Cycling

Bike to Work Week - Monday, May 27 - Sunday, June 2

Coquitlam is participating in two public events to celebrate Bike to Work Week and wants to remind residents and visitors to Coquitlam of its services for local cyclists, including route maps, bike repair stations and over 65 kilometres of bike routes.

Coquitlam’s celebration stations will offer free drinks, snacks, quick bike maintenance and prize giveaways:

  • Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 – 6 p.m. at Foster Avenue and Poirier Street., and
  • Thursday, May 30, 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Guildford Way and Pinetree Way (plaza in front of City Hall),

Register for Bike to Work week today at HUB, Your Cycling Connection where you can enter into daily prize draws including the grand prize of an adventure for two to Italy with Exodus travel. Logged trips help HUB improve cycling conditions.

The City of Coquitlam is committed to sustainable modes of transportation and ​more than 60 km of bike routes have now been completed.

New cycling routes are provided in accordance with our Strategic Transportation Plan and routes are implemented pending Council's approval of the annual capital budget.

The latest research shows that over 40% of potential cyclists are concerned about riding in traffic. In order to address this concern and attract more riders, the City has diversified the types of new facilities by including more routes separated from traffic. The following separated multi-use pathways have been completed: United Blvd., King Edward St., Mariner Way, Como Lake Ave., King Albert Ave., Poirier St., Coast Meridian Rd., David Ave. and most recently along Johnson St., Pinetree Way.

Coquitlam's Bike Route Information Guide is available below. Free printed copies are also available at City facilities. Please refer to this brochure for more information on various types of bike facilities, cycling signs/markings and safe cycling tips.

Bike Maintenance Stations

Coquitlam has installed public bike repair stations at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage cycling and be a bike-friendly community. 

The green stations feature:

  • an air pump
  • adjustable arms for elevating bikes
  • tools needed for basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs including:
    • Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers
    • tire levers
    • an array of wrenches (Allen, headset, pedal and box)

If you encounter a problem with one of the maintenance stations please call Facilities Customer Service at 604-927-6300.

bikemapTri-Cities Cycling Map

The newly updated Tri-Cities Cycling Map is your go-to resource for local bike routes and connections. It also provides useful information involving bike lockers at SkyTrain stations plus the newly installed bike maintenance stations.

Pick up your free printed version of the map at Coquitlam City Hall, recreation facilities and Coquitlam Public Library branches.

Did you know you can bring your bicycles onto buses and SkyTrain? Even if you work a long way from home, you have the option of completing a portion of your trip by bicycle. More info is available in the Tri-Cities Cycling Map, or visit TransLink’s cycling page.

 

Off-Road Cycling

For information on off-road cycling amenities in Coquitlam, use our Park Finder Tool and filter by amenity: Offi-Road Cycling.