Guelph, get ready to ride

Bike to Work Day kicks off Bike Month

Guelph, Ont., April 30, 2018—It’s time to dust off the bike, pump up the tires and oil those chains.

The City of Guelph is hosting its first Bike to Work Day event on Monday, May 28 as a kick off to Bike Month in June.

People living and working in Guelph are encouraged to bike to work on May 28. Participants are invited to drop by City Hall between 7–9 a.m. for free coffee, snacks and a chance to win prizes. Meet others who enjoy cycling and learn how the City is helping to build a bicycle-friendly community.

Register your ride to win

People who plan on biking to work on May 28 are encouraged to register their ride at bikemonth.ca/guelph. Registration is free and individuals will be automatically entered to win one of three prize packs of a $500 Mountain Equipment Coop gift card and $500 Via Rail voucher. This contest is run by the regional Bike Month organizers.

Ride with others

For those living outside the community and working in Guelph, and anyone interested in meeting others and cycling to the event with a group, five Meet, Greet and Ride locations are being set up. Participants can meet at any of the following locations and cycle to City Hall together. Group rides leave at 7:15 a.m.

North end

  • GCAT Scenic River Ride – Riverside Park, Marilyn Drive at the baseball diamond parking lot
  • Paramount Sports Ride – Paramount Sports, 30 Arrow Road

East end

  • Active Guelph Ride – Franchetto Park, 24 Franchetto Blvd

South end

  • Tour de Guelph Ride –Westminister Square, 31 Farley Drive

West end

  • Love Your Bike Ride – West End Community Recreation Centre, 21 Imperial Road South

Guelph’s cycling network

Guelph has 70 kilometres of bike lanes, paved shoulders and multi-use paths, and more than 80 kilometres of off-road trails.

June is Bike Month

Throughout June there are a number of events residents can participate in ranging from group rides to festivals, movie nights to bike demos. View the great lineup of events at bikemonth.ca/guelph.

Media Contact

Benita van Miltenburg, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator
Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2357
benita.vanMiltenburg@guelph.ca