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

COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 30, 2020

People are starting to go for rides, but you're advised to be careful. There may be fewer cars, but the roads could still have a gravel layer, plus a lot of people walking on them attempting to stay away from sidewalks. In addition, be aware that Physical/Social Distancing on a bike is quite different. A member sent us this link to information that is quite sobering. An excellent article. Be safe out there. 

How Much Distance To Leave?  (Graphic reproduced below)

COVID-19 UPDATE - MARCH 23, 2020

The KNBC Executive has decided to cancel all group rides and events, at least for the month of April. This decision shouldn’t surprise any of you. We are erring on the side of caution and can neither promote nor condone group riding at this time.

We would encourage you to make your own decisions on riding, and take advantage of the magnificent library of rides we have in the club’s RideWithGPS account, including some gravel rides. Please follow the Ottawa Public Health guidelines regarding social distancing, and only ride as singles or pairs. 

We are living in very chaotic times to say the least. We will continue to update members via Bike Shorts as well as the club website. Your executive, like all of you, is closely following events and monitoring news from Ottawa Public Health -- Get out. Get some exercise. But above all, be safe. 

Here are some useful links, highly recommended:

  • An excellent video from PBS explaining why these measures are in place -- PBS Video (The 6:47 mark is the "aha" moment)
  • How to determine if you need further care -- COVID-19 self-assessment



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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.