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Cycling Maps

There are three types of cycling maps available:

The York Region Cycling Map shows bike lanes, boulevard multi-use paths, off-road multi-use trails, paved shoulders and bike-friendly streets in York Region. Cyclists can use the map to plan their routes.

The York Region Cycling Tour Map (New in 2016) provides ideas for exploring York Region by bike, from ten tour routes to mountain biking, BMX and family cycling options.

The York Region Interactive Cycling Map provides cyclists with existing routes to help with planning bicycle trips.

 

Bike to GO Maps

If you live within 5 kilometres, cycling to the GO Station can be fast, easy and fun. Try one of these suggested routes and store your bike in a secure bike shelters.  Whether you ride a ten-speed, cruiser, mountain, or foldable, try putting a different spin on the way you connect to GO.


Discover the bike facilities at your stop and learn more about Bike to GO.

*Note: The PDF maps were developed for printing only. For a detailed description please call 1-877-464-9675 extension 75051.

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Featured Cycling Apps with York Region Data

Independent developers have made applications for a variety of platforms using York Region's open data. These are commercial third-party applications available for download. York Region does not sell, license or support these applications, so please read the details and reviews before downloading.  

York Region cannot guarantee and is not responsible for the function or accuracy of information in third-party applications.

York Region Cycling Map:

York Region Trail Map:

York Region Cycling Tour Map:



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York Region Cycling Map

The York Region Cycling Map was created to help cyclists plan their bicycle trips and to help cyclists find the best route, save time and improve the comfort of their ride. It is available electronically, as an online interactive map and printed copies.

Electronic cycling maps for printing purposes are available here:

Free printed copies of the map are available at:

  • Local municipal offices
  • Libraries
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Community centres
  • Bike shops

 

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York Region Cycling Tour Routes

There are many on and off-road cycling routes that run from our border with the city of Toronto in the south up to the shores of Lake Simcoe in the north. These routes provide cyclists of all ages and abilities an opportunity to stay active and explore York Region's natural beauty. The new cycling tour map provides some routes for exploring York Region by bike, from ten tour routes to mountain biking, BMX and family cycling options.

Electronic cycling maps for printing purposes are available here:

York Region Cycling Tour Map - Side One
York Region Cycling Tour Map - Side Two

Free printed copies of the map are available at:

  • Local municipal offices
  • Libraries
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Community centres
  • Bike shops

Featured Cycling Apps, for the routes below, with York Region Data:

Independent developers have made applications for a variety of platforms using York Region’s open data. These are commercial third-party applications available for download. York Region does not sell, license or support these applications, so please read the details and reviews before downloading.  

York Region cannot guarantee and is not responsible for the function or accuracy of information in third-party applications.


All-Terrain Ride Photo from York Region Tour Map.

All-Terrain Ride

(50 km, Township of King, Town of Newmarket, Town of Aurora, Town of Richmond Hill)


The ride begins in Richmond Hill at Lake Wilcox, the largest kettle lake on the Oak Ridges Moraine, a significant geological formation created by glacial activity dating back 12,000 years. Make your way to the rustic village of Kettleby. Explore the nearby Thornton Bales Conservation Area. Families will love Round the Bend Farm, a working farm with activities and farm animals. Complete your ride on the Nokiidaa Trail. Nokiidaa is an Ojibwa term meaning "walking together" and it is a great place to cycle together too.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclists – mix of trails, quiet streets, and mostly paved shoulders/bike lanes on busier roads
      • Family/leisure option – ride along Nokiidaa Trail from Aurora Leisure Complex to East Gwillibury GO Station
  • Surface: paved and unpaved trail (limestone screenings) and road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Oak Ridges Community Centre (Richmond Hill) – overnight parking and access to washrooms and water
    • Centennial Park (King) – overnight parking
    • Aurora GO Station (Aurora) – overnight parking
    • Accommodations at Seneca College King Campus or in Newmarket
  • Detailed maps:

Butter Tart Ride Photo from York Region Tour Map.

The Butter Tart Ride

(18 km, Town of Newmarket) 

Everyone can enjoy exploring this family-friendly trail and the quaint neighbourhoods in the town of Newmarket. Settled in the early 1800's by Quakers, the town has many historic buildings, plaques and sidewalk markers. Your ride will feature the Nokiidaa Trail System which links several parks and green spaces. Look for the 'ghost canals' at the Rogers Reservoir, explore Sheppard's Bush and stop for refreshments on south Main Street, near Fairy Lake. The "secret family recipe" butter tarts at the Maid's Cottage Restaurant come highly recommended!

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclists – mix of trails, quiet streets, and mostly paved shoulders on busier roads
      • Family/leisure option – ride along Nokiidaa Trail from Aurora Leisure Complex to East Gwillibury GO Station
  • Surface: paved and unpaved trails (limestone screenings) and road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Newmarket Riverwalk Commons – overnight parking and access to washrooms, water, restaurants, and shopping
  • Detailed maps:

Group of Seven Trails Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Group of Seven Trails

(72 km, City of Vaughan, City of Toronto)

Start this inspired ride in Kleinburg with a visit to the world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, home to the works of the Group of Seven. Take the William Granger Greenway along the East Humber River, a trail that was once part of the historic Carrying Place Trail. Continue through the Country Club Golf Course and later pass Reptilia Zoo and Black Creek Pioneer Village. Finish your ride with great shopping and entertainment -- from Kleinburg's historic Main Street to Vaughan Mills, one of the largest indoor shopping malls in Canada.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclists – mix of trails, quiet streets, and a few busier streets; make it a 2-day ride with the Maple loop on day one and Kleinburg out and back on day two
      • Family/leisure option – ride along Bartley Smith Greenway and Finch Hydro Corridor trails from Rutherford GO Station to Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Surface: Unpaved trail (limestone screenings) and road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Bindertwine Park (Kleinburg) – overnight parking
    • Rutherford GO Station (Maple) – overnight parking
    • Maple Community Centre (Maple) – overnight parking and access to washrooms and water
    • Several hotel options in the Hwy 7 & Hwy 400 area
  • Detailed maps:
  • Notes to Riders:
    • Spring/Summer 2016: there is railway track construction near the Bartley Smith Greenway trail entrance on Langstaff Road heading south.  Riders can take a short detour through the adjacent parking lot east of the tracks and down a steep hill to connect with the trail beyond the construction zone
    • Spring/Summer 2016: Trail disruption at Marita Payne Park due to utility construction; follow detour signage

Main to the Moraine Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Main to the Moraine

(60 km, City of Markham, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville)


Start your ride amidst the old world charm of Unionville's historic Main Street. Soon you will be enjoying quieter roads among the farmland and forests in the town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Enjoy the curves in the road on Ninth Line as you round the sparkling waters of Musselman's Lake, a great place to stop and get refreshments while taking in the view. Enjoy tasting some wine at the Galluci or Willow Springs Wineries enroute. Don't forget to explore the treetop village at Bruce's Mill Conservation area!

Ride Rating: Moderate to Advanced
Surface: Paved
Start/Finish: Unionville Library

  • Ride Rating:
    • Experienced road cyclist – paved shoulders along rural roads and some riding in mixed traffic on quieter roads
  • Surface: Road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Unionville Main Street – overnight parking and access to shopping and restaurants
    • North Tract York Regional Forest – overnight parking
    • Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre – overnight parking and access to washrooms and water
    • Hotel options in Markham and Stouffville or camping at Musselman’s Lake
  • Detailed maps:

Pedal to the Kettle Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Pedal to the Kettle

(50 km, City of Markham, Town of Richmond Hill)


Beginning at Markham Civic Centre or Richmond Hill Town Office, this route features the Oak Ridges Corridor Park Trail, a 1,000 plus acre park which is home to wetlands and forests. You will pass Mill Pond Park, the original power source for the first sawmill in the area. When arriving in the Woodbine and Major Mackenzie area, catch a glimpse of the massive Slovak Cathedral of Transfiguration. Ride through the lakeside community of Wilcox Lake and look forward to finishing at one of many restaurants along the bicycle-friendly stretch of Highway 7.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclists – mostly bike lanes and paved shoulders on busier roads, and trail
      • Experienced road cyclist option – bypass the Oak Ridges Corridor Park trail by using Bathurst to King Road and Sunset Beach Blvd
      • Family/leisure option – ride the Oak Ridges Corridor Park Trail from Bathurst Glen Golf Course to Oak Ridges Community Centre
  • Surface: Road, unpaved trail (limestone screenings)
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Markham Civic Centre – overnight parking, restaurants, washrooms, water
    • Richmond Hill Town Office – overinight parking, restaurants, washrooms, water
    • Oak Ridges Community Centre – overnight parking, washrooms, water
    • Richmond Hill GO Station – overnight parking
    • Hotel options on Hwy 7
  • Detailed maps:

Simcoe Beaches Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Simcoe Beaches

(69 km, Town of Georgina)


Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Simcoe on this scenic cycling excursion through Georgina's, "Getaway Country". The Town of Georgina is home to a number of beaches including Willow Beach, De La Salle Beach, and Jackson's Point Beach. Take time to explore two significant parks, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, with its own lovely beach and Duclos Point, an ecological preserve and marshland. Stop for refreshments in Sutton, Keswick and Pefferlaw. Try detouring over the sparkling waves of Lake Simcoe by taking the ferry to scenic Georgina Island.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Experienced road cyclists – mostly mixed traffic on quiet roads
      • Recreational cyclists option – ride along Lake Drive and Hedge Road from Keswick to Sibbald Point Provincial Park
  • Surface: Road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • The ROC – overnight parking
    • Georgina Public Library – overnight parking
    • Accommodations at B&Bs, Briar’s Resort or camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park
  • Detailed maps:

Tour de Holland Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Tour de Holland

(68 km, Township of King, Simcoe County)


We all know that Holland is bike country, but did you know that you can cycle through a slice of Dutch-style farmland right here in Ontario? The Holland Marsh is comprised of 7,000 acres of reclaimed land first cultivated by fifteen Dutch families in 1934. Their legacy left us with the scenic Holland Canal Road overlooking rich fields perfect for vegetable farming. Leave from King City and celebrate this "rural ride" with stops at the Apple Orchard Farm, Pine Farm Orchards and the rural farming village of Schomberg.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Experienced road cyclist – paved shoulders and mixed traffic on quieter roads
  • Surface: road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • King City Arena – overnight parking
    • Bradford GO Station – overnight parking
    • Trisan Centre (Schomberg) – overnight parking
    • Accommodations at Best Western Newmarket or Seneca College King Campus
  • Detailed maps:
  • Notes to Riders:
    • Sheena’s Kitchen in Schomberg Ontario is now closed permanently

Church Street/Main Street Schomberg Reconstruction.  A major road reconstruction project will be commencing in late April 2016 and will more than likely continue till the end of September. A portion of Main Street around Grackle Coffee Company and south thereof could be closed completely to vehicular traffic for up to a two week period

 

Video Source King Township


Markham Town and Trail Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Markham Town and Trail

(28 km, City of Markham)


Start your ride amidst the exotic sights, sounds and aromas of Pacific Mall, the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America. Nearby is the gorgeous and quaint village of Unionville. At the eastern end of the loop is the Milne Dam Conservation Park. The water dam and mill attracted mass settlement creating the Village (now City) of Markham. This stretch of lush parkland along the Rouge River Valley offers great migratory bird watching. Or if BMX or MTB riding excites you, take a short detour to Joyride 150, Canada's first indoor bike park.

Ride Rating: Easy
Surface: Paved trails and road
Start: Pacific Mall

  • Ride Rating:
    • Recreational cyclist – mix of trails and quiet streets with mixed traffic on a few busier streets
      • Family/leisure option – ride the Rouge Valley Trail from Main Street Unionville (Victoria Street) to Milne Dam Conservation Area
  • Surface: unpaved trail (limestone screenings), road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Milliken Mills Community Centre and Park – overnight parking and access to water and washrooms
    • Unionville GO Station – overnight parking
    • Markham GO Station – overnight parking
  • Detailed maps:

Village Roundabout Photo from York Region Tour Map.

Village Roundabout

(58 km, Township of King, City of Vaughan)


Just a thirty minute drive northwest of Toronto, this ride starts in the quaint farming community of Schomberg, home to one of Canada's longest running agricultural fairs. The area boasts a unique ecological heritage evident at the Cold Creek Conservation Area where rare black spruce trees can be found. The village of Kleinburg marks the halfway point in the ride and its main street is perfect for exploring local shops and restaurants. Be sure to stop at the renowned Pathways to Perennials and enjoy their beautiful outdoor Blossom Café.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Experienced road cyclist – mostly mixed traffic on quieter roads
  • Surface: Road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Trisan Centre (Schomberg) – overnight parking
    • Bindertwine Park (Kleinburg) – overnight parking
    • King City GO Station – overnight parking
  • Detailed maps:
  • Notes to Riders:
    • Puck’s Farm is closed permanently
    • Sheena’s Kitchen in Schomberg Ontario is now closed permanently

Church Street/Main Street Schomberg Reconstruction.  A major road reconstruction project will be commencing in late April 2016 and will more than likely continue till the end of September. A portion of Main Street around Grackle Coffee Company and south thereof could be closed completely to vehicular traffic for up to a two week period

 

Video Source King Township


York Century Photo from York Region Tour Map.

York Century

(100 km, Town of Newmarket, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Georgina)


The 'century' is a legendary ride among cyclists originating in the late 1800's. The more modern "metric century" in York Region offers a memorable route easily accessed from anywhere in the GTA. Starting in the town of Newmarket, this smooth, paved route takes you to Lake Simcoe and provides plenty of stops to re-charge. Consider lunch or an overnight stay at the luxurious Briar's Resort and Spa. You will surely enjoy the historic villages along the way. Plan to linger along the Simcoe shoreline and enjoy the spectacular views from Lake Drive.

  • Ride Rating:
    • Experienced road cyclist – paved shoulders and mixed traffic on quieter roads
      • Recreational cyclists option – ride along Lake Drive and Hedge Road from Keswick to Sibbald Point Provincial Park
  • Surface: Road
  • Possible Starting Points:
    • Davis Drive and Highway 404 Carpool Lot (Newmarket) – overnight parking
    • Woodbine and Highway 404 Carpool Lot (East Gwillimbury) – overnight parking
    • York Regional Forest Brown Hill Tract (East Gwillimbury) – overnight parking
    • The ROC (Georgina) – overnight parking
    • Accommodations at B&Bs, Briar’s Resort or camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park
  • Detailed maps:

Greenbelt Route Photo.

Greenbelt Route

The Greenbelt Route is a 470 kilometre provincial cycling route from Northumberland County to Niagara Region, including 65 kilometres in York Region. Cycling adventures await you in the beautiful, protected countryside of Ontario's Greenbelt. Enjoy lush forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms, as you ride across this stunning landscape.  The launch of the Greenbelt Route in summer 2015 celebrates a decade of the Greenbelt—the solution for fresh air, clean water, delicious local food, a thriving economy, and a place for all Ontarians to recharge and connect with nature.   For more information including detailed maps, visit greenbelt.ca/route-regions-york

  • Detailed maps:
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York Region Interactive Cycling Map

Cyclists can create their own custom cycling route with the York Region Interactive Cycling Map. York Region's interactive cycling map was created to help cyclists plan their bicycle trips. Knowing the existing cycling routes will help cyclists find the best route, save time and improve the comfort of their ride.

The York Region interactive cycling map is intended for individuals aged 18 or older.

This map was created by York Region for personal, non-commercial use.

The York Region Cycling Map has been developed to provide assistance to cyclists in planning bicycle trips throughout York Region. The facilities and connections on the map were identified in consultation with York Region’s nine local municipalities and other external agencies.

Although every attempt has been made to ensure the York Region Cycling Map’s accuracy, The Regional Municipality of York makes no warranties of any kind concerning the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the York Region Cycling Map including, but not limited to, the designation of a street or facility on the map with a bicycle lane, route, pathway, trail, or paved shoulder. Such a designation does not necessarily guarantee any minimum lane width or pavement condition. Cyclists must use these streets with the same caution they would use when riding on similar streets that have not been so designated. All routes should be evaluated by each individual cyclist based on their respective level of experience, comfort level cycling in traffic, weather conditions, time of day, and any road obstacles, whether temporary or permanent, such as construction or potholes. This map is not intended as a guide for children under the age of eighteen years. The Regional Municipality of York is not responsible for any unforeseeable or unreasonable acts or offences committed by cyclists or third parties, which may cause a hazard or injury to cyclists.

 

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