Cyclists and motorists are expected to safely share the road.

Bicycles are classified as vehicles under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act and have the same rights and legal responsibilities as other roadway users.

There are provincial laws designed for your safety, regardless of where you ride.

Cycling safety

In Medicine Hat, we share our trails.

Remember to share the trails with all trail users.

Be alert

Look both ways before entering a pathway. Be sure the trail is clear of obstructions and watch for slippery sections covered by ice, loose gravel or silt. Always remember to watch for wildlife.

Stay aware of your surroundings and make sure that you can hear others. Avoid using smart phones and keep the volume low. Be aware of other trail users and their stopping limitations.

Be courteous

Remember to stay to the right side of the trail and step off when coming to a stop. Keep to the pathways as much as possible to protect wildlife and habitat. Please do not disturb or feed any wildlife.

Pick-up after your pet and consider keeping your dog on-leash, even on off-leash trails. Not everyone is comfortable with other pets.

Remember, not everyone has the same abilities.

Be predictable

Cyclists should make sure their bike is equipped with lights and reflectors, especially if riding at dusk or dawn. Sound your bell or call out to other trail users, and slow down before passing on the left-hand side.

Be safe

The recommended speed limit on our trails is 20km/h. Remember to yield to other trail users.

Consider the weather and only hike or ride when trail conditions are adequate.

Follow the rules of the road

  • Obey all traffic signs and signals
  •  When riding outside of a bicycle lane, ride as close to the curb as possible
  • Cycling is not permitted on sidewalks except where permitted by a traffic control device such as a sign
  • Cyclists and/or passengers under 18 years of age must wear a helmet.

Bike lanes

Bike lanes have been established along the following roads:

  • South Railway Street
  • 12 Street NE / NW
  • Division Avenue N
  • College Drive SE

Cycling Master Plan

Pump Track

Unleash your adventurous spirit at Medicine Hat's newest attraction - the Pump Track, located at Gas City Campground! The track accommodates bikes, scooters, skateboards, and roller blades, and has both beginner and intermediate courses. Remember, your safety is our top priority! We kindly ask that all visitors adhere to the posted guidelines while making the most of their pump track adventure. 

Pump Track Location