Helping you get around actively is important to the City of Thunder Bay and similarly to cars, bikes also greatly benefit from designated parking.

Thunder Bay bike parking guidelines

We have created guidelines on bike parking, with the aim of helping cyclists and facilities understand how to create an environment suitable to keeping bikes secure and make cycling a more accessible activity.

Bike racks for business program

The Bike Racks for Business program is a service offered by the City of Thunder bay to help businesses and employers improve bike parking. 

Services include in Bike Racks for Business include:

  • Free site visit and consultation
  • Bike racks at a big discount
  • Includes delivery of bike racks to your location

Bike rack standards and recommended bike racks

The bike racks offered by Bike Racks for Business are the inverted-u design and constructed of galvanized steel to ensure they can withstand the harsh seasonal climate we experience in Thunder Bay. The inverted-u and post and hoop designs are recommended because they provide two points of contact for securing a bicycle and allow the locking of a wheel and part of the frame with a standard U-lock. Our bike racks also come with mounting hardware for both concrete and asphalt surfaces that are corrosion and tamper resistant. 

To help create a consistent environment the City of Thunder Bay has created a set of standards for the recommended styles of bike racks.

Bike parking calculator

Want to know how many bike racks you need or should have? The City has developed an online tool to help you calculate the right number of short-term spaces and long-term spaces for bikes.
Bike Parking Calculator

For more information on Bike Parking, Bike Racks and more contact the City of Thunder Bay's Active Transportation Coordinator.


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