Cycling in Chatham-Kent

There are plenty of opportunities to cycle in Chatham-Kent.

Bike Month Ontario- June 1st-June 30 2020

Commute Ontario and Municipality of Chatham-Kent invite residents to participate in this year's Bike Month Ontaril 

The month-long campaign takes place from June 1-June 30, 2020 and encourages residents to rediscover the benefits of cycling. 

Residents can register a FREE account on the Active Switch online tool (www.activeswitch.ca) and log their cycling trips for a chance to WIN A $500 SPORT CHEK GiFT CARD. The more cycling trips residents log online, the more change they have to win. 

Campaign and prize details can be found at www.bikemonthontario.ca. 

Residents can learn more about Chatham-Kent's bike lanes, trails and active transportation here:
Chatham-Kent Cycling
Chatham-Kent Trails
Chatham-Kent Trail Council & Trail Booklet

Follow us at @trailschathamkent for instagram and Chatham-Kent Trails on Facebook. 


Social Media Bike Month Photo Contest

Residents are being encouraged to participate by snapping a photo of themselves or their families cycling throughout the communities.

Each week three (3) photos will be chosen and featured on the Chatham Kent Trails Facebook Page, the Trails Chatham Kent Instagram Page and the Chatham-Kent Public Health Facebook page.

Those featured will win prize packs with items included from Chatham-Kent Trails, Public Health and Smith Cycle or Chatham-Kent Trails Council.

How to Enter:

  • Snap a photo of yourself or your family cycling

  • Send the photo to CKtrails@chatham-kent.ca

  • Include the names of everyone featured in the photo (first and last names)

  • Location of the photo including the community and trail or street name.


By entering the contest you are acknowledging the use of your photo on a social media platform, if you wish to not have your image shared please indicate that in the message portion of the submission. 

Photos will be shared on Fridays. 
Prize packs can be picked up the following week after the feature photos are shared and the winners are contacted. 
Prize packs will be located at the Park Ave Business Centre, 25 Creek Road, Chatham. 

Chatham-Kent Trail Map and Chatham-Kent Cyclist Handbook

If you would like to find one of these booklets they can be found at:

Chatham-Kent Cycling Network

Use the Interactive Mapping System to find local trails, bike paths and routes throughout Chatham-Kent.

Safe Cycling Videos

To view our safe cycling videos in partnership with Parks and Open Spaces, Public Health and Injury Prevention, Chatham-Kent Trails. For more on safe cycling please visit:
The Ministry of Transportation

Safe Cycling; riding a safe bike
Safe Cycling: using a bike lane
Safe Cycling: 1m passing law & share the road 
Safe Cycling: approaching an intersection

Waterfront Trail

The Waterfront Trail network stretches 1400km along the Canadian shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair and the Niagara, Detroit and St. Lawrence Rivers.