MEC Bikefest Ottawa - Group Ride: Gatineau Park Ladies' Ride

  • Date
    Sunday, 11 May, 2014
  • Time
    From 08:45 am to 11:00 am EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Bikefest Ottawa, Byron Park
    432 Richmond Road
    Ottawa, ON

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS RIDE HAS CLOSED. 4 OF 8 PLACES REMAINED AT 4 PM ON MAY 10.

This ladies-only ride departs from Bikefest at Byron Park, making its way across the Island Park Bridge, joining the bike path eastwards on the Quebec side of the river and north up into Gatineau Park to Gamelin (P3) before joining the Gatineau Parkway heading north. Based on the interests and cycling level of the group, the ride will proceed either to Pink Lake Lookout or the Mackenzie King Estate, where we'll take a break to rest our legs and have a snack before heading back to Bikefest.

This ride will require moderate fitness.

Ride distance: 30-40km

Average Pace: 15-20km/hr

Prerequisites: This is a road bike ride.  MEC rides are unsupported, so you must be prepared to deal with any minor mechanical issues that may occur, such as a flat tire. Please make sure your bike is in proper working order well before the ride. If you're not sure, bring it in to MEC during regular store hours for a free safety inspection. Our mechanics will inspect it, consult with you, and if it needs service, determine the best package value for your bike's condition.

You must wear an approved helmet and sign a waiver before joining our ride.

All of our rides are no-drop rides. We will go out of our way to make sure that no rider will be left behind.