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Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day across the GTHA and Guelph on Monday, May 27, 2019. Get ready to roll!

Great Places to Ride: York Region

Published May 08, 2018 12:10

We are excited to announce our Great Places to Ride Series as we countdown to 2018 Bike Month across the GTHA and Guelph. These weekly features will give you a host of ideas on where to ride in your community. Whether you cycle to work, ride the trails on the weekend, or simply bike to get around town, we hope you’ll discover something new!

For this week's installment, we're featuring two gorgeous trail systems in York Region.

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Photograph of the Nokiidaa Trail: Nicholas Jones

Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (Richmond Hill)

The Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (ORCCR) includes about 600 hectares of green space in the heart of the Oak Ridges Moraine. This area serves to protect the headwaters of the Humber and Rouge Rivers and plays an integral role in the recharge of their waters. With over 15 km of maintained trails for hiking and cycling (as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter), visitors can appreciate of the most diverse collections of habitat on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Cycling tip: despite being crushed stone, the gravel sections of this trail are bikeable by hybrids and cruisers.

Find out more about the ORCCR: https://trca.ca/app/uploads/2017/05/2938-OakRidgesCorridorPark-Trailhead-7x4-v4.pdf

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

Nokiidaa Trail (Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury)

The Nokiidaa Trail links three communities (Aurora, Newmarket, and East Gwillimbury), following the East Holland River. Over 20 km of trail pass through town parks and green spaces, wetlands and historic cultural sites, and link to numerous other trails. “Nokiidaa” is an Ojibwa term meaning “walking together. 

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

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Photograph: Nicholas Jones

Get ready to ride on Bike to Work Day in York Region!

About Bike Month

Bike Month 2019 kicks off on Monday, May 27 and continues until the end of June with hundreds of ways to celebrate, including rides, guided bike tours, festivals, art shows, and film screenings.

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Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.

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