario Cycling, with its mandate on the management of the sport of cycling as well as encouraging active lifestyles, provides the value of their extensive network of athletes, coaches, and enthusiasts who will help to amplify the message of the joys of cycling and the excitement of competitive events. Through the organization of cycling events and workshops, Ontario Cycling works to engage the cycling community, foster safe cycling practices, and promote the knowledge and skills necessary for both recreational and competitive riders. Together, Ontario Cycling and Ontario By Bike will promote cycling-friendly projects, ensuring that the support required for a thriving cycling culture are in place.
The partnership between Ontario Cycling and Ontario By Bike aligns with their shared vision of making cycling accessible to all combined with the goal of elevating Ontario as a premier cycling destination. By combining their strengths, resources, and passion for cycling, they will inspire more people to embrace cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation, a recreational and competitive activity, and a way to experience Ontario’s natural and cultural wonders. The partnership will facilitate knowledge exchange and generate innovative ideas to propel cycling and cycle tourism development throughout the province.
The partnership between Ontario Cycling and Ontario By Bike marks a meaningful milestone in connecting cycling stakeholders in Ontario. Their joint efforts will result in enhanced cycling experiences, expanded knowledge of the network of cycling trails and destinations, increased economic benefits for communities across the Province and a lifestyle access hub for all cycling enthusiasts. We hope that this partnership will inspire more people to embrace the joy and benefits of cycling while reinforcing Ontario’s reputation as a premier cycling destination.
Ontario Cycling (OC) is the recognized authority by Cycling Canada on all aspects of the sport of cycling in Ontario, including Mountain Bike, Para-Cycling, Road, Track, and BMX. All staff are employed by the OC to facilitate the achievement of its long-term vision and planned annual targets. All personnel are required to operate within the policies and procedures as established by the associations volunteer Board of Directors and are expected to act consistently with the association’s values.
ONTARIO BY BIKE
Ontario By Bike is a not for profit program of Transportation Options. Through multi-faceted projects it is recognized as the lead sector association working to develop and promote cycle tourism in Ontario. For cyclists they provide the top cycling trip planning resources for day long or multi-day rides. Working with tourism destinations across Ontario plus the vast network of certified bicycle friendly businesses contributes positively to the tourism industry and economy.