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Cycling in Waterloo Region

The Hydrocut Trails

There are plenty of options for cycling in Waterloo Region all year long. Whether it’s for a tour of the Region’s vibrant landscapes and history, or for a daily commute, we have compiled resources for visitors and residents to view before hopping on their bikes!

Trails

With trails winding throughout each of our cities and townships, there are many different landscapes for you to explore in Waterloo Region. From a leisurely ride to top mountain bike trails, take a look at our breakdown to find trails that are perfect for you!

Plan your ride

Region of Waterloo Cycling Map & Guide

This first edition of the Regional Cycling Map is a unique community engagement tool. The Region of Waterloo wanted to know what should be included, and how it should be presented, from those who were using the map and cycling in Waterloo Region. 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.

Urban Area

Region of Waterloo Cycling Map & Guide

Rural Area

Region of Waterloo Cycling Map & Guide

Cycling in Ontario Magazine

Waterloo Region has been featured on page 21 in Ontario By Bike’s 2020 Cycling in Ontario Guide! It is available in both English and French.

English

People riding bikes next to a lake on the Cycling in Ontario 2020 Cover - French

French

People riding bikes next to a lake on the Cycling in Ontario 2020 Cover - French

Helpful Links

The Hydrocut – Consistently ranked as one of the top mountain biking destinations in Ontario

Indigenous Bike Tour – A self-guided bike tour highlighting important Indigenous sites around Waterloo Region

30 Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Waterloo Region

Safe Roads Waterloo Region

Drop Mobility – a bike share program across Waterloo Region

BikeWR

Trailforks – A mountain biking trail database and management system

Woolwich Township On-Road Cycling Routes

Cycling Safety – Region of Waterloo

Cycling into the Future – training courses for Grade 5 students

Media

Pedal power: Biking across Waterloo Region

A shivering wet and cold 2019 Steaming Nostril

5 top trails to cycle with the family in Cambridge

Bicycle Sharing Pilot Program Launches in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Waterloo wins gold ranking in Bicycle Friendly Communities awards

Events

Steaming Nostril – April 

KW Classic – June

Cambridge Tour de Grand – June

#CanadaRidesG2G – June/July

Kitchener Twilight Grand Prix – July

Butter Tart 700 – July

Fieldstone Criterium of Cambridge – July (no event in 2019 due to road construction)

Hydrocut Time Trial – All Year

  • Drone Footage from the K-W Classic: Hawkesville