Ever thought of experiencing the Ottawa countryside by bicycle? It’s the perfect opportunity. Not only is the Enviro-Cycle Tour happening this Sunday, September 24, the Environment Canada Weather forecast for that day is beautiful, sunny summer weather. The tour is one of the special 2017 Ottawa events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, and on this ride you’ll get to visit some of the eco-friendly businesses and public spaces in Ottawa’s rural area.
There are two options: you can do the full 72-km route with your own bike, or bus part way and cycle the 21-km route with a bike provided by RentABike. Whichever route you decide on, you’ll be able to visit Castor River Farm, a sustainable off-grid farm, SunTech Greenhouses, where vegetables are grown year-round, and W.A. Taylor Conservation area for a rest between, as you sample Savour Ottawa treats.
First tour group (72 km): 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Groupe 1 will depart from OC Transpo’s Leitrim Park & Ride, at 4600 Gilligan Rd
Participants must be able to average 25 km/hour on their bike. The total time will be about three and a half hours.
Second tour group (21 km): 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tour shuttle for Group 2 will depart from OC Transpo’s Leitrim Park & Ride, at 4600 Gilligan Rd.
Participants must be able to average 10 to 20 km/hour on a bike. Total biking time will be about an hour and 15 minutes to two hours and 15 minutes.
If you need RentABike to provide children’s bicycles or have questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-699-6850 x 10 as soon as possible.
A waiver must be signed by every guest on site the day of the event. (Anyone under 18 will need to have an adult sign for them.)
$20 (plus tax and service charges) for Group 1 (72 km / bring-your-own-bike)
$40 (plus tax and service charges) for Group 2 (21 km/bus and RentABike provided)
A tour ticket enables free use of any OC Transpo bus route to and from the Leitrim Park & Ride. Tickets are to be shown to the bus operator when boarding. Free service is available from three hours before the tour until three hours after the tour.
Buy your tickets for the first tour here: http://ow.ly/yppH30f2L5T
Buy tickets for the second tour here: http://ow.ly/Rxdr30f2L7j