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Biking is one of the easiest ways to experience the full beauty of Kingston with various cycling trails, cycling-friendly infrastructure, and options for bike rental. Kingston won Bike-Friendly Community Bronze recognition from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in 2012 for investing in its cycling infrastructure.

When planning your cycling route make sure to check road closures and delays for this week before planning your route. Check closures here.

Bike racks in downtown Kingston

Centrally located just east of Pan Chancho Bakery on Princess Street, a highly secure docking station with capacity for 18 bikes has been installed. The bike racks are distributed and implemented by Urban Racksand work with Bikeep, an app that enables users to find parking, lock their bike, release their bike, and more. To start enjoying the secure docking station click here to download the Bikeep app.

Several standard bike racks can also be found throughout downtown so cyclists can enjoy all the benefits of downtown Kingston while keeping their bikes safe and secure. Check out the map of downtown bike racks, courtesy of Visit Kingston.

Kingston cycling network 

Kingston is currently working towards building both neighbourhood and city-wide cycling routes. Stay up to date on Kingston’s cycling networks at the City of Kingston website.

Winter cycling 

The City of Kingston has committed to identifying proper cycling routes that can be maintained in winter and to make it easier for cyclists to continue into the winter safely. Review the current winter cycling network here.

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Rent a bike

Ahoy Rentals

Frontenac Cycle 

i-Cycle Electric Bike Company 

J&J Cycle 

Trek Bicycle Kingston 

Cycling tours and clubs

Kingston Bike Tours provides leisurely relaxed two hour historical bike tours of the downtown Kingston area. The tour is roughly 12 kilometres with stops along many of Kingston's Historical landmarks and attractions. Learn more!

Kingston by bike! Is a tour provided by Ahoy Rentals that takes you on a 3-hour guided ride through the city. It is a leisurely route that allows visitors to experience Kingston’s campuses, parks, lakeshore trails, harbours, prisons and other significant landmarks. Learn more! 

Kingston Velo Club (KVC) is a supportive cycling group made up of all ages, backgrounds, interests, and abilities. The club offers rides of varying difficulties and terrain along with social activities and cycling events. KVC also offers bike repair and maintenance sessions. Learn more! 

Cycle Kingston is a grassroots registered Canadian charity that promotes and encourages cycling in Kingston, Ontario, through safe cycling education and public outreach programs suitable for all ages and abilities. Learn more! 

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Trails in or near Kingston

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

  • Distance: 45 km
  • Terrain: Paved, combination of roads, bike lanes and paths. Countryside cycling beyond downtown. Some steep hills. 
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Cataraqui - Inverary Cruise Loop

  • Distance: 45 km
  • Terrain: Rolling hills, but lots of flat terrain. Paved roads. 
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Delta: Edge of the Arch 

  • Distance: 54 km
  • Terrain: Gentle rolling to relatively flat. Paved roads. 
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Delta: Jones Falls Tour

  • Distance: 40 km
  • Terrain: Some flat stretches with some rolling hills. All paved except for one short gravel stretch
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Kingston: Circle the City - Lemoine Point - K&P Ramble

  • Distance: 43 km
  • Terrain: Gentle rolling hills, on paved roads and a smooth fine gravel path on the K&P Trail and in the conservation area.
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Kingston Mills - Brewers Mills Locks 

  • Distance: 65km
  • Terrain: Gently rolling to moderately steep hills. All paved. 
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Kingston: Lemoine Point Loop 

  • Distance: 8km
  • Terrain: Nearly level, on a smooth fine gravel path and paved roads.
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Top of the Biosphere Loop - Sharbot Lake - Westport

  • Distance: 91 km
  • Terrain: Some mildly challenging hills, on paved and gravel roads.
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Sydenham & Desert Lake Loop 

  • Distance: 43km
  • Terrain: Challenging hills with paved roads. 
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Sydenham – Cataraqui Cruise Loop

  • Distance: 21 km
  • Terrain: Rolling hills with lots of flat terrain. Mostly unpaved.
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Sydenham Railbed Ramble

  • Distance: 43 km
  • Terrain: Rolling hills, but lots of flat terrain. Mostly unpaved. 
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Canoe Lake - Devil Lake Road Loop

  • Distance: 33 km
  • Terrain: Mildly challenging hills with stone-chip and gravel surfaces
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Wolfe Island Bike Routes

  • Distance: 18-58 km dependent on route 
  • Terrain: Flat and gently rolling hills. Mostly paved. 
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