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Save the date: May 21 for the Bicycle Tuneups and Cycling Mini Fair

C.U. Cycling is teaming up with Healthy Bike Tuneup Cycling Mini FairWorkplace – Carleton University​ to bring you the Bicycle Tune-Ups and Cycling Mini-Fair on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 11am to 2pm.

  • Date: May 21, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Location: the neon green bike stand, next to the Architecture building at Carleton University
  • Cost: Free
  • Intended Audience: Anyone

The rain date is the following Thursday, May 28. Get your bike fixed up – or learn how to do it yourself! Exhibiting groups include:Healthy Workplace logo

  • Capital Vélo Fest, a non-profit organization with the mission to “Inspire People of All Ages to Ride a Bike More Often”. They will have SMOOCH, the bicycle powered smoothie machine, colourful lights  that glow in the dark to make your bike visible and  tickets for the Tour La Nuit at a special discounted price for the mini fair.
  • Carleton University Student Association (CUSA), the representative body of all undergraduate students attending Carleton University.
  • Citizens for Safe Cycling, a membership-based non-profit association working to promote safe and efficient cycling in Ottawa.
  • Escape Bicycle Tours​, who offers guided, fully-supported bicycle tours to urban and rural destinations in the Ottawa, Ottawa Valley, and the Outaouais area.
  • OPIRG Carleton, a centre for student organizing on campus. They support initiatives to fight discrimination and works closely with vulnerable communities to work towards meaningful change on campus and in the community.
  • The Otesha Project, a national youth-led charitable organization that uses experiential learning, theatre and bicycle tours to engage and empower Canadians of all ages to take action for a more equitable and sustainable world.
  • Parks Canada Outdoors Club of Carleton. Their main goal is to get people interested and active in outdoor activities. They host day and multi-day backpacking, canoeing, kayaking and snowshoeing trips throughout Ontario and the surrounding area. They also host more localized activities like slack-lining and picnics in the parks around Ottawa.
  • RightBike, a social business that provides jobs and training for individuals in the community who are working to overcome barriers to employment. They deliver a community-based bike share service in Ottawa.
  • Safer Roads Ottawa, a partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department. They will have cycling safety information, bike lights, bike bells, reflective armbands, and  reflective tape.

The Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) Bike Co-Op will be assisting by providing bike tune-ups.

We’re always looking for friends! If you would like to attend, drop us a line at email.


FREE tuneups and bike lights at the Cycling and Enviro Fair, Sep 19!

On Thursday, September 19, C.U. Cycling will be hosting in conjunction with the Graduate Students’ Association a Cycling and Eniro Fair at Carleton University.



Location of the fair

We’ll have free bike tune-ups from the kind folks at Cycle Salvation and the uOttawa Bike Co-Op.

We’ll also be giving out free bike lights and reflective armbands to anyone who needs them, courtesy of Safer Roads Ottawa!

In attendance are:

We’ve got a lot of great folks coming out, so drop by with your bicycle! There will be plenty of folks to field your questions and a lot of cool stuff. We’ll have cycling maps, C.U. Cycling and RRRA Bikeshare postcards, bike lights, armbands, and MORE!

Also, if you plan on coming by, feel free to subscribe to the Facebook event!

Rain date!

Due to expected rain and thunderstorms, the Cycling and Enviro Fair has been
shifted from the original date of September 12 to September 19.

RRRA-run bike share is coming to Carleton!

ImageCarleton University will soon have its very own bike sharing program! Bikes are free to all Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) members and cost $5 per day or $20 per year for all Carleton students, staff, faculty, and alumni. A $20 safety deposit is required.

This program has been made possible by the incredible initiative of Arif Jaffer, VP Admin, and the community support from Citizens for Safe Cycling, the Department of University Safety, and RightBike. C.U. Cycling has also been giving our support and advice for the program.

We’re very excited to see such a great program come to Carleton and we really hope that everyone benefits from it and treats the bikes well!

If you want to read more, refer to The Charlatan article on the topic and check out the BikeShare page on the RRRA website.

2013 Spring.Bike.Ottawa

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 two of C.U. Cycling’s members headed out for Citizens for Safe Cycling’s second annual Spring.Bike.Ottawa event. Tamara Nahal presented on C.U. Cycling’s history and work to date and outlined some of the future steps for the group.

Spring.Bike.Ottawa 2013 poster

Image by Citizens for Safe Cycling

Even though they arrived at around 9:30am (with the event to start at 10am), the room was packed! Seats were filling up and a line was forming to sign in. By 10 sharp, Hans Moor kicked off the event and Paul Dewar followed up with the first presentation of the morning.

We talked about the formation of C.U. Cycling, some of the problems we’ve faced as a mostly-student and alumni-run club, particularly with funding and membership numbers. But we also outlined some of our successes so far, including our Community Cycling Meeting on December 4, 2012, and our involvement in hosting the Bronson Safety Review Open House on February 27, 2013.

It was a great event and something we’d love to see again in the future! We were excited to have been invited and have the opportunity to talk. A lot of folks commented on the energy we brought to the table and how it was great to see students organizing to affect positive change in the city.

Thanks to everyone who came out!