Aside from building a network of bikeway infrastructure, providing public bicycle parking, and facilitating cycling-transit trips, the City of Toronto offers the following cycling programs and services.
CAN-BIKE Cycling Education Courses
CAN-BIKE Courses are delivered by the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department. A range of cycling courses is available on a seasonal basis, for young cyclists and adults. Skills learned range from the basics for those who cannot ride a bike, to more advanced courses for seasoned cyclists. All instructors are fully accredited in CAN-BIKE, are knowledgeable about the Highway Traffic Act and have advanced cycling skills. In fact, all Toronto Police bicycle patrol officers are required to take CAN-BIKE 2.
Natural Environment Trails Program
Transportation Services is working to build a network of paved multi-use trails which may be used for recreation or Transportation.
Park, Forestry and Recreation are leading Natural Environment Trails Program which manages dirt trails and footpaths in Toronto's natural spaces. Toronto’s natural surface trail network is a popular destination for mountain bikers, hikers, runners, dog-walkers, school and camp groups, nature enthusiasts, and other users. PFR is is working with the International Mountain biking Association (IMBA) to engineer and build trails, which allow for maximum enjoyment of Toronto's wild spaces without environmental degradation. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toronto BMX Skills Parks
Toronto has a number of Skills parks, where riders can progressively learn to ride a variety of ramps, pump tracks and other obstacles.
Parks are located at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, and the Bayview Arena, learn more about the Sunnyside Bike Park.
Toronto has joined the growing number of communities in Ontario, who are promoting cycle tourism. Welcome Cyclists! is a resource for exploring Ontario by bike, by assembling inter-regional cycling maps, lists of businesses, food services and accommodations that are catering to the growing number of cycle tourists in Ontario.
As a supporting partner, the City of Toronto is encouraging cycle tourists to come and discover Toronto by bike, and for Toronto residents to vacation in neighbouring Ontario municipalities by bike.
Public Bicycles System Company (BIXI Toronto) has provided the City of Toronto with a network of bikes throughout the downtown core. BIXI Docking terminals allow users to pick up, and drop off bicycles from location to location, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The of City was pleased to help bring this bike sharing program to our City.
Cycling Education Resources
The City publishes and distributes Toronto Cycling Maps annually as a free public service. Copies of other printed materials such as the 'Changing Gears' or bicycle lane bylaw flyer may be requested by contacting 311.
Toronto Cycling Ambassadors are trained to help with community outreach and cycling education initiatives.
Bicycle User Group Network
Cyclists may register their support for cycling by joining the Bicycle User Group Network.
Bicycle Assemblers and Maintenance Program
Toronto Parks and Recreation and the bicycle Trade Association of Canada, partnered to found the Bicycle Assemblers and Maintenance Program. This program is run by the Learning Enrichment Foundation, and provides comprehensive courses teaching the skill set necessary to become a professional bicycle mechanic.