If you love to cycle and live in the nation’s capital, there are special car-free biking in Ottawa routes available on Sundays.
Alcatel-Lucent Bikedays take place on Sunday mornings and run until Labor Day. The amazing opportunity allows for over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park to be reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.
This is the perfect way to see the beauty that Ottawa has to offer and get some great exercise in at the same time. The program has been around since 1970 and is primarily run by volunteers.
Here is a full list of all of the Parkways that are reserved for Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays:
9 am to 1 pm
– Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (5.5 kilometres) (Gowlings)
– Colonel By Drive (7.6 kilometres) (KPMG)
– Rockcliffe Parkway (7.5 kilometres) (Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Mental Health Association)
In Gatineau Park
6 am to 11 am — 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!
– Gatineau Parkway
– Champlain Parkway
– Fortune Lake Parkway
6 am to 1 pm — 3.5 kilometres north of Meech Lake Road (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.