Burlington and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to cycle in all seasons with scenic rural roads, picturesque waterfront trails and historic downtown routes. Some of our major attractions such as Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Conservation Halton also have a cycling trail network at their locations.
Cycling Friendly Community
Did you know that Burlington has been awarded the Bicycle Friendly Community Award Silver designation by Share the Road Cycling Coalition?
The Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail has two sections in Burlington that are easy, mostly flat terrain, and include on and off-road sections with beautiful vistas of the water. The HamBur Loop is also listed on the Waterfront Trail site. This trail follows the Around the Bay Road Race route through Hamilton and Burlington encompassing parts of the Waterfront trail and the Red Hill Valley. This route is also mapped online.
Download Social Cyclist, an app that allows you to record your route and use the data to improve the bike amenities in Burlington. Start recording your rides, report road conditions and request bike parking and bike share station
Cycling Repair in Burlington
- City Bike Repair Stands – Spencer Smith Park (along the promenade near pond /playground), City Hall, Appleby Line at Centennial, Roly Bird Park
- Brant Cycle – 892 Brant St.
- Mountain Equipment Coop – 1030 Brant St.
- Neworld Cycle – 560 Plains Rd. E.
- Rock and Road Cycle and Sports – 2501 Guelph Line
- Rolling Horse Community Cycle – Refurbished Bike Sales & Service
- Flying Monkey Bike Shop – Campbellville
CAA Member Road Side Cycle Assistance
CAA has a program for CAA members who are cyclists. CAA Bike Assist offers roadside assistance for you and your bike. If you have a problem that cannot be remedied on-site, they will ‘tow’ you to where you need to go.
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Types of Cycling and Pathways in Burlington
- On-road bike lanes: with a designated portion of the existing roadway for cyclists and lanes are delineated by a painted white strip and bike symbols
- On-road bike route: preferred route connecting other cycling routes identified with signs but without designated bike lanes in place
- Multi-use path – adjacent to the road: two-way pathway separated from the roadway by the curb and open space shared by more than one type of user (cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters)
- Off-road multi-use path: two-way pathway shared by more than one type of user usually located within the park or hydro corridor
Ontario by Bike Network
Ontario by Bike is an initiative focused on connecting cyclists to bicycle-friendly accommodations, restaurants, attractions, cycling businesses and community facilities. Each of these Burlington locations offers secure bike racks/shelters, cycling information and a MEC bike repair kit for emergency use.
Look for the Welcome Cyclist accreditation symbol in many of our community facilities, attractions, hotels, Burlington Downtown and tourist information centre. This symbol ensures a safe place to store your bike, access a repair kit and obtain information on cycling in our community and region. Come in and say hello! For information on the Welcome Cyclist Network and cycle-friendly facilities in the Halton Region visit. Burlington venues registered with the network:
- Burlington Beach Rentals
- Cedar Springs Health, Racquet & Sports Club
- Tourism Burlington – Visitor Information Centre
- Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Conservation Halton – Rattlesnake Point & Hilton Falls Conservation Areas
- Mountain Equipment Coop
- Neworld Cycle
- Royal Botanical Gardens
- Best Western PLUS Burlington Inn & Suites
- Comfort Inn
- Hilton Garden Inn Burlington
- Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
- Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington
Burlington Transit vehicles are equipped with bike racks to assist cyclists in using public transit. Check their website for a video on how to use these racks.
The City also installed the following bike racks:
- Bicycle rack facility at the downtown parking garage on 414 Locust Avenue (conveniently located next to the Visitor Information Centre)
- Bike racks and/or shelters at Tansley Woods and Brant Hills Community Centre and the Burlington Seniors Centre
- 25 public art bike racks installed throughout the downtown.
- Seniors Borrow a Bike Program – Older adults can cycle for free through the City of Burlington’s Borrow-A-Bike program at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre. Participants must visit the Centre to complete a waiver before signing bikes out. The bicycles are available during regular business hours from April to November, weather permitting.
- Hamilton Social Bicycles – Hamilton Bike Share Program – 750 bikes available to rent at 105 locations – download their app to book a bike (closest location to Burlington is Princess Point, Dundurn Castle)