Some Burlington Residents Can Borrow a Bike for Free

With easy-to-shift gears and no cross bar, the two step-through bicycles and one three-wheeler bicycle are perfect for new and experienced cyclists.

Baskets, horns, locks and helmets are included with each bike borrowed in the no-cost program.

Older adults in Burlington can cycle for free through the City of Burlington's Borrow-A-Bike program at the Burlington Seniors' Centre.

"The Borrow-A-Bike program was developed collaboratively with the Burlington Cycling Committee with the goal of making the joy of cycling accessible to all,” said Mandy Newnham, Supervisor of Recreation. “The sturdy, yet stylish, bicycles are a comfortable and safe way to feel the wind in your hair. Grab a friend and tour the area or pick up groceries while cycling along the path, without any storage or maintenance worries."

Participants must visit the Burlington Seniors' Centre to complete a waiver before signing bikes out. The bicycles are available during regular business hours from April to November, weather permitting.

The City of Burlington encourages people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the many parks, outdoor spaces, playfields and recreational play experiences that support active living and a healthy lifestyle for all ages, abilities and cultures.
The bicycles were donated with provincial funding through the Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee.

"The city's goal when it comes to cycling is to get more people on bikes, regardless of age or ability. The program furthers the goals of the City of Burlington's Cycling Master Plan by providing easily accessible bikes as an everyday option for a wider group of residents," said Dan Ozimkovic, Transportation Technologist.

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