With a push to promote cycle tourism in North Bay, you can now take the Bike Train there with a pilot starting August 7-10. It could be that the area is actually quite nice for some cycle touring, I don't know. The best person to ask is Justin Lafontaine who helped get the original Bike Train running to Niagara Falls (with over 1000 passengers so far). The North Bay-bound train will start in Toronto and take the Ontario Northland's Northlander rail service, winding through the scenic back country of Muskoka and the Algonquin Highlands.
- Adults $153 return; capacity 56
- 1 weekend: August 7-10
- Bike Train welcome event, group rides and cocktail party
- Special hotel packages starting at $120 including breakfasts and boxed lunches
- Partnership with Toronto Bike Union offers 15% off Green Travel Rewards for members
And there's more:
Through the journey to North Bay, passengers can win great prizes via an onboard trivia twitter competition. The Bike Train Twitter account will be awash with tips from passengers and locals alike on great cycling routes, refreshing swimming spots, fun attractions, and delicious dinner locales. Upon arrival in North Bay, the Honourable Monique Smith, Minister of Tourism and MPP for Nippissing will be on hand to personally greet the Bike Train in North Bay.
I'm not sure what their Twitter account is, perhaps you'll find out when you sign up. When I find out more I'll update this post.
The video is from the Bike Train website and explains how it started to Niagara Falls.