Bike-Friendly Businesses in Ontario

Rentals, shops, accommodations, restaurants and more.

Exploring Ontario on two wheels is easy thanks to an expansive network of bicycle-friendly businesses across the province. Whether you are planning a day trip or multi-day ride, cyclists can count on secure bike lock-up areas, easy-to-find cycling route information, well-equipped bike shops, healthy local food options and access to rest areas, water, and basic bicycle repair.

From campgrounds and accommodations to restaurants, breweries, and other attractions, these businesses go the extra mile to create a positive experience for two-wheeled travellers. For even more bike-friendly businesses, Ontario By Bike is a great resource for visiting cyclists.

Cyclists ride above and below an underpass along a forested mountain bike trail
Trowbridge Forest can be accessed from the Trowbridge Falls Campground. Photo: Erin Simmons

Bike-Friendly Businesses in Thunder Bay

Accommodations

Courthouse Hotel
277 Camelot St, Thunder Bay
807-699-7666
info@courthousehotel.ca

Located in the heart of downtown Thunder Bay, the boutique Courthouse Hotel occupies the former Superior Court of Justice building and overlooks the city’s harbourfront with breathtaking views of the magnificent Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior.

Delta Hotels by Marriott
2240 Sleeping Giant Parkway, Thunder Bay
807-344-0777

One of the city’s few true waterfront hotels, the new Delta Hotels Thunder Bay is a short stroll from downtown dining, shopping and popular attractions like Prince Arthur’s Landing. It has an on-site restaurant and the outdoor patio offers stunning views of the Sleeping Giant.

Campgrounds

Trowbridge Falls Campground
16 Copenhagen Rd, Thunder Bay
807-683-6661

Nestled in the boreal forest beside the cascading rapids of the Current River, this municipal campground is a gateway into the heart of the Trowbridge Forest (Shuniah Mines) mountain bike trails network.

Chippewa Park Campground
2465 City Rd, Thunder Bay
807-623-5111

Sprawling along the shore of Lake Superior with sandy beaches and sweeping views, this well-appointed municipal campground and family park is ideally situated for rides west along the Kaministiquia River. Cyclists can choose from tent sites or cozy log cabin rentals.

Bike Shops and Rentals

3Ride Bicycle Co.
251 Red River Rd, Thunder Bay
888-374-3395 / 807-286-1793
help@3ride.com

Full service bicycle and bike accessory retailer, specializing in mountain bikes and BMX.

Petrie’s Cycles and Sports
125 N. Archibald St, Thunder Bay
807-623-7221
petries@shaw.ca

Rent equipment, get tuned up, or just get some local advice at this local bike shop by the Kaministiquia River.

Rollin’ Thunder
485 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay
807-344-2433
info@rollinthunder.ca

Locally owned and operated bike, ski, and snowboard shop, serving Thunder Bay since 2004. Bike servicing, rentals and demos available.

Fresh Air Experience
710 Balmoral St, Thunder Bay
877-311-9393 / 807-623-3800

Located just south of the McIntyre River, this retailer offers all styles of bikes and cycling accessories.

Bike-Friendly Businesses near Sault Ste. Marie

Accommodations

Delta Hotels by Marriott Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront
208 St. Mary’s Dr, Sault Ste. Marie
705-949-0611
hr.yamds.reservations@marriott.com

As the city’s only full-service waterfront hotel, Delta Hotels Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront invites you to explore downtown while soaking up sweeping views of St. Marys River. It offers direct access to the waterfront bike trail to explore and connections to many local paths. Pet-friendly, on-site restaurant and large indoor pool.

Microtel Inn and Suites
724 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie
705-910-0180
frontdesk@microtelinnssm.ca

Comfortable budget hotel with free hot breakfast, indoor pool, laundry facility, and microwaves and mini-fridges in every room.

The Water Tower Inn
360 Great Northern Rd, Sault Ste. Marie
888-461-7077

This family-run resort hotel caters to outdoor enthusiasts with free itineraries, maps, and suggestions. Enjoy four pools, including an indoor-outdoor hot tub, and an on-site restaurant. Pet-friendly rooms available.

Bike Shops and Rentals

Velorution
12 Fish Hatchery Rd, Sault Ste. Marie
705-253-9388

Shop, rent equipment, get tuned up, find trail info or join a social trail ride at this friendly local bike shop right by the city’s best bike trails.

Algoma Bicycle Company
360 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie
705-759-3443
brad@algomabikes.com

Located downtown, this full-service bike shop offers retail, repairs, and tune-ups, as well as advice on the city’s top rides.

Bike Tours

Norm’s Cabin Mountain Bike Package
244 Young Rd, Goulais River
705-649-2235
carole@blaqbear.ca

Situated in the Algoma Highlands Conservancy on Bone Lake, with access to over 100 km of mountain biking trails, Norm’s Cabin is a remote, off-grid waterfront cabin that can only be accessed by biking or hiking a 10-km trail. This unique package includes a two-night stay at the cabin and a half-day guided mountain biking tour with Red Pine Tours.

Attractions

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
1 Canal Dr, Sault Ste. Marie
705-941-6205
pc.infolhncssm-ssmcnhsinfo.pc@canada.ca

The Sault Ste. Marie Canal, built in 1895, was the world’s longest lock, the first to operate using electricity and the last link in an all-Canadian navigational chain from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Superior. Today, the canal is a great spot for cycling, picnics and birdwatching. Rent a fat bike on-site and explore the gravel trails on South Ste. Marys Island.

Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie
705-945-6242
forestfire@bushplane.com

Located on the waterfront in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, the family-friendly Bushplane museum brings to life Canada’s storied aviation history with hands-on exhibits, award-winning movies, a flight simulator, and dozens of authentic aircraft.

Northern Superior Brewing Company
50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie
705-450-7468
jeff@northernsuperior.org

Northern Superior Brewing Co. is located on the rear side of the Canadian Bushplane Museum. Stop by the comfortable taproom for a selection of beer tastings while touring the facility.

Art Gallery of Algoma
10 East St, Sault Ste. Marie
705-949-9067
galleryinfo@artgalleryofalgoma.com

Situated along the city’s waterfront bike path, the gallery boasts a permanent collection of 5,000 works of art, including original paintings of the Group of Seven. The AGA offers art classes, workshops, films, exhibition tours, a café, a gift shop and programs for all age groups. It features a beautiful view of the St. Marys river and the International Bridge.

Widgawa Lodge sits in a forest clearing
Spend the night at the cozy Widgawa Lodge. Photo: Widgawa Lodge

Bike-Friendly Businesses near North Channel, Lake Huron

Accommodations

Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse
82 French Island Rd, Bruce Mines
705-785-3473
islandkeeper@brucebaycottages.com

Stay in the 1907 McKay Island Lighthouse or a unique cottage, wake to the lapping of waves and enjoy the panoramic view of the North Channel. Escape to nature, explore the islands, hike, bike, canoe, kayak and observe wildlife and waterfowl at the only housekeeping lighthouse in Ontario accessible by road.

Red Top Motor Inn
22133 Highway 17, Iron Bridge
877-843-2100
info@redtopmotorinn.com

Conveniently located along Trans-Canada Highway 17, this distinctive motel is a local landmark. Restaurant take-out available.

Widgawa Lodge & Outfitters
1047 Widgawa Rd, Whitefish Falls
705-863-5233
info@widgawalodge.ca

Widgawa’s historic lodge, cottages, and campground are located on the West River in an old growth forest of white pine and hemlock, at the West Gate to Killarney Park. Enjoy day access to the La Cloche Lakes, or get outfitted for an overnight canoeing excursion in the park.

Charlton Lake Camp
1086 Lake Rd, Whitefish Falls
877-587-3474 / 705-285-4281
info@charltonlakecamp.com

Nestled in the magnificent La Cloche Mountain range, this housekeeping cottage resort provides a haven for guests looking for peace and quiet. All cottages face the waters of Charlton Lake and are steps from a beautiful sandy beach. The camp also offers boat, canoe, and kayak rentals.

Bike-Friendly Businesses in Sudbury

Accommodations

Travelway Inn
1200 Paris St, Sudbury
800-461-4883 / 705-522-1122
guestservices@travelwayinnsudbury.com

Guests at the Travelway Inn Sudbury can cycle directly across the street to visit Science North and follow the beautiful Bell Park bike trails along the shores of Ramsey Lake.

TownePlace Suites Sudbury
1710 The Kingsway, Sudbury
705-525-7700

This hotel offers rooms with fully equipped kitchens, free breakfast,

an indoor pool, a hot tub and a water slide for young riders.

Campgrounds

Carol’s Campsite and RV Park
2388 Richard Lake Dr, Sudbury
705-522-5570
info@carolscampsite.com

This lakefront campground on the south side of the city is popular with local campers and offers quick access to the outstanding bike trails at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area and Kivi Park. Cyclists will find a designated tenting area, hot showers, and laundry facilities, as well as canoe rentals and a beach.

Bike Shops and Rentals

Adventure 365
444 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury
705-222-2772
getmoving@adventure365.ca

Full service bike and ski shop with friendly, knowledgeable staff and fat bike rentals at the Kivi Park location.

Sessions Ride Company
609 Notre Dame Ave, Sudbury
705-523-7400
info@sessionsride.com

If you’re shopping for a new ride or in need of a bike tune-up or accessories, check out this welcoming Sudbury bike shop.

The Outside Store
2140 Long Lake Rd, Sudbury
705-522-1755
theoutsidestore@yahoo.ca

Bike tune-ups and sales, located near Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.

Attractions

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
2309 South Bay Rd, Sudbury
705-674-8904
llca.trails@gmail.com

Put knobby tires to the test on the forest trails and bare rock ridges of the Precambrian Shield at Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. This scenic natural area offers over 970 hectares of green space just a 30-minute ride from downtown Sudbury.

Science North
100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury
800-461-4898 / 705-522-3701
info@sciencenorth.ca

Accessible from the waterfront pathway along Ramsey Lake, Science North is a hands-on, immersive science centre for all ages, featuring an IMAX theatre, digital planetarium, butterfly gallery, and special exhibits hall.

Bike-Friendly Businesses on Manitoulin Island

Accommodations

Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre
66 Meredith St. E., Little Current
705-368-9966
reservations@manitoulinhotel.com

Overlooking the North Channel of Lake Huron, the Manitoulin Hotel offers a unique opportunity to experience Aboriginal traditions combined with the amenities of a modern hotel. Enjoy the outdoor pool and on-site casual fine dining at North 46 Restaurant.

My Friends Inn
151 Queen St, Manitowaning
705-859-3115
myfriendsinn@hotmail.com

Located in the village of Manitowaning, this fully renovated, eight-room motel offers outdoor picnic tables and a BBQ. Centrally situated for cyclists, it’s just 40 km to the ferry landing in South Baymouth and 30 km to the swing bridge in Little Current.

Red Lodge Resort
363 Red Lodge Rd, Sheguiandah
705-368-3843
redlodgeresort@hotmail.com

This waterfront resort on beautiful Lake Manitou features nine housekeeping cottages and six bungalow rooms. Boat rentals and fully licensed dining are on site.

Timberlane Rustic Lodges
249 Mill Rd, Mindemoya
800-890-4177 / 705-377-4078
info@timberlane.ca

Hidden away on 200 peaceful acres on the south shore of Lake Manitou, Timberlane offers private cabins and bed and breakfast accommodation for cyclists and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy the sandy beach, kayak rentals, lakeside campfire, and trails. Transportation to and from the ferry for cyclists and their luggage can be arranged.

Twin Peaks Bed & Breakfast
1862 Hwy 551, Mindemoya
705-377-4170
info@twinpeaksbedandbreakfast.com

Twin Peaks offers four elegant, comfortable rooms in a private and relaxed environment. Set on five lush hectares, this spacious Victorian inspired home is situated in central Manitoulin close to the town of Mindemoya.

On the Bay Bed & Breakfast
12 Mutchmor St, Providence Bay
705-377-7800
info@onthebaybb.ca

On the Bay is a family-run B&B offering warm hospitality, wonderful home-cooked breakfasts and panoramic views over Providence Bay’s two-km-long sandy beach from its private sun deck.

The Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast
29 Phipps St, Gore Bay
705-282-1615

Stay and play in this 1880s stone home just steps from the amenities and waterfront of Gore Bay. Newly renovated and pet-friendly.

Meldrum Bay Inn
25959 Hwy 540, Meldrum Bay
705-283-3190
meldrumbayinn@yahoo.com

For a true taste of Island Time, head to this historic inn, located at the end of the rainbow on the most western part of Manitoulin Island. Meldrum Bay is a rare and beautiful Ontario village largely untouched by the passage of time and modern development.

Campgrounds

Batman’s Cottages and Campground
11408 Hwy 6, Sheguiandah
705-368-2180
info@batmanscamping.com

Overlooking the azure waters of Lake Huron, this camping and cottage resort boasts a gorgeous sandy swimming beach, amazing sunrises and sunsets, sauna, SUP, canoe and kayak rentals, and much more.

Providence Bay Tent & Trailer Park
5466 Hwy 551, Providence Bay
705-377-4650

Family owned campground offers 250 private, treed campsites on Manitoulin’s longest and safest swimming beach. Free Wi-Fi and hot showers.

Manitoulin Eco Park
18777 Hwy 6, Tehkummah
705-859-2470

Just 13.5 km from the Chi-Cheemaun ferry landing in South Baymouth, Manitoulin Eco Park is a designated Dark Sky Preserve with cabins, open meadow camping and guided astronomy events throughout the summer, making your night under the stars truly spectacular.

Bike Shops and Rentals

Breakaway Sports and Cycle
9 Water St. E., Little Current
705-368-3841
breakawaymanitoulin@gmail.com

Conveniently located in the gateway town of Little Current, Breakaway Cycle can help with bike servicing, repairs, and accessories.

Bike Tours

Alvar Cycle Adventure Tours
6152 Hwy 542, Mindemoya
705-377-4471
manitoulincycling@yahoo.ca

Discover the quiet country roads and charming communities of the largest freshwater island in the world on this five-day, four-night all-inclusive cycling tour. Take in majestic views of Georgian Bay and the North Channel, and see for yourself why Manitoulin is one of the best-loved cycling destinations in Ontario.

Attractions

Split Rail Brewing Company
31 Water St, Gore Bay
705-370-8284
info@splitrailmanitoulin.com

Split Rail Brewing produces small batch, natural craft beer and soda in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island. Cyclists can enjoy a glass and take in the stunning view from the brewery’s waterfront patio.

Perivale Gallery
1320 Perivale Rd E, Spring Bay
705-377-4847
info@perivalegallery.com

Visiting cyclists enjoy the park-like setting of the gallery, set beneath majestic trees, flowering gardens and shaded seating areas on the scenic Perivale Road East as it winds around the beautiful southeastern shore of Lake Kagawong. Perfect for a picnic, and a must-see destination for any art lover.

Great Spirit Circle Trail
5905 Hwy 540, M’Chigeeng
877-710-3211

The Great Spirit Circle Trail offers nature-based and cultural tourism from an Aboriginal perspective on Manitoulin Island. Experiences range from soft adventure to wilderness eco-adventures and educational interpretive tours.

Restaurants & Cafés

Maja’s Garden Bistro
6152 King St, Mindemoya
705-377-4471

Serving organic baked treats and yummy vegetarian, vegan, and meat-lovers options in an enchanting outdoor garden. Enjoy the dinner concert series during evenings in July and August.

Buoy’s Eatery
1 Purvis Dr, Gore Bay
705-282-2869
buoyseatery@gmail.com

Located on the waterfront in Gore Bay, enjoy the view of the harbour and marina from the outdoor patio. Buoy’s Eatery specializes in farm-to-table local foods that support farms, producers and breweries across Manitoulin Island.

Elliot’s Restaurant
28 Vankoughnet St. E., Little Current
705-368-3370
info@elliotsmanitoulin.com

Elliott's Restaurant offers classic Canadian cuisine, as well as a creative twist on some old favourites. Pair with Pelee Island wines and local beverages from Manitoulin Brewing Company and Split Rail Brewery.

Bike-Friendly Businesses near North Bay

Accommodations

Ramada Pinewood Park Resort
201 Pinewood Park Dr, North Bay
705-472-0810

Conveniently located right on Kate Pace Way, North Bay’s premier recreational bike path, Pinewood Park Resort offers a full wellness spa, two restaurants, golf course and discounts for cyclists.

Comfort Inn Lakeshore
676 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay
705-494-9444

Situated right on the shores of beautiful Lake Nipissing beside the Kate Pace Way cycle route, the Comfort Inn Lakeshore is pet-friendly and includes free hot breakfast.

Camping

Fairview Park Camping and Marina
395 Riverbend Rd, North Bay
705-474-0903
stay@fairviewparkcamping.com

This peaceful park offers a variety of bike-friendly campsites and cozy cottages. Rent a kayak or canoe for an early morning or evening paddle on the La Vase River, or just bask in the heated pool after a long day in the saddle. Located within city limits, the campground enjoys easy access to the shops, dining, and amenities of downtown North Bay.

Bike Shops and Rentals

Cheapskates
274 Main St. E, North Bay
705-495-4736

Full service bike shop in downtown North Bay offering repairs, tune-ups, sales, and accessories.

Attractions

New Ontario Brewing Company
1401 Seymour St, North Bay
705-707-1659

Craft brewery with outdoor patio, food truck, trivia nights, and live music.

Vested Interest Trading
1407 Main St. N, Callander
705-474-5055
info@vestedinterest.ca

Award-winning destination shop with home decor, antiques, furniture, women’s boutique, silver jewelry and specialty foods. Located at the end of Kate Pace Way bike path.

Restaurants & Cafés

The Raven and Republic
246 First Ave, North Bay
705-478-6110
info@ravenandrepublic.ca

Known for craft beer and high-quality food, the Raven and Republic has quickly become one of the premier pubs in Northern Ontario. Occupying a turn-of-the-20th-century home, the Raven and Republic is an inviting space in downtown North Bay, featuring weekly entertainment and two outdoor patios.

1886 Lake House Bistro
392 Main St. S, Callander
705-561-5190
bistro@1886lakehouse.com

Against the backdrop of Lake Nipissing, 1886 is a casual cottage bistro with black & white photos, hand-crafted butcher block tables and barn board accents. Enjoy seasonally inspired lunch and dinner menus and farm-to-table dining.

The Breakfast House
6 Main St. S, Callander
705-713-0144

Mouthwatering breakfast, brunch, and lunch by the lake in downtown Callander.

Plan Your Trip Now

These bike-friendly businesses make it easy to explore Ontario’s best road routes and trail rides. Whether you are planning an extended itinerary or just a short jaunt, you’ll find a welcoming inn, campground, café, microbrewery, or outdoor patio that’s perfect for resting and refueling during your journey.

About Virginia Marshall

Virginia Marshall is a freelance outdoor adventure writer, photographer and editor with roots in Muskoka and Lake Superior. Read her work in Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots, Rapid, Paddling Magazine and Backroad Mapbooks.

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