Ottawa by Bike

Back to basics

2021-06-12 Distance: 11.41 km Time: 4h 46m (36m moving) Avg. Speed: 18.95 km/h Elevation: 13 m

Tuned up my old bike (aka pump the tires and put oil) and took it out for a small ride. It’s significantly harder to ride with this but it’s good for short routes.

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About Easy Loop around the Canal:

Looking for a beginner-friendly cycling route in Ottawa? Look no further than my favourite ride - the one that got me hooked on cycling!

This route is perfect for riders of all fitness levels. It's simple, relaxed, and can be as long or short as you want. The ride loops around the locks by the Arboretum, providing a serene and scenic experience that's sure to recharge your batteries. At a relaxed pace it takes about 45 minutes.

🌷 In the springtime, this ride takes on a whole new level of beauty. The Canadian Tulip Festival provides a stunning backdrop, with vibrant colours and sweet fragrances that make the ride even more enjoyable. And if you're up for a winter adventure, you won't want to miss the chance to cycle past the world's biggest ice rink!

☕️ Wanna grab a snack? NCC has a bistro by Patterson's Creek during summer.

🛼 Between May and October NCC closes the Queen Elizabeth Driveway for Weekend Bikedays, so you can ride between the Corktown Bridge (Somerset St) and Flora Footbridge (Fifth Ave) without worrying about cars!

So whether you're a beginner or an experienced cyclist, this ride is the perfect way to unwind after a long day at work. Hop on your bike and discover the beauty of Ottawa, one pedal stroke at a time.

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