Suggested Road Cycling Routes
Cyclists are encouraged to ride at their own skill level, where and when they choose. Please obey all traffic laws, exercise caution at road crossings, bring plenty of water and snacks, and be prepared to fix tire punctures.
Links to last year’s event routes are below, and a new 75 km route.
Other Road Cycling Routes
with your smart phone’s location services turned on, select “find”, set the “within” distance and preferred length, tap the icon within the “start location” field then “search”. A large selection of road cycling options will appear. These can be downloaded, use to navigate from your screen, pinned and transferred to a cycling GPS or printed off in a hard copy turn-by-turn cue sheet along with a road map.
Walking/Running/Cycling Trail Routes
Make use of the new wide paved path along Armstrong Ave and Sinclair Ave, or the paved paths along 8th Line running south from Maple Ave and 10th Sideroad from Mountainview to 8th Line which also join paved paths along the Gellert Centre perimeter and 16 Mile Creek tributary.
Hungry Hollow Trail from the east end of town (access off Hall Rd) and extending to 8th Line (Foxtail Court), with access from Mountainview, Miller Drive, Eaton St and Dawson Crescent – wooded, interpretive signs, boardwalk, river views – not suitable for road cycling tires.
Bruce Trail – not for cycling except where expressly signed as allowed – Local favourites include the Limehouse loop and Silvercreek/Scottsdale.
Rail trails – suitable for walking, running and easy cycling (not recommended for road tires) – locally, see websites for Caledon Trailway and the Elora Cataract Trailway.
Also see ontariotrails.on.ca – for day trips, there are many trails radiating out of the Hamilton area, Cambridge to Paris, etc. A bike bell is necessary for courteous cycling on rail trails.
Hiking at Halton Region Conservation Areas is by reservation of a 2 hour time slot (Covid-19 measure to limit numbers). Reserve your time slot >>
Credit Valley Conservation Areas – note, not all areas are operating as of June 1st.
Trailforks (mountain biking) app – enter your home town to see what trails are mapped and reviewed in your area.
Gravelmap.com – gravel cycling – enter your location and view gravel roads/trails.
Kelso and Hilton Falls – Mountain biking at Kelso and Hilton Falls Conservation Areas is by reservation of a 2 hour time slot (Covid-19 measure to limit numbers).