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Great Places to Ride: Guelph

Published May 02, 2018 13:55

We are excited to announce our Great Places to Ride Series. These weekly features will give you a host of ideas on where to ride in your community during Bike Month and beyond. Whether you cycle to work, ride the trails on the weekend, or simply bike to get around town, we hope you’ll discover something new!

First up: from a brand new multi-use pathway to a scenic rail trail, here are four great places to ride in Guelph.

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Photo by Nicholas Jones

York Rd. Multi-use pathway

The York Rd. Multi-use path is a unique place to ride in Guelph for several reasons. It transitions from on-road infrastructure to an off-road shared path for roughly 500 meters, before transitioning back into painted bike lanes. It’s also home to Guelph’s first ever crossride, which allows people on bikes to remain cycling through an intersection, enabling a smoother, more consistent journey. York Rd. is a designated truck route so taking cyclists off-road throughout this turn is particularly advantageous, plus it allows easy access to the York Road Park. This route runs parallel to the beautiful Royal Recreational Trail, and connects the Two Rivers neighbourhood to key destinations like Royal City Park and the University of Guelph. The Multi-use path alone sees an average of over 50 people on bikes per day!

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Photo by Nicholas Jones

Stevenson Street North  

Prior to 2014 Stevenson Street was a four lane road between Eramosa and Elizabeth. This route was identified as an excellent candidate for cycling infrastructure as it connects several schools, places of worship, and businesses to the dense residential neighbourhoods surrounding it. It’s also a relatively flat alternative bypassing the Eramosa Road hill. Following its redesign, Stevenson is now a great cycling route featuring wide on-street bike lanes, and only two lanes of vehicular traffic. The community was very supportive of the new configuration, and Stevenson Street now ... Read more

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Bike Month 2019 kicks off on Monday, May 27 and continues until the end of June with hundreds of ways to celebrate, including rides, guided bike tours, festivals, art shows, and film screenings.

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Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.

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