Ottawa by Bike

chasing the orange

2022-10-16 Distance: 51.4 km Time: 3h 12m (2h 22m moving) Avg. Speed: 21.64 km/h Elevation: 421 m

the park couldn't be more splendid at this time of year! it was unfortunately full of cars but easy to pass by on the bike.

parts of the bike path were closed (due to some 🐻-related emergency, apparently cubs were running lose!) so I had to take the road.

still, beautiful ride and weather for this time of year!

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About Pink Lake in Gatineau Park:

For cycling enthusiasts looking for a challenge, Pink Lake in Gatineau Park is an absolute must-ride. This route offers a great workout with plenty of uphill sections, but the rewards are well worth it: breathtaking views and thrilling descents that can reach up to 60km/h!

For an added bonus, note that the National Capital Commission (NCC) typically closes roads to cars for much of the summer. Check out the Road Closure Schedule to plan your ride accordingly and enjoy a car-free experience.

While this ride can be quite demanding, even for experienced cyclists, it's certainly doable for newcomers with some training and preparation. We recommend bringing sugary snacks to avoid muscle soreness and staying away from the bunk!.

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Gatineau Park itself is a world-class destination, and Pink Lake serves as an excellent starting point for exploring its many attractions.

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