To help you plan your cycling trip to Burlington here are some additional resources, tips and tools:
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
- 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
- Seniors Borrow a Bike Program – Older adults can cycle for free through the City of Burlington’s Borrow-A-Bike program at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre. Participants must visit the Centre to complete a waiver before signing bikes out. The bicycles are available during regular business hours from April to November, weather permitting.
- 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)
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.
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.
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:
- Burlington Beach Rentals
- Cedar Springs Health, Racquet & Sports Club
- Tourism Burlington – Visitor Information Centre
- Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Conservation Halton – Rattlesnake Point & Hilton Falls Conservation Areas
- Mountain Equipment Coop
- Neworld Cycle
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Best Western PLUS Burlington Inn & Suites
- Comfort Inn
- Heart of Burlington Bed and Breakfast
- Hilton Garden Inn Burlington
- Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
- Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
- Mr. Sub (Plains Rd.)
Mattamy 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 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.
- City of Burlington – Cycling Seminars
- Kelso Mountain Bike Race Series – May – Aug
- Xterra Mine Over Matter – Off Road – June
- Great Waterfront Trail Adventure
- Ontario by Bike Events
- Epic Tour Halton – GTA’s Grand Fondo – September