HamOnt Healthy Loops

The Everyone Rides Initiative and Hamilton’s Bike Buddies brings your Healthy Loops!

Have you noticed that since COVID-19 that your cycling habits have changed? We have. In the early stages of the pandemic lockdown we noticed that our cycling trips turned into neighbourhood loops. Instead of cycling to a set destination our trips were longer more leisurely loops within our neighbourhoods--and within our bubbles. 

Healthy Loops during a pandemic are bike routes in your neighbourhood that are safe and enjoyable to cycle while also adhering to physical distancing. They typically include bike lanes or paths and residential streets so that people of all ages and abilities can comfortably cycle. Even better if the loops connect to local businesses or green spaces!

Being active outdoors is a great way to connect you to your neighbourhood during the COVID-19 pandemic!  Making trips by bicycle to a local park, to visit someone in your bubble, or to simply keep your body moving can also bring many benefits to your physical and mental health. 

If you’ve spent some time during the pandemic exploring your neighbourhood by bicycle, or have a favourite route to stay active, we want to hear from you!  Bike Month 2020 looks different this year, so we are looking to share healthy loops that HamOnt cyclists can ride to celebrate cycling and stay well.

September 9 to 16: SHARE YOUR HAMONT HEALTHY LOOPS Send your Healthy Loop in your neighbourhood to everyonerides@hamiltonbikeshare.ca.  We will add it to our HamOnt Healthy Loops map during Bike Month 2020. 

September 17 to 30: BIKE A HAMONT HEALTHY LOOP Take a look at the online map and bike a HamOnt Healthy Loop near you! Share a photo on twitter and tag @Everyone_Rides_ or instagram @everyoneridesintiative and include #HamOntHealthyLoops for a chance to win a prize!

Select a Loop you are interested in from the list below. Once at the map you can send it directly to your phone by downloading the app (its free), view the full version, cue sheet or lock it into memory. 

 

Ward 1

Ward 2

Ward 3

Ward 4

Ainslie Wood, Westdale Loop: 6km, 20min

Ainslie Wood Loop: 5km, 15min

 

Dundurn Short Loop: 4km, 16min

 

Corktown, St Clair Loop: 6km, 21min

Crown Point Beach Rd Loop: 6km, 26min

Crown Point Gage Park Loop: 8km, 28min

Lansdale Short Loop: 2km, 10min

Lansdale, Gage Park Loop: 7km, 31min

Crown Point, Waterfront Loop: 17km, 58min

Gage Park, Montgomery Park Loop: 7km, 27min

McQueston, Waterfront Loop: 8km, 28min

Ward 8

Ward 14

   

Westmount Rec Centre, Limeridge Mall Loop: 8.7km, 32min

Buchanan, Sam Lawrence Park Loop: 6.7km, 30min

Mountview, Cliffview Park Loop: 5km, 30min

Fressenden, Gurnett Loop: 5km, 20min

 

 

 

Have fun and ride safe.