Cycling in Halton

Cycling Maps

With 8 exceptional opportunities for cyclists, there's something for everyone who wants to get outside and stay active.

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Mountain Biking in Halton

Visit Conservation Halton for information on where to mountain bike in Halton (external link):

  • Kelso is one of Ontario’s premier mountain biking destinations with 16km of trails and a popular weekly Mountain Trail Biking Race Series. The park offers single track, double track and thrilling down hills on a clay based soil surface.
  • Hilton Falls has 18km of biking trails comprised of three rock and soil trails. Tight turns, tough rock sections and steep down hills are sure to provide an exciting day out.

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Velodrome Track Cycling

Located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre is the cornerstone of cycling in Canada. This landmark venue provides a variety of track programming and training opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. This destination is a great place to meet! There’s a Bike Shop and Café on site. Other Centre features include a 250-metre Category 1 Homologated (certified) Cycling Track, Fitness Centre, a walking/jogging/training track, an expansive infield area suitable for sporting events, trade shows and conferences, and an unobstructed view to the Niagara Escarpment.

For more information, visit mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca (external link)

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Cycling Law and Enforcement

Under the Highway Traffic Act, bicycles are considered as vehicles. Cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. However, cyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups, so safety is always a prime concern. Cyclists should behave like traffic when using roads, regardless of whether cycling provisions are present.

Each Local Municipality in Halton oversees cycling in their communities. Please check local websites for additional information on local cycling by-laws and safety:

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Halton's Share the Road Program

Education is important for all road and path users including motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. “Share the Road” is a lesson that makes roadways safer and more efficient for both motorists and cyclists.

In 2002, Halton Region installed "Share the Road" signs at various places in the road network. 

These locations:

  • May be common cycling routes.
  • Have scenic or recreational interest. 
  • There may be linkages to municipal bike routes nearby.
  • Generally have good pavement conditions, low truck volumes and reasonable speed limits.

The program goal is to raise motorist awareness of popular cycling routes, particularly in rural areas. See www.sharetheroad.ca (external link) for more information.

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Cycling Safety

  • Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling (external PDF)
    This guide from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation contains important information, tips and techniques for both new and experienced riders.
  • Young Cyclist Guide (external PDF)
    This guide has information on bicycle equipment, riding tips, and the rules of the road to keep young riders safe while cycling.
  • Safely Sharing Halton's Roadways (PDF file)
    Produced by the Halton Regional Police, this document highlights safety tips for sharing the road, and the responsibilities of cyclists and motorists under the Highway Traffic Act.
  • "Share the Road" video (Windows Media format 30 seconds)
    Developed by the Halton Regional Cycling Committee and Halton’s Transportation Division, this video reminds cyclists and drivers of their responsibilities to obey the rules of the road and share the road appropriately. 

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