June is bike month and cities across Canada are celebrating with events to encourage more cycling in communities. In Waterloo, we have a number of events and activities planned.
Cycle to School Day
- on Wednesday,
, we're asking high school and middle school students in Waterloo to ride their bikes to school. Bicycles will be tagged at the schools on June 5. Students fill in the tag and bring it to their main office by the first period of the following day to have their name entered to win one of two gift cards from a local cycling shop in uptown Waterloo.
Bike Valet will be at the Service Centre Open House
- For the first time the Waterloo Service Centre will be offering a Bike Valet service for attendees who cycle to the
Service Centre Open House
! Unsure of how to get there? Waterloo Service Centre is easy to get to from the Forwell Trail and the Walter Bean/Grand River Trail connector (see map below). Enjoy the convenience of parking your bike in a secure location. See you on
, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Campfire in Waterloo Public Square
Pack a blanket or your favourite hoodie and cycle to uptown Waterloo. Gather around the campfire with friends and neighbours for music, food, and more. If you ride your bike, please make sure you have bike lights (white lights on the front and red on the back). City staff will have an active transportation booth on site to help answer any cycling questions you may have. The event takes place on
from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
- Open Streets celebrates the liveable cities movement, and has taken many forms since its inception.
The theme for June is street culture and there will be a number of activities to create a great street party vibe. There will be music, graffiti muralists, BBQ, some skateboarding demos, a vendor area and more! In addition, a portion of the street will be covered in sod so participants can picnic during the BBQ.
Open Streets page
for more details. The fun takes place on
from noon to 5 p.m. in the uptown area (Willis Way) and Waterloo Public Square.