Pastry Peddler in Millbrook and B!KE in Peterborough win provincial cycling awards

Bakery and cafe and non-profit charity recognized by Ontario By Bike for going 'above and beyond' to support cyclists

Pastry Peddler in Millbrook and B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop have been chosen by the Ontario By Bike network as the best bicycle-friendly businesses in the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism region.
Pastry Peddler in Millbrook and B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop have been chosen by the Ontario By Bike network as the best bicycle-friendly businesses in the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism region.

As cycling experiences a pandemic-fuelled renaissance, two Peterborough-area businesses have been chosen by the Ontario By Bike network as the best bicycle-friendly businesses in the Kawarthas Northumberland tourism region.

Among the 20 businesses across Ontario receiving the Ontario By Bike award are Pastry Peddler in downtown Millbrook and B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop in downtown Peterborough.

The 20 businesses “have all gone above and beyond, offering extra services and amenities to cyclists stopping at their locations,” according to a media release from Ontario By Bike, a project of the Toronto-based non-profit organization Transportation Options that fosters sustainable transportation and tourism ideas and innovations.

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Easily recognizable as a bike-friendly business with its name and penny-farthing logo, the Pastry Peddler is a popular bakery and cafe at 17 King Street in downtown Millbrook.

Located along a popular cycling route, the eatery is a cycling tourism destination.

The Pastry Peddler offers a wide selection of baked goods as well as sandwiches, soups, pizza, and more. Currently open for takeout only during the pandemic shutdown, the Pastry Peddler plans to open a new outdoor patio this summer. For more information, visit www.pastrypeddler.ca.

Located along a popular cycling route, Pastry Peddler is must-stop destination for local and visiting cyclists, including this young woman and her dog who arrived by bicycle from Montreal in August 2020. The restaurant is working on an outdoor patio that should be ready when dining restrictions loosen up again. (Photo courtesy of Pastry Peddler)
Located along a popular cycling route, Pastry Peddler is must-stop destination for local and visiting cyclists, including this young woman and her dog who arrived by bicycle from Montreal in August 2020. The restaurant is working on an outdoor patio that should be ready when dining restrictions loosen up again. (Photo courtesy of Pastry Peddler)

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub is a non-profit registered charity located at 293 George Street in downtown Peterborough that promotes cycling as a healthy, responsible, and viable form of transportation and recreation.

B!KE teaches bike repair and maintenance to members of the local community, with members having access to a professionally equipped bicycle repair workshop space as well as a tool library. B!KE also runs a retail shop with a wide selection of basic and affordable used and new bicycles and parts.

During the pandemic shutdown, appointments are available for B!KE: members for essential repairs and maintenance. While the retail shop is closed to the public, sales are available online or by phone. For more information, visit communitybikeshop.org.

For a list of all the 2021 Best Bicycle Friendly Businesses Award winners in Ontario, visit ontariobybike.ca/2021awardwinners.