Enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of more than 50 kilometres of scenic parkways in the heart of the Capital Region. Parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are car-free and open exclusively to cyclists, in-line skaters, runners, walkers and people with mobility aids.
Enjoy free bike checks, courtesy of NOKIA Switchback and Bicyclettes de Hull.
NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with long-term title sponsor NOKIA, and major sponsors, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), ServicePlus and Bicyclettes de Hull.
Join for the launch of the 49th season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays during the Cyclofusion bike fair on May 19.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Sundays, May 19 to September 1, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fast Lane: Starting on June 2, from 7 am to 9 am, Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometers) and Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier Parkway (8 kilometers)
Launch of the 49th season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays on Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Remic Rapids Parking Lot, Ottawa
9 am to 1 pm
Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres ): 9 am to 1 pm
The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River just west of the downtown core, from Booth Street to Carling Avenue.
Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres): 9 am to 1 pm
Both lanes of Colonel By Drive, located on the east side of the Rideau Canal, from Daly Street to the Hog’s Back Bridge.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres): 7 am to 1 pm
Both lanes of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway, running along the south side of the Ottawa River, just east of the downtown core, from the Aviation Parkway to St. Joseph Boulevard in Orléans.
7 am to 9 am
From June 2 to September 1, a new fast lane will be offered on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.
6 am to 11 am: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills
– Gatineau Parkway, Gatineau
– Champlain Parkway, Gatineau
– Fortune Lake Parkway, Gatineau
6 am to 1 pm:
A total of 2.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.