Cycling

Start Spinning your Wheels!

Burlington and area is a wonderful place to cycle in all seasons with scenic rural roads, picturesque waterfront trails and historic downtown routes. Some of our major attractions such as Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Conservation Halton also have trail network at their locations.  Did you know that Burlington has been awarded the city with a Bicycle Friendly Community Award Silver designation by Share the Road Cycling Coalition?

Download Social Cyclist the app that allows you to record your route and use the data to improve the bike amenities in Burlington.  Start recording your rides, report road conditions, request bike parking and bike share stations.

Cycling Seminars

The Burlington Cycling Committee offer free cycling seminars.  Watch for spring sessions for 2017.

Cycling Blogs

  • European Bike Rentals and Routes blog
  • Clean Air Partnership blog on cycling in Burlington Ontario.

cycling, velodrome, milton, bikes, outdoorMattamy National Cycling Centre 

This velodrome is located in south Milton and is the first-ever UCI-regulated, class 1 indoor velodrome in Canada, and only the second in North America. It features a 250-metre timber track with two 42-degree angle banks.  The Mattamy National Cycling Centre  (home of the Cycling Canada’s national track cycling program) has seating for 1,500. The facility also includes community recreational space including a cardio and strength training fitness centre, group fitness studio, 300 metre walking/jogging track and three sport courts for volleyball, basketball, and badminton. It serves as both a community recreation facility and a venue for provincial, national and international events.  Check out some great videos, including one in the series called our games begin produced by government of Ontario and one from Rick Mercer Reports.

Cycling Maps

There are a number of maps available for cyclists for the area including:

Types of Cycling and Pathways in Burlington

  • On-road bike lanes:  with designated portion of the existing roadway for cyclists and lanes are delineated by a painted white strip and bike symbols
  • On-road bike route:  preferred route connecting other cycling routes identified with signs but without designated bike lanes in place
  • Multi-use path – adjacent to the road:  two-way pathway separated from roadway by curb and open space shared by more than one type of user (cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters)
  • Off-road multi-use path:  two-way pathway shared by more than one type of user usually located within park or hydro corridor

Bike Rentals

  • Urkai rents bikes, helmets and child seats, everything you need to get our and explore Burlington.  These rentals are available from April 1 – October 31
  • Hamilton Social Bicycles – Hamilton Bike Share Program – 750 bikes available to rent at 105 locations – download their app to book a bike (closest location to Burlington is Princess Point, Dundurn Castle)

Bike Racks

Burlington Transit vehicles are equipped with bike racks to assist cyclists in using public transit.  Check their website for video on how to use these racks.

Public art bike rack

The City also has installed the following bike racks:

  • 33 bicycle rack facility at the downtown parking garage on 414 Locust Avenue (conveniently located next to the Visitor Information Centre)
  • Bike racks and/or shelters at Tansley Woods and Brant Hills Community Centre and the Burlington Seniors Centre
  • 25 public art bike racks installed throughout the downtown.

CAA Member Road Side Cycle Assistance

CAA has begun a program specifically for CAA members who are cyclists. CAA Bike Assist offers road-side assistance for you and your bike. If you have a problem that cannot be remedied on-site, they will ‘tow’ you to where you need to go.

Cycling Activities/Events

 

Yearly Events

Cycling Repair

Ontario by Bike Network (formerly Welcome Cyclist Network)

Ontario by Bike is an initiative focused on connecting cyclists to bicycle friendly accommodations, restaurants, attractions, cycling  businesses and community facilities.   Each of these Burlington locations offer secure bike racks/shelters, cycling information and a MEC bike repair kit for emergency use.  Look for the Welcome Cyclist accreditation symbol in many of our community facilities, attractions, hotels and tourist information centre. This symbol ensures a safe place to store your bike, access a repair kit and obtain information on cycling in our community and region.  Come in and say hello!  For information on the Welcome Cyclist Network and cycle friendly facilities in the Halton Region visit.

Burlington venues registered with the  Network:

Facilities

Accommodations

Restaurants

  • Easterbrooks 
  • Mr. Sub (Plains Rd.)

Cycling Links