San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come and celebrate winter cycling with Citizens for Safe Cycling. This is already our 4th family winter bike parade and none of the previous ones were cancelled. See, wnter biking is not so bad.
This year is an easy, 6 km (4 miles) guided bike ride through Centretown. We start at the south end of City Hall (the sunny side). You can wait inside, we'll leave at 11:00 sharp after we have a brief intro with the route, safety instructions etc.
But that is not all. This year we have a winter bike forum with city councillors McKenney, Fleury, Chernushenko, Leiper and Nussbaum to discuss winter cycling plans. Bring your questions!
The ride is a fun ride, we are definitely not going to set personal bests. We start at City Hall, cycle down Cartier, bike a bit on Queen Elizabeth Drive, westbound on MacLaren all the way to Bay and Eastbound again on Laurier towards City Hall. that should be about 4 km.
Plus this year, for the first time, we have prizes for the bike in worst state of repair (but still safe and cyclable) and for the youngest cycling participant.
You understand that you shall stick to the rules of the road, and that CfSC has done everything within reasonable expectations to keep the parade safe. Although nothing has ever happened during our parades, cycling in winter is different and you should have reasonable cycling skills, a bike in good working order and common sense.
This event is sponsored in part by councillor Catherine McKenney's office.
Sunday, January 25
10:30 -10:50 be at City Hall south side
10:50 brief instructions + group picture
11:00 departure of the 4th CfSC Annual Family Winter Cycling Parade
12:00 (ish) return at City Hall (yes parades are usually vèèèèry slow)
12:30 -14:00 Panel and Prizes
If you come by car (which is OK, really), there is fairly cheap parking underneath City Hall.
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Citizens for Safe Cycling: BikeOttawa.ca
Bike Ottawa - Citizens for Safe Cycling is the volunteer cycling advocacy group in Ottawa, Canada. We were founded in 1984 to work on safe cycling conditions for everyone. Thanks to our continued effort, Ottawa has become an innovative cycling city. But there is a lot to do. Support us by becoming a member.