C.U. Cycling offers weekly bike rides starting May 2, 2015 every 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.
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 to 2 hours.
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
BY TRAIN: The O-Train (Trillium Line) serves the university and you can take your bike on the train. Look for the bicycle sticker on the doors – you can only bring your bike onto one side.
The train runs roughly every 8 to 10 minutes.
BY BUS: Carleton University is served by OC Transpo routes 4, 7, and 111. However, these buses are not served by the Rack ‘n’ Roll program. If you need to bus to Carleton, we recommend either: busing to an O-Train stop (Bayview, Carling, Confederation, or Greenboro) and then transferring to the O-Train OR busing to a nearby Transitway stop and then biking the rest of the way.
Carleton University is about a 10 to 15 minute bike ride away from Billings Bridge and Heron Station.
What to bring
If you’re planning on biking with us, there are three things we really recommend:
- A bicycle – road bikes, mountain bikes, folding bikes, tall bikes, whatever! Don’t have a bicycle? The Rideau River Residence Association offers a Bike-Share program right here on campus. Daily rentals are available: http://rrra.ca/bike-share/
- Some food or a lunch for the post-ride or if we decide to stop for a break partway through
Frequency of Bike Rides, Cancellations
Bike rides will be every Saturday, weather permitting. Although we might be cool with biking in the rain, it’s not as much fun for a group ride! If the weather is looking bad, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We’ll do our best to announce any cancellations.