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Routes and parking

New Official Cycling Map for Ottawa-Gatineau and the Outaouais Region now available.

Bicycle parking

Parking

See the Ottawa Toursim video 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 travelwise@ottawa.ca.

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.

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Directions on how to take your bike to the ball game.

GeoOttawa Online Mapping Tool

The Ottawa Cycling Plan (OCP 2013) maps are available for public view online on the City’s GeoOttawa website. This site allows users to choose which parts (or layers) of the cycling network map they wish to view, and to zoom in on different parts of the city. These interactive maps permit all users to view the details of the network anywhere in the city, in place of paper maps.

A - In the top right corner of the page, slide the bar between ‘Map’ and ‘Aerial Maps’ to view either a base map or an aerial photo. The base map can be viewed in greyscale or in colour.

B - Use the navigation controls on the left side of the page to zoom in and out and to pan to different parts of the city. Click the orange figure to open Google street view.

C – Click the ‘I want to...’ button for more options, such as: measuring a distance, drawing on the map, viewing the legend, printing the map, or saving the map to view it later.

A complete description on how to use GeoOttawa can be found in Annex C of the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan.