Biking: 5 Great Ways to Prep Your Ride

bikeWhether you ride by the water, go for distance on the Georgian Trail, or ride the rolling hills, South Georgian Bay has biking to yearn for this time of year.  Paved or unpaved, flat or hilly, down the mountain or on the beach, it’s all here. And it’s just about time to start.  

Here are great some resources to help you plan your 2017 biking season.

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ontariobybikerides_20171. Ontario By Bike begins the season right here in the heart of South Georgian Bay with a two-day weekend ride. The route follows the picturesque southern shore of Georgian Bay with a mix of riding along well-kept rail trails and quiet rural roads, paved and unpaved. The 95 km ride starts from Stayner and ends in Owen Sound.

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2. Cycle Simcoe – A comprehensive site, with interactive routes and lots of other information, has just released new maps for all of Simcoe County. The site also lists the region’s 15 public outdoor repair stations and tells you how to use them.

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3. BruceGreySimcoe Cycling  – Want a glimpse of what the ride is like on trails, the mountain, the escarpment and the rest? This page of videos will get you up to speed on the terrain, the scenery and the routes.

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4. Visit South Georgian Bay – The Georgian Triangle tourism site has an FYI page on all things bike, from B&Bs to unique itineraries covering everything from wineries to Apple Pie.

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5. Events and Where to Find Them – The Toronto International Bicycle Show is coming up fast, March 3 to 5 at the Better Living Centre, in Toronto. But there are dozens of other events to come. Check out Ontario By Bike’s Cycling Events page, here. And browse the new Cycling in Ontario Guide online (below) or download it, here.

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Got a favourite trail or road to ride?  Let others know about it in the comments here.

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