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3rd National Bike Summit/3e Sommet National du Vélo

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Ottawa City Hall and Parliament Hill

Ottawa, ON


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The 3rd National Bike Summit will take place in Ottawa on May 13th-14th, 2019.

Building on the success of the 1st and 2nd National Bike Summits, this event will bring together cycling and active transportation stakeholders from across the country, so that together, we can take tangible steps towards building a bike friendly Canada.

The theme of the 3rd National Bike Summit is "Pedal Power: People, Planet, Profits"

Summit Objectives:

  • Illustrate how investments in cycling will lead to a healthier, greener and more prosperous Canada
  • Demonstrate the need and importance of Federal leadership to advance everyday cycling in Canada
  • Mobilize cycling stakeholders to work together to achieve a bike and active transportation friendly Canada
  • Meet with Parliamentarians and elected officials from all levels of government and discuss cycling


Pre-Conference Session: National Trails and Greenways, Sunday May 12th, 2019 from 1pm-4:30pm

Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa

Summit delegates who register for the main Summit can also opt to participate in a pre-conference session and discuss the future of greenways and federal policy on trails across Canada.


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. OTTAWA CITY HALL

Plenary and breakout sessions selected to increase your knowledge, give you tools to succeed, inspire you to keep going and introduce you to others working to promote bike-friendly policies and investments in Canada.

KEYNOTE CONFIRMED: Dr. Kay Teschke, Professor Emeritus, The University of British Columbia

Other Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer

  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada

  • Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute


Hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Caucus

West Block, Parliament Hill



Teams of Summit delegates will meet with MP's and Senators and make the case for cycling

Please note: Delegates must register for the Summit by April 12th in order to be included in meetings with MP's and Senators.

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. MOVING CYCLING FORWARD IN CANADA WORKSHOP (concurrent programming)

Meet and collaborate with other cycling supporters to work on advancing cycling in Canada

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 8th ANNUAL BIKE DAY ON THE HILL

Join National Health and Fitness Day organisers to celebrate Bike Day on the Hill

Gather on the steps of Parliament Hill for music, bike demos and speeches

Take part in a unique photo opportunity with Parliamentarians

Participate in the 8th annual interprovincial bike ride with MPs, Senators, dignitaries and bicyclists of all ages and abilities

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. BBQ IN THE EAST BLOCK COURTYARD

Wind down in the Senate building courtyard with delegates and guests

Enjoy a burger and salad while networking with other cycling enthusiasts

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS: On May 13th, delegates will be provided with a light breakfast, a lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and evening hors d'oeuvres and drinks. On May 14th, delegates will be be provided with breakfast and lunch and an evening BBQ.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: We have reserved a block of rooms at Cartier Place Suite Hotel, in downtown Ottawa, a short walk from City Hall and Parliament Hill. Rooms start at $149/night + tax. Discounted rooms will only be available until March 27th, 2019, so register for the Summit today to get access to Summit delegate pricing. Details for how to access the room block will be included with your Summit ticket after purchase.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT Vélo Canada Bikes and the 3rd National Bike Summit, please visit: www.canadabikes.org


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email events@canadabikes.org with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

By registering for this Summit, you agree to the outlined terms and conditions. Refunds less a $75.00 administration charge will be issued for cancellations received in writing by April 1st, 2019. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after this date. Only cancellations received in writing at events@canadabikes.org will be processed.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No. Due to security requirements, the name on your ticket must match the name of the person who attends the Summit.

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