Uxbridge venue honoured as ‘Best Bicycle Friendly’ business

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Published June 24, 2024 at 11:35 am

Trail Hub, Uxbridge

The Trail Capital of Ontario can add another trophy for the mantle with Uxbridge’s Trail Hub – a former ski hill turned into a thriving outdoor destination place – honoured with an Ontario By Bike Award for Best Bicycle Friendly Business for the York Durham Headwaters region.

The training ground for some of Ontario’s top mountain bikers (including former Olympian Emily Batty, whose parents Rick and Cindy Batty own the facility), Trail Hub offers hiking, snowshoeing, disc golf and cross-country skiing, in addition to trail riding amenities. The venue also boasts farm-to-table cuisine and spectacular views from the post-and-beam chalet, making it a popular place for corporate events and weddings.

“Being named the Best Bicycle-Friendly Business is a significant achievement for Trail Hub. It recognizes our efforts to promote cycling in the community and our dedication to providing cyclists with a welcoming and supportive environment,” Trail Hub said in a statement.

The award was also appropriate for Trail Hub, which prides itself on its eco-friendly practices. “We believe in sustainable tourism and supporting local communities.”

Businesses were selected from across Ontario for their efforts in providing welcoming services to cyclists visiting their locations as well as supporting cycling and bicycle tourism within their community. A winner (or two) was selected from each of the 13 tourism regions in Ontario.

Trail Hub boasts some of the most scenic trails in the area, along with road and gravel riding for the more adventurous. Located at the highest point in Durham, Trail Hub offers natural scenery and access to 240 kilometres of trails surrounding the facility.

Caledon Hills Cycling in Inglewood was also honoured as the Best Bike Business in the York Durham Headwaters region.

Other regional winners included:

Hamilton Halton Brant

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Carlisle Cider Company (Carlisle)

Niagara Region

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Station 1 Coffeehouse (Grimsby)

Best Bike Business: Liberty Bicycles (St Catharines)

Greater Toronto Area

Best Bike Business: Cadence & Volta Ltd. (Toronto)

Ontario’s Southwest

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Makkink’s Flower Farm (Tillsonburg)

Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Blyth Trailway Cabins (Blythe)

Bruce Grey Simcoe

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Creemore Springs Brewery (Creemore)

Kawarthas Northumberland

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Silver Bean Café (Peterborough)

Best Bike Business: B!KE – The Peterborough Community Bike Shop (Peterborough)

South Eastern Ontario

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: The Blue Moose Bed & Breakfast (Wolfe Island)

Best Bike Business: Ahoy Rentals (Kingston)

Ottawa & Countryside

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Ottawa Bike Café/Retro Rides (Ottawa)

Best Bike Business: Bushtukah (Ottawa)

Ontario’s Highlands

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Ottawa Valley Coffee (Renfrew & Arnprior & Almonte)

Best Bike Business: Valley Cycle Tours at the Whitewater Inn – Beachburg

Explorers’ Edge

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Algonquin Accommodations Inc. (Whitney)

Northern Ontario

Best Bicycle Friendly Business: Kicking Mule Ranch (Manitoulin Island)

Best Bike Business: Adventure 365 (Sudbury)

Uxbridge businesses are no stranger to this annual list, with Nexus Coffee Company – a cyclists’ mecca and coffee hot spot in downtown Uxbridge – getting the honour in 2019 for Best Bicycle Friendly Business in York Durham Headwaters and The Second Wedge Brewing Co. – a well-known destination for cyclists in the town and indeed Durham Region – scoring top marks in the category in 2021.

 

Trail Hub

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