Pickering is home to a number of on-road and off-road bike paths to accommodate your needs, whether you are commuting to work or heading out for a leisurely bike ride with friends and family.

We have kilometres of colourful trails that hug the sandy shoreline of Lake Ontario, providing cyclists with spectacular views of the waterfront, conservation area, lush green spaces and abundant wildlife. 

Coming from out of town? The GO Station is located minutes away from our beautiful Nautical Village where you can start your cycling adventure along the waterfront trail or head north to explore some of Pickering's other parks and trails.

The City of Pickering's Parks By-law 5495/99 regulates, protects and controls all public parks in Pickering. When it comes to cycling in parks, unless there are signs prohibiting the activity, cyclists can ride on any trail up to a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour.

Cycling Trails

Existing multi-purpose trails that permit cycling include:

  • Waterfront Trail from Ajax/Pickering border to Scarborough - 12 km on and off road paved surfacing
  • Trans-Canada Trail - 14 km on and off mixed surfacing
  • West Duffins Trail - 3.5 km mixed surfacing
  • Pine Creek Trail - 0.9 km paved surfacing
  • Alex Robertson Park Trails - 1.4 km gravel surfacing
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Park Trails - 1.9 km gravel surfacing

Off-Road Bikeways

Existing off-road bikeways along Regional Roads in the City include:

  • Brock Road (Brockridge Park to Third Concession Road) - 1.9 km
  • Altona Road (Kingston Road to Strouds Lane) - 2.0 km

On-Road Bike Lanes

Existing on-road bike lanes on our City streets include:

  • Granite Court (Rosebank Road to Whites Road) - 0.9 km
  • West Shore Boulevard (Vistula Drive to Oklahoma Drive) - 0.7 km
  • Strouds Lane (Altona Road to Rosebank Road) -  0.9 km
  • Rosebank Road (Sheppard Avenue to Finch Avenue) - 2.0 km
  • Woodview Avenue (Pine Grove Avenue to Finch Avenue) - 1.0 km
  • Glenanna Road (Pickering Parkway to The Esplanade South) - 0.3 km
  • Glenanna Road (Kingston Road to Dixie Road) -  1.3 km
  • Fairport Road (Sheppard Avenue to Finch Avenue) - 2.0 km
  • Twyn Rivers (Ashwood Gate to City limit - both sides) - 1.2 km

Paved Multi-Use Shoulders

Existing paved multi-use shoulders on our City streets include:

  • Rougemount Drive (Toynevale Road to Rosebank Road) - 1.2 km
  • Rosebank Road (Rougemount Drive to Rodd Avenue) - 0.3 km
  • Dyson Road (Rougemount Drive to Rouge River) - 0.5 km
  • Oakwood Drive (Toynevale Road to Rougemount Drive) - 0.8 km

Proposed Trails and Bikeways

There are a number of new multi-use trails and bikeways being proposed, including:

  • Duffin Heights neighbourhood multi-use trails, east and west of Brock Road and on Brock Road from the Third Concession Road to Taunton Road - 4.4 km
  • Bayly Street from the Waterfront Trail to St. Martins Drive - 0.7 km
  • Within Hydro Marsh from Wharf Street to Sandy Beach Road - 0.7 km
  • Bayly Street from the GO Station to Church Street (Ajax border)  - 3.1 km
  • Hydro Corridor from Valley Farm Road to Liverpool Road -  0.8 km
  • Pickering Parkway from Glenanna Road to Liverpool Road - 0.7 km
  • Liverpool Road from Krosno Boulevard to Ilona Park to Ilona Park Road - 0.3 km
  • Toynevale Road from Rougemount Drive to Rosebank Road - 0.5 km

The Regional Municipality of Durham is responsible for the planning and implementation of cycling facilities along regional roads. Based on the current Regional Cycling Plan (2008), the following regional cycling spines are proposed in the City:

  • Brock Road from Montgomery Park Road to Uxbridge Pickering Townline Road
  • Bayly Street from Whites Road to Church Street
  • Taunton Road from Scarborough Pickering Townline Road to Ajax boundary
  • Whites Road from Bayly Street to Taunton Road
  • Highway 2 from Toronto boundary to Ajax boundary
  • Lake Ridge Road from Ajax boundary to Uxbridge Pickering Townline Road

Durham Region Cycling Plan & Communications Strategy

The Region of Durham is currently updating the Regional Cycling Plan. Visit the Regional Cycling Plan 2021 webpage to learn more about this project and how you can get involved.

Cycling Safety

To complement Durham's Regional Cycling Plan, a Regional Cycling Communications Plan was developed to provide support for current cyclists, encourage more people to cycle, and educate cyclist and motorists on how they can safely share the road.

Visit the Region of Durham Cycling & Walking web page for more information, including links to the Ontario's Safe Cycling Guide, Durham Region Youth Cycling Guide, and CAN-BIKE Online Education.