Bike your way through Sylvan Lake
Grabbing your bike and planning a route is an excellent way to explore Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area. Find viewpoints of the lake, check out hidden playgrounds and see Sylvan Lake from behind your handlebars. Find unrestricted views of the lake, cycle under forest canopy, and take a smooth cruise on the pavement.
Sylvan Lake has over 26-kilometres of trails connecting amazing parks, the vibrant downtown and the famous lakefront. To help you plan your next trip to Sylvan Lake via bike, we’ve gathered a few tips and trails to get you rolling. Ready, set, ride!
Try an E-bike!
Sylvan Lake is a prime e-bike location with a variety of paved trails and Sun Sport Recreation Ltd now offers rentals. E-bikes are just like regular bikes but with some added juice allowing riders of almost any age to enjoy some two-wheeled exploration. You can pedal when you want or let the silent electric motor give a little boost when needed.
“We really felt that it gives people a chance to check out different parts of Sylvan Lake without getting to exhausted from pedaling,” said Sam Luhar, Sun Sport Recreation Ltd. owner. “The bikes we rent have a step through feature allowing people with mobility issues the chance to ride.”
Each bike has a basket for storage and go up to 20 miles an hour. The 2023 season cost at Sun Sport Recreation for bikes is $30 an hour and $75 for three hours.
A cycling network that can't be beat!
Sylvan Lake is a bike friendly town with a growing network of paths and routes that will connect you to lakes, parks, shopping, and dining. Biking is an ideal way to explore parts of Sylvan Lake that can’t be reached by a car.
- Lakeshore Drive
Whether you bring your cruiser bike or opt for an e-bike, Sylvan Lake’s boardwalk trail is buzzing with energy. The boardwalk runs along the water, making it the perfect place to catch sunsets or sunrises. From 50 street to 46 street and Centennial Park, this trail is the hub for beach goers. East from Centennial Park to 34 street, the trail is much quieter and more treed. This trail is paved completely.
- CP Trail
For a quieter ride, the CP Trail does not disappoint. It runs straight across town from east to west and much of it is covered in tree canopy. Pack a lunch and explore some unique spots and hidden playgrounds for the kids to explore nature. The trail is paved completely and a great way to get in some exercise.
- Action Sports Park
Action Sports Park – Sylvan Lake’s skate and BMX park is a great space for young BMX and mountain bikers to practice and gain confidence in their skills on a variety of ramps and stairs. Located within Four Seasons Park at 4725 – 43 Street, it’s a great spot for the whole family.
Where to rent or buy bikes
Plan your next bike ride on the shores of Sylvan Lake for an experience you will never forget!