Safety Tips

Safety Tips

Cycling is a fun and healthy activity that most people can do. Cycling can be done for both recreation or transportation.

To learn about the many health benefits of cycling review the Active Transportation and Health factsheet from Region of Waterloo Public Health & Emergency Services.

Visit BikeWR’s Campaigns page for more information and resources related to our past safety campaigns like Thumbs Up Waterloo Region.

There is safety in numbers! It has been shown that as more people cycle regularly in a community, the number of crashes involving cyclists actually decreases over time¹.

  • Be visible. Use lights, reflectors and wear reflective material
  • Be predictable. Signal your intentions, ride with traffic and obey all road signals
  • Always have room to maneuver. Don’t squeeze between curbs and other vehicles

Region of Waterloo created the following Cycling Tips resource, which is available in multiple languages. Visit for more information.

Bike Tips - Region of Waterloo

Tips for sharing the road and preventing collisions

Ministry of Transportation- Cycling Guides

CAN-BIKE- Cycling courses |City of Waterloo’s CAN-Bike page

CAA – Bike Safety

Cycling Brochure

Tips for parents

Your children will need to learn how to cycle safely wherever they ride. Check the following link for some tips.

Cycling into the Future- bike training course

City of Toronto – Wheel Safety