- Welland Canal
Click an orange waypoint to see just a few of the 20+ local destinations you can take transit to for a great bike ride.
Toronto, Durham, Hamilton, Niagara, Lake Erie, Lake Simcoe. Every bikes and transit connection makes for a great day - that's easy on your budget! __________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to BikesandTransit.com - and Toronto and Ontario Golden Horseshoe cycling, with the help of transit!
Since the inaugural GO-by-Bike to Ajax in 2008, over 20 local inter-modal cycling tourism routes have been tracked and posted on this website - a selection that now stretches east to the shores of Oshawa, northwest to Aberfoyle near Guelph, and south all the way to Port Colborne on Lake Erie (for an amazing bike ride up the Welland Canal to the bus in St. Catharines!)
In 2012, BikesandTransit.com set sights on three more local bikes and transit daytrips: During May picking up where we left in the fall, with another look at Hamilton (north, south, east and west) by GO Train, GO Bus, and HSR bus from Old Burlington.
In June we promoted the use of bikes and transit to get somewhere - to park your bike! - at Burlington's Royal Botanical Gardens. The 'RBG' is just a few pedals from the Aldershot GO Train station - and the route is pretty well all bike lane!
Then to close out this five-year intermodal project, the Bikes and Transit Travel blog was launched, to report on cycling the Friendship Trail and Niagara Region Recreational Trail - from Port Colborne to Fort Erie to Niagara Falls - in one day, with the help of Coach Canada and GO Transit.
...Here ...There ...Everywhere! Bikes and Transit .com __________________________________________________________________________
BikesandTransit.com was made possible - for five years - through encouragement from members of the regional Bikes and Transit Partnership: GO Transit - Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission, Coach Canada, Hamilton Street Railway Co., Smart Commute Hamilton, City of Toronto, City of Hamilton, City of Burlington, City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Town of Whitby, City of Oshawa, Town of Grimsby, Toronto and Region Conservation, Durham Tourism, Tourism Niagara, Waterfront Regeneration Trust, Trans Canada Trail and Royal Botanical Gardens.
And of course thanks as always to our sponsors!...
And to all who tried GO-by-Bike to Ajax! 2008 and BikesandTransit.com 2009-2012, to make for some ground-breaking seasons of bikes, transit, trails, and the Greater Golden Horseshoe's naturally amazing green spaces!
Donald Wiedman, Wiedman Communications - Inside, Outside & Online
*** Wiedman Communications / PR is the proud recipient of the 2011 City of Toronto 'Best Overall' Bicycle Friendly Business Award ***