The Region of Waterloo has more than 500 kilometres of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails. In the cities, bike trips less than five kilometres can often be more convenient and comfortable than driving.
To get started, plan a cycling trip using Google Maps, or use our new Regional Cycling Map!
Regional Cycling Map - 2016 Community Feedback Edition
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:
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.
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.
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:
Cycling and Traffic Skills
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, it is the only accredited bicycle safety training program in Canada.
For more information on cycling safety, please visit Region of Waterloo Public Health's Cycling Safety web page.
Tap Water Refilling Stations
The 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 BlueW.org and use the mapping tool to see the closest refill sites