Cycling Routes and Maps
Richmond has an extensive network of both on-street and off-street cycling routes that can connect you to the city's major attractions and destinations. To start your exploration of Richmond by bike, have a look at or print out maps of the city's cycling network and trails system.
- Richmond Trails & Cycling Map - map of existing trails and on-street bike routes as of 2013. The city currently has about 50 kilometres of designated on-street bike routes. The back page of the map includes suggested scenic cycling routes plus other cycling and trails information and tips. Hard copies of the maps are available at City Hall, community centres and libraries.
- Cycling on Sea Island - link to Vancouver International Airport website that has a detailed map of cycling facilities around Sea Island.
- TransLink Regional Cycling Map - map of existing on-street and off-street bike routes for the entire region as of 2012 as well as sub-regional maps.
- Parks, Trails & Cycling - link to the Parks & Recreation page that provides detailed maps of the off-street trails system by local area.
- Scenic Cycling Routes - choose one of eight scenic routes around the city that combine trail, designated cycling and on-street connector routes.
- Arthur Laing Bridge (Richmond-Vancouver): as there are no sidewalks on the bridge, cyclists ride on the shoulders of the roadway. Northbound cyclists can get to the bridge via Russ Baker Way or an off-street pathway that can be accessed from the Airport Station bus loop or from the Airport Connector bridge.
- Oak Street Bridge (Richmond-Vancouver): cyclists are required by law to ride on the sidewalks of the bridge. Access the west sidewalk via pathways from Bridgeport Road (south side) or Sea Island Way (north side). Signage on Garden City Road directs cyclists to the east sidewalk via Patterson Road and the maintenance road underneath the bridge.
- Canada Line Bridge (Richmond-Vancouver): cyclists and pedestrians have a separate, dedicated lane located under the guideway on the west side. Access the lane from Van Horne Way or River Drive.
- Knight Street Bridge (Richmond-Vancouver): cyclists are required by law to ride on the sidewalks of the bridge. Access either sidewalk via Bridgeport Road.
- Alex Fraser Bridge (Richmond-Delta): cyclists are required by law to ride on the sidewalks of the bridge. Signage directs cyclists to the west sidewalk via a pathway from Dyke Road (just west of Boundary Road) or to the east sidewalk via a ramp from Boundary Road.
- Queensborough Bridge (Richmond-New Westminster): cyclists are required by law to ride on the sidewalks of the bridge. Signage directs cyclists to each sidewalk via pathways from Boyd Street.
Highway 99 / George Massey Tunnel
Cyclists are restricted by law from riding in the Highway 99 / George Massey Tunnel between Richmond and Delta. Options for getting across are:
- Public Buses: all transit buses are equipped with bike racks that are capable of carrying 2 bikes. Find out bus route information and schedules at www.translink.ca.
- Bike Shuttle: the provincial Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure provides a free bike shuttle service through the tunnel. View the schedule and a map showing where to pick up the shuttle.
- Bikes on Transit
All transit buses are equipped with bike racks. TransLink's website has instructions on how to load and unload your bike. Bikes are also allowed on the Canada Line, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and the West Coast Express. Certain conditions apply for some modes so check the TransLink website for all the details.