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Exploring the City of Burlington on Bike 

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May 22, 2024

With the weather warming up, its time to hit trails and start exploring the city on two wheels. Burlington offers a mix of rural and urban bike trails for non-stop cycling adventures. Where will your journey take you?  

Discover a cycle friendly community:  

Burlington has a Bicycle Friendly Community Award Silver designation by Share the Road Cycling Coalition which highlights the efforts made across the community to welcome cyclist and encourage visitors to explore the city on two wheels.  Explore the network of on-road bike lanes, mult-use paths and off-road multi-use paths. Drop-by the Tourism Burlington Visitor Centre to pick-up a copy of the cycling map or explore the digital version of the urban and rural routes.  

If you are looking to take full advantage of Burlington’s waterfront, make sure to explore the two Waterfront Trail paths across the lake and take a break at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops across the downtown.  

Don’t let a flat tire or loose bolt stop the adventure, the city offers bike repair tool stands at key parks across the city including by the lake at Spencer Smith Park. You can also access repair services through variety to cycle focused shops across the city.  

A more rugid adventure:  

Take your cycling experience off road and into winding trails of nature at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Spend the day exploring the multi-use trails across the park including making a stop by the creek on the Half Moon Valley Trail or opt for  a more leisurely ride on the Trillium Trail which is stroller and wheelchair accessible.  

Those interested in hitting the country roads and traveling further a field can explore mountain biking at a variety of Conservation Halton parks. Each park offers it’s own adventure from family friendly trails at Mountsberg to the adrenaline filled slopes at Hilton Falls. For the most variety, explore Kelso’s extensive network or even take classes through their Mountain Bike School.  

Travelling (with your bike!)  

Start your cycling adventure with a green commute. Take Go Transit across the Lakeshore West line and explore the trail options near Burlington or Appleby Go stations. Both stations also offer connections to Burlington Transit. Each bus has a  bike rack over the front bumper so you can get closer to the trail you are hoping to start your journey on.  

Looking to make the most of your day cycling? Burlington connects to waterfront communities across the Waterfront Trail. Make your commute part of your cycling journey with connecting trails across Lake Ontario and beyond. 

Join us for a pit stop:  

Take a break and recharge your batteries for the next day’s adventure at one of Burlington’s hotels. With the perfect place to lay your head for the night be sure to refuel at a local cafe or restaurant experience.  

Don’t forget, we can’t wait to see your adventure. Tag us @tourismburlington