Ottawa Outdoor Club

Bicycling

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Coordinator:  Ken Harper, cycle at ottawaoutdoorclub.ca

During the spring, summer, and fall, bicycle trips are planned for many Saturdays, leaving in the morning and returning mid- to late afternoon.  Several out-of-town weekend trips are usually planned.

Use of a helmet is mandatory when bicycling with us. Also, we strongly encourage you to carry a spare bicycle tube and repair kit.

During warmer weather, we might plan a stop for a swim.  Sometimes, even when not planned, we may decide to go for a swim anyway!

Non-members are welcome on our trips; we ask for a small participation fee.

We usually meet outside near the downstairs back door of the Sandy Hill Community Centre, or under the tree nearby. If it's cool, we sometimes meet just inside. The Community Centre's address is 250 Somerset Street East, between Sweetland Avenue and Nelson Street; the parking lot and the back entrance where we meet are accessible from around the corner on Sweetland Avenue (map).

For all events, please check the event listings for details, as the meeting day, time, and location can vary. Please register by the departure time shown. Destinations will vary.

A level of difficulty is provided for each bicycling trip:

  • L1: Mainly flat, distances up to 40 km
  • L2: Some hills, distances up to 60 km
  • L3: Challenging hills, distances up to 80 km
  • L4: Exceeds L3