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Recyclore is looking for:

on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:15
  1. People who want a good bike at a good price;

  2. Cyclists who want to tune or fix up their own bike in our DIY shop;

  3. Donations of used bicycle so we can get them back on the street;

  4. And most of all, volunteers to help make it all happen!

Ottawa City cycling budget jumps from ~$7M/year to ~$60M just this year!

on Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:14

  • This is an exciting time for cycling and active transportation in and around Ottawa. Read the 2017 budget hightlights from Citizens for Safe Cycling including the following enhancements in our local community:
  • enhancements to Multi Use Paths (MUPs)
  • Enhancements to the Pinecrest Road 401 overpass
  • Cycling Safety Improvement Program
  • New paths near Richmond and Croydon
  • Bike parking at transit stations

Ottawa to receive $325,000 for cycling infrastructure

on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:10

Excerpt from the Ottawa Citizen

The city will receive $325,000 to create and improve cycling infrastructure as part of Ontario’s Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.


“Several different kinds of cycling infrastructure will be installed or improved, including on-road cycling lanes, off-road cycling and walking paths, cycling specific signals and signs, active transportation bridges and bike racks,” said Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi at a public announcement Tuesday.

Read the full story here

International Winter Bike to Work Day

on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 13:48

International Winter Bike to Work Day

Commit to ride. Put a snowflake on the world map. Watch it grow.

Click the link above

Don't Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life

on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 08:12

No idea if this book is any good, but it is free on Kindle, so it's not a big risk to find out.

Don't Let Your Bike Seat Ruin Your Sex Life: Ergonomic Bike Seats And Practical Pointers That Could Save Your Sex Life

 

 

The Three Worlds of Cycling

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 17:28

An interesting article from World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities:

There are three “worlds” of cycling — and perhaps surprisingly they have very little to do with each other.

Two are much appreciated by those who practice them and are quite easy to do.

While the third often appears to be close to impossible. But it is far more important than the rest combined and multiplied by a thousand.

Let’s have a look: (see article at: The Three Worlds of Cycling)

This brings up a lot of potential questions:

  • Is it possible to serve all three worlds equally, and if not, which of them is

Jobs with Right Bike

on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 16:53
Samuel Benoit from Right Bike here
 
As you may have heard, we are offering our second full-time, winter-long course in bike mechanics for vulnerable youth from 23 November to 18 March. Applications for this are still open and the poster is attached to this email.
 
To deliver this course we are looking to fill two positions in our teaching faculty:
  • Co-Instructor: Full-time position for someone with experience with education and delivering training and some bike mechanics
  • Teaching Assistant: Part time position for someone with extensive technical knowledge in bike mechanics and the

Right Bike Mechanics Course

on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 08:41

 

 

Right Bike (Ottawa) is offering a Mechanics Course for : "This program is open to youth (16 to 29 years old) who face barriers to employment, who are out of school and are unemployed or underemployed."

For details go to Right Bike Academy

Bike Repair Stations at Algonquin Woodroffe Campus

on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:15

Bike repair stations have been installed at Algonquin's Woodroffe campus (Ottawa), outside the Student Commons (E) building, CA Building and B Building.  These stations allow cyclists to mount their bicycles and use the provided tools to perform minor repairs.

 

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