The Ottawa Historical Society is here to inform readers of Ottawa’s long history of biking!
2017 marks the 140th anniversary of the first bicycle in the Nation’s Capital and apt613 is giving away two passes to the Bicycle Film Festival.
The plan itself spans 140 pages, so we’ve done you a favour in presenting you with the ‘Coles Notes’ highlights.
I heard a pretty unbelievable Ottawa urban legend recently: sightings of a bike kitted out with customized gear and special paniers for rescuing injured birds. That sounds totally made up, I thought, like something out of a Studio Ghibli movie. All the same, I emailed around to a couple of local bird rescue organizations, trying […]
With over 600 kilometers of bike paths in the National Capital Region, it’s easy to leave the car at home and hop on your bike. From the Rideau Canal to the Ottawa River Pathway and everything in between, Ottawa and Gatineau are great places for a ride. And how great is this? The cities of […]
A bicycle. That’s what it all began with. I had been wanting to buy a bike for a while now, given that my boyfriend is a pretty avid cyclist and enjoys exploring the city from this unique vantage point. When I came across the opportunity to join a Leisure Bicycle Sightseeing Tour with the new company Escape […]
Ironically, as I pulled into Saturday night’s Velo Vogue Fashion Show, a brilliant event pairing local style with great bikes, I accidentally stained my favorite caramel-coloured pants with a long, jagged line of bike grease. Some might call that a sign. Maybe bikes and fashion aren’t meant for each other. Cyclists are always finding new […]
Weekly News Review: Cyclists paint the town plaid, Ottawa vies for Shawarma crown, Elmdale Tavern changes hands and more!
Does Ottawa truly have what it takes to be the shawarma capital of the world? A recent Citizen article explored this question, and while it didn’t quite come up with an answer, it did point out a lot of interesting peculiarities of the local shawarma scene. One of which is our habit of loading these […]
Weekly News Review: Cycling from the burbs, a giant blanket fort party, upgrading Plouffe Park and more!
Thinking about cycling downtown from the burbs? Journalists from YourOttawaRegion tried it out. Read about their trials and tribulations as they traveled from Kanata, Orleans, Barrhaven and Nepean to City Hall. There’s been a lot of bat stories recently, and it’s not because of The Dark Knight Rises. Rather, one of the hottest summers in decades has set […]
There’s a change of guard at OC Transpo as Alain Mercier’s reign as GM came to an abrupt end this week. It may not have come as a total surprise as negative perceptions about the transit service have been accumulating ever since the 2010 winter strike. Taking over from Mercier is Public Works’ General Manager […]