Bike to Shop Week is a perfect time to explore Coquitlam “Like a Local”. There’s much to discover by bike and on foot — and Colleen McDonald from Let’s Go Biking has routes for you!
All roads – and trails – lead to Coquitlam! The Translink Bike Map helps get you there. Come via the Central Valley Greenway, Trans Canada Trail or Poco Traboulay Trail. Skytrain connects Coquitlam’s neighbourhoods: Lougheed, Burquitlam, Town Centre and Lafarge/Douglas.
Arrive at Town Centre Park and follow the Trans Canada Trail to the new Sheep Paddock Trail in Colony Farm or circle the Coquitlam River on forested trails.
Visit Austin Heights with its many shops and restaurants and follow the King Albert Greenway through neighbourhoods from Blue Mountain Park to Mundy Park. Try the mountain bike flow trails in the Riverview Forest. Commuters will love Crosstown – a great connecting route across Coquitlam and there are Coquitlam Parks to enjoy along the way.
Burquitlam & Maillairdville
From Lougheed Skytrain Station it’s a short hop to enjoy a tasty bite at Korea Town Centre south of Lougheed and close to the Central Valley Greenway from Burnaby and New Westminster.
History buffs can discover Maillardville’s heritage at Mackin House, walk the Heritage Neighbourhood Loop and circle the Mackin Park perimeter path.
Roll along the safe and separated David Greenway and visit Burke Mountain with its with it’s many parks and the Smiling Creek Trails. Mountain Bikers can enjoy dozens of trails on Burke Mountain and Eagle Mountain or check out TORCA’s beginners guide to mountain biking in the Tri-Cities.
Come for the day, stay longer, there’s so much to explore like a local in Coquitlam.
Coquitlam will be participating in #BikeToShop Week August 14 to 20. Register to participate for free and don’t forget to stop by HUB’s Austin Heights HUB station on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free basic bike maintenance, snacks, and to be entered into a draw to win a giftcard pack worth $250. The first 100 people will also receive a goody bag that includes $10 gift card to local businesses.