My bike tour of Kingston starts at City Hall and over the course of a roughly 3 hour tour you will see many things of natural and cultural interest, including the Royal Military College and Queen’s campuses, parks and the lakeshore trail, harbours and prisons, British Empire landmarks, and historic buildings including Bellevue house. No one has ever had a problem with the 14-kilometre distance, as the route is pretty flat and the pace is leisurely, and I can promise you an enjoyable and memorable experience. The cost for a tour is $30 Canadian per person for groups of 2-3 people, $25 Canadian per person for groups of 4-8 people.
For those who are a bit more adventurous, I also offer a half-day tour to Kingston Mills, the first lock on the Rideau Canal and both a National Historic and UNESCO World Heritage site. A picnic lunch will be provided during our sojourn at the locks and on the way back we will stop by Barriefield Village, Fort Henry and the RMC campus. The cost for this tour and picnic is $50 Canadian per person for groups of 2-3 people, $40 Canadian per person for groups of 4-8 people.
I am a nationally certified CanBike safe cycling instructor and I have a lot of experience leading group tours. Cyclists wishing to take these tours are strongly advised to wear helmets and must obey the rules of the road.
My web site is complexityawareness.com, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell number is 613 985 1788. Please contact me for more information or if you are ready to make an appointment to have me show your group around Kingston by bike.
If you'd like to take either of my tours but don't have bicycles, Andrew down at Ahoy Rentals would be happy to set you up with properly fitting bikes and helmets. Andrew charges $20 Canadian to rent a bike and helmet for the duration of one of my tours, or you can use a bike for a whole day for $25 Canadian. Please see ahoyrentals.com or call Andrew at 613 549 4277 for more information. Once sorted out by Andrew, you'll be ready to take a bike tour!
“Your bike tour was certainly a highlight of our stay in Kingston. Your personality and commentary really brought Kingston alive!! You live in a special part of this world, and your love for the area was contagious."
Jackie from Cologne, New Jersey
"I did very much enjoy the sights, the history and the introduction to architectural heritage. Mostly, Steve, I enjoyed your enthusiasm for good cycling within the city, and your natural, relaxed approach. It was fun being with you and capturing your spirit."
Lorraine from Kettleby, Ontario
Featured Cycling in Ontario
Halton Region and Greenbelt Areas
Halton Region and its Greenbelt areas have a number excellent cycling destinations and bicycle routes catering to a variety of cyclist types. Enjoy mountain biking trails for all abilities, rural road riding with mapped loop routes and the Waterfront Trail Burlington to Oakville and beyond.
Whether you are an avid road cyclist, recreational rail trail fan or adventurous mountain biker, Simcoe County has a large variety of cycling routes and activities to fill first time visits and countless return trips. Centrally located, once you are in Simcoe County many quiet roadways connect smaller communities and larger centers. Simcoe County has a myriad of trails throughout the county, from abandoned rail lines to waterfront meanders, through many provincial parks and conservation areas. Connecting from one trail or road to another is not hard to do, making longer cross county tours from the beaches of Georgian Bay to the shores of Lake Simcoe an attractive possibility. Regardless of route there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about the rich agricultural and cultural heritage of the area, while enjoying the charm and comforts available throughout the County. Mountain bikers will not be disappointed, as there are number of well known and well maintained private trail facilities that host regular events and competitions, plus activities and clinics for beginners.
Hamilton and Greenbelt Areas
Hamilton and Greenbelt areas have a wide selection of scenic bicycle trails and routes, thru urban settings and into the Greenbelt areas.
Lush forested escarpment rail trails, with or without challenging climbs, waterfalls and Dundas Valley with numerous cross-regional trail options to connect you to all the numerous cycling options.