Cyclists Came Together This Weekend

This weekend we held our 2nd annual Bike Rodeo at Fisher Heights Park, and if you missed it, then read on to see all of the highlights and photos of the day.

bike rodeoIt was a cool but perfect day on Saturday for neighbourhood velo lovers, as cyclists of all ages made their way to the park to share their love of cycling.

Visitors were given free safety gear including new bells and reflective straps by member of the Safer Roads Ottawa program; a City action plan promoting road safety in an effort to make Ottawa’s streets the safest around for commuters of all types.

From there, children participated in fun road safety training drills that included learning proper signalling techniques, and enjoyed smoothies made from cycling power.

One of the most popular stops on the day was the tune-up station, where cyclists lined up to receive free bike tune-ups generously donated by Cycle Salvation. Cycle Salvation is a tremendous enterprise that provides employment to people who are economically disadvantaged by training them as bike mechanics; and it also repairs and resells bikes that may otherwise be destined for landfill.

But the highlight of the day was the decorated bike parade, where young cyclists from all over the neighbourhood showed off their creative velo love.

We’d like to thank all the volunteers and organizations who donated their expertise and time to make the Bike Rodeo a huge success. Without you, these events would not be possible. We’d also like to thank everyone who attended on Saturday. It is such a pleasure to see so many smiling faces come together.