SOMETIMES AMBITIOUS, ALWAYS SOCIAL

Looking for an easy-going bicycle club in the Canada's National Capital Region? 

The Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club (KNBC) emphasizes the social, recreational, adventure, and health aspects of cycling. We like to cycle in loose groups, and offer rides that range from slow and easy, to quite fast, with lots in between. While many of our rides tend to take place in and around west-end Ottawa, we have members from across the entire region.

Learn more about us
, check out our  Guest Rider policy, and apply to
   -- just $35 for new members.

Members can access the Member-only content by logging in via the Log In link at the top of this page. If you have any problems or questions with the system, contact us

Gatineau Park & NCC Path status

Gatineau Park and the NCC pathways are in normal operation with some exceptions listed below. If you have an update on these exceptions, please send a note to webmaster@knbc.ca

  • June 21 NCC Update - The NCC anticipates reopening the Voyageurs Pathway between the Portage Bridge and Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau at the end of July. On the Ottawa side, the agency says the full stretch between the Rideau Canal locks and Portage Bridge will open in mid-July. Leamy Lake Park is still closed until further notice, but the pathways have reopened.
  • June 12 - The wall at Champlain Lookout has finally collapsed. According to the NCC, restoration work will begin this fall or earlier. They advise cyclists to exercise caution, respect working crews & equipment, and obey signage and flag persons at the site.

  • The parking lot at Island Park Drive and the Champlain Bridge is closed and not likely to open soon due to the condition of it. 
  • The Parliament pathway is closed. 
  • The Portage Bridge has the sidewalks closed to pedestrians and turned over to cyclists during construction. 
  • The Voyageurs Pathway to the Museum of History is closed. 

    Ride With KNBC

    The Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club (KNBC) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that organizes rides for its members, emphasizing the social, recreational, adventurous, and health aspects of bicycle touring within the Ottawa area and beyond.

    KNBC offers a variety of activities with touring as the main focus. These activities include:

    • Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday day tours
      • Under and over 50 km
      • City and country rides
      • Picnic and restaurant lunches
    • Evening outings
    • Two and three day tours
    • Remote start tours (drive then ride)
    • Social events

    If you're interested in what we do, feel free to check our Sample Rides page. On that you'll see maps of a small selection of over a hundred rides that we have in our library.

    Think you want to join us on a test ride? Check out the monthly list of rides on our Guest Rider page and follow the instructions. 

    Monthly Ride List

    If you want to try out some self guided tours of the city, check out this City of Ottawa link - Public Rides

    Mobile Applications

    Now that the season is upon us and rides are in the calendar, take the time to download your mobile app.  Open up the  Apple AppStore or Android PlayStore and search for "Wild Apricot".  Then install on your phone or tablet and Login to get access. 

    You'll be able to verify your profile, review and register for rides, and even get directions to the start location with Google or Apple maps.