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Our 6th annual Winter Bike Parade takes place January 15th!

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The @BikeOttawa Family Winter Bike Parade in the Laurier Bike Lane  photo: Hans Moor

What: A casual ride (approximately 7km) followed by hot drinks, snacks, a panel on winter cycling featuring Ottawa City Councillors, and mingling. 

When: Sunday, Jan. 15 from 10am-12:30pm | Where: Ride starts from City Hall (10am); refreshments and panel will follow in Councillors' Lounge.

Please Register Online: The event is free and you don't need to bring your tickets, but registering helps us plan for the number of people to expect.

City Budget 2017: An unprecedented investment in active transportation

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 Cyclist crossing Laurier Ave in Ottawa. Photo: Hans Moor

Today, December 14, the City of Ottawa's budget for 2017 was discussed and passed at council (24-0). City budgets may not get most people excited, but this one is special. What makes it unique is that the city has received money from the federal public transit infrastructure fund (PTIF).

Riding through the winter: Profile of a CfSC member

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Winter is approaching, but many of those who bike in Ottawa won't be put off by the snow: in recent years we've seen an expanding network of winter-maintained cycling routes in our city and growing popularity of riding bikes straight through the winter. Etienne Grall is one regular winter cyclist among CfSC's members. We interviewed him about his experience biking through the winter, what motivates him, and why he encourages others to give it a try.  

Be safe, be seen: Check out our "Lights on Bikes" safety video

On November 8th, we teamed up with Safer Roads Ottawa to hand out approximately 650 pairs of lights to cyclists who weren't equipped for biking in the dark after the clocks turned back. If you missed us, check out our new video, also produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to see why a small investment in a pair of lights is worthwhile as you bike through the fall months.

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