Cycling with Just Food Ottawa on a Hot Summer Day

August 28, 2012 Hansonthebike 3

Checking out community gardens on excellent bike tour by Just Food Ottawa I never knew so many cyclists would be interested in food and community gardens. Gardening, food and cycling, three of my long term favourites. Last Sunday, after a failed attempt a year before, I finally made it to the Just Food community garden tour. “Just Food’s mission is [Read more…]

A Balancing Act Along the Ottawa River

August 22, 2012 Hansonthebike 0

Just when you figured out that cycling is really a weird balancing act (technically as well as politically), you discover that other people are in the act of balancing too. So we cycled out to Remic Rapids last weekend to watch the International Stone Balancing Festival. Calling it a festival was probably a bit of a stretch, but balancing it [Read more…]

Destination Prince Edward County, Ontario

August 14, 2012 Hansonthebike 6

In terms of cycling, Canada is a hidden gem. In terms of wine, even more so. Tell your relatives back in Holland that you toured Canadian wine country on a bicycle, and they think you are kidding them. Canada: that is polar bears, RV rental in the Rockies, hard working farmers and Dutch Reformed Christians. The folks in Europe don’t [Read more…]

Post Velo-City event in Ottawa

August 7, 2012 Hansonthebike 0

In 1643 John Owen wrote :┬áIf the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine“. It is a phrase I remembered when we were putting a post Velo-City event in Ottawa together. Velo-City is a large four day bicycle conference and I am sure most of you have heard about it, so I won’t go too [Read more…]