Cycling Tips

Real solutions to common challenges

We hear from people every day who have questions about cycling.

Below are some resources to help you feel more confident and prepared for biking in the City of Ottawa.

Getting Started

Biking Basics

Video

Bike Maintenance Basics

Video

MTO Cycling Guide / Rules of The Road

Online Booklet

MTO Young Cyclists Guide

Online Booklet

Winter Cycling Handbook

Online Booklet

Route Planning

2019 - 2020 NCC/City of Ottawa Cycling Map

PDF File

Google Maps

App

Rack & Roll

Website

Bike Ottawa Maps

Website

GeoOttawa Mapping Tool

Website

Ottawa Free Bike Repair Stations

Website

How to videos

Pathway Etiquette

Video

Protected Intersections in Ottawa

Video

1m Passing Law

Video

Large Truck Awareness

Video

Community resources & Cycling organizations

Other sustainable transportation resources

E scooters will be hitting the streets of Ottawa again this year as part of a multi-year pilot project.  There are two companies providing e-scooter rentals if you want to try one out!

Transit is a great solution too. Check out the OC Transpo route planner and give it a try for a week. (We secretly love the bus to catch up on our reading sometimes!).

Ottawa has approved use of e-cargo bikes under the Ontario e-cargo bike pilot. More details can be found on the provincial website.

And for days when you need a car, take a look at Communauto membership!