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 20 to September 2, 2018

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

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with long-term title sponsor NOKIA, and major sponsor, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). 

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays Launch

May 20: Launch of the 48th season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays. Don’t miss the CycloFusion Bike Fair at the launch!


NOKIA Sunday Bikedays is cancelled on Ottawa parkways on May 27, for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, and July 1st for Canada Day. 

NEW: The “Fast Lane”

Would you like to ride faster? The Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres) becomes the new Fast Lane, between 7 am and 9 am. 

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)

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 NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

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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Services

During NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, from 9 am to 1 pm.

NOKIA Switchbacks clinics

Free bike checks, courtesy of NOKIA.

Colonel By Drive (near Clegg Street).

PIPSC mobile water stations

Fill your water bottle, courtesy of PIPSC

  • Colonel By Drive (corner of Rosedale street)
  • Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (Champlain Bridge parking lot entrance)
  • Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (corner of Airport-Marina Road)
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Calling All Young Entrepreneurs!

Are you interested in setting up your own business this summer? Do you want to gain a bit of entrepreneurial experience? We may have just the thing for you!

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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