York Region stretches north from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and includes many hectares of protected Greenbelt. The diversity of York Region’s population and geography is evident in its nine local municipalities: Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
York Region has over 1,000 kilometres of cycling facilities including bike lanes, trails, boulevard paths, paved shoulders, and signed bike-friendly routes, and is attracting a growing number of cyclists every year. Whether it’s cycling for your daily transportation needs, touring the quiet and scenic rural areas, or out on a trail for a recreational ride, explore York Region by bike! Check out the many cycling-related events happening near you.
5 Great Cycling Trails
1. Nokiidaa Trail (Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury)
2. Rouge Valley Trail (Markham)
3. Oak Ridges Corridor Conservation Reserve (Richmond Hill)
4. Bartley Smith Greenway (Vaughan)
5. Sutton-Zephyr Rail Trail (East Gwillimbury, Georgina)
5 Great Road Routes
1. Greenbelt Route
2. Lake Drive (Georgina)
3. Tour de Holland (King)
4. Main to the Moraine (Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville)
5. Village Roundabout (King)
5 Great Mountain Biking Areas
1. York Regional Forest – Brown Hill Tract (East Gwillimbury)
2. Centennial Park (King)
3. Seneca College King Campus (King)
4. York Regional Forest Tracts (Whitchurch-Stouffville)
5. Joyride 150 (Markham)
York Region is a Local Supporter of Bike Month, which kicks off with Bike to Work Day and continues throughout June with a number of rides, workshops, festivals, and races going on across York Region. Follow @BikeMonth on Twitter and use the #BikeYorkRegion hashtag!
Sign up for the Region’s free cycling e-newsletter to stay up to date on new cycling infrastructure projects and cycling programs in the Region.
The 2018 York Region Cycling Photo Contest invites residents and visitors to share their favourite cycling snapshots in various settings such as cycling with friends and family, cycling clubs, on-road bike lanes and off-road paths, rural and urban landscapes, and places to visit. A selection of the submitted photos will be included in the 2019 calendar. A Cycling Video Challenge is also available. Winners received a gift card from their favourite bike shop.
Many resources are available at York.ca/cycling to help residents and visitors plan their trips:
2018 Cycling Events in York Region