Pickering Village is a Bike Friendly Business Area!

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.

Explore Pickering Village by Bike: October 2-3, 2021

In celebration of Pickering Village (PV) being designated a Bike Friendly Business Area, we’re inviting residents and visitors to Explore Pickering Village by Bike, October 2-3, 2021!

Download the event flyer

Visit TOA’s Fall Pop-Up Activations – October 2, 12-4pm

On Saturday October 2 from 12-4pm, TOA staff will be on site at the following pop-up locations with games, giveaways, entertainment, tours, and more!

  • Pickering Village Urban Square (Corner of Kingston Road W. and Old Kingston Road)
  • Quaker Meeting House (457 Kingston Road)
  • St. Francis Centre (78 Church Street South)

Enter the Explore PV Passport Contest – All weekend long!

Get to know some of Pickering Village’s Bicycle Friendly businesses for a chance to win an Ajax Cycling Prize Pack!

Contest rules:

  1. Download the Explore PV Passport
  2. Visit at least 5 listed Bicycle Friendly Businesses and get your Passport stamped at each one that you visit.
  3. Drop off your completed passport at any of the TOA Activation sites on Saturday October 2 from 12-4pm, OR send a picture of your competed passport to priority@ajax.ca by 11:59pm on Sunday October 3, 2021.
  4. All submissions will be entered into a random draw to win an Ajax Cycling Prize Pack! Winner will be contacted via the email address used to enter the draw.

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect at all Town of Ajax sites. Participating businesses are required to enforce their own COVID-19 safety protocols. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter Town facilities.

About Pickering Village

Pickering Village Welcome SignAlong Ajax’s historic main street, Old Kingston Road, bike-friendly restaurants, shops, spas, salons, yoga, baked goods, ice cream, and more await.

Pickering Village, settled in 1807, still contains many heritage buildings: The Gordon House, built in 1881, was a hotel known for its excellent food; Casa Verde, a popular Italian restaurant is housed in an 1890 building that once served as a birthing house, and later as a rum runner’s hideout. Originally constructed as church in 1871 and beautifully retrofitted in 2011, the St. Francis Centre hosts concerts, live theatre, and international films. For more than a decade, Pickering Village has been home to JamFest, an annual summer street music festival.

Learn more about the history of Pickering Village. Visit the Pickering Village BIA website.

Bike Friendly Businesses
Welcome Centres

The Waypoint

The Waypoint exteriorThe Waypoint is a unique “shared space”. Kind of like a coffee shop (without a kitchen), a library without the books (and the silence) and a bar (without the booze!) Any and everyone is welcome and there is always free coffee, tea and wi-fi!

Location: 90 Old Kingston Rd.

Facilities: Bike parking, cycling route information, access to washrooms, free coffee, tea, water, and wifi.

Contact: info@tothewaypoint.ca

 


Village Public House

Village Public HouseA comfortable and casual pub featuring homemade burgers that are among the best in all of Durham Region!

Location: 15 Church St. S.

Facilities: Bike parking, cycling route maps, healthy food options, free water, access to washrooms, and free wifi

Contact: 289-660-1889

Restaurants 

Burgerlicious

Burgerlicious exteriorLooking for a great homemade burger? Burgerlicious is known for it’s fresh ingredients, halal options, and fantastic customer service.

Location: 6 Old Kingston Rd.

Facilities: Bike parking available in the Pickering Village Urban Square, cycling route maps, and access to washrooms.

Contact: 905-683-6161

 

 


Heritage House Catering

Heritage House Catering exteriorA one-of-a-kind culinary environment that you will never forget, starting with the aroma of whatever delicious is cooking at the moment you walk through the massive 100 year old front door. Be sure to leave room in your saddle bags for take-away baked goods or gourmet meals.

Location: 479 Kingston Rd. W.

Facilities: Bike parking, cycling route maps, free water, and access to washrooms.

Contact: info@heritagehousecatering.ca

 


Maestro's

Maestro’s exteriorMaestro’s Gourmet Pizza takes pride in making pizzas with fresh ingredients and lots of love. Pizza is Love, now that’s the Maestro way.

Location: 36 Old Kingston Rd.

Facilities: Bike parking available in the Pickering Village Urban Square, cycling route maps, and access to washrooms.

Contact: 416-792-7492 

 

 


The Mount Everest

The Mount Everest exteriorThe Mount Everest Restaurant is at the forefront of Indian cuisine, offering genuine regional dishes from the Indian subcontinent.

Location: 611 Kingston Rd. W.

Facilities: Bike parking available in the Pickering Village Urban Square, cycling route maps, free water, and access to washrooms.

Contact: 905-686-5553

 

 


The Village Ice Cream Shoppe

The Village Ice Cream Shoppe exteriorCool off after an afternoon of cycling, with Kawartha Dairy ice-cream, frozen yogurt and more!

Location: 109 Old Kingston Rd., Unit 17

Facilities: Bike parking available within the Courtyard, cycling route maps, free water, access to washrooms.

Contact: 905-427-4818

 

 


Village Public House

Village Public HouseA comfortable and casual pub featuring homemade burgers that are among the best in all of Durham Region!

Location: 15 Church St. S.

Facilities: Bike parking, cycling route maps, healthy food options, free water, access to washrooms, and free wifi

Contact: 289-660-1889 

Accommodations

The Tartan House Bed & Breakfast

The Tartan House Bed & Breakfast exteriorThe Tartan House Bed & Breakfast is an inviting retreat for travelers featuring beautifully decorated, luxurious rooms and mouthwatering meals!

Location: 1 Radford Dr.

Facilities: Indoor bike parking, healthy food and beverage options, cycling route maps, wifi.

Contact: info@thetartanhouse.com

 

 


The Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Ajax exteriorThe Hilton Garden Inn Toronto/Ajax is a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Ajax to your doorstep! Offering convenient facilities and services for a restful stay just minutes from a variety of restaurants, shopping and fine golf courses.

Location: 500 Beck Cres.

Facilities: Secure indoor bike storage, healthy food and beverage options, cycling route maps, indoor swimming pool, free wifi.

Contact: 905-686-9400

Attractions 

Active Marketplace

Active Marketplace exteriorThe Active Marketplace features 150+ vendors under one roof selling a wide range of products!

Location: 19 Notion Road

Amenities: Bike parking, cycling route maps, washrooms.

 

 

 


Bean and Basket

Bean & Basket exteriorBean & Basket is your go-to destination for locally-made goods, sustainable home solutions and great coffee! All products are made with love for the community and the environment.

Address: 62 Old Kingston Road

Facilities: Bike parking available in the Pickering Village Urban Square, cycling route maps, free water.

 

 


Pickering Village Food Truck Market Pop-Up

Cheeseheads food truckThe Pickering Village Food Truck Market pop-up is open weekends, Friday to Sunday. At the corner of Old Kingston Road and Elizabeth Street in Ajax, you’ll find everything from donuts to Ecuadorian fusion cuisine. Small but mighty, this pop-up is a great place to grab a bite!

Location: 109 Old Kingston Road

Amenities: Bike parking, cycling route maps.

 

 


Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House exteriorThe Quaker Meeting House is one of Ajax’s oldest historic buildings. It is the location of community events and is available for private bookings.

Location: 457 Kingston Rd. W.

Facilities: Bike parking, access to washroom facilities, free water, and free wifi.

Contact: facilitybookings@ajax.ca

 

 


St. Francis Centre

St. Francis Centre exteriorThe St. Francis Centre is a multi-use community arts, cultural and performance venue. Combining heritage architecture with modern design, the St. Francis Centre features a stage, retractable theatre seating for 150, reception/meeting space, glass atrium, bar, catering kitchen, theatrical light, sound and audio-visual capabilities. Plan your cycling trip to enjoy concerts, plays, international film, and more.

Location: 78 Church St. S.

Facilities: Bike parking, access to washroom, free water, and free wifi.

Contact: stfranciscentre@ajax.ca

Getting to Pickering Village by Bike

Pickering Village is easily accessible by bike, via the Duffins Trail System and dedicated bike lanes on Church Street.

Plan your visit to Pickering Village by bike with the Online Trail Map!

Additional Cycling Facilities in Pickering Village
Additional Bike Parking
Urban Square Bike RackAdditional Bike racks are available in the Pickering Village Urban Square, located at the corner of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road.
Bike Repair Station
Bike Repair StationA Bike Repair Station, featuring (an air pump and multiple tools is located in the Pickering Village Urban Square, located at the corner of Kingston Road and Old Kingston Road.
About the Ontario by Bike Network

Ontario By Bike logoFor cyclists, the Ontario By Bike Network offers a variety of information on cycling in Ontario, inspiring visitors and residents to explore more by bike. Find great places to cycle, links to useful cycling maps and plan your day trip or multi day cycling itineraries with stops at certified bicycle friendly businesses enroute. 

For tourism industry partners, the Ontario By Bike works to develop and promote cycle tourism in Ontario. The established business network is a program certifying and promoting bicycle friendly businesses and cycle tourism in a growing number of regions across Ontario. The Network is open to accommodations, food services, attractions, cycling related businesses and organizations interested in cycle tourism. 

Interested in joining the Ontario by Bike Network?

Learn more at ontariobybike.ca or contact Economic Development team at priority@ajax.ca.