You don’t have to live in Amsterdam to cycle in the winter!

All season cycling is possible in all communities. Read our Guide to Winter Cycling for useful tips and resources on getting around on two-wheels in all weather.

Cycling in the winter is possible in all communities! But there are some things to keep in mind. Which is why we created a Guide to Winder Cycling, a resource widely used in the Ottawa region to show how it can be fun, fast and friendly in any community.

This guide covers everything from why you would want to cycle in the winter, to getting started. And covers the five most important things to keep in mind when winter cycling: route planning, gear, visibility, skills, and your bicycle.

Your Guide to Winter Cycling

All texts, photos, and tips contained in this guide are free to download and use to promote winter cycling in your region.

We hope it will inspire you whether you are a seasoned all-season cyclist or just thinking about trying winter cycling for the first time.

  • Tips on getting started
  • Tips on choosing the right bike and gear
  • Tips on being seen & choosing a good route
  • Links to books and other useful resources

We also have a resources page with the same information here. But before you go, don’t miss out on EnviroCentre’s top three tips for winter cycling in Ottawa (filmed by CBC Ottawa).

3 tips to winter cycling

More people are hopping on their bikes in Ottawa due to an unreliable LRT, even in the snow:'s how you can get started.

Posted by CBC Ottawa on Monday, November 18, 2019

Stay tuned for information on Winter Bike to Work Day coming up on February 14, 2020!

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