Cycle into Summer!

Post by Jessica & Ali, Information Services Staff

Bike Month is a celebration of cycling and all things bike-related! Whether it means riding a bike for the first time or for the 1000th time this June, there are opportunities to learn new skills, have fun, and connect with fellow bikers. Biking means helping the environment, saving on transportation costs, and staying active. What isn’t there to love? Keep an eye out for Kitchener Public Library’s Book Pedaler at community locations and events across the city this summer!  

Check out some of the ways you can celebrate Bike Month with Kitchener Public Library below. 

Staff member Kim in front of the Central library with her bicycle.

Bike Month Photo Contest 

Take a selfie or a photo of your bike(s) in front of the library, and enter your photo into Kitchener Public Library’s Bike Month Photo Contest for your chance to win gift cards or prize packs! Complete the online form and upload your photo here! There is a maximum of 5 entries per person. Entries are accepted June 1 to June 30. 

If you are looking for a challenge, give the 30km Library Bike loop a try! Bike around Kitchener to visit all 5 library locations. Click here to view the interactive bike loop map and click here to download as a PDF. 

Cycling Inspired Films on Kanopy

A group of cyclists with packed saddlebags travelling along a path.

Plan your next adventure!

Map out your route in Kitchener-Waterloo by reviewing the trails and bike paths in the city. You can do this online at Explore Waterloo Region. They even list bike-friendly businesses!

Want to venture outside the region? Check out 5 cycling adventures in Ontario or check out 7 Northern Ontario historic destinations to ride to.

Wherever you cycle, remember to stay safe and follow the rules of the road. Read more about bicycle safety here.


Have questions? Want more recommendations?  

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