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City of Brantford and County of Brant

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The City of Brantford and County of Brant have become a premier destination in Ontario for its outdoor activities and pristine natural assets, including its splendid cycling experiences. With over 90km of trail winding next to or near the banks of the Grand and Nith Rivers through the only Carolinian Forest in Canada, the urban and rural areas are frequented by cyclists of all skill levels from near and far.

Combining renowned outdoor natural beauty and ‘Best in Class’ amenities with the fact the both the City of Brantford and County of Brant are so accessible from all directions, cyclists are sure to find enjoy an outstanding road or trail adventure exploring the area.

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These regional routes are not signed, but are mapped and can be found on the  opens in a new windowCity of Brantford & County of Brant County Outdoor Adventure Mapopens PDF file  (see Regional Published Maps and Tools section below for more information).

opens in a new windowGreenbelt Route – The Greenbelt Route is a 475km long, cross regional cycling route and one of Ontario’s Trails of Distinction that officially opened summer 2015. The route connects visitors and locals to Ontario’s Greenbelt as it traverses six regions (the County of Northumberland, Regions of Durham, York, Peel, Halton and Niagara) and the City of Hamilton. The route is fully signed and offers connecting routes from urban centres.

The Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail is a direct connection between the Greenbelt Route and the County of Brant. The closest access point to the Greenbelt Route is Ancaster, located approximately 28km from Brantford.

Ontario By Bike Ride (Hamilton-Brantford-Port Dover) – In September 2015, Ontario By Bike hosted a small group tour on a two-day cycling trip along portions of the Trans Canada and other trails ontario by bike rides(total distance between 92km to 117km, depending on finish location). The route itinerary starts in Dundas and takes riders through Brantford (with optional extension to Paris) to Port Dover. Ontario By Bike made available both digital and pdf mapping, as well as a self-guided itinerary to share with individuals and groups that may be interested in the same ride.

opens in a new window opens in a new windowTrans Canada Trail – This cross-Canada trail runs through the County of Brant and through the City of Brantford.  The TCT is a four-season, multi-use trail system with various surface types and users. A number of the County’s trails are incorporated within this larger, national trail system including: T.H & B Trail; SC Johnson Trail and the Gordon Glaves Memorial Pathway.

Connecting Trans Canada Trails in neighbouring regions include:

  • opens in a new windowRotary Bike Park – The Rotary Bike Park in Brantford, is a City-run stunt biking course. It is free to use and offers a wide selection of opportunities and challenge levels for beginners through to advanced riders. There is free parking on-site as well as nearby washrooms and access to the City’s extensive trail network. It is open May through October from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily (weather permitting).

Please note there are may be additional trails, routes, events and information resources for the region that may be of interest and useful to cyclists. Changes

For more information on accommodation, attractions and activities visit:
opens in a new windowDiscover Brantford opens in a new windowGood Times in Brant or  opens in a new windowThe Heart of Ontario.

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