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Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Heading up to the Champlain Lookout in the Gatineau Park is a great ride that gets you out of the city’s urban environment. It is also a little different from other local rides insofar that this one is often used by cyclists for training purposes or to realize certain personal objectives people may set for themselves. The reason for this can be summed up in one word: hills.

To put this in a broader context, one has to remember that, with the exception of a few isolated areas, the terrain around most of Ottawa is fairly flat. Despite this reality, competitivecyclists need to be good climbers, as do individuals who would like to go bicycle touring in interesting locations which may involve some hills. It doesn’t matter how much cycling you do, the best way to prepare for climbs is to actually practice pedaling up hills. In the Ottawa area, this means heading over to the Gatineau hills (sometimes referred to as “the Gats”).

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Cycle to Aylmer and Beyond

Cycle to Aylmer and Beyond

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The ride to Aylmer takes place on a good quality pathway and offers some very interesting views of the Ottawa River and the Deschênes Rapids.

From downtown Gatineau (Hull sector), it is a matter on getting on the Voyageurs Pathway and heading west. If you are coming from the Ontario side of the river, it is necessary to cross one of the downtown bridges or the Champlain Bridge in the west. The Champlain, Alexandra, and Portage Bridges all have bicycle laneways. Of these bridges, the Champlain Bridge offers the easiest way to connect to the Voyageurs Pathway. A return trip from downtown Ottawa to the Aylmer would probably be around 30 to 35 kilometres (a little more if you return via the Pionniers Pathway).

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Cycling East-End Ottawa – (Downtown to Trim Road)

Cycling East-End Ottawa - (Downtown to Trim Road)

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

One of the nicest bicycle paths in the Ottawa area is located along the Ottawa River on the east side the city. Unfortunately, it be may under utilized by cyclists because there is no continuous pathway link between this area and the downtown core. However, people will be well rewarded if they make the effort to check out these paths.

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The Big Loop – Riding Around Ottawa

The Big Loop – Riding Around Ottawa

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The “big loop” is an informal name for a ride which makes use of a series of pathways to go completely around Ottawa’s core. It runs along some of the more interesting paths in the city, including those which follow parts of the Rideau River, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River, goes behind the Parliament Buildings, and passes through the Experimental Farm as well as several large parks.

The big loop is a reasonably long ride and covers a total of distance of 35 to 40 kilometres. It stretches from west of Woodroffe to the Rideau River in the east, and, most part, it is fairly flat.

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Sustainable Transportation Summit – 2017

Sustainable Transportation Summit - 2017

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Friday, September 22, 2017 – starts 8:00am all day

Objective:

The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to announce the date and preliminary details of the 2017 Transportation Equity Summit. This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa.

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West.

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EcoFest – Ecology Ottawa 10th Anniversary Celebration

EcoFest - Ecology Ottawa 10th Anniversary Celebration

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 5 – Food, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa and community partners

Timeline for Completion: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Objective:

On October 12th 2017, at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park, Ecology Ottawa will be celebrating our 10th anniversary by hosting EcoFest – Ottawa’s biggest gathering of the environmental community.

This event will feature speakers, food and drinks from local vendors, live and silent auctions, green activities, and organizations and businesses sharing their exciting environmental initiatives. This evening is about bringing together great people to celebrate our successes and learn about the diversity and strength of the environmental movement.

Be a part of this huge celebration!

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Canadian Geographic

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing Annual Event -January to April

Objective:

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition among Canadian classes from kindergarten to Grade 12 that aims to increase energy awareness among youth and educators. As classes progress through the competition, students will learn about their energy habits and share their knowledge with the rest of the country.

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Get Fresh – Visit a Farm

Get Fresh - Visit a Farm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ontario Farm Fresh

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1973 Ongoing

Objective:

Mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience.

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Love Your lake – Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

Love Your lake - Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Watersheds Canada wanted to help shoreline property owners make this connection: they can further enjoy their waterfront properties by maintaining natural waterfronts! But how can they keep their properties natural, while still enjoying their magnificent waterfront view?! This is the question answered by the Love Your Lake program.

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Bike Ottawa – promoting cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation

Bike Ottawa - promoting cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Bike Ottawa – Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing

Objective:

The organisation promotes greater bicycle use and enjoyment, cycling safety and awareness, bicycle route and road conditions that are safer as well as more pleasant, and an overall increased respect for cyclists in the public domain.

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