Today, Citizens for Safe Cycling and RBC Bluesfest volunteers parked their 50,000th bike since the valet service started in 2006 with a modest 1193 bikes parked. In 2013 the number had grown to 8632 bikes and not one was ever lost.
Most attention for cycling usually goes to the downtown core, with its thousands of commuters, denser communities, expensive parking, traffic congestion and all that comes with a big city.
Our annual Tulips on Two Wheels event during the Ottawa Tulip festival returns on May 10th, 2014. We’ll be present at the canal pathway at Queen Elizabeth Drive at Fifth Ave, just a wee south of the Canal Ritz restaurant.
A spring bike event during a winter storm? Only in Ottawa.
Our Spring.Bike.Ottawa event is back on March 22, 2014. Why March 22, you ask. Because that is the first Saturday in Spring, which has become our traditional get together after the winter.
You’re invited to eat cupcakes and preview “For the love of kids and bikes and snow,” a story and slide show celebrating winter and inclusive self-propelled adventures created by Kathleen Wilker for Winnipeg’s 2nd Annual International Winter Biking Congress and featuring friendly folk from Hintonburg, Ottawa, and even as far away as Fredericton!
Our 3rd annual Family Winter Bike Parade will take place on Saturday February 8, 2014. This short fun ride will start at the back side of City Hall (so not on Laurier) and we will roll leisurely through Sandy Hill for about 30 minutes.