Any season is a good season to go for a bike ride and the City of Surrey has gone to great lengths to ensure cyclists of all skill levels can find their happy place to ride in Surrey, whether they’re into 29ers, Fixies or Singlespeeds. Dubbed “The City of Parks,” our expansive network of parks, trails, gardens and green spaces spans a whopping 6,000 acres, all accessible by bike.
Go for an easy bike ride
Bike riding is a fantastic family activity; there’s no better way to explore Surrey’s neighbourhoods and parks year-round than by bike. Surrey has some peaceful neighbourhood bike routes and there are options for biking off-road, surrounded by nature. Here are some of our favourite easy rides, and snack stops, because everybody needs a pre-or post-ride treat!
Test your skills at a bike park
Looking for some more extreme riding? Well, grab your gear and check out the Invergarry Mountain Bike Park (1295-11309 Wallace Drive) or the South Surrey Bike Park (14600 – 20 Avenue). Invergarry Bike Park is small, but mighty, and this local treasure is known for being one of Metro Vancouver’s premier mountain bike parks. The terrain’s wide range of trails suits a range of skill levels and ages, and it boasts some of Surrey’s most expert mountain biking terrain. Show off your skills by riding through a series of tracks varying from small rollers to large gap jumps and drops, all set in the park’s lush forest. South Surrey Bike Park was Surrey’s first bike park and offers an excellent trail network for all skill levels. Over 10 kilometres of trails, fun woodwork features, dirt jumps and a pump track are sure to bring a smile to any mountain biker’s face.
Explore an urban forest
There’s nothing like riding trails through a lush green forest. The Tynehead Park and Green Timbers Urban Forest Greenway connects the 2km loop of Green Timbers Urban Forest with a 4km bike path in Tynehead Regional Park. This flexible bike route allows many different variations of routes for any bike rider. You can do a loop of one park, both, or just the 6km greenway! There is parking at both parks and the route is a mostly flat ride, bar a few hills along the connecting greenway. There’s something for every level of biker in this green getaway in Guildford!
Go Bird Watching … by bike
Love biking … and bird watching? Velo-birding (it’s a thing!) is rising in popularity and Surrey, which happens to be on the South Fraser BC Bird Trail, is the perfect spot for spotting our feathered friends astride two wheels. Surrey is on the Pacific Flyway, which means that thousands of migratory birds stop along their journey and some even stay! Blackie Spit and Mud Bay Park (designated as one of Canada’s most valued “Important Bird Areas”) have hard-packed gravel trails that follow the shoreline with spectacular, unobstructed views and lots of opportunities for bird watching.
Go exploring on an e-bike
Maybe you don’t have your own bike? Or you can’t face pedalling up any hills? Not to worry, you can rent an e-bike. E-bikes are just normal bicycles that happen to have a small electric motor and a battery so you can go farther and faster with minimal effort! Sound good? It gets better! Rent from Urban Pedal Rentals, and they’ll drop off your rental e-bike anywhere in Surrey, so you have more time to ride and explore.