Ontario By Bike is a network that provides information about cycling in Ontario, inspiring people to explore more of their region by bike! Cycling is growing in popularity as an activity for leisure, transportation, and exercise. Cyclists can look at ontariobybike.ca to find the best places to cycle, links to cycling maps to plan a trip, and find certified bicycle friendly businesses to visit.
Why should BIA businesses register with Ontario By Bike?
Registering your business with Ontario By Bike lets people know that your business is a great cycling destination, whether it’s to shop, eat, or enjoy your services. Cycle tourism in Ontario is on the rise, so take advantage of this opportunity to attract cycle tourists to your location!
- With over 1000 certified bicycle friendly locations, you can help grow the local and regional profile of your area as a cycling destination for tourists
- Customizable business listings on the Ontario By Bike™ website with a business icon placed on the Ontario By Bike™ online map, helping cyclists find your business when planning their cycling holiday
- Social media posts highlighting cycling experiences and businesses to an engaged and growing online community on Facebook and Twitter
- Improved search engine visibility for your business through valuable online links from the Ontario By Bike Network
- Adapt and evolve your service and product offerings to better cater to cyclists, a high value and growing tourism market in Ontario
- Ontario destinations and businesses are featured in consumer e-newsletters, sent to over 5,500 cyclists (sent 7 times/year)
- Once 5 businesses register as bicycle friendly locations, the Carleton Place BIA area can officially register as a Bicycle-Friendly Business Area
- Once published, an Ontario By Bike staff will send you a “Welcome Package”, which will include a regional tool kit, Ontario By Bike rack cards, an Ontario By Bike Window Decal and other marketing and administrative correspondence.
How do I register my business with Ontario By Bike?
- Go to ontariobybike.ca/industry/registration and create a user account
- After you have activated your account, return to www.ontariobybike.ca and log-in using your account details (top right of the page).
- Scroll down the page, and displayed you’ll see a variety of Map Category Icons relating to various business categories. Click on the appropriate icon category for your business.
- This will bring you to a directory of all of the businesses certified under this category. Under the main image, click on the navy blue box that reads – “Add your listing here”.
- Add your organization’s details, click “locate on map” to add your listing to the map, and then click “submit”.
For full registration instructions, visit Ontario by Bike website.
How can the Carleton Place BIA help you?
- The BIA has several bicycle racks secured in the downtown at the following locations:
- Market Square
- Town Hall
- Visitors Station at the Moore House
- Buds Taxi
- The Mews
- Heritage Mall
- The Library
- The BIA can provide you with information and published maps for bike paths in the area.
- The BIA will include a link on their website promoting those businesses who are members of Ontario By Bike.
- The BIA will promote Downtown Carleton Place as an Ontario By Bike destination.