Cycling Tips

Real solutions to common active commuting challenges

We hear from people everyday who have questions about commuter cycling.

We have put together some of the most common themes to help you find answers. Below are resources to help you feel more confident and prepared for cycling in Ottawa.

Getting Started

Biking Basics

Video

Large Truck Awareness For Cyclists

Video

Bike Maintenance Basics

Video

MTO Cycling Guide / Rules of The Road

Online Booklet

MTO Young Cyclists Guide

Online Booklet

Route Planning

2019 - 2020 City of Ottawa Cycling Map

PDF File

Google Maps

App

Bike Ottawa Maps

Website

Bike Ottawa Maps

PDF File

How to videos

How to Fix a Flat Tire

Video

Roundabout

Video

Sharrows and Bike Boxes

Video

Turning left on to a side street

Video

Protected Intersections in Ottawa

Video

1m Passing Law

Video

Sustainable transportation

Don’t want to bike? Not to worry, there are lots of other ways to enjoy your commute, save money and reduce stress. Why not look into a carpooling option? You could join OttawaRide Match and find local partners.

Transit is a great solution too. Check out the OC Transpo route planner and give it a try for a week. (We secretly love the bus to catch up on our reading sometimes!).