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Happy spring! And welcome to the Bike Ottawa newsletter. Help us spread the word and amplify our voice on key cycling issues in Ottawa: Join us as a member and pass this newsletter on to fellow Ottawa cyclists. 
Getting your bike ready for spring? Recap your bike safety ABCs
It takes air, brakes, and a well-functioning chain to keep your bike rolling safely. Check out our bike safety ABCs video, co-produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, for a refresher on these basics of safely maintaining your bike. Ce vidéo est également disponible en français. 
Our 2017 Ottawa Report on Bicycling is Now Online

Cover of 2017 Ottawa Report on BicyclingThis year, our annual report reflects the excitement of 2017—marking a milestone 150th for Canada, and a promising year for enjoying and continuing to improve cycling in our capital. We take a look at what we've done well, opportunities to do better, and highlight cycling data trends as well as stories from everyday cyclists in our city. If you're interested in cycling infrastructure, advocacy, and more, download the full report from our website.

Advocacy Updates: Have Your Say
The City of Ottawa is currently holding online consultations on two cycling projects:

Trillium Pathway Phase 3: A few days remain to provide inputs on the design of the section of the Trillium Pathway, which will connect the current trail ending at Carling Avenue to the National Capital Commission pathway at Dow's Lake. Check out the proposed design and complete the brief questionnaire by this Friday, April 14th.

Heron Cycle Track: The City of Ottawa is developing a design for a raised eastbound cycle track running along the south side of Heron Road from the multi-use pathway beside Colbert Crescent to the Herongate Square shopping centre. You can take a look at the proposed facilities and complete the online questionnaire by April 21st. 

Volunteer Recognition
On March 25th, during our Spring.Bike.Ottawa event, we were pleased to present two of our many outstanding volunteers with volunteer recognition awards. Congratulations to Julie Ivanoff, who took huge initiative in the design of this year's annual report on cycling in Ottawa, and Rob McCrae, who spearheaded the development of our Advocacy Working Group's project tracking tool.

Interested in learning how you can get involved with Bike Ottawa? Visit the volunteer page of our website to learn about our Advocacy Working Group, Events Committee, and many other opportunities to volunteer with us. 

Cycling in Kanata North: "Pedal Play" 2017

Kanata North's Moving Bike Rodeo, Pedal Play, will be happening again this spring on Sunday, June 4th from 1 pm to 4 pm. School-aged children, youth, and adults will be learn skills like how to pass a parked car or navigate a round-about. Small groups will be led by trained instructors on a 7 km loop on community roads and bike paths.

Volunteers are needed! Learn more about the event and how to volunteer

Join us, and help spread the word!
Not a member yet? Join us for as little as $10 per year and help amplify our voice promoting cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Please share this newsletter with your friends and encourage them to do the same!

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