Sharing the Road
Bike routes make it easier for bicycles and vehicles to share the road. Bike routes also cut down on conflicts between cyclists and motorists, making streets safer for everyone.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent encourages its citizens to cycle. Cycling not only saves you money but it also promotes a healthy lifestyle.
Cycling is a great form of exercise, reduces stress, and cuts down on pollution by decreasing the amount of motorized vehicles on our roads.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act classifies a bicycle as a vehicle. Always travel in the same direction as traffic.
Obey the law and make sure your bicycle has:
White reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on the rear forks
A bell or horn that works
At least one working brake system on the rear wheel
A white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride during dark hours
In Ontario, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. If you are 18 or older, you can make the choice whether to wear a helmet.
Reduce injuries. Wear a bicycle helmet. To view information on how to wear your helmet, visit Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Cycling Skills.
Bicycle Theme Tours
Please visit this page for information on upcoming Bicycle Theme Tours.
Please click here to visit our Public Mapping Site to view maps of our Bicycle Routes.