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

Ugly Sweater Ride Poster

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!


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.

Weekly Ride: August 3, 2013

Our weekly rides are still going strong! Come on out to University Centre at 10am on Saturday, August 3rd to meet some new folks and head out on a relaxing, fun ride. The pace is always slow and laid-back and chatting is encouraged!

Bring a snack and some water and make sure you’re a few minutes early. We don’t want to leave without you!

If you need more info, check out the weekly bike rides section of our website.

Weekly Ride

Our weekly ride is on this Saturday, July 6th! It looks like the weather will be nice, and we might even need sunscreen! Join us for a bike ride along the scenic Rideau River. We are meeting at the Unicentre main entrance at 10am. It will be about a 2 hour bike ride at a casual pace. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

1000 Clicks for Kids

Carleton students will be biking from Ottawa to Quebec City and back to raise money for CHEO! To find out more, or to join their team, visit https://www.facebook.com/1000ClicksForKids

1000 Clicks for Kids is also organizing weekly training rides, usually on Sundays. The rides are meant for training for the big trip, but cyclists generally looking for training rides around Ottawa are encouraged to join too! Updates for these rides are also available on their Facebook page.

Weekly Ride Cancelled Sat. June 22 2013

Our weekly ride is cancelled this weekend due to impending thunderstorms. Stay tuned though: we have some great routes planned for the coming weeks!

Weekly Ride

This week’s Saturday ride will be a scenic picnic downtown. Bring a little lunch or a snack! As always, we meet at 9:45am at the UniCentre entrance. We will bike along the canal until we reach Nepean Point, the lookout behind the National Art Gallery.

Ride cancelled Saturday June 1

Our weekly ride will be cancelled this Saturday, June 1st, since C.U. Cycling will be at Capital Vélo Fest 2013! Check out the Capital Vélo Fest website for more info on exciting cycling events this weekend! Be sure to visit us at the C.U. Cycling booth!

Weekly rides will resume on Saturday, June 8.

Weekly bike rides: Saturdays at 11am

Location of meeting place for bike rides at University Centre (green dot)

Location of meeting place for bike rides at University Centre (green dot)

C.U. Cycling will be offering weekly bike rides starting May 25 each Saturday at 11am!* Meet in front of the University Centre building.

You can find it on a map, labeled UC. It’s across from parking lot P2 just southwest of the o-train station and bus stops.

Saturday was the most popular option in the survey we released and 9am, 10am, and 11am were the most popular times.

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

Also, please try to pack some food or a lunch for the post-ride!

Route Information

Routes will go through multi-use pathways, bike lanes, and quiet streets. We will be traveling at a laid-back pace, so don’t worry about trying to keep up! We’re not looking to race; we’re just out for a nice bike ride! The ride will take roughly 1 hour and we’ll increase the distance traveled over the summer.

If you plan on riding with us, please review the Ministry of Transportation’s Cycling Skills website and click through the links in the table of contents. We will be using hand signals, stopping at all applicable traffic signs and lights, and we will be taking the road if we bike on a road.

Getting to Carleton University

If you are driving to Carleton University, parking costs $3 for the day. Refer to the Visitor Parking page and parking map .pdf for more information.

If you are taking the bus to Carleton University, route #107 serves the university and has bike racks, so you can take up to two bikes on the bus. The route is 12 minutes from South Keys and 13 minutes from Lebreton station.

Suggestions, ideas?

If you have any route suggestions or questions, please feel free to comment on this post, comment on our Facebook page, email us, or give us a shout on Twitter!

Also, you can join our event on Facebook.

* Bike rides originally started at 10am, but were changed to 11am later in the season.

Bike rides starting at the end of May: vote for your preferred date, time, frequency, ++

C.U. Cycling is looking at organizing a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly bike ride. We’re looking to get your feedback on where and when it would work best!

The rides will be mainly on bike paths, pathways, and friendly streets. It will be a relaxed pace and we’ll go as fast as the group can manage. Routes will include the river and canal pathways and Multi-use pathways around Ottawa. Route destinations will be decided before-hand (eg: let’s go to Rockliffe Park) and will depart from Carleton University.

Note that NONE of the questions are mandatory. Respond to the questions you want, or simply indicate “no preference” if your schedule is wide open!

Want to help us figure out when, where, how often, and at what time to hold our bike rides?

Vote now!