(Kingston, Ontario)- May 4, 2022 – Cyclists can find over 1,550 Ontario businesses certified as bicycle-friendly by Ontario By Bike across the province and they are all ready to roll out a warm welcome to cycle enthusiasts.
Just announced and showcased this year are the 23 award-winning businesses that have all gone above and beyond, offering extra services and amenities to cyclists stopping at their locations. The awards are presented by Ontario By Bike, whose certification program has criteria that helps ensure cyclists are welcomed at businesses they choose to stop at whether it be as a cycle tourist, on a longer trip, or while biking closer to home. The Network is free for businesses to participate in and the information on each location plus cycling trails and road routes in each region is easily accessible online.
Businesses will be featured in the popular monthly e-newsletter that is issued by Ontario By Bike and avidly read by over 16,200 cyclists. Additionally, cyclists can find info on bike routes, itineraries, and all certified bicycle-friendly businesses at www.ontariobybike.ca, rated the most used website for ideas to plan cycling outings and routes in Ontario. Paired with the annual Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo en Ontario magazine cyclists have all the resources they need to get rolling.
2022 Ontario By Bike Bicycle Friendly Business Award Winners in South Eastern Ontario – RTO 9: We would like to congratulate the two award-winning businesses in South Eastern Ontario.
Best Business: Russell Manor Bed & Breakfast – Morrisburg
“We have never had a cyclist stay that we didn’t like! As former cyclists, we know how important it is to be comfortable in your surroundings. We offer that comfort to all our guests, but most especially to our cycling guests!” Ron Currie, Russell Manor Bed & Breakfast – Morrisburg.
Bike Businesses: Bicycle World – Cornwall
Additional winners across Ontario can be found here. www.ontariobybike.ca/2022awardwinners
Learn more about Ontario By Bike™
Ontario By Bike™ works with a variety of partners to develop and promote cycling and cycle tourism across Ontario. Administering a Network of over 1,550 certified bicycle-friendly businesses and providing a comprehensive portal of information, Ontario By Bike is inspiring visitors and residents to explore more of the province by bike. Ontario By Bike is a program of Transportation Options, a non-profit organization, celebrating 30 years of innovative programming, dedicated to fostering sustainable transportation and tourism solutions in Ontario.
- Ontario By Bike – www.ontariobybike.ca
- Transportation Options – www.transportationoptions.org
- Cycle tourism stats and facts including the Ontario Cycle Tourism and Cycling Activity Report 2021/2022 – www.transportationoptions.org/ontarioresearch
- 2022 Cycling in Ontario / Le velo en Ontario guide – www.ontariobybike.ca/2022