Between May 19 and Sept. 1, NOKIA Sunday Bikedays — presented by the NCC in collaboration with the PIPSC, ServicePlus and Bicyclettes de Hull — provides an opportunity for cyclists, runners, in-line skaters and pedestrians to enjoy over 50 kilometres of car-free roads on Ottawa’s scenic parkways, including along the Rideau Canal, as well as in Gatineau Park.

Bike Sundays opens opens the car-free parkways for bikers.

This year, the NOKIA Sunday Bikedays launch will take place on May 19, in collaboration with the bike fair Cyclofusion, as part of Bike to Work Month. More than 20 kiosks will be set up on-site, starting at 9 a.m., at Remic Rapids parking lot exit on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

The National Capital Commission’s chief executive officer, Tobi Nussbaum, is proud to present this program, which has been offered on Sunday mornings every summer since 1970.

Sunday Bikedays provides a unique opportunity to discover the region in a different way. The participation of 290,000 people each year is a reflection of the popularity of this program, which would not be the same without the collaboration of our sponsors, partners and employees.

National Capital Commission’s chief executive officer, Tobi Nussbaum

New For 2019

Once again this year, cyclists with mechanical problems will be able to count on free bike checks provided by NOKIA — along with a new partner, Bicyclettes de Hull, who will now be taking part in this successful program.

The “Fast Lane” will once again be offered, starting on June 2, on the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. for cyclists who would like to ride faster. For the first time this year, the Fast Lane will also be offered on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Bike Sunday Times and Places

The NCC has provided an interactive map for planning your bike routes. Click here to see the Nokia Bike Sundays Interactive Map.

In Ottawa:

7 am to 9 am
From June 2 to September 1, a new fast lane will be offered on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

9 am to 1 pm
– Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
– Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
– Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

In Gatineau Park:

6 am to 11 am: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!
– Gatineau Parkway
– Champlain Parkway
– Fortune Lake Parkway

6 am to 1 pm : 
A total of 2.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.

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