Every year there are more and more cycling events happening across Ontario. Below you'll find information on a variety of recreational, touring and race events for 2016. We will continue to add cyclings events throughout the year as the event dates are published.
OCTOBER AND BEYOND
Ride for Refuge - Join rides on Saturday October 1 for a fun, family-friendly bike-a-thon supporting charities serving the displaced, vulnerable, and exploited in 35 locations across North America - 15 of them in Ontario. $50 minimum fundraising to participate. $100 to earn a RIDE T-shirt. Kids 5 and under are free!
West Nipissing Cycle for Charity - On October 2nd, ride in this annual event that has grown out of a passion for cycling and the desire to promote healthy living. Choose from three 3 routes ranging from 25, 50 and 100 km.
Bike The Bridge - On October 9, Bike the Bridge and ride over the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit and embark on a 30-kilometre tour. This year`s tours starts and ends in Windsor and focuses on local neighbourhoods
Toronto International Bicycle Show - Fall Blowout - On October 15th, head to the Bicycle Fall Blowout Sale, a one-day only, Year-End Clearout, from 10am to 5pm. Get there early as this once-a-year, seven-hour sales blitz draws a crowd.
Tour of Madawaska- There is no better time and place to enjoy the splendid fall colours, stunning scenery, quiet roads, and campfire camaraderie than at this woodland retreat. On October 8-10, Madawaska Cycling Tours are designed for those who are challenged by tough terrain and are undeterred by inclement weather. Costs range from $55 for single day and dinner to $275 for multi-day and indoor accommodation.
Exhale MTB Race - On October 2nd, join The Lung Association for their annual race around the 20km Fanshawe Lake Trail in London. Cost for registration is $50, visit website for more details about the event categories. Kids 6 & under are free!
Cyclocross Events - Fall is CycloCross season and 2016 is no different for this growing sport. From October to November, throughout the province there are various race and event days. For event dates and locations visit www.cyclocross.org
Overdrive Race Series - On October 30th, don't miss the unique opportunity to ride 40km on the "Tour Du CTMP" - Along the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park race track! Road Bikes Only. Also register for a number of other Mountain Bike events same day.
Ottawa Hulloween Night Ride - October 31 - Ottawa’s first annual Halloween beer bike where participants are invited to dress up in a costume as well as decorate their bikes for a recreational ride bridging Ottawa and Old Hull before heading back to the brew pub for a yoga cool down, costume judging, dinner, drinks, music and prizes!
Albion Fat Bike Festival - On January 16, gather for this new year ride suitable for all levels. Bike snow trails at Albion Hills Conservation Area, 20km or 10km, demos, hot chili and bonfire.
FEBRUARYRice Lake Hard Water Bicycle Ride – Held on February 15, The Rice Lake Hard Water Bicycle Ride is an all for fun, unofficial, get together of people looking for something winter fun to do on Ontario's Family Day Weekend - Riding on the Frozen surface of Rice Lake!
MARCHCycle Tourism Conference- On March 4, Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is hosting it's 3rd Cycle Tourism Conference. With speakers from the US, across Canada and Ontario, this industry event is also open for general registration. View program details at: www.ontariobybike.ca/ctc16 Toronto International Bicycle Show - Don`t miss the 30th Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show on March 4-6 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place. Join us at the largest bicycle consumer show in the world to shop a fantastic range of bike manufacturers and retailers. Plan your next cycling trip, sign up for an event or tour in 2016 by visiting dozens of great destination or event booths! Stop by the Ontario Cycle Tourism Information Centre for the latest cycling information, events and maps from across the province. Hell and Heck of the North - This early season ride on March 27 starts east of Newmarket, near Musselman's Lake, with a 90km course heading north that includes challenging off-road sections, and a 70km route that is all road. Plan your bike choice accordingly, dress for the weather and be ready for an exciting day out. OCA license required.
Steaming Nostril – Held on April 3, 2016, this event is in it`s 4th year, this early spring event has 35 and 70 km options, on a mix of roads, farm lanes and trails and uses some private lanes and roads.
Paris to Ancaster Bicycle Race – This spring ride has 70, 40 & 20 km options, on a mix of roads, farm lanes and trails. This well-attended annual event will take place on April 24 in 2016, celebrating its 23rd year. A "Let's Ride" Kids Course is open to 8-12 year olds.
Great Ride N Stride Burlington – Great Ride 'n' Stride is a non-competitive, pledge-based fundraising event. This is the 38th year for GRNS Burlington, making it the longest running fundraiser in the city. Participants can choose to ride their bikes along a beautiful 17km trail located in downtown Burlington. Come and join us on Sunday April 24th between 1pm - 3pm!
Pedal the Pinery – On Sunday April 24th, starting at 1pm join a fun (not a race) 20km bike ride through Pinery Provincial Park! A minimum pledge of $20 is necessary for each individual!
Haldimand-By-Bike – On April 30th, help launch Haldimand County’s new cycling video, Cycling & Hiking Map as well as the opening of their newest park and trail “Waterfront Way” with a 10km cycling tour.
Mike Ride – On Sunday May 1st, 2016, join the Annual 'Mike Ride', a fun family ride starting at Hamilton’s Bayfront Park with routes ranging from 5km to 70km. In addition to increasing awareness of all aspects of cycling, the funds raised at the annual Mike Ride are used to purchase bikes, helmets, bells and locks for Hamilton inner city students and their families.
Bike To Beer – On Sunday May 1st, 2016, ride from the Toronto Beaches, 55 kilometers to the Brock Street Brewing Company in Whitby, for drinks and a brewery tour. Enjoy this guided ride from the Toronto Beaches to Brock Street Brewery with bus transport (including bike) back from Whitby to Toronto after the event. Proceeds supporting the world-class Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
CN Cycle for CHEO – On Sunday May 1st, 2016, this charity event encourages everyone to cycle, walk, and roll, in support of children with cancer at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Events take place at the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, and the adjacent grounds at LeBreton Flats. The cycle routes are non-competitive, offering a range of distances (15 km, 35 km & 70 km bike routes and a 2km and 5 km walk), all starting and ending at LeBreton Flats.
Epic 8 Hour - Spring mountain bike relay at Mansfield Outdoor Centre, May 7. Single track and double track 10km course, with overnight camping onsite and lots of fun team activities. Also featuring non competitive kids event.
Preston CycloFest – On May 8, Preston Street will be transformed into a cyclist’s paradise with the first annual CycloFest. A celebration of the bicycle as the environmentally-friendly, indispensable urban conveyance, the festival will include a wide range of activities that will offer fun for the whole family.
Creemore Springs Turas Mór – On May 14th, Creemore Springs Turas Mór offers up one challenging route – a 61km journey taking you thru the scenic, rolling hills and the beautiful countryside of Clearview Township. The ride can be considered challenging with gravel roads and a few steep climbs.
Spring On The Trail – On May 14th, join others for a Bike, Hike, Run or Walk on the G2G Rail Trail. Start from any Trailhead along the trail; Goderich , Auburn, Blyth, Walton, Monkton, Milverton, Millbank, Linwood, Wallenstein, Elmira, West Montrose, Ariss, and Guelph. Register online for $25 and get in on the fun and great prizes. This is an annual fundraiser to help build and maintain the G2G Rail Trail.
Bikes & Biergarten – May 14 in Ottawa, join in for fun at traditional style Biergarten with local food, music, bikes and beer. Event will kick off with a bike parade from the west end and ending at the Biergarten in Beechwood Village, all in support of Re-Cycles, Ottawa.
Pedal Pushers Diva Day Road Clinics – On Saturday May 14th and May 28th (Collingwood) or July 23th (Muskoka) sign up for a one-day road riding clinic includes guided scenic routes, mini mechanic seminar, skills and drills, lunch, snacks, fully supported. Spa option available.
Ride of Silence On May 18th, 2016 , join cyclists in Niagara in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. The 2016 Ride of Silence 10km event will take place with a new starting location – MacBain Community Centre at 7150 Montrose Road.
7 Days in May - 7 Days In May is designed for riders of all abilities. There are two aspects to 7 Days In May: a single day riding event featuring rides of 25KM, 50KM, 75KM and 160KM; and a 7 day event where we ride around Lake Ontario. This year, 7 Days In May will be held from Saturday May 28th, to Friday June 3rd, 2016.
Ride for Jack - On Saturday May 28th, 2016 join cyclists of all abilities to ride the 7th Annual Ride for Jack event. Whether cyclists decide to ride 25, 50, 100 or 125km, each program raises funds for Youth Mental Health.
Spin The Lakes - Join the 10th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour on May 28th, 2016. Take a tour around Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka region. The tour takes you around several of the Muskoka lakes along routes with breath taking views and spectacular rock cuts. Route lengths include 20, 50, 110, and 170km.
MEC Barrie Bikefest - On May 28 at Hardwood Ski and Bike head out to the MEC Barrie Bikefest, a celebration of all things mountain bike. Activities include; Clinics, Gear Swap, Bike Demo’s, Beer Tent, Expo etc. New for 2016 Pulse Racing will present The SingleTrack Classic. The SingleTrack Classic is personal challenge to ride or race 25km (1 loop), or 50km (2 loops) of the new course. A 12km Poker Ride, a non-competitive fun ride will also be offered.
Beaver River Trail Run & Ride - The Beaver River Trail Run & Ride is a brand new event for Brock Township and will be held on May 28 & 29, 2016. The Saturday will feature the run with categories for every level and ability, and the Sunday will feature the ride offering something for every level and ability.
The Campfire Ride - Head to Hockley Valley Resort and Spa on Sunday May 29, 2016 for a fundraising event in support of Camp Oochigeas and help send kids with cancer to camp! Ride options include 70km or 102km followed by a banquet lunch. The Campfire Ride is sponsored by Torys LLP, Air Canada and Racer Sportif.
Cycle for Angels - A family-friendly group cycling event in downtown Kitchener. to promote safe sharing of the road, and to honour cyclists killed or hurt while riding.
Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride On Sunday, May 29th, 2016, join the 13th annual Brian Smith Charity Bike Ride and choose from 144km, 82km, or 53km routes. The ride starts and finishes from Hutch’s on the Beach in Hamilton.
The Lake Ride - On May 29th, join the 6th Annual The Lake Ride. The ride is in York Region, beginning in Newmarket and on to the beautiful southern shores of Lake Simcoe and back. The ride feature's two distances, 60km and 100km.
Evan's Ride for Autism – A family-oriented cycling event to raise funds to support persons with autism and their families in the Niagara Region. Ride on 11 or 22 km routes through the scenic country roads around Smithville and join in the post-ride family fun activities. Sunday, May 29th, 9am-1pm.
Rotary Lilac Ride - Starting and ending in Picton, Prince Edward County, pick from 3 distances to enjoy the lilac blooms and spring green on quiet country roads (27km, 57km or 100km). The 3rd annual event supports literacy in the County and happens on May 29th.
Bike-A-Thon Plus - Cornwall - On May 28th, enjoy a day of fun riding in and around Cornwall. This fundraising event has a variety of routing options for cyclists.
Go Green Go Dutch Bike Ride - London - Ride in the 8th Annual GoGreenGoDutchGoBikeLondon Family Bike Tour and enjoy a scenic bike ride along London's river bike trail to the Forks of the Thames.
JUNEBike Month - June is Bike Month in Ontario. Many communities have day, week long or a month full of events celebrating cycling. Check local event listings to find out more. Find Bike Month event listings here for Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas or Mississippi Mills. BikeTrek – On June 4th, 2016, join the 15th annual BikeTrek that raises funds in support of research initiatives across the province to help people affected by respiratory illnesses “breathe easier.” Participants can choose between 25, 50, 100 and 160km routes which will lead them throughout the beautiful sites in Windsor & Essex County Great Canadian Theatre Corporation - Bike-a-thon – On June 5th, 2016, ride this 3rd annual event in Ottawa. Meet at the War Museum for a breezy ride westbound on the Sir John MacDonald Parkway. Ride a section, the entire 9km to Carling Avenue, or multiple loops. Come early for free bike tuneups and meet up after for a tailgate picnic in the park. Pedal Pushers Climbing Clinics – Head to Collingwood to learn skills and drills to tackle hills and climb more efficiently. Led by NCCP trained coaches. Ladies only June 4. Co-ed mountain bike clinics June 17 & 24th. Bramalea CycleFest – Join All People's Church in partnership with Bike Brampton and the Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee on June 4 for the 2nd annual Bramalea Cyclefest. This event is geared towards engaging the community in conversations about health and wellness and environmental responsibility. Bike, walk or rollerblade one of trail trails then celebrate afterward with free lunch and activities for all participants. Ride 4 Styles – On June 5th, join the six annual Ride 4 Styles cycling event in York Region, which honours the memory of fallen officer Constable Garrett Styles. There are two routes to choose from, a 45 km ride or a 70 km ride. Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart – On June 5th, 2016, join 13,000 cyclists on the annual ride enjoying Toronto's traffic-free highways downtown, including the scenic Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway. Rides of different lengths to suit all. Funds support programs working towards the ultimate goal of eradicating heart disease and stroke. Cycle for Sight – Raising funds for Foundation Fighting Blindness, this 7th annual event is a fully supported one-day ride for experienced and novice cyclists. 2016 Dates: Sunday June 5th: Ottawa - with the choice of two distances of 50 and 100km. Saturday June 18th: Toronto - with the choice of three distances of 70, 140, and the new 160km route. Ride Guides: Skills Boot Camps - On June 11th & 25th, July 9th & 23rd and August 27th in 2016, book your spot with Ride Guides for an all day mountain biking Skills Boot Camps at Buckwallow. Bring your own bike or rent one on site. Starting at 9am and going until 3pm, this all day program will give you the skills you need to get comfortable at riding moderate terrain on a mountain bike. For all information and how to book, visit their site. Manitoulin Passage Ride - On June 4th and 5th, head up to Manitoulin Island for the 6th Annual Manitoulin Passage Ride. Free ferry ride, quiet roads, great food paired with live entertainment at supper and lunch. Additionally, good ride snacks, ride and technical support, as well as insurance make this one of the best Northern Ontario Spring Rides. All for just $75.00 for two days of fun. Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer – This popular annual fundraising ride brings cyclists through Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara Falls on a 200+ km route over 2 days and draws over 4,000 cyclists from across Ontario & North America. New route options have been added for 6 options to choose from. Fully-supported tour rolls June 11th-12th, 2016. Bike for Tykes - Bike for Tykes is one day spinning relay that raises funds to support programs that improve the lives of children. In 2016, this event takes place on June 16th. Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Now in its 45th year, this weekend long event on June 11th-12th offers 4 different tour routes, between Ottawa, Perth, Kingston and back. 2,000 cyclists participate in this popular tour run by volunteers and organized by the Ottawa Bicycle Club since 1972. Ajax Trailfest - On Sunday June 12th, join other riders for the Ajax Trailfest! Choose from a 35 km ride with the Mayor or a 17 km "Tour d'Ajax". Tour de Grand - The Cambridge Tour de Grand is an award winning, recreational cycling event. Various route lengths from 10km to 160km are offered for all levels of riders. Free snacks, drinks, rest stops and a full lunch with registration. Bring your family and friends for the 19th annual ride on Sunday June 12, 2016. South Frontenac Cycle Fest – Join the 2nd Annual South Frontenac Cycle Fest, being held this year Sunday, June 12, in Verona, just north of Kingston. At this event an expanded map of local cycling routes will be released (and there will be a free community BBQ). Other cycling activities will take place. Ontario By Bike - June Ride - Join us on a two day weekend tour June 18 to 19 and primarily off-road ride exploring Niagara south, following the Niagara River, Friendship rail trail and Welland Canal. Tour includes hotel accommodations, lunches and is a fully supported small group tour. All details taken care of, just bring your bike and ride. Limited space, book early. The Wild Ride - Mountain biking festival on June 18th, 2016 at Wildwood Conservation Area in St. Mary's, with 25 km single and team challenge, 25 Km Single Speed, 50 km Enduro ride. Kids’ rides too. Bike The Creek - On June 18, ride the 3rd annual Bike the Creek ride. Choose from 4 routes ranging from 11 to 40 km. Enjoy pavilions enroute where participants can learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Participants have an opportunity to win prizes and will enjoy a complimentary lunch courtesy of the Region of Peel. Chatham-Kent Cycling Festival – On June 18th join the 2nd Annual Chatham-Kent Cycling Festival, 100km, 50km, 30km, Family Fun Ride and 2k options. Both recreational and experienced riders will enjoy the rich farmland of South Kent and the beautiful shores of Lake Erie on an open road loop. Ride Don't Hide - Join the annual rides all on June 26th, 2016 in any one of the 17 locations across Ontario: Brant Haldimand-Norfolk, Cochrane-Timiskaming, Grey Bruce, Halton, Hamilton, Kenora, Lambton Kent, Middlesex, Niagara, Oxford County, Peel Region – Caledon Hills, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury/Manitoulin, The Greater Toronto Ride , Waterloo Wellington Dufferin and Windsor.Rides vary in length from 5km upwards and explore great cycling in Ontario in a fun and welcoming environment. Tour de Guelph - Join the 3rd Annual Tour De Guelph and cycle through the picturesque Wellington County, Sunday June 26th. This is a family oriented cycling event offering 100km, 75km, 55km, 25km, 10 and 5 km rides for cyclists of all abilities. Fund raised in this event benefit the Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and the Rotary Clubs of Guelph- Trillium and Guelph-South. 24 Hours of Summer Solstice - Experience the summer solstice on two wheels at this June 25th and 26th mountain bike festival and relay race. The newly improved 17 km loop of single and double track trails is suitable for riders of most ages and abilities. Ride solo, tag team or with 4-10 people. A no night option is also available. Mississippi Mills Vintage Bicycle Show – On june 25, the Vintage Bicycle Show will provide a forum to explore the culture and history of cycling. It will also provide visitors the chance to learn the basics of bike repair and provide information on the services and activities available to cyclists in both the Almonte and the Ottawa areas. Carbon Cycle – On June 25th and 26th, ride lake to lake from Hamilton to Haldimand Conservation Area on the 3rd annual Carbon Cycle. This is a weekend ride with overnight camping on Lake Erie (65 km/day) with equipment transport provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about day ride options. Tour de Guelph - On Sunday June 26, 2016 ride in the third annual Tour de Guelph! This summer Sunday cycling ride through Guelph Wellington is in support of great local causes, followed by hearty lunch. Ride options include 5/10/25/50/75/100km routes. Healing Cycle Ride - On June 26, join the 12th annual ride in support of hospice palliative care organizations in Ontario. Starting at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, cyclists can choose to ride 10, 25, 50 or 100km routes.
MacTier "Pedal and Play" - On July 1 -2, 2016, visit MacTier in Muskoka, Ontario for the first annual "Pedal and Play" Festival, a unique family-friendly cycling fun ride. There are 15 and 45 km loop options, while non-cyclists can enjoy activities in the community including a children's bike parade, face-painting and museum tours.
MS Bike Tour - Multiple locations and dates through out the province (and across Canada) for this fundraising event in its 25th year. 2016 Dates include: July 10 Prince Edward County; July 23-24 Grand Bend to London; August 6-7 Ottawa to Cornwall; August 21 Niagara; September 18: Toronto.
Evergreen Brick Works Bike Day - On July 10th, celebrate active transportation in the city with mountain bike skills clinics, a kids' unbuild-a-bike workshop, a bike obstacle course, tons of games and family activities, and guided trail rides through the DRVP. All at Evergreen Brick Works Bike Day.
Pedaling for Parkinson's - Between July 15th-17th, enjoy riding some beautiful roads in the Parry Sound area and help make a difference in the lives of people and families affected by Parkinson's. Riders of all levels are welcome and can choose to ride 1, 2, or 3 days. Routes range from 40 to 130 km.
Ride for a Reason - On July 16, join the Ride for a Reason event, part of the larger Family Fitness Festival held in the Municipality of Whitestone, in the Parry Sound Area. Circle Whitestone Lake on this 76km ride that encompasses the famous Bunny Trail.
Le Tour de Norfolk - On July 17, explore picturesque back roads and quaint villages as you cycle the quiet, paved roads of Norfolk County, located on the north shore of Lake Erie. Choose from 40, 75, 100 and 160 km routes with rest stops every 20-25 km, complete with snacks and refreshments. Enjoy a delicious spaghetti lunch and ice cream at the end of the ride and cool off in the outdoor pool. Road support is provided and routes are clearly marked. All rides start and end in Delhi.
Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay - On July 23, head to Hardwood Ski & Bike in Barrie for a fun, social and challenging MTB relay event. All ages and abilities.
GranFondo Ottawa - Reggio Capitale - Get the European-inspired "Big Ride" experience in the Ottawa Valley with fiestas before, during, and after the ride on July 23rd. Relaxed non-competitive options include 65 and 100 km or opt for the 170 or 220 km Gran and Supr Fondos with timed sections. All rides are fully supported.
Friends For Life Bike Rally – Join a one-day ride from Toronto to Port Hope (108km) on July 24th or join over 400 cyclists ride the Waterfront Trail from Toronto to Montreal – 600 km over 6 days. This 18th annual event which raises funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, is set for July 24th to July 29th, 2016.
Love in Motion – Love in Motion is a charity ride to bring hope to the hurting and vulnerable across Canada. There are week long rides planned for 2016 and a cross country ride planned for 2017. Join us July 24 – 30 2016 as we cycle from Windsor to Midland (490km – 82km/daily average) to raise awareness and funds for Church of the Manor and U R Home.
Bluewater International Granfondo – An exciting new Granfondo welcoming cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland will start and finish along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. Route options include 50, 100 and 150 km. Take in the scenery of thriving fruit orchards or challenging yourself on the rolling hills of Arkona.
Gran Fondo Toronto - Join the GFTO’s inaugural event, being hosted at the boutique resort, Hockley Valley Resort featuring authentic, gourmet Italian Cuisine, winery and a training vineyard. Each cyclist will have the option to choose their ride course. There are four ride options, including the GFTO Espresso (30KM), GFTO Lungo (60KM), GFTO Classico(79KM) and GFTO Grange (157KM)
Tour for Kids (Ontario) - 2016 marks the 13th year of Tour For Kids, an epic cycling adventure that raises funds in support of kids living with and beyond cancer. This 3-day, 300 to 600 km tour of quiet country roads north of Barrie is a challenging and rewarding experience. Tour For Kids isn’t just about conquering cancer. It’s about making a meaningful, immediate and lasting difference in the lives of kids with cancer today.
CanAm Century Ride (USA/Canada) - The CanAm Century Ride is a scenic bicycle ride for intermediate and experienced riders throughout the Canadian and American sides of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Route options include 35, 62, or 100 Miles. The event starts and ends in Buffalo, NY.
Durham Waterfront Ride - On August 13th, cruise along Durham's beautiful waterfront. Accompanied by a group leader, or on your own. Enjoy a great day on the bike and celebrate cycling in Durham.
Tour de Bonnechere - The 7th Annual Tour de Bonnechere takes place Sunday August 21st and will include a "family friendly" 20k tour from Eganville to the Bonnechere Caves. The "old favorites" 50k and 100k routes will include the 4k ascent from Cormac to Foymount, Ontario's highest populated point, offering spectacular views of the Ottawa Valley enroute.
Great Waterfront Trail Adventure - On August 7 to 12, 2016, join the 9th annual GWTA as they celebrate the extension of Ontario's Waterfront Trail to Lake Huron, from Pelee Island to Grand Bend.
Ride4UnitedWay - The annual Ride4UnitedWay will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2016. A ride which supports the work of the United Way Durham Region. Three courses offered for cyclists of every level: 160km, 100km and 60km. Take the challenge within the ride, the Heartbreak Hill 5KTT. It’s a fully supported ride, 8:00am mass start with massages, lunch and showers at the finish.
Dunneville Grand Tour - A whole weekend of activities to choose from August 20th to 21st, 2016. Enjoy rides for all levels and all lengths exploring the area, along the shores of Lake Erie and the Grand River.
Perth Military Settlement - On August 20, join the celebration this day by cycling around the historic Perth Military settlement area on routes that are 50, 100, 150 or 200 km in length.
3 Port Tour - On August 20th challenge yourself to 160km - three ports, 100km - two ports or 50km - one port road ride. Cycle through Elgin County’s waterfront communities, historic sites, scenic countryside and surroundings. Limited to 500 riders, sign up early.
Oshawa's Urban Farm Bicycle Tour - On August 21, tour some of Oshawa's most interesting vegetable gardens and meet the urban farmers with 30 participating locations. Self guided bicycle route options suggested and harvest feast dinner with all locally sourced foods included at end of day.
Kawartha Lakes Classic - The Kawartha Classic will be held on Saturday Aug 27th 2016 – 8 am. The Classic Cycling Tour has something for everyone, including routes of 13, 25, 50, 100 and 160 km to suit all levels of riders.
The Brompton Urban Challenge Toronto - On August 27, join others for the Brompton Urban Challenge! Akin to a two-wheeled scavenger hunt, the vent tests the creativity and ingenuity of its participants as they explore their city, interpreting clues, and completing challenges, all from the seat of their bikes.
The Bikes, Beards and Bandshells Tour - From August 27th to September 4th, this unconventional music tour will take an eclectic group of independent Canadian musicians from the beautiful 1000 Islands, along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, through idyllic Prince Edward County and along the edge of Lake Ontario to Cobourg. The group will cycle almost 300 km without a support vehicle, hauling a full bicycle-powered sound system and instruments with them and playing free, pedal-powered concerts in bandshells, amphitheatres and gazebos along the route.
Ride for Karen - On Sunday, August 28th, join cyclists from across Ontario for the 15th annual Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 200km distances. Started in 2002 as a tribute to Karen Tobias who passed away from breast cancer, 100% of proceeds from the ride are donated to charity.
MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride - Join the 3rd annual ride on Sunday, August 28, 2016! For $45, choose between 3 different ride options, 50km, 100km or 160km AND have a feast afterwards presented by Alice's Village Café and Covered Bridge Brewery. Starting and finishing in Carp (just west of Ottawa) enjoy these inexpensive, but fully featured rides through beautiful Ontario countryside in Lanark County.
Toronto Islands Tour (Heritage Toronto) - Explore Toronto Islands on your bike! Learn about the Islands’ role during the War of 1812, its lost amusement park and baseball stadium, the Island Water Filtration Plant, and its current life as a manicured public park.
Ontario By Bike - September Ride - A weekend tour and off-road rail trail ride in Simcoe County will begin and end in near Barrie. Hotel accommodations, lunches and more included on this fully supported small group tour. All details taken care of, just bring your bike and ride. Come ride with us September 24 to 25. Limited space, book early.
Mono On A Bike - On September 10th, join the 5th annual ride operated by the Town Of Mono. Routes range from 7.5 km to 30 km on this visually stunning bike tour through the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment. The ride starts and finishes at Mono Community Centre- and focuses on unpaved roads and trails.
Southwest Challenge - This year's not-for-profit tour is being held on Saturday September 10th, 2016 just outside London Ontario. All proceeds go to London's Children's Health Foundation. Ride the 25k family ride, 60k, 110k challenge ride or the epic 180k tour. There'll be plenty of support, food and prizes. Do it for the Kids!
Bike Up Northumberland! - On September 10th, join the 2nd annual charity ride event in support of Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation and Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation. Routing follows the scenic Waterfront Trail from Cobourg to Presqu'ile Park in Brighton and is designed for riders of all ages and abilities. With varying return distances – 5km, 10km, 25km, 50km and 100km.
Medics for Mental Health Bike Tour - On September 10th, ride in the inaugural Medics for Mental Health Bike Tour in Oxford County. Complete a 100 km bike ride or choose from a 50 km route option.
R.I.D.E. For Smiles - On September 11th, R.I.D.E. for Smiles (Recognizing Individual Differences in Everyone). We will be having their first cycling event, a 10 km bike ride along the Lakeshore in Toronto. The second cycling event of the year will taking place on September 24, 2016 and will be either a 25 km or 50 km bike ride in Muskoka.
Thousand Island Gran Fondo - Mark your calendars! On September 11th, ride among the beauty of the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence Seaway for the 2nd Annual Thousand Islands Gran Fondo cycling event. Register by August 28th to receive a FREE IronStride water bottle. Ride distances include 155 km, 120 km and 90 km.
Barrie 2 Baycrest - On Sunday September 11th, 2016, celebrate the 21st annual Barrie 2 Baycrest ride. Travel through scenic countryside north of the city, and experience a convivial atmosphere and post-ride festivities. Riders can choose between a 100km or 50km route. Costs include limited edition jersey, breakfast, lunch and two tickets to post-ride dinner.
Ride4Real Food - On Sunday September 11th, 2016, expereience three great routes, one great farm celebration.From the beautiful Hills of the Headwaters in Peel, to the scenic Humber river, Ride4Real food riders have great routes to choose from. The Ride4Real Food offers two road routes and one route that is primarily through park land.
PwC Epic Tour Halton - This long-distance mass participation GranFondo-style cycling event on September 11th, 2016 features 165, 140, 125, 110, 80 or 50 km options as well as a 20 km Family Ride. Designed for all ages and abilities, the course explores the scenic and challenging terrain of Milton, Halton Hills, and Burlington.
Caribou Charity Ride - The 7th annual Caribou Charity Ride will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Cyclists can choose between a 50, 75 or a 100km ride. The ride is for everyone from the average weekend warrior to accomplished cyclists. The meeting point is the Nor'Wester Resort Hotel at 2080 Highway 61 and both rides will travel through Oliver Paipoonge Township near Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The Ride - On September 11, join cyclists in Ottawa raising funds for cancer research and at The Ottawa Hospital Fundraiser. Pick from two routes, 50km (closed route) or 108km, starting and ending in Tunney's Pasture.
Big Move Cancer Ride - Cycle a 100km, 50km or 25km route on the 8th annual event in St Catharines. Ride individually or as part of a team to raise funds for the Walker Family Cancer Centre.
Tour de Headwaters - On September 17th, ride the 2nd Annual cycle event through the picturesque Hills of Headwaters. This “fun”draising ride for cyclists of all levels was created to support the $16 million Commitment to Care Campaign for Headwaters Health Care Centre Riders can choose a 101.5K or 50K Road Route or a 25K Family Friendly Trail Route.
Wheels of Hope - Raising funds to assist with transportation needs of cancer patients, ride 20km or 65km routes from London - Dorchester - Ingersol. No minimum required to join the ride taking place September 17.
Huron County Bike Ride for Hunger Week - On Saturday September 17th, ride in this 2nd annual event that features 10 km; 30 km or 60 km route options heading from and returning to the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre at 39978 Crediton Road followed by a bbq lunch.
Toronto MS Bike - Toronto is a perfect fit for cyclists of all levels! Centrally located at Centennial Park in Etobicoke, you will cycle along scenic bike trails and city streets before returning to the park for a BBQ lunch. Bring the family or make it a company outing on September 18th!
Centurion Canada – On September 16th-18th, join in this popular event with 25, 50 and 100 km rides and kids and hill climb races. Attracting thousands of participants and spectators, the September Centurion is based out of Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood.
Tour de Mississauga - On Sunday, September 18th, 2016, join over 4,000 cyclists for the 9th annual Tour de Mississauga event at the Mississauga Celebration Square. This year’s event will be offering a ride for all ages and skill levels. From beginner family rides (15 km, 30 km, 50 km) to advanced rides for those who are up for the challenge (80 km, 100 km, 120km), the Tour de Mississauga has something for everyone. Don’t miss this exciting event!
Canada South Coast Bike Tour - On Saturday September 24th, 2016, join ERCA for a ride around Windsor/Essex as we raise funds for local trail systems! Cycle on a number of route options. Enjoy a family-friendly 12 km or 32 km out and back tour, or step up to the 70 km ride on the Greenway. More advanced riders can participate in 58 or 112 km road routes.
Discover L&A Ride - Hop on your bike September 24 for a 58-kilometre journey that takes you along paved roads overlooking the water's edge and authentic rural Eastern Ontario landscapes. Start and finish in Bath, at local brewing company, stop at heritage sites and enjoy local music and refreshments along the way.
Highway of Heroes Bike Ride - On September 24-25, be part of an amazing, and exclusive group of Canadians on a journey just over 200km from Trenton to Toronto. Minimum fundraising required with a maximum of 200 riders.
The Peloton Experience - On September 24, join this ride starting in Oakville through Southern Ontario. This ride is perfect for experienced cyclists or leisure riders. The Peloton Experience is a fundraising event for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation and offers The Classic (60 km) or The Turnaround (110 km).
Wellspring Peloton Challenge - 35 riders will cycle more than 3,000 kms over 7 days from Toronto, Ontario to Miami in a 24-hour cycling relay. The ride is taking place from September 24 - 30, 2016 and is in support of Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation to raise funds for vital cancer support programs in the Greater Toronto Area. There are limited spots for this iconic ride.
Greg`s Ride - On September 25th, join others for Greg’s Ride: Ontario's Ride for Safer Cycling, where 100% of the profits go towards supporting cycling advocacy and programs across Ontario. Route options include 25, 60 and 100km.
The Forts of Toronto Tour (Heritage Toronto) - Bike a section of the Carrying Place Trail along the Humber River to experience a centuries-old trade and military route. Through the Humber Valley and along the Martin Goodman Trail, the tour visits the sites of Magasin Royal, Fort Rouille, and ends at Fort York National Historic Site.
Bike & Hike Rockwood - On September 25, ride in and around Halton Hills and the town of Erin on the first annual Bike & Hike Rockwood and participate in this great recreational ride and fundraising event to Stop the Hidden Quarry in Rockwood.
Picton Kiwanis Cribbage Colour Ride - On Sunday September 25th, 2016, head to Prince Edward County for an exciting weekend of wine, culture, family events and outdoor adventures! Join hundreds of cyclists and discover the magic of this island community. Three routes have been designed to accommodate different skill levels: 25, 50 and 100 km. On route you’ll find refreshment stations at selected rural locations – experience Prince Edward County’s proud agricultural heritage.
Ontario Cycling Association Race Events – Provincial Road Races – Hosted by cycling clubs throughout Ontario, the annual qualifying races and provincial championships draw cycling teams from across the province. Consult Ontario Cycling Association’s event calendar.
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