Cycling in Muskoka Ontario – What You Need to Know
If you are cycling in Ontario for the first time, here are some of the basic tips you need to know to make your riding more pleasurable and safe.
May until October you can expect to have temperatures that are excellent for cycling. The summer months can be very hot and humid. Also during summer, the roads are much busier because the area is very popular among the cottagers. During the summer, thunderstorms can appear late in the afternoon with regularity.
Road numbered in the 400 series do not allow cycling. These are major highways and too dangerous.
A bell or a horn is required
A white or amber light must be on your bike if riding a half hour before sunrise or after sunset
25cm by 2cm reflective material should be visible on your person
Riders under the age of 18 must wear a government approved cycling helmet
Cyclists must obey all the typical traffic laws under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act
Right turns at a red traffic light if it is safe to do so.
Ride single file on busier roads as a courtesy and safety precaution to other motorists
Use hand singles for turning and stopping to ensure motorists see you and know your intentions
Enjoy your riding!
If we missed a cycling route on our guide in the Muskoka area, and you would like it to be included on our list please complete our Link Request Form.
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