Cycle & Stay Niagara is a group of Bed & Breakfast accommodations near the various bike paths of the Niagara region who actively support cycle tourism in the Niagara region by providing cycle friendly accommodation for cyclist who are travelling through and around the Niagara region.
The criteria for being a member is as follows:
a) Member of Ontario by Bike and meeting their requirements.
b) Full/ healthy breakfast provided
c) Participation in luggage transfer between accommodations
d) Willingness to take one night bookings for Cycle & Stay guests
e) Hosts live onsite
f) Close to the Greater Niagara Circle Route or one of the other Niagara routes (Waterfront Trail, Green Belt Trail) ... we are expanding west toward Grimsby!
g) An inspection to insure members offer cycle friendly accommodation.
Cycle & Stay Niagara has partnered with the Bike Train, the Ontario by Bike and Tourism Niagara, the last of which has graciously promoted us at Cycle Shows in Quebec and Toronto. We advertise in Les Saisons magazine for the Quebec market, the FOBBA Ontario Experiences Brochure and have our rack cards at Gateway Niagara in Grimsby as well as many of the Tourism offices throughout Ontario. We also have a presence on the new Niagara Cycling Tourism website.
Fees for new members are currently $150 per year.
How does the luggage transfer work?
First, not all our cycling guests use the transfer. They are often day tripping from the B&B or they are travelling light carrying their essentials in their panniers. For those who do need transfer .... The guests pack their bags and leave them in the front hall. Around mid-day, or whenever is convenient for the deliverer and receiver, the bags are transfer to the next B&B. The rate is predetermined (about $0.58 per km for a return trip ... more or less breakeven). It is the responsibility of the host from which the cyclist is departing to get the luggage to the next B&B. They don't actually have to make the delivery. They can make alternative arrangements ... the receiving B&B can pick up, hire a third party ... whatever. The critical part is that the bags will be delivered at the prescribed rate.