Let’s Bike Month is an annual campaign that promotes and encourages cycling as a sustainable form of transportation.

Why support cycling?

  • Reduce traffic
  • Improve mental and physical health
  • Help keep Ottawa green
  • Predictable travel time
  • Get to know your community
  • Food is fuel

Participants in the campaign win prizes, save money, get access to free resources, see the GHGs averted by choosing to bike and most importantly have fun!

Participating is easy!

Sign up

Join individually, build or search for a team to join!

Bike!

Bike to work! Bike to school! Bike to the grocery store! Bike to the park! It all counts!

Log your rides

You will see the difference both you and your team make by choosing to ride a bike!

Stay
connected!

You could win one of the great prizes Let’s Bike Month will randomly give away!

Book a workshop!

Urban Cycling: Tips and Infrastructure​

Delivered by a friendly, experienced cyclist, this workshop will provide participants with answers to commonly asked questions. You’ll learn about how to navigate Ottawa by bike: tips, infrastructure and general best practices with lots of time for questions and answers! This workshop is adapted for cyclists of every age and ability. (English/French)​

Discover your City by Bike: Route Planning​

Delivered by a friendly, experienced cyclist, this workshop will provide participants with answers to commonly asked questions.
You’ll learn about how to navigate Ottawa by bike: tips, infrastructure and general best practices with lots of time for questions and answers!
This workshop is adapted for cyclists of every age and ability. (English/French)

Family Cycling

Cycling is a fun activity for the whole family!
Whether going on a leisure ride or heading to the library, cycling is a great choice for folks of any age.
This workshop will cover everything you need to know to make family cycling a success.  We will cover kid-carrying bikes, adaptive cycles for adults, route planning considerations, and real-life tips from someone who’s been there!

This workshop is adapted for people of all ages and cycling abilities. (English / French)

Extend your Cycling Season​

Delivered by a friendly, experienced cyclist, this workshop will teach you what you need to know to feel comfortable biking year-round.
You will learn tips, tricks and tools to extend your cycling season. We will review route planning, techniques, and simple suggestions for winter bike maintenance.

The goal of this workshop is to help riders discover the joy of biking throughout the year. (English/French)

*All workshops are approximately one hour in length

Resources

Team recruitment:
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Join my Let’s Bike Month team!

Let’s Bike Month is EnviroCentre’s annual celebration of travelling by bike. 

By joining the campaign and logging your bike rides, you’ll see your impact AND have a chance to win one of the amazing prizes offered throughout the month. Break out your bike bags, pump your tires, and charge your lights because together we will make 2023 the best bike year ever!

Participating is easy!

  1. Sign up at letsbike.ca and then join our team (Insert team name).
  2. Bike to work! Bike to school! Bike to the grocery store! Bike to the park! It all counts!
  3. Log your rides and you will see the difference both you and your team make by choosing to ride a bike!
  4. Stay connected! You could win one of the great prizes Let’s Bike Month will randomly give away!

Team recruitment:
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This June, we are taking part in Let’s Bike Month and we hope you will join us! 

The Let’s Bike Month program helps encourage people to bike for transportation and track the environmental impact of cycling instead of driving!

Whether you already bike everywhere, or want to try for the very first time, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. 

Logging your bike journeys throughout the month of June gives you the opportunity to win daily prizes donated by local businesses – and this year there are some GREAT ones! You can check them out here.

Let’s Bike Month (formerly Bike to Work Month) is organized by EnviroCentre in partnership with the City of Ottawa. Over the last decade, they have encouraged almost 5,000 people to start bike commuting! They focus on providing resources, workshops, tips and building a positive and inclusive bike community. Let’s Bike Month is fun, free and full of smiles!

Participation is simple:

  • Sign up at letsbike.ca and join our team (Insert your team name).
  • Bike to work! Bike to the grocery store!
    Bike to the park! It all counts!
  • Log your rides and you will see the difference both you and our team makes by choosing to ride a bike! 
  • Cross your fingers: You could win one of the great prizes Let’s Bike Month will be randomly giving away throughout June!

Share the poster with your workplace, school, or local community hangout!

Fun facts!

There are about 900km of maintained cycling infrastructure in Ottawa!

Share the Road Cycling Coalition has recognized Ottawa as a “Gold Level” Bicycle Friendly Community!

Cycling is healthcare: people who ride a bike report lower stress, depression and anxiety, and have lower rates of heart attack and stroke!

Almost 50% of car trips in Canada are under 5km – a distance most people can comfortably bike in about 30 minutes!

Ottawa’s first bicycle hit the streets in 1877!

It costs only 12 cents in electricity to charge the battery on an e-bike!