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.
To get started, plan a cycling trip using Google Maps, or check out 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 to help promote cycling by showcasing what Waterloo Region has to offer. This map 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 is 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 using the Engage Waterloo Region platform.
The comment period for the first edition 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:
Have an exciting biking story or picture of your ride? Share it by tweeting #BikeWR.
Bus "n" Bike
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
We'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, etc.) to their favourite destinations.
For newer cyclists, the Cycling Safety Booklet provides information on sharing the road, the benefits of cycling and what you need to get started.
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
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.