NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

Every Sunday morning during the summer, over 50 kilometres of roads in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians.

From May 21 to September 3, 2017

Enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.

Let the 2017 season begin!

Join us, as we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at the NOKIA Sunday Bikedays season launch on May 21, from 9 am to 1 pm. For the occasion, in addition to the parkways, Confederation Boulevard will be closed to traffic, creating a special loop for the event. And Major’s Hill Park will host a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Car-free parkways on NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

9 am to 1 pm

  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
  • Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Colonel By Drive, the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway on Sunday, May 28, for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

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 3.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.

Note: Scooter-type power-assisted bikes are not allowed on the parkways when they are closed for NOKIA Sunday Bikedays.

Nokia Sunday Bikedays

Explore the closed parkways

Enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.

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Bike Rentals

You can rent a bike at one of the following locations:

Rent-A-Bike

Available in all sizes and styles, our bikes are perfect for town or country. Visiting Canada's Capital region has never been so fun or easy!

Maison du Vélo

Le Grenier du petit sportif rents bikes for a small fee. Come to the Maison du vélo in Jacques-Cartier Park.

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Volunteer for NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

Our sponsors and volunteers are the heart of Sunday Bikedays. It could not run without their support. Make a difference!

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