Active Transportation Events

Bike Month 2023

 We’re encouraging you to add cycling to your daily routine in celebration of Bike Month this June!

 Check out some of the great activities being offered to help get you excited about cycling.

Bike Month Community Scavenger Hunt June 1 to 30

Can you bike your way to all of the signs? We challenge you to locate and snap a picture of yourself and your bike in front of each contest sign for your chance to win some sweet prizes! Share your photos with us on Let’s Talk Brantford and gain an entry for every photographed location you submit. Happy cycling!

Community Scavenger Hunt Sign Locations

Community Bike Rides

We invite cyclists of all ages to participate in one of our free community rides in celebration of Bike Month this June! Enjoy a tour of your ward or explore a ward you haven't yet had a chance to ride through.  

Ride Dates

  • Ward 1 Bike Ride - May 29
    • Starting Location: D'Aubigny Park Parking Lot (5 Oakhill Drive) 
  • Ward 2 Bike Ride - June 5
    • Starting Location: Rotary Centennial Waterworks Park (390 Grand River Avenue)
  • Ward 3 Bike Ride -June 12
    • Starting Location: 10 King George Road (Dairee Delite Parking Lot)
  • Ward 4 Bike Ride -June 19
    • Starting Location: Mohawk Park Upper Parking Lot (51 Lynnwood Drive)
  • Ward 5 Bike Ride -June 26
    • Starting Location: Mohawk Park Upper Parking Lot (51 Lynnwood Drive)

All rides have a meeting time of 6:45 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. start time. Each ride is approximately 12km and will take approximately one hour to complete.

Bike to School Week May 29 to June 2, 2023

Bike to school each day of Bike to School Week and receive a new prize every day!

Prizes include water bottles, bike bells, drawstring bags, juice boxes, frisbees, and more!

City of Brantford staff will be on-site 30 minutes prior to bell time to hand out free giveaways to any student who rides their bike to school.

Don’t have a bike? That’s okay! Hop on your scooter, skateboard, or rollerblades!

What to bring:

  • Ensure you are wearing a helmet when riding to school
  • A bike lock (please use the bike racks provided)

Participating schools:

  • Christ the King Catholic School - 8:15 a.m.
  • Princess Elizabeth Public School - 8:20 a.m.
  • St. Peter Catholic School - 8:05 a.m.
  • St. Gabriel Catholic School - 8:25 a.m.
  • Resurrection Catholic School - 8:15 a.m.
  • St. Pius Catholic School - 8:40 a.m.
  • Grandview Public School - 8:25 a.m.
  • King George Public School - 8:20 a.m.
Bike Park Training Day (June 18)

On Sunday, June 18, in partnership with the Brant Cycling Club, training sessions are being offered at the Rotary Bike Park (390 Grand River Avenue) for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Each of the following sessions can accommodate 15 children (5 children per certified instructor).

Register today

Beginner Sessions (usually ages 6 to 7)

Recommended skill level: minimal experience, but can start, stop and ride on their own

  • Beginner Session 1: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Beginner Session 2: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Intermediate Sessions (usually ages 8 to 9)

Recommended skill level: experienced with braking, shifting gears, and balancing

  • Intermediate Session 1: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Session 2: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Advanced Session (usually ages 10 to 12)

Recommended skill level: high level experience with climbing and descending hills, cornering at speed and riding on rough terrain

  • Advanced Session 1: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Advanced Session 2: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Movies in the Square Every (Thursdays from July 13 to August 3)

Join us every Thursday from July 13 to August 31 for Movies in the Square at Harmony Square. Enjoy a movie under the stars. Showtimes are from dusk to 11:00 p.m. Anyone who rides their bicycle to the movie will receive a voucher for a FREE popcorn.

With an increase in cycling activity this month, please remember that bicycles are quiet vehicles making it very important to warn other cyclists, pedestrians and motorists of your riding intentions. Please remember to use your bell, horn, or hand signals to indicate that you are passing, or approaching. Additional cycling tips are available at