See the Ottawa Toursim video(link is external) to see how Ottawa is the Cyclist’s City.
The City of Ottawa offers a number of options for parking your bike:
- Free parking at all city-owned parking lots and garages
- Red bike racks at various Transitway stations
- Bike racks at City of Ottawa client service centres, community and recreation centres
- Blue Velocity bike racks on the street (April to November)
- Ring-and-post racks at various locations throughout the city
Want to request a bike rack on a public street or at a park convenient for you? Contact the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 or send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
Locking your bike
Always try to pick a spot in a busy, public place to lock your bike. Follow these tips to keep your bicycle safe:
- Buy the best lock you can afford
- Lock your bike to something solid
- Lock your frame and your wheels – use two locks (one U-lock and one cable lock) to secure more parts of your bike.
- Remove your quick release items or replace quick release fasteners with bolts for added security
- Disguise or personalize your bike with stickers, paint, etc
Take your bike to the ball game
Here’s how you can reach Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park from popular near-by bike routes:
- From north of the Highway 417
- Use Lola St and the off-road pathway on the south side of Coventry Rd to reach the ball park.
- From south of the Highway 417
- Ride over the new Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge from the connection pathway network at the Train Station.
Ample bike parking is available under the north end of the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge.
Consider combining a bike ride with a bus ride to get to the park by taking your bike on an OC Transpo bus equipped with ‘Rack and Roll’ to Train or Hurdman stations – only a few minutes ride away from the ball park along off-road pathways.