You can ride your bike anywhere in Waterloo Region. In the cities, bike trips of less than five kilometres often take no more time than driving. You can even use Bus 'n' Bike to combine cycling and Grand River Transit rack-equipped vehicles to make longer rides easier.
The Regional Cycling Master Plan, approved in 2004, identifies key cycling networks and establishes guidelines for the Region to work with Local Municipalities and other stakeholders toward an integrated network of regional, local and off-road routes over the next 20 or so years.
The Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses for cyclists on all aspects of road safety. Oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling, it is the only accredited bicycle safety training program in Canada.
To take or organize a CAN-BIKE course, contact Colleen Cooper, Public Health Nurse, at 519-883-2008, ext. 5324, or by email.
Tap water refilling stations
The Region of Waterloo is working with the Blue W Program to identity local businesses and public facilities that will refill your reusable bottle with tap water, free of charge.
Finding a Blue W location is easy:
Look for the Blue W sign posted in storefronts
Go to BlueW.org and use the mapping tool (computers and smart phones supported). Upon entering your location details, the three closest Blue W sites will appear.