Cycle along the Ottawa River to Champlain Bridge. Cross the bridge over the river and continue past the Canadian Museum of History to the Alexandra Bridge. Cross the bridge back over the river to Sussex Dr. Follow the Rideau River to Vincent Massey Park. Cycle back to Centrepointe along the Rideau Canal, over Hartwell's Lockstation and through the Central Experimental Farm. 43.5 km

Cycle north along Huntmar Dr and Donald B. Munro Dr to Carp, then along Carp Rd and through Galetta to Arnprior for lunch on the patio at East Side Mario's. Return to Carp through Antrim, Kinburn and along Donald B. Munro Dr, then to KTC along Old Carp Rd, Old Second Line Rd and Terry Fox Dr. 99.5 km

Cycle west along Hunt Club Rd and Flewellyn Rd to Ashton. Stop for lunch at Ashton Brew Pub (ph. 613-257-4423, ashtonbrewingcompany.com/ashton-brew-pub). Return to Centrepointe along Fernbank Rd through Stittsville and along Katimavik Rd and Timm Dr through Kanata and Bells Corners. 71.5 km

Start = Britannia Park trolley station. Cycle east on bike paths alongside the Ottawa River to the Champlain bridge. Cross the Champlain bridge to the Quebec side and continue past Mousette Park to the Gatineau Park entrance on Taché Blvd. Climb to Champlain Lookout along Gatineau Pkwy and Champlain Pkwy. Descend on Fortune Pkwy to the north loop. Stop in Old Chelsea. Return to Britannia Park along Notch Rd and Mine Rd, back over the Champlain bridge, and on bike paths alongside the Ottawa River. 65 km

Cycle north along Huntmar Dr and 2nd Line Rd then loop back to Carp along Thomas A. Dolan Pkwy and Carp Rd. Lunch at The Swan at Carp (108 Falldown Ln, ph. 613-839-7926, theswanatcarp.ca) or Alice's Village Café (3773 Carp Rd, ph. 613-470-2233, alicesvillagecafe.com). Return to KTC along Diamondview Rd and Richardson Side Rd. 58.5 km

Cycle a rural route through Oxford Mills, Bishops Mills, North Augusta and Merrickville. Chance to stop for snacks and drinks at the general store in North Augusta and food at the Food Market or The Village Bean Coffee House (205B St Lawrence St, ph. 613-269-4646, thevillagebean.ca) in Merrickville. 82 km

Cycle along Richardson Side Rd, Old Almonte Rd and Hamilton Rd through Appleton then along County Rd 29 to Almonte. Stop for coffee and a snack at Equator Coffee Roasters (541 Ottawa St, ph. 613-256-5960, equator.ca). Return to KTC along County Rd 49 (March Rd), Corkery Rd and the outbound route along Old Almonte Rd and Richardson Side Rd. 74.5 km

Cycle south through Stittsville then along Shea Rd to Richmond. Continue south along Malakoff Rd then east along Donnelly Dr to Becketts Landing. Lunch at New Rideau Restaurant (7780 Merlyn Wilson Rd, ph. 613-258-7272, newrideau.com) or picnic at Rideau River Provincial Park. Return to KTC mostly along 4th Line Rd through North Gower. 85.5 km

Start = West Carleton Community Complex at the corner of Carp Rd and Kinburn Side Rd. Cycle north along Carp Rd to Fitzroy Harbour and the Quyon ferry. Cross the Ottawa River to Quyon and cycle quiet roads to Norway Bay for lunch at Pine Lodge (6 Pine Lodge Rd, Brisol, QC, ph. 819-647-2805, pine-lodge.ca). Retrace the route to Quyon, cross back over the river on the ferry again, and return to WCCC along Woodkilton Rd and Kinburn Side Rd. 84.4 km

Start = Britannia Park trolley station. Travel east on the bike path alongside the Ottawa River to Champlain Bridge. Cross the Champlain Bridge then cycle north into Gatineau Park past Gamelin/P3. Follow bike paths, Ch de la Mine and Ch Notch to Old Chelsea. Continue over Autoroute 5 to Chelsea then north along Rte 105 and Ch de la Riviere to Wakefield. Stop for drinks and snacks at the Wakefield Bakery and Wakefield General Store. Depart Wakefield along Ch de la Vallée-de-Wakefield to Rte 105. Return to Old Chelsea along Rte 105 and Ch Scott then continue south through Gatineau Park. Cycle west on Blvd Lucerne back to Champlain Bridge and cross back over the river. Return to Britannia Park on the bike path. 94 km