Category Archives: Bike Ride

Bicycle Picnic Club starts Saturday, May 2!

Bicycle Picnic Club posterC.U. Cycling bike rides are starting up again for 2015! Come out to our awesome and ever-fun Bicycle Picnic Club!

Looking for a nice peaceful Saturday afternoon? Want to explore our city’s pathway network? Need a quiet recovery from Friday night’s shenanigans? Join CU Cycling’s weekly Bicycle Picnic Club ride!

The BPC isn’t really a club; we just like riding bicycles and having picnics. The ride meets in front of Carleton’s University Centre at 11am on Saturdays, at which time we decide on a scenic route that will take us to a nice park, attraction, or festival where we can hang out for a bit and have some lunch. We tailor the pace and distance of the ride to whomever shows up. All kinds of bicycles and riders are welcome; just remember to pack a lunch!

Here’s the skinny:

  • Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • Time: 11am (meet at 10:50am)
  • Location: meet in front of the University Centre building on Carleton University campus
  • Route & difficulty: to be decided! We pick our route based on suggestions and the speed and skill level of the riders.

frequently and infrequently-asked-questions

  • Should I pack a lunch? Definitely!
  • Can I invite my friends? Yes please! The more the merrier
  • Can I join if I’m not a Carleton University student? For sure! C.U. Cycling is a group for Carleton students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members, but we’re all just here to bike around the city and have fun.

For more information about our rides in general, including information on where to meet and how to get to Carleton University, check out our Bike Rides page.

See you then!

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Come on out to our Ugly Sweater Ride! SUNDAY. Oct 19 at 11am!

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Put on the warmest, ugliest and most glorious sweater you can find and come on out for a bike ride! Ugly pants, scarves, and jackets are also acceptable. 

We will bike a loop around the canal and Ottawa River pathways, and finish off our ride with a cup of (hot apple cider/tea/hot chocolate) at Roosters Coffeehouse. All skill levels welcome, and nobody gets left behind!

As with every C.U. Cycling ride, this is going to be mega laid back and fun. We’ll meander through Ottawa at an easy-going pace, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost.

For more information on how our bike rides work, check out our Weekly Bike Rides page on our website: https://carletoncycling.wordpress.com/weekly-bike-rides/

Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook event!

Meet at the front of University Centre building on Carleton campus for 10:45am to leave for 11am.

  • Date: Sunday, October 19 (due to rain, we’ve moved the ride to Sunday).
  • Time: Meet at University Centre for 10:45am and leave at 11:00am. We’ll wait a few minutes for any stragglers. If you’re running late, tweet us!
  • Location: University Centre Doors
  • Route: through Arboretum, the Glebe, Golden Triangle, over the Corktown Bridge, along the Canal, past Dow’s Lake, and back to Carleton.

See you then!

C.U. Cycling Ride is a go for August 30! #ottbike

As always, meet at the University Centre main entrance next to the Architecture Building on Carleton University campus at 10:45am to be ready to leave for 11:00am.

See you then!

Come to C.U. Cycling’s Weekly Ride: Saturday, June 7

It looks like we’ll have another sunny Saturday ride tomorrow. Come on out and don’t forget to bring some water! It looks like it’ll be a hot day.

Meet at the University Centre main entrance next to the Architecture Building on Carleton University campus.

We’ll aim to leave for 11am, but please show up at 10:45am to give us time to assemble and to ensure that you don’t get left behind!

For more information about our bike rides, check out the Bike Rides Page.

Group ride tomorrow for a SUNNY SATURDAY! May 17!

Tomorrow looks like it will be a lovely sunny day, so we’re pumped for our next ride!

As always, meet at the University Centre main entrance next to the Architecture Building on Carleton University campus.

We’ll aim to leave for 11am, but please show up at 10:45am to give us time to assemble and to ensure that you don’t get left behind!

For more information about our bike rides, check out the Bike Rides Page.

First bike ride of 2014: Saturday, April 12 at 11am

Come on out to the FIRST bike ride of 2014 for C.U. Cycling! It’s going to be starting out at 10C and climbing to an amazing 12C tomorrow!

Meet at the University Centre main entrance next to the Architecture Building to leave for 11am.

Please show up at 10:45am so that we will be ready to leave at 11am on the dot!

For more information about our bike rides, check out the Bike Rides Page.

See you then!

No Saturday Bike Ride – come to the Plaid Parade Sunday Oct 27!

Instead of our usual weekly ride on Saturday, C.U. Cycling will be attending the Plaid Parade on Sunday, October 27, 2013.! The ride starts at 1pm at the Art-Is-In Bakery (near Bayview station). It’s going to be huge!

So come on out in your finest tartan cloth and get ready to bike!

Also, if you’re heading in from the south, don’t forget that the o-train doesn’t run any farther north than Carleton University on weekends. You can instead catch a 90’s-series bus (these often have bike racks on the front) or bike from Carleton University to Art-is-In. Check the Cycling Route Map on the Cycling at Carleton page for some ideas on how to get there!

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Weekly bike rides changed to 11am on Saturdays

You like to sleep in? Us too! The C.U. Cycling weekly rides have been pushed back to 11am every Saturday. No need to set your alarm! Join us in front of the Unicentre main entrance for a leisurely ride through Ottawa’s most scenic pathways. More info at https://carletoncycling.wordpress.com/weekly-bike-rides/

Bike ride: August 24 – come on out!

Our next weekly bike ride is tomorrow, August 24. As always, meet in front of University Centre at 9:45 to leave for 10:00am!

If you plan on coming out, please RSVP to our Facebook event! It helps us know how many people to expect.

Bike Ride: August 17!

Come on out to our weekly bike ride tomorrow, August 17! As always, meet for 9:45 to leave at 10:00am from UniCentre at Carleton University. And please let us know if you’re coming out, either by email, shooting us a heads up on Twitter, or by RSVPing to our event on Facebook. This helps us anticipate who’ll be there and who’ll be square!

Cheers!