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.

To get started, plan a cycling trip using Google Maps.

For newer cyclists, the Cycling Safety Booklet provides information on sharing the road, the benefits of cycling and what you need to get started.

If you'd like to combine cycling and transit, learn more with our Bus 'n' Bike Brochure or check out the Bus 'n' Bike video below.


Walk Cycle Waterloo Region: The Region of Waterloo's Active Transportation Master Plan

ATMP.pngWe've made a plan to make it easier to walk, cycle, and roll in Waterloo Region!

Walk Cycle Waterloo Region is our plan to create attractive and comfortable spaces that encourage more people to walk, cycle, or roll (in-line skating, skateboarding, mobility devices) to their favourite destinations.

For more information about Walk Cycle Waterloo Region, please visit our Active Transportation Master Plan page.

Cycling & traffic skills

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 commuter cycling, 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

BlueW LogoThe 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 and use the mapping tool (computers and smart phones supported). Upon entering your location details, the three closest Blue W sites will appear.

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