Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ontario By Bike will be hosting a free, 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to learn more about the growing cycle tourism sector in Brantford, County of Brant and across Ontario. In this webinar, viewers will learn about new trends, recent regional and provincial developments, as well as specific tactics on how to develop cycle tourism in your community and draw cyclists to your business. This informative webinar is geared towards existing certified tourism businesses and those interested in becoming certified for free, as well as interested community stakeholders.
Cycle tourism is growing in Ontario and in 2016 cycle tourists took 1.6 million trips and spent over $515 million in Ontario!
- 38% spend more than $100/day on accommodation
- 36% spend more than $50/day on food and beverage
- 52% spend between $50 and $100/day on activities, gifts and other items
The economic impact of cycling is being felt from hotels, galleries and cafes to agri-tourism locations, breweries and bike shops.
The businesses that are connecting and serving cyclists are also creating lifelong customers who are affluent and loyal.
Visit the Eventbrite information page for more details about the Ontario by Bike webinar and to register
About Ontario By Bike
The Ontario By Bike Network is a non-profit project that develops and promotes cycle tourism in Ontario and administers a network of over 1,500 certified bicycle friendly tourism businesses and locations across Ontario.
Your business or organization can benefit from the growing cycling market in Ontario and the free services available to businesses through the Ontario By Bike Network.
In April of 2017, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport launched Tour by Bike – Ontario’s Cycling Tourism Plan. The plan aimed to support and grow cycling tourism in Ontario. The Ministry’s Ontario by Bike™ Network offers a variety of information on cycling in Ontario, inspiring visitors and residents to explore more by bike. Find great places to cycle, links to useful cycling maps and plan your day trip or multi-day cycling itineraries with stops at certified bicycle friendly businesses enroute. The Ontario by Bike™ Network offers an online map with the location of and links to accommodations, restaurants, cafes, wineries, attractions, bike stores, tours and rental locations that all offer cyclists extra services and amenities, creating a positive experience and fuelling your desire to get back on the saddle to explore more of Ontario by bike.
As a member of the Ontario by Bike™ Network, Tourism Brantford actively promotes our many outdoor experiences and has registered the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre as a bicycle friendly visitor information centre. Through our membership, bicycle friendly businesses in Brantford can also register with The Ontario by Bike™ Network at no cost.