If you’re an avid cyclist or just starting out, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of the ‘Cycling in Ontario 2018’ magazine. Available free of cost at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, it’s a gold mine of valuable information on cycling. The magazine provides expert advice for different levels of riding, what gear to use, and recommendations on where to bike.
One of the biggest challenges new cyclist often face is finding the best spots to bike, or the hidden “gems” that we think only experienced cyclists know about. Inside this magazine you’ll find a recommendation for a family-friendly bike tour along the trans Canada trail in the Kawarthas, preparing and planning when joining a charity ride, and info on different bicycle riding clubs.
Brantford is home to over 70km's of nature trails, many of which are perfect for biking. Many of the trails follow along the historic Grand River, which provides for some of the best scenery in the region. Cycling in Ontario highlights some of the fantastic routes on page 23, where they talk about the County of Brant.
“The conversation of old rail beds to trails has left Brantford and the county of Brant with a number of well maintained rail trails criss-crossing the region. Connecting from the north, the Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail is 19 km of crushed stone hugging the Grand River. From here, head east along the 18km from Paris to Brantford with a mix of crushed stone trails, road and paved paths. Continue east for 38km on the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail into Dundas, or south for 25km on the paved rail trail to Waterford. A further 25km crushed stone rail trail continues south to Port Dover in Norfolk County.”
To read more, pick up your free copy of Cycling in Ontario 2018 at The Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre, located at 399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy.