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2017 Cycling In Ontario Guide

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Cycling Events 2017



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 2017. We will continue to add cyclings events throughout the year as the event dates are published.

If we missed an event, send us at info@ontariobybike.ca.

Also see the Bike Tours map category for tour options or check out our Cycling Tours 2017 page!



    Steaming Nostril – Sunday April 9 2017 in St. Jacobs Ontario this Cross, Mountain bike, gravel grinder event is now in it`s 5th year, this early spring event has 41 and 65 km course options, on a mix of gravel roads, farm lanes, rail trails and uses some private farm single track trails. An early Spring Canadian “must do” Classic.

    TillsonBurn – The Tillsonburn is a FREE bike ride, held annually on Good Friday (April 14th).It's meant to be a challenging ride that includes unmaintained gravel roads, rail trail and singletrack around the Tillsonburg area. 2017 features 50+km, 100km and 160km route options. Riders will be given only maps and are responsible for all their own food and water throughout the course. There will be chilli available for purchase post ride at the Indigo Lounge.


    Paris to Ancaster Bicycle Race – Canada’s spring cycling classic, features 70, 40 & 20 km course options with different start locations and the same finish line in Ancaster. Each course has a mix of gravel roads, farm lanes and trails. This popular event takes place on April 30, 2017 and now includes a fundraising option to support research at St. Joseph’s Helthcare Hamilton.

    Almonte Paris-Roubaix Sportif – April 30th -Sign up for the 28th Almonte Paris-Roubaix Cyclosportif. Enjoy a mix of paved roads mud, gravel, sand, rocks, woodlots and a single switchback climb. Both 80km and 40km options. This is not a race as the roads are open to other users. There is no support on this ride.

    Great Ride N Stride Burlington Great Ride 'n' Stride is a non-competitive, pledge-based fundraising event. This is the 39th 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. Ride on April 30, 2017.

  • MAY

    Clarence Rockland Classic - On May 6th, join the cycling club Ride with Rendall for the 8th annual Clarence-Rockland Classic with its 85km route a mix of gravel and paved roads.

    Mike Ride – On May 7th, 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.

    150th Birthday Party Bike Ride - A part of the Jane's Walk series, this free 40km ride around the Burlington Bay, through Hamilton and Burlington, starts at LaSalle Park, not far from Aldershot GO Train station, May 6.  

    Ride for the Rouge - On May 7th, 2017, ride 25km as part of the 24th annual Ride for the Rouge event, with all money raised through your donations and collected pledges will ensure the continued operation of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre.

    CN Cycle for CheoCN Cycle for CHEO – On Sunday May 7th, 2017, 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 - On May 13th, 2017 - Ride this spring mountain bike relay at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Single track and double track 10km course, with overnight camping onsite and lots of fun team activities. Also featuring non competitive kids event.

    Diva Day Road Cycling Clinic - May 13th, join Pedal Pushers for fully supported ride with lunch, snacks, drinks, nutritional seminar included. Apres spa at Scaninave Blue Mountain (optional). Skills & drill include gear selection, climbing, descending, group riding, mini mechanic seminar.Women Only.

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    BORCA Spring Chicken Enduro - May 13th ride the BORCA Spring Chicken, an MTB event featuring a 27km and 60km Enduro Mountain Bike races in an emerging mountain bike destination next to the Ottawa River in Renfew County. 

    Ride of Silence - On May 17th, 2017 , 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 2017 Ride of Silence 10km event will take place with a new starting location – MacBain Community Centre at 7150 Montrose Road.

    MEC Ottawa Spring Ride – On May 21, get adventurous with MEC and ride incredible quiet roads, gravel roads and off road trails for either 50 or 95km routes. $45 gets pre- and post-ride snacks, a well marked route on beautiful roads, stocked aid stations, on-call mechanical and medical support.

    Tour of Kincardine – On May 21, 2017, participate in 22km cross classic. The race route trails are part of the Kincardine Trails system – an entirely intra-town system with a variety of challenging terrain for a cyclist. The race course is approximately 22.5km long. The terrain roughly breaks down to 8.8km of hard surfaces, 9.7km of single track, and 4km of paved roads.

    Creemore Springs Turas Mór – On May 27th, 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.

    Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids with Cancer – On May 28th, ride the Jim Walsh Bike Ride for Kids, which starts & ends at Knights of Columbus Hall, 12 Catharine Avenue in Brantford. A 9am start kicks off riding on 80km on Brantford’s gorgeous rail trail. $25 per rider (under 13 years ride free) $75 per family (up to 4)

    7 days in May

    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 27th, to Friday June 2nd, 2017.


    MEC Bikefest Toronto - Feeling Shifty? On May 27th, join MEC celebrating all things bike-related. More details to follow.

    Ride for Jack - On Saturday May 27th, join cyclists of all abilities to ride the 8th Annual Ride for Jack event. Whether cyclists decide to ride 25, 50, 100 or 125km, each program raises funds for Youth Mental Health.

    Cycle Canada Century Ride - On May 27th-28th, participate in this century ride weekend event with day or full-weekend options. Ride either the metric or full century ride at either 100 km or 160km options.

    Hardwood SingleTrack Classic - On May 28th, enjoy 22 or 44 km of riding on fast flowy dedicated Mountain Bike Trails! The Hardwood SingleTrack Classic is a new and “secret” 22km loop using the famously popular trails in and around Hardwood Ski and Bike.

    Beaver River Trail Ride - On May 28th, participants will enjoy scenic trail riding adjacent to the Beaver River. The Ride will start at the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre and will head south on the trail towards Sunderland with ride distances of 25km, 50km and 100km.

    GIRO TO - On Sunday May 28th, ride in a premier cycling event in the Toronto area. More details to come.

    Food Cycle Ride - On Sunday May 28th, participate in Centre Wellington`s Food Cycle Ride, a charity event occurring in the towns of Fergus and Elora for cyclists to ride our trail and road routes.

    Spin the LAkesSpin The Lakes - Join the 12th Annual Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour on May 27. 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.

    Cycle for Angels - On May 28th, 2017, join this 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 May 28th, join the 14th 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 28th, join the 7th 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.

    Rotary Lilac Ride - On May 28th, 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. 

    Bike-A-Thon Plus - Cornwall - (2017 Date Pending), 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 - (2017 Date Pending), Ride in the 9th Annual GoGreen GoDutch GoBike London Family Bike Tour and enjoy a scenic bike ride along London's river bike trail to the Forks of the Thames.


  • JUNE

    Bike 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.   

    Ride for Freedom – On June 3, head out to Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte for 40 km, 80 km road bike route options as well as mountain biking for all levels. All proceeds go toward programs to support women and children who have suffered family violence.

    BikeTrek – (2017 Date Pending) join the 16th 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

    Tour de Speed On June 3, young riders can sign up and join Ontario’s finest young cyclists between the ages of 9 to 16. Races are run on paved country roads with rolling hills to add to the challenge and between 9 and 34km (depending on age).

    How To Not Get Dropped Road Clinic (co-ed) Wheelsucking is an art! Whether you’re a racer or a recreational rider, group riding skills will help you ride longer, faster, and farther. On June 4, join Pedal Pushers to develop the skills necessary to ride with a faster group. $100.00 incl HST. Early bird discount $90.00

    Road Cycling Climbing Clinic - June 3rd and 10th, take advantage of the Niagara Escarpment climbs and fine tune your climbing technique. Skills and drill focus on tackling all types of climbs (short, steep and long) with optimum efficiency. Women only.

    Bramalea CycleFest – Join All People's Church in partnership with Bike Brampton and the Brampton Bicycle Advisory Committee on (2017 Date Pending) for the 3rd 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 for Heart

    Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart – Ride on Sunday June 4, 2017 in the Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart and celebrate 30 years with us! Experience the thrill of riding on a traffic-free Gardiner and DVP! Select the distance that is right for you - 25km, 50km or 75km. Feel good while you do good by supporting life-saving research and helping Canadians lead healthy lives.

    Cycle for Sight – Raising funds for Foundation Fighting Blindness, this 9th annual event is a fully supported one-day ride for experienced and novice cyclists. 2017 Dates: Sunday June 4th: Ottawa - with the choice of three distances of 25, 60 and 100km. Saturday June 24th: Creemore - with the choice of three distances of 50, 100, and 150 km.

    West Nipissing Cycle for Charity - Bike for Kids, on Sunday, June 4, and make a difference with funds providing bikes for children in need. Enjoying 1 of 3 routes from Sturgeon Falls, following a portion of the Voyageur Route, currently under development.   

    Evan's Ride for Autism – On Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9am-1pm, join this 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.

    MICA Manitoulin Passage Ride - On June 3-4, head to Manitoulin Island for the 7th Annual Manitoulin Passage Ride. Enjoy a Free Ferry Crossing on this 2 day fully supported ride. Saturday night supper and dance, Sunday lunch with music, roadside snacks and insurance all included. details see www.manitoulincycling.com

    Zareinu Moveathon - Now in its 20th year, hop on a bike and join either the 25km (Women only option ), 50km, 100km, or 135km route options for this charity ride in Toronto.


    Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Now in its 46th year, this weekend long event on June 10th-11th 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.

    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 10th-11th, 2017.

    Carbon Cycle  – On Saturday June 10-11, 2017, ride lake to lake from Hamilton to Haldimand Conservation Area on the 4th annual Carbon Cycle. This is a weekend ride with overnight camping on Lake Erie (65 km/day) with equipment transport provided. Single day ride options available.

    Ajax Trailfest - On June 11th, 2017, join other riders for the Ajax Trailfest! Choose from have two rides – Mayor’s Ride (Approx. 46 km), Tour D’Ajax (Approx. 17km) and a Family Walk and Stroll (approx. 4km). No fee to register, and all pre-registered participants receive a free BBQ lunch after their ride.

    Tour de Grand 2017Tour de Grand - On Sunday June 11, 2017 ride this award winning, recreational cycling event, suitable for cyclists of all ages. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, has added two new routes to its existing nine. The 50 and 76 km gravel and trail routes will appeal to gravel and cross riders. Snacks and lunch included; along with the first 1900 riders receiving event t-shirts. 

    6-12hr Enduro - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - On June 10, ride the first endurance race for road bikes at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This event features both 6 and 12hr options for solo riders or teams of 2, 4 and 8. This non-drafting race will permit TT bikes as well as road bikes and recumbents. Start time is 6:00pm finishing at 6:00am.

    Healing Cycle Ride - On June 11 2017, join the 13th 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.

    Annual Zareinu Moveathon - On June 11th, join Zareinu Educational Centre of Metropolitan Toronto, a school and treatment centre for kids with special needs, on a tour of York Region and the Oak Ridges Moraine. Choose from one of four fantastic and challenging route options (25 km, 50 km, 100 km, 135km).

    Bike for Tykes - On June 15th, 2017, joing Bike for Tykes a one day spinning relay that raises funds to support programs that improve the lives of children.

    Grey County Road Race – On June 15th and 17th, those more competitive riders can sign up for the Grey County Road Race (Saturday June 17th, 2017) and the Grey County Time Trial (Thursday Jun 15th, 2017), which happens to be the sole Canadian qualifier events for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Series.

    Huron County 'Better Together" Ride to End Hunger - June 17, ride in this 3nd annual event that features 5 routes - 10km; 40km; 60km; 100km plus a family friendly route. All routes will start and end at the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre. Event is followed by a BBQ lunch.

    Evergreen's Annual Bike Festy - On June 18th, celebrate active transportation in the city with 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. 

    unnamed 1The Wild Ride - Mountain biking festival in 2017 (dates pending) 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.

    Pedalpushers Mtn Bike Skills Clinic - June 22nd and 29th (6-8pm), join PedalPushers and learn at this ride n race clinic for all skill levels. Pre ride the 6 hrs of Gibraltar course on a private estate. Co-ed clinic.

    Bike The Creek - On June 24th, 2017 ride the 4th 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.

    WHEEL'S - On June 25th, Ride with the pros or cycle as a family, with routes designed for riders of all ages and abilities. This is an all-inclusive, accessible, family friendly cycling event.

    Hairshirt Classic Double Century - On June 25th, punish yourself on this free ride hosted by the Toronto Bicycling Network. Ride from Mississauga to Niagara and back for a little self-inflicted fun.

    Ride Don't Hide - On Sunday, June 25, 2017, communities across Canada will cycle together to raise funds for mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Ride Don’t Hide brings Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life together to help break the stigma and raise funds for mental health. This year there'll be over 12,000 participating in 35 community rides coast to coast (13 communities in Ontario) to help raise over $2 million for mental health initiatives.

    Scotiabank Tour de Guelph - Join the 4th Annual Tour De Guelph and cycle through the scenic countryside of Wellington County on June 25. This is a family oriented cycling event offering 5/10/25/50/100km route options, as well as a new 160km route options for cyclists of all abilities. Start time at 7am from University of Guelph.

    24 Hours24 Hours of Summer Solstice - Experience the summer solstice on two wheels at this June 24th and 25th. 2017 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 – (2017 date Pending), 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.

    Alvar Treasure Rides - On June 26-30 2017, join this all inclusive cycling vacation on beautiful Manitoulin Island. 5 day riding 4 nights stay with multiple km routes available each day. Details www.manitoulincycling.com

  • JULY

    NCCA Canada 150 Ride - On July 2nd, The Niagara Cycling Clubs Alliance invites all cyclists and their families to the heart of Pelham for a scenic tour through the vineyards, orchards, and beautiful vistas of Niagara’s Green Belt. Route options include 15, 25, 50, 100km and a MTB options.

    Max's Big Climb - July 15, challenge yourself and climb the iconic Sydenham Hill in Dundas, Ontario. Compete in an individual time trial and for the title of 'King' and 'Queen of the Mountain'. In addition, this year we will be adding an exciting hour-long team event - the 'Horse Kill Relay'.

    PwC MS Bike Tour - PwC MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease. This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. Join more than 10,000 cyclists in one-or two-day fully supported cycling events between July and September. 2017 Dates for the following ride locations are: Prince Edward County - July 9; Ottawa to Cornwall - July 15-16; Grand Bend to London - July 29-30; Niagara - August 20; Toronto - September 17.

    Indy Cycling Challenge - On July 13, participate in this exclusive race for cycling enthusiasts to experience the Honda Indy Toronto race track.

    Pedaling for ParkinsonsPedaling for Parkinson's - Between July 14th-16th 2017, 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. 

    Summer Epic 8 Hour MTB Relay - On July 15 2017, head to Hardwood Ski for the Roots, Rocks & Reggae themed MTB relay event. Sure to be fun, social and challenging for all ages and abilities.

    Sydenham Lakes and Trails Festival - On July 15 2017, join the “Bike Around the Lake”, with 20, 36 and 52 km loops. All routes include the Cataraqui Trail, hard topped 60kph rural roads and 200 meters on a paved shoulder of an arterial road. The two longer loops also include stretches on the K+P Trail. For younger riders, the Festival has a cycle skills course, helmet fitting and bike repair. Everyone is welcome. Contact 613-532-7846 for more information.

    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 15th 2017. Relaxed non-competitive options include 65 and 100 km or opt for the 180 or 235 km Gran and Supr Fondos with timed sections. All rides are fully supported.

    Le Tour de Norfolk - On July 16, 2017 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.

    Ride4Real Food - On July 23rd, expereience great cycling routes and culinary experiences. From the beautiful Hills of the Headwaters in Peel Region, to the scenic Humber river, Ride4Real food riders have great routes to choose from. The Ride4Real Food offers road routes and one route that is primarily through park land.

    Oshawa's Urban Farm Bicycle Tour - On July 23rd, 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.

    Kitchener Twilight Grand Prix Criterium - Friday July 28 2017, this 3rd Annual Cycling Canada sanctioned Criterium will have race categories from Beginner level to Elite Pro Men’s and Female races raced in the downtown area of Kitchener, Ontario part of the “July Speed Weekend” of Criterium racing in Waterloo Region. Not racing? GO to KW and enjoy the 2 days of exciting high speed bike racing on the 1.1 km race course in the downtown cores of Kitchener and Cambridge.

    Fieldstone Criterium of Cambridge - On Saturday July 29 2017, this Cycling Canada sanctioned Criterium is the 2nd event of the “July Speed Weekend” in Waterloo Region. Criterium races will be held in beautiful old historical downtown area of Cambridge known as Galt. Racers will navigate the core area and ride over the Grand River on two of the 3 historical bridges.

    Friends for Life Bike Rally

    Southampton's War on the Shore –On July 27th, head out to Southampton on the shores of Lake Huron for a criterium race and enjoy the Marine Festival which runs all weekend long!

    Friends For Life Bike Rally – Join a one-day ride from Toronto to Port Hope (108km) on July 30th or join over 400 cyclists ride the Waterfront Trail from Toronto to Montreal – 600 km over 6 days. This 19th annual event which raises funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, is set for July 30th to August 4th, 2017.


    CanAm Century Ride & Cycling Weekend- On August 5 & 6, join this unique bicycle ride throughout the Canadian and American sides of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Choose between pedal adventures ranging from 56 (US-Only), 100, or 160 km! The two longer rides cross into Canada from the US, so bring your passport! A weekend of events with rural scenic and urban archetecture tours, among other events. Registration includes support, snacks at the rest stops and a post ride picnic.

    Mactier Pedal and Play- On August 5, head out to Mactier and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a day of cycling in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario! Fast becoming the premiere cycling event in west Muskoka, you have a choice of two cycling routes (21 km and 50 km) both of which feature impressive topography and picturesque sights, and take advantage of paved shoulders on Lake Joseph Road (formerly highway 69).

    Great Waterfront Trail Adventure 2017 - On August 6 to 12, 2017, join the 10th annual GWTA as they celebrate Canada's 150th birthday cycling from Point Pelee to the Rouge National Urban Park! A total of 530 km, 2 Great Lakes, 24 communities, and 2 National Parks!

    Bluewater International Granfondo – On August 6th, 2017 ride in this exciting Granfondo welcoming cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland. The 2nd annual event starts and finishs 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.

    Le Tour de Terra Cotta - On August 7th, ride through the scenic hills of Caledon on Le Tour de Terra Cotta. With full road closures and a variety of events from 26-104km, Le Tour de Terra Cotta is run solely by volunteers and 100% of the net proceeds are donated to the community and local charities.

    Ride4UnitedWay - On August 13, join the annual Ride4UnitedWay! A mass start from Whitby at 8:00am with 3 distances of 60km, 100km and 160km. A fully supported ride with on course support including food, hydration and check points. Bike mechanics will be on duty. Lunch, showers and massages at the finish. $60 before July 1st.

    Ride for Karen - On August 13th, join cyclists from across Ontario for the 16th 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.

    Tour for Kids (Ontario) - August 18th-20th, 2017 marks the 14th 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.

    Gravel Road Clinic - August 19th, join Pedal Pushers for a session of skills and drills that include gear selection, climbing and descending on techincal terrain. Snack, drinks included. Fully supported. Co-ed Clinic

    MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride - August 20, with the start/finish situated in Carp (just to the west of Ottawa) enjoy an inexpensive, but fully featured ride through beautiful Ontario countryside in Lanark County, Ottawa’s riding country! Choose between 3 different ride options of 50km, 100km and an 160km AND have a feast afterwards.

    Tour de Bonnechere - The 8th Annual Tour de Bonnechere takes place (2017 Date Pending) 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.

    DGT 2017Dunneville Grand Tour - On August 18th-20th, 2017, enjoy a scenic ride through the picturesque community of Haldimand county. Enjoy breathtaking views along the shores of Lake Erie, and throughout the peaceful countryside. With routes ranging from 25-100 km, we have something for everyone.

    Highway of Heroes Bike Ride - On August 19-20, Wounded Warriors Highway of Heroes Bike Ride will take a group of Canadians along this sacred stretch (CFB Trenton to Queen's Park) to raise funds and awareness for those living with occupational stress injuries like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Honour the Fallen, Help the Living. Minimum fund raising required with 160 and 220kms route options available.

    3 Port Tour - On August 19th, 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. All routes are supported and everyone gets lunch at Port Bruce. Free t-shirt for those registering before August 7th.

    Grease Monkey Mountain Bike Challenge - On August 20th, head out to Bruce County for a 5 hour multi-lap, relay style MTB bike race with a little bit of flair! Ride options for all, and all are welcome. Route includes primarily single track with features include logs, bridges, twisty and tight trail sections and rock gardens.

    Kawartha Lakes Classic - The Kawartha Classic will be held on Saturday Aug 26th 2017 – 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.

    Wheels of Hope - On August 26, 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.

    Shimano Gran Fondo - On August 27, head out to the Kawarthas region,and to the city of Peterborough and Peterborough County for the Shimano Gran Fondo. The surrounding area offers cyclists picturesque and challenging roads that are perfect for this 2nd annual ride.

    Medics for Mental Health Bike Tour - First Responders spend their lives helping others. But who is there to help them? Join riders across Ontario as they do a 50km or 100km bike ride raising awareness for mental health importance among First Responders. 2017 proceeds go to Tema Conter Memorial Foundation. All riders welcome August 26 in Oxford County.


    Mono On A Bike - (2017 Dates Pending), 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.

    Alvar Treasure Rides - On September 4-8, join this all inclusive cycling vacation on beautiful Manitoulin Island. 5 day riding 4 nights stay with multiple km routes available each day. Details www.manitoulincycling.com

    Bike Up Northumberland! - On September 9th, join the 3rd 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.

    Thousand Island Gran Fondo - On September 10th, 2017, choose from 3 ride distances, 155KM, 120KM and 90Km. The ride takes you all the way through the Thousand Islands Parkway where it finishes at the outskirts of Brockville. Riders will cross over a bridge at the 401 onto beautiful secondary country roads all the way back into Gananoque. Cyclists will continue along Hwy 2 back into Kingston and the Woolen Mill finish area.

    Barrie 2 Baycrest - On September 10th, 2017, celebrate the 22nd 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.


    PwC Epic Tour Halton - This long-distance mass participation GranFondo-style cycling event on September 10th, 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 - On September 10th, 2017, join the 8th annual Caribou Charity Ride. 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.

    Limestone Century - On September 10th, 2017, join the 1th annual ride and challenge yourself on this 1-day clasic non-competitive cycle tour through the quiet roads of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, and Prince Edward Counties. Routes traverse the Canadian Shield and follow the Lake Ontario shore on the return.

    The Ride - On September 10th, 2017, 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 - On Sunday, September 10th, 2017 ride the 9th annual "Big Move" in support of the Walker Family Cancer Centre. Cycle a 100km, 50km, or 25km route throughout the scenic Niagara Region. Gather a team or ride as an individual, but don’t miss out on this BIG day!

    Wild Betty's FunDuro 2017- - On September 17, ride in this women's only mountain bike event in Toronto. Have fun, ride and meet up with other female riders.

    Tour de Headwaters - On September 16, ride in this 3rd annual event takes place in Caledon and the hamlet of Inglewood as the Start/Finish location for the 101.5km, 50km road routes and a 25km “family friendly” trail route.

    Centurion BMCenturion Canada – On September 15th-17th, 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.

    TourDeMiss Facebook ProfilePhotoGREENTour de Mississauga - On Sunday, September 17th, 2017, join over 4,000 cyclists for the 10th 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 - Windsor-Essex Cycles on September 23rd, 2017! Participate in a 15 km, 32 km or 64 km ride on the Chrysler Greenway Rail Trail or tour the region and stop at some of our Conservation Areas on the 58 km or 112 km road routes.

    Discover L&A Ride - Hop on your bike September 23rd, 2017 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.

    Cyclosportive Perth - On Septembe 23rd, join hundreds of cyclists on the roads in, around and between Perth, Murphy's Point, Portland, and Westport. This is not a race - go hard or enjoy the scenery. Route options include 100km, 122km and 160km.

    Gianni Giro -Join the 3rd Annual Gianni Giro on September 24th in King City. Get ready for another year of great cycling, as riders will be able to choose from 5km, 45km and 90km distances and finish up at a highly charged fun fair and bbq.

    The Dirty Enduro - On September 30, head out to Ganaraska Forest in Northumberland County for a fantastic mountain bike event. With options from 100 km to 15 km and a kids' race, this event is sure to please even the hardiest of trail riders.

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    Wellspring Peloton Challenge - (2017 Dates Pending) 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 - (2017 Dates Pending) 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.

    Fall Epic 8 Hour - Ride this MTB Relay race on September 23, 2017 at Hardwood Ski & Bike. This year's race will be Rock & Roll Themed.

    The Beau's Oktoberfest Bike Ride - On September 23, 2017, Join Beau’s Oktoberfest Ride and raise money for United Way Ottawa and United Way Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to help kids be all that they can be by ensuring they have access to programming during critical hours.

    Sara's Ride - September 23rd, head out to Albion Hills for a mountain bike ride in memory of Sara Rosen, and to help continue her extremely charitable work, please, join the first annual "Sara's Ride".

    Fall Colour Ride - The 2017 Picton Kiwanis Fall Colour Ride (formerly Colour Cribbage Ride) will be on Sunday September 24, 2017. Take your choice of a 100, 50 or 25 km ride through beautiful Prince Edward County. Registration Includes: Refreshment stops along the route, lunch, a local produce sample and a chance to win a draw prize.

    Ride for Refuge - Join rides on September 30th, 2017 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!

    The Growling Beaver Brevet - Growling Beaver Brevet is a social (non-race) ride with 200 cyclists riding 40, 100 or 200km routes through the scenic Grey County. The day will feature Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay communities and merchants that have supported cyclists through the summer season.

    Tour of Madawaska - Fall Colour Cycling Retreat- 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 September 30 - October 1, 2017, 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 $285 for multi-day and indoor accommodation.


    Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred - Considered "The Toughest Century Ride" in Ontario, Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred explores colourful forests, lakes and hills and valleys of the Canadian Shield. Looking for a challenge? Try the 100 mile course or try the shorter course if you want something a little less demanding, a 100 km course. There is also a 32 km route for the more sensible riders!

    Exhale MTB Race - (2017 Dates Pending), 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 2017 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 2th, 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.



    Past 2017 Events



    Kingston Snophy - On January 7, ride in one of the 45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cycle Solutions in Kingston, Ontario.

    Albion Fat Bike Festival - On January 14, 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.


    The Snumbler - Ontario Fat Bike Series Race 4 - On February 4th, head out to Northumberland County Forest Woodland Tract for the 4th OFBS race, a 10km loop with chili, hot chocolate and memorable ‘fireside’ stories when you're all done!

    Coldest Day of the Year Ride - On February 4th, join Cycle Toronto for their annual Coldest Day of the Year Ride! Starting off at 11:30 am at Art Eggleton Park (Harbord & Grace) aenjoy a short, family friendly ride along the best cycling routes Toronto has to offer. After the ride, warm up at a nearby establishment (Yonge & Gerrard). Both the start and end points are subway accessible.

    Fat Bracebridge - Ontario Fat Bike Series Race 5 - On February 25th, head north to the home trails of Fat-Bikes Canada event host. Everyone will head out at High Noon for a mass-start 20k or 40k race.


    Toronto Bicycle Show LogoToronto International Bicycle Show - Don`t miss the 31st Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show on March 3-5 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 2017 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. 

    Milky Way Intergalactic Fat Bike Championship  - This in not a provincial or national or world championships, so they decided to go bigger. Riders have been invited from the full galaxy to attend. This great event will have riders riding 15 km or 30 km. The course will be a 15 km loop consisting of double track trails. There will be no single track this year as the snow is too soft and we want to eliminate “hike a bike”

    Hell and Heck of the North  - This early season ride on (2017 Date Pending) 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.    




Ontario Cycling AssociationOntario 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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