Explore Toronto by Bike!
Experience the city on two wheels. Enjoy the outdoors and freedom of biking from one neighbourhood to the next. Add Kensington Market and Cabbagetown, Yorkville, Chinatown, the Distillery Historic District and more to your tour. Enjoy the convenience of cycling to and from city attractions.
Cycling Routes and Trails
Connect to the city’s rich cultural and natural heritage, riding on a variety of city bikeways and park trails. The Toronto Islands is a popular car-free parkland, easily reached by bike-friendly ferry, and has a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline. Other bike trails include the Waterfront Trail, Don River Valley and Tommy Thompson Park. For an in-depth look at trails in Toronto, read Top Cycling Routes in Toronto. There are more than enough to keep you pedalling for days and enjoying the city sights by bike.
Toronto Cycling Map
A great resource and map of the city, showing the 855-kilometre (530 mile) Bikeways Network which includes a combination of off-road paths, bike lanes and shared roadway routes. Plan your own route or try the 17-kilometre Downtown Explore Route shown on the map. View the cycling map. Or check out the Toronto Ride Guide from Ontario By Bike.
Bike Rentals & Bike Specialty Shops
Toronto has a number of bike rental locations and close to 100 independent bike shops around the city. Stop in and say hello to one of the city’s local bike retailers. Bikes, tandems and 4-seater rentals are also available on the Toronto Islands. Rent a bike on the Toronto Islands.
Bike Share Toronto
Available year-round, this popular public bike system makes travelling around the city even easier. Bike Share Toronto provides a network of bikes throughout the downtown core. Docking terminals allow users to pick up and drop off bicycles from location to location, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Let a professional local guide show you the best of the city by bike. Toronto Bicycle Tours has a range of tours and a new offering for spring 2016 – Toronto By Nature eBike Tour – that includes a visit to the stunning Aga Khan Museum.
Transportation: Getting Here
Bike Train: Bringing your own bike to Toronto is made easier with bike transportation services available with VIA Rail and GO Transit. Certain conditions and travel times apply.
Waterfront Trail: Arrive by bike. 56 kilometres of this cross-province multi-use trail traverses Toronto’s waterfront and can connect visiting cyclists to the city and downtown area. The 1,800-kilometre trail follows Lake Huron, Lake Erie through Niagara to Lake Ontario and ends east of Cornwall at the border of the Province of Quebec.
Many of Toronto’s hotels and bed and breakfasts will make special arrangements to provide guests with secure indoor bike storage. Make sure you ask about this service when booking accommodations.