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I created this group to meet other cyclists and cycling advocates. Cross-postings from other groups are welcomed. Cycling advocacy events such as public pannels, AGMs, city advisory committees are also welcomed.

Donations of minimum 5$/year to help cover the meetup.com fees are appreciated. See https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Cycling-Ottawa-en-Velo/messages/boards/thread/49718654 for details.

If applicable, please describe in your event what calibre of cyclists should be expected. The following calibres are suggested:

Leasure: 15 to 18 km/h, mostly to recreational pathways

Commuting: 18 to 24: You are comfortable in cycling on the road and can cycle for 2-3 hours

Touring: 24 to 30 km/h, you are comfortable in cycling on the road and have cycled for entire days.

Sporting: 25 km/h +: You have a road bike and have trained competitively.


J'ai créé ce groupe pour rencontrer des cycliste et autres promoteurs du vélo.

Les événements provenant de d'autres groupes meetup sont la bienvenue. Les événements tels que les AGAs, débats publics, les comités consultatifs de la ville sont aussi la bienvenue.

S'il y lieu, veuillez décrire quel est le calibre attendu des cyclistes. Les calibres suivants sont proposés:

Loisir: 15 à 18 km/h, l'événement se tient surtout sur des sentiers de la piste cyclable.

Journalier: Vous êtes confortable sur la route et vous pouvez faire du vélo pour 2-3 heures.

Tourisme: 24 à 30 km/h, vous êtes confortable sur la route et vous avez fait du vélo pour des journées entières.

Sportif: 25 km/h et plus: vous avez un vélo de route et vous avez fait de l’entraînement compétitif.

Upcoming events (5)

Early Friday evening climbing: Pink Lake Loop

P3 Gatineau Park

A scenic evening hill climbing ride around Pink Lake at slow endurance pace. Optional Kingsmere climb on way back. - TIME : 17:00 (5:00 pm) @ Gatineau P3 lot - 19:00 finish - DISTANCE : 29.5 km - CLIMBING : 412 m https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33976813 We will ride straight up into park, rest at Pink Lake and P8, then an optional climb up Kingsmere and back to P3 via Notch, Chemin de la Mine , park bikepath and Gat. Parkway. - TARGET PACE: Nice n easy! Endurance pace, light enough to speak easily and still have time to enjoy the scenery. - TARGET SPEEDS: Slow n easy! At most ~ 20-25 km/hr depending on conditions and traffic. ~ 7-12 km/hr on steeper climbs. - Social distancing rules apply. 2 meters distance etc etc. If you do more than a couple of rides we ask that everyone contribute $5/year to help pay the Meetup fees paid by the organizer. https://www.meetup.com/fr-FR/Cycling-Ottawa-en-Velo/dues/ Thank you!

Ashton - Almonte - Lanark - Perth

Ashton Park

Please join us for a bike ride starting from Ashton and passing through Almonte, Lanark, and Perth (in that order). The total distance is 123km; speeds will vary between 25 - 30 km/hr, depending on the group. This is a no-drop ride. === Stops === We will make brief stops in Almonte, Lanark, and Perth. When we get back to Ashton, and if there is interest, we could head to the Ashton Brew Pub for food and drinks. Please remember to bring a mask if you intend to enter any of the establishments along the way. === Route Details === RideWithGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34081897 If you have a bike GPS device (e.g. Garmin or Wahoo), please load this route onto your device. === Parking === Please note that this is a remote start. We will drive to Ashton (approximately 30 minutes from Ottawa) and park in Ashton Park (see map). If you do more than a couple of rides a year, we ask that you contribute $5/year to help pay for the meetup fees (currently $280/year). You can pay online at https://www.meetup.com/cycling-ottawa-en-velo/dues

Cycle to the Black Walnut Bakery Cumberland

Stanley Park

We use a variety of Paths and Roads to go to the Black Walnut Bakery in Cumberland and take a break there. This is about a 57 km ride speeds are for intermediate riders from 25 to 30 slower on the paths. You may join us on the route if you would like a shorter ride. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28578911

Upper Canada Village to Cornwall ** OUT of TOWN**

Upper Canada Village

Departing Upper Canada Village at 10 and heading toward Cornwall via the Long Sault parkway. Park in rows 7 or 8 at Upper Canada Village; near the highway. Possible stop at the Ingleside Bakery for a snack on the way as it comes highly recommended, but I have not tried it yet. The distance is around 84 km and the speed will be between 23-28 km/hr on the road depending on the group. Due to the restrictions in place all social distancing protocols will be maintained. This event is weather dependent and will be cancelled if chances of rain are high. I will monitor the weather and post by 7 AM on Sunday if it is a no go. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/10025297?fbclid=IwAR2p14N_h6cmlgfO6YOVy2mYzruuuhRuiEHUt3SvjWlYwIKtzQp_-n2JuoA

Past events (940)

Evening Gatineau Loop

P3 Gatineau Park

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