Last week, US based People for Bikes released its annual City Rankings Score for cycling. Ottawa ranks in the 91st percentile, Gatineau in the 98th percentile. The total number of cities ranked is 767. We’ll dive into the details here. The biggest surprise is perhaps that Vancouver ranks tenth, after Ottawa.
If you are looking for a shortish 32 km bike ride outside Ottawa that involves coffee, countryside and culture, this route might be exactly what you are looking for. We are visiting two historic places just west of Ottawa: Almonte and Carleton Place.
There is more than cycling on multi use pathways and roads. Gravel biking is becoming more popular and the area around Ottawa in Eastern Ontario offers tons of possibilities. We’ll take a closer look at the Log Driver’s Waltz around Ottawa.
New Hans blog post:as our trip to Europe was cancelled, we searched for other things to do closer to home this summer. We ventured out to #ottbike part of the Waterfront Trail in Ontario. @SDGCounties @TourismCornwall
Cornwall, ON doesn’t come to mind when one thinks about cycling. But what a nice surprise we found in the urban loop that runs around town on mostly paved pathways.
We cycled two days in and around Alma, Quebec. A pleasant surprise awaited us in some beautiful #bike infrastructure #ottbike #biketwitter
O what a gorgeous day it was on Wednesday. Clear skies and a temperature of only -5C. The windchill made it feel more like -15C according to Robyn Bresnahan though. Should I go downtown by bus? I had to do some errands downtown and I was heavily leaning towards public transit. Bus 88 to Hurdman and then backtrack to downtown [Read more…]
The Haliburton Highlands are a special place in Ontario. It is a perfect destination for some cycling and sightseeing. W spent a day around Haliburton.
On our second day in the Simcoe area Sara showed us Orillia, the ancient fish weirs, Italian food and another rail to trail.
New Hans blog: Last week we cycled in Simcoe County north of Toronto near Georgian Bay. Here are some photo impressions of our first day touring the countryside and taking in some sights (and food).