In 2012, the Township of Oro-Medonte partnered with Tourism Simcoe County and the Barrie Cycling Club
to develop a cycling strategy for Oro-Medonte.
was launched as a pilot project in the Township with the goal of developing safe, accessible, and
fun cycling routes
for tourists and locals alike.
Four routes were developed, including the easy, family-friendly Lake Country Oro-Medonte Rail Trail, as well as three road cycling loops, the most advanced of which would give even the most experienced of a true challenge. The routes were then signed and a public safety campaign was launched, encouraging motorists and cyclists to practice courtesy and
share the road.
But it didn’t stop at mapping and safety education. In partnership with
Ontario by Bike, Cycle Simcoe worked with local businesses to offer extended services specific to cyclists’ needs, including the Simcoe
Huronia Bed & Breakfast Cycle Tour that allows cyclists to explore a number of municipalities by bike while their luggage is delivered to their next B&B stop.
Dozens of businesses throughout Simcoe County have been certified as “cycling friendly” by Ontario by Bike.
The success of the pilot project in Oro-Medonte has allowed Cycle Simcoe to expand its reach across the county, with routes available to cyclists of all ages and abilities throughout
Ontario’s Lake Country, the Heart of Georgian Bay, and South Georgian Bay regions.
Contact Cycle Simcoe with your questions or comments, and
visit their website for more information about the fantastic cycling opportunities available right here in Oro-Medonte!