Ottawa/Gatineau Rides

The Big Loop

Cycle the pathways around Ottawa's core. Ride along the Ottawa River, Rideau River, Rideau Canal, and through the Experimental Farm.

East-end Ottawa

Ride from downtown all the way to Trim Road, and take the nicest pathway in the region for cycling along the Ottawa River.

Cycle to Aylmer
and beyond

Get a close up view of the Deschênes Rapids and the ruins of an old dam structure on the Ottawa River.

Gatineau Park

Climb the Gatineau hills on your bike and get a spectacular view of the Ottawa Valley from the Champlain Lookout.

To Manotick
and Back

Ride to Manotick, check out the historic Watson's Mill, and enjoy a relaxing meal at a pub.

Quebec Rides

P'tit train
du Nord

Cycle the Laurentians north of Montreal. A great 200 kilometre trail that offers lots to see and do and that is tailor made for bicycle touring.

Cycling in

Montreal rates as one of the top bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Find out why by cycling the Lachine Canal & the south shore of the St. Lawrence.

Ride the

Two parks, two towns, some fascinating art work makes this an excellent day-ride for anyone travelling through Quebec's Eastern Townships

Ontario Rides

Cycling the
Niagara Peninsula

A premier destination for bicycle touring which offers an almost overabundance of things to see and do.

Perth & Westport

A scenic route with a series of inviting towns makes for a great introduction to some serious bicycle touring.

Cycling around
Thunder Bay

Canada's largest city on Lake Superior offers outdoor enthusiasts a lot to see and do, including some excellent road cycling.

Kingston to Picton
via Highway 33

Cycling Highway 33 between Kingston and Picton is a worthwhile ride in its own right.

Ontario's Prince
Edward County

An ideal setting for people who like bicycle touring on quiet country roads. Enjoy the scenery, visit the wineries, and explore the local towns.

Other Rides

Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is just what the doctor ordered if you're looking for a relaxing ride on Florida's west coast (especially for winter refugees).

Siesta Key to
Anna Maria Island

See downtown Sarasota, Lido Key, St. Armands Circle, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island all in one ride that crosses several islands.

Ottawa/Gatneau Rides

to Stittsville

Cycle on three different trail systems to get to Stittsville, including a very nice ride through a small forest on the Greenbelt Trail.

Cycling to

This picturesque village on the Gatineau River is perfect for an overnight destination or a long day ride.

Biking to
Pinhey's Point

Ride from Kanata's high tech world to a 1820s heritage site on the banks of the Ottawa River.

Ottawa to
Carleton Place

An attractive town that serves as a perfect destination for an overnight bike trip or for riding a metric century.

Quebec Rides

Bicycling in
Québec City

Enjoy some dramatic scenery along the St. Lawrence River, and ride through part of the city which resembles an old European town.

Cycling Levis to

Great views & small towns - a sampler of what the Route Verte has to offer along the St. Lawrence east of Quebec City.

Ontario Rides

Upper Canada
Village to Cornwall

A surprisingly interesting ride along a sometimes overlooked section of the St-Lawrence River.

Cycling along the
Thousand Islands

Cycle along the St. Lawrence Islands National Park between Brockville and Gananoque and enjoy the very scenic Thousand Islands.

to Kingston

A short easy-going ride between the Thousand Island Parkway and Kingston.

Explore Wolfe
Island by Bicycle

Wolfe Island lies opposite Kingston, is easy to get to, and is by far the largest of the Thousand Islands.

The Georgian

A relatively short trail that lets you cycle in between the Blue Mountains and Georgian Bay.

Other Rides

Myakka River
State Park

Myakka River State Park is one of Florida's oldest and largest, and it is a great destination for anyone who wants to head inland for an extended ride.
Citizens for Safe Cycling News
Modal Mom (blog)
Urban Commuter (blog)

Local Bicycle Shops and More

(i.e. acknowledging the realities)

Cycling to Work - Commuting Basics

Pain-Free Riding with Good Bike Fit
An introduction to Bicycle Touring
Choose the Right Bicycle for You

A Primer for Born-Again Cyclists
Environment Canada (hourly forecast)
Weather Network (7 day forecast)
Radar - Ottawa (actual rain)
Satellite (cloud cover)
Bicycling in the City of Ottawa
OC Transpo Rack & Roll
Citizens for Safe Cycling
Kanata Nepean Bicycle Club
Ottawa Bicycle Club
Laurier bike lane counter
Vélo Plaisirs (Outaouais club)
Meetup Cycling Group (local)
Wheelers (local bicycle club)
NCC Sunday Bikedays
Capital Vélo Fest
Escape Bicycle Tours (local)
Winter Cycling in Ottawa
OttawaStart Bicycle links
Action Vélo Outaouais
Réseau Vélo-boulot (blog)
Ottawa Cycle Chic
Ottawa Velo Vogue
Ottawa GranFondo
Recyclore - Bicycle Recycling
Cycling Vision Ottawa
CCCTS Local Rides
NCC Greenbelt website
2013 Map of NCC bike pathways
Google map - centered on Ottawa
Ottawa-Gatineau Cycling Map
City of Ottawa cycling map
Ottawa River Cycling Map
Multimap - centered on Ottawa
RightBike - bike sharing
VeloGo - bike sharing
Maison du vélo - bike sharing
RentaBike - rentals
Cyco's bike rentals
Bike Dump - rentals
Ottawa Cycling Tours - rentals
Canada Trails (with bike info)
Quebec's "Route Verte" Network
Ontario's Waterfront Trail
Welcome Cyclists
VIA Rail's Bike Train
Prescott-Russell Trail
Cycling in Rural Ontario
Cycloparc PPJ (Pontiac, Quebec)
Ontario Rail Trails
Bicycling the Rideau
P'tit train du Nord trail
Mississippi Mills Biking
Pistes cyclables du Québec
Sheldon Brown's website
Bike Repair Tutorials (videos)
Can-Bike Program (national)
Jim Langley's bicycle site
crazy guy on a bike
Bikely (sharing bike routes)
MapMyRide (sharing bike routes)
How to Fit a Bicycle
Share the Road (advocacy)
Ontario Cycling Skills Guide
Can-Bike Courses (Ottawa) (tours)
Cross-Canada Cycle Tour Society
Momentum Magazine
Velo Quebec (Assoc & Mag)
Canadian Cycling Magazine
Pedal Magazine
Cycle Fun Montreal
Randonneurs Ontario
Bicycle Touring 101
Cycling About (good touring info)
Col Collective (great climbs)
Biking Bis News (general) (racing)
VeloNews (mainly racing)
Bike Radar
I [bike] T. O.
Biking Toronto
Take the Lane
Cycling Fun Montréal
Adventure Cycling - blog