Saugeen Shores is a bronze designated bicycle friendly community by providing you with safe trails and routes, whether you ride for leisure, for recreation or to commute. Expand the sections below to learn more.

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Where to cycle in Saugeen Shores

View the interactive map of cycling trails in Saugeen Shores.

Printed maps are available at our bicycle-friendly businesses and the Port Elgin or Southampton Visitor Information Centres.

Request a printed map

The following links may also help you plan your cycling route:

2019 cycling events

Bicycle-friendly businesses

Local bicycle friendly certified businesses are accommodators, food services, attractions, cycling related businesses and organizations that support cycle tourism.

If you own a business that meets the bicycle-friendly business criteria, you can register for this free promotional opportunity.

Trail etiquette and code of conduct

  • Trails are for non-motorized use only. Mobility devices and e-bikes are permitted
  • Horses are allowed on the Woodland and Biener trails only
  • Ride at a safe speed – Recommended maximum speed of 20 km
  • Stay to the right, pass on the left
  • When stopped, move safely off to one side
  • Warn others you are passing by calling out or using your bell
  • Keep dogs on a leash - Stoop and scoop
  • Show courtesy to all trail users - Share the trail
  • Put garbage in its place – No littering
  • Pedestrians and mobility devices always have the right of way
  • Cyclists ride in control - Safe and slow, max 20 km
  • Stay on the trail - Respect private property and natural vegetation

Tips to share the road and ride safe

Learn how you can help keep Saugeen Shores safe by respecting all road users and obeying the rules of the road.

For more tips and resources, check out our cycling safety 101 blog post.  

 Bike safety videos

1 Metre Passing Law Campaign

It Moves Us All Campaign

The Dutch Reach Campaign

How to Pass a Cyclist

Keep Visible While Cycling

How to Cycle in Conflict Areas

Becoming a bicycle friendly community

In 2017, the Town of Saugeen Shores worked with Share the Road Cycling Coalition to develop a report and recommendations to become a Bicycle Friendly Community. Community engagement and a local infrastructure tour were part of the report process.

In fall 2018, the Town was awarded its designation as a bronze bicycle friendly community.

Learn more about the project by listening to The Shore Report or viewing the 2017-2022 Report or Executive Summary.

Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Badge