May 27 - June 30


Hidden Gems: Oakville

Published May 16, 2019 10:30

Discover Hidden Gems in your community.

Looking for somewhere fresh to ride? We are excited to launch a brand new Hidden Gems series as part of Bike Month across the GTHA and Guelph. These weekly features will give you insider tips on some of the best trails, paths, and on-street bike facilities. Whether you cycle to work, ride the trails on the weekend, or bike to get around town, we hope you’ll find a hidden gem. Then, share it with a friend, colleague, or family member who wants to give biking a try this spring.

This new trail features colourful wayfinding, rest stops, and even bike repair stations.

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Crosstown Trail

As recommended by the Active Transportation Master Plan and with funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Town of Oakville has initiated a four metre wide asphalt multi-use trail.

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It runs along the Crosstown Trail from Neyagawa Boulevard to east of Trafalgar Road.

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This is an important addition to Oakville's active transportation network.

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The trail features rest areas, bicycle repair stations, tourist information kiosks, and graphic markers for wayfinding.

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Get out and ride on Oakville's new multi-use trail!

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Ride and win!

Did you know you could win a prize just by riding your bike during Bike Month? Sign up for the contest and you'll be entered to win one of six $300 MEC gift cards.

There are three easy ways to enter:

  1. Ride your bike to school or work on Monday, May 27
  2. Participate in an official Bike to Work Day event
  3. Ride your bike during Bike Month (May 27-June 30)

Once you register, get bonus entries in two ways: download the Commute Tracker app and log one or more trips, and recruit a friend through email/social media using a unique link. The contest closes at midnight on May 27, 2019.

Get ready to ride in Oakville!

  • Kick off the cycling season with group rides, community events, and more! Visit our Event Calendar for details.
  • Tell us what you’re up to during Bike Month! Tag us @YorkRegionGovt, using #BikeYorkRegion #BikeMonth
  • Where do you ride?
  • Let us know where you’re riding by tagging us on Twitter and Facebook, and/or using #BikeMonth and #BikeMonth across social media platforms.

Photos: Nicholas Jones

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Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

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.