Oxford County is a haven for cycling enthusiasts with over 32 km of off-road cycling trails and endless day-trip opportunities

June is Bike Month in Ontario and the perfect time for cyclists of all skill levels to enjoy Oxford County’s more than 713 km of potential cycling routes and off-road trails.

Tourism Oxford‘s Ride Oxford program offers cycling itineraries, road maps and suggestions for bike-friendly stops along Oxford’s scenic roads, two extensive mountain bike trails, and the Trans Canada Trail for off-road bike enthusiasts.

Oxford County was recently featured in the Explore Ontario by Bike publication with the Beyond the Bike: 5 Great Reasons to Ride Oxford. The article points out the many mouth-watering restaurant options, Nordic spas and mid-rest stops you can take exploring the County on your bicycle. It also suggests the ultimate day trip for cycling and cheese enthusiasts by tackling the Oxford County Cheese Trail on two wheels. 

Oxford County promotes cycling as a low-carbon alternative mode of transportation. The County participates in the Share the Road program, which uses recognizable signage to encourage motorists to be mindful and cautious of cyclists riding on County roadways and showcases Oxford County as a cycling-friendly community.

The Oxford County Cycling Master Plan supports the County in moving towards a future where the vision is “to create an integrated and connected cycling network that promotes active transportation, tourism, and low carbon travel options as part of a sustainable multi-modal transportation network.” 

Oxford County Council’s Active Transportation Advisory Committee helps promote all modes of active transportation and low carbon travel. It helps advocate for a well-connected, safe, accessible and functional active transportation network consisting of sidewalks and multi-use paths, designated bicycle lanes, wider paved shoulders, and off road trails.