Ontario By Bike recently hosted another popular cycle tourism conference in Toronto. Tourism industry providers and promoters mixed with planners, cycle tourism advocates and other stakeholders to share experiences and learn from each other.
The cycle tourism sector continues to grow rapidly in Ontario, matching the uptake of cycling generally, the growth of the Ontario Waterfront Trail and many other regional trails and route mapping efforts, and a decided upswing in travelers looking for opportunities to explore at a human pace.
The proceedings from this conference can be found online here.
While we’re all aware of Velo Quebec’s “Route Verte” and its success, the “Blue Route” presentation reveals Nova Scotia’s well on the way to offering similar facilities and experiences, albeit with a Maritime flavour.
Hal Cain of Kingston Velo provided a great summary of what communities need to do to attract cycle tourists.
If you’re seeking to learn more about the
potential that cycle tourism offers, check out the research report published by Ontario By Bike last year and more, here.