03 May Bike to Work Month of May
The city gears up for Bike to Work Month in May.
The City has partnered with EnviroCentre to offer participants a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes from many local sponsors. Click Here to sign up or join a team and log your rides.
The City is continually expanding its cycling network and currently provides more than 900 km of bike lanes, cycle tracks and other infrastructure. The latest addition includes several protected intersections, which are designed to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. There are also several bike repair stations at various locations where you can pump up your tires, or find tools to tighten a loose nut or carry out other basic maintenance.
If your bike needs a tune-up after the long winter, the free bike maintenance pod is returning to City Hall. The pod is at Ottawa City Hall on Marion Dewar Plaza, Monday to Friday from May 6 to 17 between 3:30-6:30pm. Bike mechanics from Cycle Salvation will inspect and can make adjustments to your bike, but if you nee any repairs, they will refer you to a reputable bike shop.
The City offers cycling education programs for all ages to help you become a more comfortable and confident rider, learn cycling skills, traffic analysis, general bicycle maintenance, route planning and more.
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