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I'm in Ottawa Jun29 - Jul 14: road bike rental?
I'm visiting my brother in Ottawa for a couple of weeks, and would like to spend a few mornings each week exploring the local areas by bike...
Firstly, can anyone recommend somewhere I can rent a roadbike ?
Secondly, is anyone here interested in showing me around?
Looking to do 2-3 hour rides at avg 28-32km/h ... the more climbing the better (slower, of course ).
Perhaps I could tag onto a sunday club ride or something ?
Have you checked the Ottawa Bicycle club? Here is their website: http://www.ottawabicycleclub.ca/ They have regularly scheduled rides for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings among other events. As far as renting a bike here is the website for a bike rental place located right in the heart of the city near Paliament Hill and the Rideau Canal: http://www.rentabike.ca/
Unfortunately I am not really the right person to ask about doing any 3 hour rides at 30kph....I ride an old heavy steel frame speed "hybrid" style bike around the city. I don't have a light road bike anymore. I am not sure where you will be staying while you are visiting but the city has a very good bike path network and you can basically ride around all day on any of the bike paths we have here. I am sure if you get in touch with the Ottawa Bicycle club you will find some folks you can ride with.