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.

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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

COVID-19 UPDATE - MAY 22, 2020

No word yet on when the club will begin offering scheduled rides. Ontario still has a restriction on groups greater than 5.

There is some good news though, the NCC is moving into phase 2 of their re-opening framework. See note below. 

Following new public health directives from the Quebec government regarding COVID-19, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will open some Gatineau Park parking lots, starting at 6 am on Friday, May 22, 2020.

However, motor vehicles will not be able to access the Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune Lake parkways, and amenities such as day shelters, benches, beaches, picnic areas and play structures remain closed.  

The parking lots that will be accessible to Gatineau Park visitors are as follows: P1, P2, P3, P5, P6 (Mackenzie King Estate), P7, P8, P9, P10, P11, P12, P13, Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, Old Chelsea Picnic Area, P16, P17, P19, Breton Beach, Parent Beach, Church Hill Picnic Area and Luskville Falls Trail.

Note that the La PĂȘche Lake sector will not open until May 29, as we are currently undertaking rehabilitation work on the access road.

Mountain biking is now permitted: trails opened on Wednesday, May 20.

Please be prepared for your trip to Gatineau Park by bringing water, a snack, weather-appropriate clothing, hand sanitizer and your cellphone. In case of an emergency, contact NCC Emergency Services at 613-239-5353.

Should you have any questions, contact the visitor information centre at 819-827-2020, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, or by email at any time at info@ncc-ccn.ca.

PHysical distancing on a bike

 Here's an article on how much space to leave when riding or running outside with others.   Belgian-Dutch COVID-19 Study

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.