Resources for Mentors and Mentees

Guide for Young Cyclists

Map of Ottawa - Gatineau Bike Trails

OC Transpo Rack and Roll Instructional Video

Paths, trails, and rides in Ottawa-Gatineau

NCC Official Cycling Map of Ottawa Area

Ottawa Cycling Map

University of Ottawa Bike Coop

Workshops on bicycle maintenance and repair

Capital Velo-Fest

Tour La Nuit Family Riding Event

Cycle Salvation

Refurbished bikes and used parts for sale

Bike Ottawa

Interactive Cycling Maps

List of City Roads Under Construction

Centretown Community Health Centre

Provides Newcomer services including outreach and counselling, medical and legal clinics

Provides healthy lifestyle resources including nutrition training, physical activity library, and more

Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee

Transit options for seniors

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Active Transportation Fact Sheet

Ontario by Bike

Bicycle tourism and resource map

Right Bike

Bike sharing, maintenance and repair workshops

Bike Host

Newcomer Mentoring (by BioRegional North America)

Ottawa Velo Outaouais

Blog plotting safe cycling routes around Ottawa Or contact Brian at [email protected]

CBC Tips for Winter Riding

Cycling tips:
1. Dress in layers with thick socks & mitts

2. Stay visible with reflective clothing

3. Start 5-10 minutes early to warm up your body

4. Fenders keep you dry

5. A pannier or basket holds extra clothing

6. Lower tire pressure grips better (avg. 80-85 psi)

7. Stay visible with flashing lights and reflectors

8. Ride (at least) 1 metre out from curbs or parked cars

9. Look ahead to stay aware of surface changes

10. Brake early before turning (using rear brakes)

You can report road or city pathway hazards on the appropriate form at Service Ottawa's Roads & Transportation Section (preferred option)

Call: 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 (24 hours)

Email: [email protected]

To Report Bike Theft

613-236-1222, ext 7300.