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#CycleIn Campaign - September 14

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Cyclist on Laurier Bike Lane     Photo: OCED 

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict's Cycle In Campaign hits the streets this September. The campaign is working to improve cycling infrastructure to and through the downtown core.

2015 Otesha Tour

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Photo: Trisha Enns

It is 6 a.m.

Multiple alarms have now gone off. You can hear groaning and rustling as scraggly haired youth crawl out of their sleeping bags. We are the scraggly haired youth. We have to deliver a performance in a few hours. We decide the day calls for superheroes. We pull on our underwear over our tights and strap our tarps to our backs as capes. We are ready.

Bike Host Program to Help Newcomers in Ottawa Ride

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PHOTO CREDIT: Nyamulola Kambanji for Escape Bicycle Tours 

Did you know that foreign-born immigrants represent 19.4% of the population in Ottawa-Gatineau? Imagine if low-income newcomers were encouraged and mentored to use bicycles as a means of transportation. Not only would they gain freedom to travel for work, but they’d save money, and be more physically active.

Vélo Vogue Bike Fashion Show in New Venue

PHOTO CREDIT: DAVID ASHE

Press release

OTTAWA, ON - XO Velo will host the 3rd edition of the Vélo Vogue Bicycle Fashion Show on the evening of June 6th, 2015 at Maker Space North / City Centre, in the heart of Ottawa. Presented with help from Zibi by Windmill Developments and Opus Bicycles the event is a fundraiser for Causeway Work Centre's RightBike program.

Canada Loves Bikes - Bike Day in Canada is Monday, May 25th, 2015

Bike Day on the Hill 2013 (photo Hans Moor)

Canada Bikes issues the following press release:

Millions of trips are taken by Canadians on bicycles every single day and cycling is an important part of the Canadian identity. On Monday, May 25th, you are invited to an annual celebration. It’s time to discuss the important role that cycling plays in building a healthy, wealthy and sustainable country.

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