Halton- Home of Cycling in Ontario
Cycling has a home – and it’s Halton Region!
Spectacular outdoor cycling routes? We’ve got them – running through the Niagara escarpment, farm country, waterfronts and our charming towns and villages. Track Cycling? We’re home to the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton. Mountain biking? Check out trails at two Conservation Halton Parks (Kelso and Hilton Falls). Commuter cycling? We have a number of safe multi-use paths and dedicated on-road bicycle lanes.
If you want to participate or engage in cycling events – we’ve got them. Enjoy Epic Tour Halton, the GTHA's GranFondo, and one of the largest mass cycling events in Canada, held each year in September.
Canada’s Home for Track Cycling – The Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Located in Milton, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, is the only velodrome of its kind in Canada, and only the second in North America that meets top international standards. It serves as both a community recreation facility and a venue for provincial, national and international events. This impressive venue offers a variety of track programming and training opportunities for cycling enthusiasts of all ages / skill levels.
The Centre features:
- 250 metre Category 1 Homologated (certified) Cycling Track
- A bike rental shop
- A fitness centre
- A walking/running track
- Infield area suitable for drop-in sports, events, trade shows and conference
Learn more: Mattamy National Cycling Centre (external link)
Scenic outdoor bike routes in Halton
- Limehouse Loop
Park at Andrews Scenic Acres Farm and Winery, where you can pick your own fruit or try one of their renowned fruit wines. Start your 60 km journey into the farmland of Halton Hills. Make your way to the Village of Limehouse, where limestone was quarried and burned in limekilns from the early 1840s. The Limehouse Conservation area is a beautiful spot for a break and photos, and provides access for hikers to the Bruce Trail. Ride back along No. 15 Sideroad, the most popular cycling road in Halton.
- Total distance – 60 km
- Total climb – 356 m
- Leathertown Spin
Begin your journey in the pretty hamlet of Glen Williams, on the northern edge of Georgetown. Make your way across the top of Halton Region, then ride into Acton. Acton is the historical home of the tanning industry in Ontario. It boasts Canada’s largest leather store, the Hide House. Your journey brings you back to Glen Williams. While cooling down, visit the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre, home to the studios of more than 30 accomplished visual artists.
- Total distance – 37 km
- Total climb – 272 m
- Tour de Trafalgar
Park or take the GO Train to the Oakville GO Station. Head up through the heart of the former Trafalgar Township. Cycle west across Lower Base Line, recognized by cyclists as one of the finest cycling roads in the Region. Leave some time at the end of your ride to dine, shop and enjoy downtown Oakville.
- Total distance – 40 km
- Total climb – 192 m
- Velodrome Vista
Begin at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome), home to both the Ontario Cycling Association and Cycling Canada’s Track Program. Enjoy the memorable scenery and postcard views as you travel west and north along a mix of urban and rural roads. Cycling along Walker’s Line brings you close to the impressive rock face of the Niagara Escarpment. Take another moment on Sixth Line to enjoy a panoramic view looking south across to the slopes of Kelso’s Glen Eden Ski Area.
- Total distance – 50 km
- Total climb – 338 m
- Campbellville Crossroads
Start in the Village of Campbellville, home to Mennonite furniture shops, antiques and popular spots for food and ice cream. Pass by - or stop at - the Crawford Lake Iroquoian Village. This route explores the northwest parts of Halton Region, and provides you with roads infrequently used by cars. On the way back to Campbellville, consider visiting the nearby OLG Slots at Mohawk Raceway to cheer on your favourite race horse and try your luck.
- Total distance – 45 km
- Total Climb – 213 m
- Escarpment View
Park at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome). Head over to Bell School Line and down into beautiful rural Burlington. Enjoy breathtaking views of rich agricultural land and the Niagara Escarpment. Cycle under the impressive rock face of the Escarpment on Walker’s Line. You’ll wind your way into the Village of Kilbride, home to a General Store which has operated in the village since 1866.
- Total distance – 36 km
- Total Climb – 273 m
- Lakeshore Fondo
Begin your journey at Waterworks Park, where Kerr St. meets the lake in Oakville. Travel along Halton's enchanting waterfront through Burlington. Enjoy a climb up the Niagara Escarpment into the beautiful Victorian Village of Waterdown. Head back to Oakville through the rolling rural country roads of First Line and Lower Base Line, both favourites of cyclists in the area.
- Total distance – 70 km
- Total climb – 434 m
- Heatmap 100
Start your century ride at the GO commuter parking lot at Trafalgar Road and Highway 407. Enjoy popular vistas with a mix of forests, farms, quaint villages, fresh country air, and remote rural roads. You’ll touch on every municipality in Halton Region on this ambitious route.
- Total distance – 100 km
- Total climb – 544 m