The Region of Waterloo has more than 500 kilometres of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails. Whether you want to explore your neighbourhood or commute to work, continue reading for some cycling tips and what our community has to offer!

Bike tips and rules of the road

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Cycling safely around the ION route

When cycling around ION light rail transit tracks, it's important to stay alert and remember the following when crossing tracks:Sign warning cyclists to watch their crossing of ION tracks

  • Look both ways when crossing tracks.
  • Always cross tracks in designated areas.
  • Never ride along the tracks.
  • Always cross tracks at a right angle. If you need to take the full lane to cross properly, use hand signals to let drivers behind you know.

Find more cycling safety information in this quick video by the ION team.

For more information on cycling safety, please visit Region of Waterloo Public Health's Cycling Safety web page.


BikeWR Logo

BikeWR is your "one-stop shop for all things cycling!" BikeWR helps you easily navigate through all of the bicycle-related events and resources in the Waterloo Region.

Visit BikeWR to see what's happening in your neighbourhood!

Help promote BikeWR

Have an exciting biking story or picture of your ride? Share it by tweeting #BikeWR or post a public event to BikeWR.


The Working Centre's Community Access Bikeshare program provides publically accessible bikes in Kitchener and Waterloo. To become a bikeshare member or to find a station near you, visit the Working Centre.

Regional Cycling Map - 2016 Community Feedback Edition

Regional Cycling Map Front Cover

The municipalities, the Region, and key community stakeholders collaborated to develop a first edition cycling map that highlights on and off-road cycling infrastructure, tourist destinations, things to do, as well as safe cycling information.

Community feedback and next steps

This first edition of the Regional Cycling Map was a unique community engagement tool. We wanted to know what should be included, and how it should be presented, from those that were using the map.

The comment period on Engage Waterloo Region is now closed. Feedback will be summarized in 2017 to plan and prepare the next edition of the map.

Please visit this page for an update on the next edition or contact the project team for more information:

Kevan Marshall
519-575-4400 x7349

Cycling skills training

Want to improve your cycling skills? The Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program has a series of courses for cyclists on all aspects of road safety. Tailored for recreational or commuter cyclists.

Visit to find a course near you.

Bus "n" Bike

Every GRT bus has a bike rack, so you can combine your cycling journey with public transit.

Visit GRT to learn how to us the bus bike rack or watch this video:


Tap Water Refilling Stations

BlueW LogoThe Region of Waterloo is working with the Blue W Program to identify local businesses and public facilities that will refill your reusable bottle with tap water, free of charge.

To find a water refill location:

  • Look for the Blue W sign posted in storefronts
  • Go to and use the mapping tool to see the closest refill sites

For more information, visit the Blue W website or visit the Region's Water on Tap website to learn more about tap water in our community.