Cycling Resources

Cycle Toronto Resources

In a typical year, Cycle Toronto offers a wide variety of programs and events to help encourage cycling as a means of increasing mental and physical health, decreasing emissions, reducing living expenses, building community and more. 2020 is not a typical year, but we still encourage cycling. While we might be able to safely gather in public for the time being, riding a bike is still a healthy and affordable means of completing essential trips and many of Canada’s essential workers rely on a bike as their main form of transportation.

We’ve put together a growing list of useful resources for those seeking to ride a bike for the first time or people finding that want to find new ways to use their bike.

New to cycling? Get started here:

Toronto Cycling Handbook & Family Edition 

Read up on road rules, bike maintenance tips, and cycling etiquette in the official Toronto Cycling Handbook. Standard edition available in 13 languages!

Types of bike lanes and trails in Toronto

Toronto has many options for people who prefer not to ride their bikes with car traffic. Check out the different types of cycling infrastructure in the city and other bike-friendly ways to get around! 

How to Plan your Bike Route

Learn how to plan a route to bike in the city, with some suggestions on types of websites and apps to use.

If you have always wanted to start cycling, but don't know where to start, check out this website for tips and inspirational stories from fellow beginner bike riders.

Road Rules Videos

When it comes to getting around Toronto, knowing the rules is one thing - understanding the reality is another. This video series is good for people on bikes and in cars!

Thinking about cycling more? Check out these:

Biking while Pregnant Q&A

Thinking of riding a bike while expecting a child? Our Executive Director went through the experience and shared her insights. Plus, there are loads more resources.

Shoulder Season Riding Tips

The transition from summer to winter and back means changing how you ride. Learn what you can do to be prepared.

Winter Riding Tips

Keep riding all winter long: review our key winter riding tips to be a four season cyclist.

Other Resources

Reporting Snow in Bike Lanes

How to report winter maintenance issues in Toronto.

Legal Spin

Patrick Brown, a Senior Partner at McLeish Orlando Critical Injury Law Firm, answers bike riders’ questions when it comes to their safety and legal rights in sharing the road.

Toronto Cycling Network

This is the City of Toronto’s up-to-date and interactive map of the Toronto Cycling Network. 

Cycling in Toronto

This is the City of Toronto’s hub for all information cycling related.

Do-It-Yourself Bike Shops and Clinics

A list of DIY bike shops and clinics across Toronto. We update this list whenever possible. Have a suggestion? Email us!