Welcome to Cycle Kingston!
Cycle Kingston, Inc., is a registered Canadian charitable organization and incorporated non-profit whose mandate is to provide safe cycling education and cycling skills training in Kingston, Ontario, so that citizens will gain competence and confidence, and will become empowered to choose cycling as a personal means of transportation. Cycling offers many benefits: health, well-being, environmental, economic, social, and more. But cyclists, as a minority road user, need to have the skills and kowledge to cycle safely, as part of traffic. This is where we come in.
Cycle Kingston works with many community partners to offer a broad variety of safe cycling initiatives, from in-class presentations at local schools, to coordinating the annual Cycling Week festival, to offering individual and small group cycling lessons, to outreach to community service groups and businesses...and so much more.
Cycle Kingston is governed by a volunteer board of directors, selected based on their areas of expertise and commitment. We hire summer students each year who serve as Cycling Ambassadors and lead the delivery of our many spring and summer programs, while role modeling safe cycling behaviour. Citizens can support Cycle Kingston by becoming members for a small annual fee, by volunteering at our many events, and through donations, as well as by educating themselves about safe cycling and becoming proponents of cycling in Kingston.
Please read through our website and see the things we are doing. We invite you to get involved. And please contact us if we can be of service to you.
New and Upcoming!
Gear Up for Cycling Week!
Cycling Week 2015 is May 31 - June 7, 2015W. Click here for a list of events and sponsors. New events are added as they are confirmed!
CYCLING FESTIVAL 2015
June 14, 2015
11:00 - 14:00
Come to Kingston's Cycling Festival June 14th from 11:00am to 2:00 pm for a chance to win kids bicycles and accessories! This event will feature an opportunity to ride inside and outside the Rogers K-Rock Centre and teach adults and children about cycle safety and how to ride with confidence. Riders will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, experience on-road training, have their bicycles and helmets checked and so much more!
Cycle Kingston will also be hosting a cycling safety skills circuit. Bring your bicycle and your helmet for a free day of cycling-related fun!
Some Past Events & Activities
Annual General Meeting
March 31, 2015
Ongwanada Resource Centre, Portsmouth Ave, Kingston
Please join us at our Annual General Meeting to find out what Cycle Kingston did in 2014, and what new projects we are embarking on for 2015. Come and renew your Membership, enjoy some snacks, chat with fellow cycling supporters, and listen to our keynote speaker, Mr. Dan Franco, Assistant Project Manager, City of Kingston Engineering Department who will give us an overview of future municipal cycling related initiatives.
We will also be electing Directors to serve on the board of directors, and we would invite you to consider getting involved. To find out how to apply (by March 30, 2015) please visit our Job and Volunteer Opportunities page
Friday August 29th, 2014 : Station 14 Videos
Thank you Station 14 for helping us make these great videos Click below to watch!
Tuesday May 27th, 2014
Cycling week is only days away! Check out our EVENTS page for all the info - here is the poster for the Kingston Family Cycling Festival coming up this Sunday - see you there!
January 25th, 2014: Help Shape Cycling Week 2014!
Cycling Week (June 2-8th) and the Commuter Challenge (June 1-7th) are two great overlapping events that celebrate safe and active transportation.
Each year, Cycle Kingston hosts a range events from free breakfast to bike parades to movie nights. You are invited to share suggestions for what you would like to see at Cycling Week 2014 on our facebook page or by e-mail at info [at] cyclekingston.ca.
If you are keen to volunteer for Cycling Week, please let us know! We have spots on the organizing committee and lots of spots for volunteers during the week's events. Please write us at info [at] cyclekingston.ca with your contact information, a little bit about yourself and how you would like to help out.
For inspiration, here is Mayor Mark Gerretsen's blog post from when he joined us for a morning commute down Montreal Street last year in the pouring rain!
Nov 25th, 2013: Light My Ride in the Whig
You can read the full article and watch the video here.
Thank you to our volunteers and Mountain Equipment Co-op for making it all possible.
Nov 7th, 2013: Night Riding and Winter Riding
LIGHT MY RIDE:
After the time change this past weekend, we are often finding ourselves cycling out past dark before we realize!
Every year, Cycle Kingston's "Light My Ride!" delivers emergency lighting to cyclists stuck after dark. You may catch us out and about on Kingston's dark streets chatting with cyclists, doing safety surveys, and handing out free lights.
A huge thank-you goes out to Mountain Equipment Co-op for making our light-drop possible!
July 15th, 2013: Community Gardens Bike Tour!
Join us with the Loving Spoonful on Saturday July 27th for a free tour of the Kingston Community Gardens! Don't forget your helmet!
Cycle Kingston on Facebook
The time has come - see you on Facebook! Please become a fan of our organization and use the site to keep up to date on CK's activities and events.
Calling all Cyclists
Become a member of Cycle Kingston. As a small community run charitable organization we rely so much on our members for support with our various projects. Be a proud Kingston biker and join the team. Cycle Kingston Membership
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Click on Image to learn about our new camp for 2015
About Cycle Kingston
Cycle Kingston is a grassroots, registered Canadian charity whose mandate is to promote and encourage cycling in Kingston through education and public outreach.
Our focus is on making cycling education available to as many people as possible by using different methods (such as courses, class presentations, media advertising, etc.) so that people will become empowered to learn to ride safely and more inclined to make the choice to cycle.
Cycle Kingston membership is just $25. By joining, you help us keep issues that matter to cyclists as part of the discussion on a growing and evolving Kingston.
It doesn't hurt that you also get some sweet savings at several great bike shops around town as part of he deal. See our Membership Page for more details.
Cycle Kingston is a non-profit registered charity. Please consider making a donation to help with our ongoing cycling education and awareness campaigns. You can send a cheque directly to us, via letter mail, to Cycle Kingston, PO Box 1002, Station Main, Kingston, ON, K7L 4X8 Please make cheques payable to Cycle Kingston.
For your convienience, you may click on the link below to make an on-line donation through Canada Helps.
Funding provided by:
Contact Cycle Kingston
P.O. Box 1002 Stn Main
Kingston ON, K7L 4X8