HHPL - Your Bike Welcome Centre

Posted On Tuesday August 13, 2019

An increasing number of residents are embracing a healthy way of living and with that comes the environmentally conscious mindset. Biking around the Town of Halton Hills not only helps us to achieve our fitness goals but it also reduces our carbon footprint. As a result, many individuals are choosing to bike to the Library and we are helping to embrace this health conscious travel with the assistance of Ontario by Bike who has designated the Halton Hills Public Library a Bike Welcome Centre.

This designation identifies the Library as a member of the Bike Friendly Business locations as well as a stop along the way when cycling the bike trails of Halton Hills. Our area offers a great variety of scenic trails for beginners and enthusiasts. Maps of the trails can be picked up at both branches of the Library.

The HHPL Bike Welcome Centre offers: bike racks at the front of the Acton and Georgetown Branches, the option to borrow a bike lock in order to secure your bike while inside the building, a bike repair kit for minor repairs, a pump to add air to a low tire, restroom facilities, quiet spaces to rest and relax, and a water filling station for your reusable bottles before continuing on your journey.

Whether cycling the trails of Halton Hills or simply biking to the Library, the HHPL Bike Welcome Centre has you covered. When borrowing a bike lock, patrons and visitors simply need to visit a service desk in branch and request the use of a bike lock which can be borrowed easily with a library card. Once the bike is secure, cyclists are free to use the facilities, rest, browse the stacks of the Library or visit the businesses downtown.

The Bike Welcome Centres of Halton Hills are available at Halton Hills Public Library – Acton Branch, Georgetown Branch/Culture Centre, and the Gellert Community Centre.

The Bike Welcome Centre at HHPL is made possible with the assistance and help of the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario By Bike, Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival, the Bike It Committee, and the Bike Friendly Businesses of Halton Hills.

Cyclists please note: Town Hall located at 1 Halton Hills Drive, is a designated visitor information centre, open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, providing on site bicycle storage, various brochures and a washroom.

For more information about the HHPL Bike Welcoming Centre or borrowing a bike lock, please visit https://www.hhpl.on.ca/en/technology-and-spaces/bike-welcome-centre.aspx or call the Library at 905-873-2681, and speak to a Librarian.