A hidden gem in Quebec: the Levis “Parcours des Anses’ multi use pathway allows for a lovely casual ride along the St Lawrence river.
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.
Chelsea, QC has been developing the former Hull to Wakefield train tracks into a shared community pathway since 2017. But you won’t cycle the entire track from Gatineau anytime soon due to a 1300 meter missing link that is too expensive to rebuild.
The NCC’s info on bike days and parkways open for active transportation is somewhat scattered in different locations. I reorganized the data for an easier overview.
Just before Ontario closed its border for Quebeckers, we took a last trip to enjoy the Gatineau pathways. We came back with cheese and dessert in our panniers.
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.
Cars are comfortable. Yet I have something against cars and it is probably not what you expect.
Travelling with a campervan brought us to some beautiful places in Quebec. But it requires some travelling as distances are vast. Enter #vanlife
Cycling for Sustainable Cities is a must read book for every cycling advocate who wants to build a case for safer cycling in the community.