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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Gatineau Park update

Thanks to Bill, one of our Tour Leaders, we have an update on the condition of the roads up to Gatineau Park. 

Gatineau Parkway is now safe to ride on skinny tires the whole loop and up to Champlain Lookout. Snow is just about gone - there's a good width of pavement everywhere.

Bate Island parking is still closed, although the parking lot is actually now flood free and could be used. Hopefully, it will re-open soon. The parking lot on the Ontario side at the corner of the bridge and Sir John A MacDonald Parkway is very badly flooded. Expect it to remain closed for the foreseeable future.

The parking lot to use is at  Parc Moussette at 361 Boulevard de Lucerne.  It has easy access to the park, and is on the routes we would normally take from Bate Island. It has lots of parking, though has a 3 hour time limit Monday to Friday. On street parking appears to be unlimited, but be sure to check signs.

The season starts!

Yet another glorious day, and a ride to Richmond for coffee.

KNBC is much more than a bicycle club. Once the snow flies, members start hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, spinning, and more. There's usually coffee involved somewhere. We always get together for the Winter Social just so we can remember the warm summer riding days.   

KNBC Winter Social

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 to get access. 

Biking in water fun