Cycling in Waterloo Region

The Hydrocut Trails

There are plenty of options for cycling in Waterloo Region all year long. Whether it’s for a tour of the Region’s vibrant landscapes and history, or for a daily commute, we have compiled resources for visitors and residents to view before hopping on their bikes!


With trails winding throughout each of our cities and townships, there are many different landscapes for you to explore in Waterloo Region. From a leisurely ride to top mountain bike trails, take a look at our breakdown to find trails that are perfect for you!

Plan your ride

Region of Waterloo Cycling Map & Guide

The 2021 Bike Map is a summary of all bike infrastructure in the cities and townships of Waterloo Region. The map highlights public art, scenic historic bridges, the Hydrocut trails (a premier mountain bike destination), and Ontario by Bike’s Bike-Friendly Businesses.

Urban Map

cover of the Region of Waterloo Bike Map 2021

Rural Map

cover of the Region of Waterloo Bike Map 2021


Cycling in Ontario Magazine

Waterloo Region has been featured on page 29 in Ontario By Bike’s 2021 Cycling in Ontario Guide! It is available in both English and French.



Helpful Links

City of Waterloo Cycling Map –  a detailed map of the city’s active transportation network

The Hydrocut – Consistently ranked as one of the top mountain biking destinations in Ontario

Indigenous Bike Tour – A self-guided bike tour highlighting important Indigenous sites around Waterloo Region

30 Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Waterloo Region

Safe Roads Waterloo Region


Trailforks – A mountain biking trail database and management system

Woolwich Township On-Road Cycling Routes

Region of Waterloo Cycling

Cycling into the Future – training courses for Grade 5 students


Butter Tarts and Winding Waterways: 2 Bikepacking Routes to Check Out in Waterloo Region

Pedal power: Biking across Waterloo Region

A shivering wet and cold 2019 Steaming Nostril

5 top trails to cycle with the family in Cambridge

Waterloo wins gold ranking in Bicycle Friendly Communities awards

  • Drone Footage from the K-W Classic: Hawkesville