Biking is a fun and convenient way to explore Ajax. Ajax is a designated Bicycle Friendly Community, home to a safe and connected 140km cycling network that encompasses off-road trails, dedicated bike lanes and shared use lanes. By using our bike network, you can reach a wide variety of destinations and amenities within a 20-minute bike ride from wherever you are in Ajax.

From the 7km Waterfront Trail that hugs the shores of Lake Ontario, to Ajax’s portion of The Great Trail that travels along Duffins Creek, to Carruthers Trail and Millers Creek Trail in North Ajax, there are so many routes to discover. Check out hidden gems in Ajax that are more fun to get to by bike.

Rent a bike or bring your own, and explore Ajax’s scenic trails.

Where to ride

Scroll down to Biking Amenities and Infrastructure to learn more about our on-road and off-road bike route options.

Looking for a pre-planned route? check out ActiveTOA: a series of enhanced bike routes with markings reflecting the flora and fauna of the area. 

Other Recommended Routes

Planning a bike ride? Looking for a pre-planned route? Check out ActiveTOA: a series of bike loops marked by symbols reflecting the flora and fauna of the area. These scenic routes can take you to cultural and historic landmarks, tasty restaurants, and community centres, as well as amenities such as plazas and bike repair stations.

Whether you choose to bike solo or in a group, ActiveTOA offers many options for exploring Ajax for different fitness levels. Most of the ActiveTOA routes take approximately 20 minutes to complete by bike. Ambitious riders who are looking for a challenge have the option of combining routes.

Find out more about these routes below. 

Active TOA Adventure Routes

ActiveTOA provides residents with numerous opportunities for getting active and exploring their neighbourhoods.

In June 2020, the Town launched the Active TOA Adventure Program to promote the Town’s spaces and encourage outdoor activity during the first wave of COVID. As part of this program, the Town created marked routes to encourage biking and active transportation within individual neighbourhoods.

In response to the ongoing need for activities supporting physical and mental health beyond the pandemic, the Town has expanded these routes to North Ajax.

Find an ActiveTOA Route near you or explore another part of Ajax. 

South Ajax

ActiveTOA South Map
Enjoy riding along the Waterfront Trail and the Greenbelt Trail by biking through the ActiveTOA South Ajax Routes. The Waterfront Trail, known for one of the best views of Lake Ontario, is a popular destination known as the “jewel of Ajax”. Stop by sites celebrating the Town’s naval history or head to the Indigenous Healing Garden for a peaceful, calming space that honours Indigenous teachings and community.  Bike repair stations are available at Veterans Point Gardens and the Ajax Community Centre. 

Discovery Bay Route
Discovery Bay routeDiscovery Bay Route
3.67 km (~ 20 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • Duffins Creek
  • Lakeside Park
  • Lions Park
  • Discovery Bay Centre
Rotary Park Route
Rotary Park routeRotary Park Route
3.76 km (~20 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • Rotary Park
  • Splashpad
  • Playground
Duffins Bay Route
Duffins Bay RouteDuffins Bay Route
3.82 km (~21 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • Veterans Point Gardens
Clover Ridge Route
Clover Ridge RouteClover Ridge Route
6.04 km (~34 minutes)
Places to see:
  • Veterans Point Gardens
  • Indigenous Healing Garden
North Ajax

ActiveTOA North Map
Explore hidden gems from older and newer parts of Ajax. The ActiveTOA routes include stopovers with fantastic views of natural habitats (including beavers, butterflies, and turtles), heritage sites in Pickering Village, and a variety of tasty restaurants, shops, and amenities. Each of these routes are conveniently located near recreation centres and bike repair stations. 

Pickering Village Route
Pickering Village RoutePickering Village Route
3.62 km (~20 minutes)
Places to see:
  • Duffins Trail
  • Pickering Village Heritage Conservation District
  • Village Arena
  • Hermitage Park
Millers Creek North
Millers Creek NorthMillers Creek North
2.5 km (~14 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • McLean Community Centre
  • Ajax Marketplace
Millers Creek South
Millers Creek SouthMillers Creek South
2.5 km (~13 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • Westney Heights Plaza
  • McLean Community Centre
  • Ajax Marketplace
  • Playground
  • Skatepark
  • Millers Creek Ball Diamond
  • Millers Creek Soccer Pitch
Audley North Route
Audley North RouteAudley North Route
3.35 km (~20 minutes by bike)
Places to see:
  • Audley Recreation Centre
  • Audley Ball Park
  • Skateboard Park
  • Audley Waterpark

Share the Road

Safety Reminders When Driving

People of various ages and abilities bike in Ajax. They are at different stages of learning about biking and the rules of the road. People also have different cognitive abilities affecting their ability to navigate different road conditions (such as ability to detect speeds, ability to identify a gap, etc.). While you cannot control their cognitive ability, level of knowledge, or actions of other people, you can help us improve road safety in the following ways:
  • Watch for bikes when making lane changes and turns.
  • Only pass a cyclist where there is enough room to do so safely (1 metre). Be aware that cyclists are vulnerable to different hazards than drivers (e.g. minor pot holes and debris), so give them space to manoeuvre. Where there are no sharrows or bike lanes, motorists should always share the road.
  • Reduce your speed when passing a cyclist.
  • Do not park or block the bike lane. This forces people biking to move out of the bike lane and into the same lane as people driving.
  • When parked on the street, look at your side mirror or behind you before opening the door. Do the “Dutch reach”: Use your far side arm to open the door. This prevents “dooring” (hitting someone biking with the car door).

As drivers, let’s do our part in keeping people safe. 


Learn more about safe cycling on the Ministry of Transportation website! 

  • Not leaving a 1 metre passing distance: $110
  • Parking in a bike lane: $38
  • Opening a vehicle door (driver or passenger): $365 upon conviction and three demerit points
 Safety Reminders When Biking

Always look and communicate while riding your bike. Learn the rules of the road, helmet information and safety tips for cyclists of all ages by reviewing Bicycle Safety Information from the Ministry of Transportation.

Biking Amenities and Infrastructure

Ajax is expanding its bike route network. The Town of Ajax is committed to providing a multi-modal transportation system that is useful and safe for all residents. The Town offers a variety of biking infrastructure and initiatives to encourage the use of cycling for all kinds of trips.

Bike Repair Stations

Two bike repair stations have been installed at the Carruthers Creek Trail near Galea Drive and at Pat Bayly Square. We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

FedDev Ontario

Types of Bike Paths (Separated Facilities)

Example of multi-use trails

Multi-Use Paths

Multi-use trails are constructed within the road right-of-way in the boulevard along arterial roads. Different from sidewalks, multi-use paths are wider and darker in colour. They can be used by people walking, biking, and using other active types of rolling (rollerblading, skateboarding, scootering, etc.).

example of Off-Road Trails

Off-Road Trails

Off-road trails are typically developed within parks, open spaces and green corridors throughout Ajax. They can be used by people walking, biking, and using other active types of rolling (rollerblading, skateboarding, scootering, etc.).

example of Cycletracks


Cycle tracks are constructed along arterial roads. They can be located within the road right-of-way in the boulevard, or separated by a curb.

Ride safe: Slow down for people walking.

example of buffered bike lane
Example of a buffered bike lane

example of a bike laneExample of a bike lane

Bike Lanes

On-Road bike lanes provide a designated portion of the roadway only for people biking. Parking in a bike lane or blocking a bike lane is prohibited.

example of a Shared Roadways (Sharrows)

Shared Roadways (Sharrows)

Sharrows are a marking which reinforces that cyclists and motorists have equal right to use the road. They suggest where cyclists should ride in the traffic lane.

Ride safe:

  • People biking should ride one metre from the curb to avoid debris and sewer grates.
  • In lanes that are too narrow for people biking and people driving to travel side-by-side, cyclists should ride in the center of the lane to discourage motorists form passing too closely.
  • Unless otherwise posted, parking is permitted on streets with sharrows.

Crossing Intersections from Bike Paths (Separated Facilities)

example of a Mixed CrossrideExample of a mixed crossride

Example of a Separated CrossrideExample of a separated crossride


Crossrides are markings on the road at an intersection between a roadway and a separated facility. They indicate to people driving that there may be people biking across the intersection.

Typically, when approaching a roadway from a separated facility, people biking must dismount and walk with their bike across the intersection. At intersections with crossrides, people biking are not required to dismount to cross.

Bike Friendly Business Area: Pickering Village

Designated by Ontario by Bike, businesses within this historic district have taken extra steps to welcome visitors who arrive on one, two or three wheels.

Learn more about our Bike Friendly Business Area: Pickering Village!