Happy Canada Day Weekend!
For Canada’s 152nd birthday we’ve put together a 152km ride around Ottawa and Gatineau! Stop at all your favourite spots before finishing the ride with a rip past parliament!
Head west towards Carp, stopping in for an early espresso and pastry at Alice’s. Then head toward Pakenham for a bottle fill and a quick snack before crossing over into Quebec at the Quyon Ferry (bring some cash!!). Ride along the bottom of the Gatineau Park escarpment before dodging into the park for quick ride along the pathway!
Cross the bridge back into Ottawa and ride in front of parliament! Make sure top stop for a bike photo op in front of the Peace Tower! Then do your cool down along the Rideau Canal! Finish up at Dow’s Lake with some grub on the water or head back to Hintonburg for a celebratory ale and food at the Third!
THESE ROUTES ARE SUGGESTED ROUTES ONLY. THE SUGGESTED ROUTES MAY NOT HAVE FORMAL BIKE LANES
AND ALL CYCLISTS RIDE AT THEIR OWN RISK. CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE MUST BE USED WHEN SHARING THE ROAD WITH MOTOR VEHICLES
CYCLELOGIK DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR CYCLISTS TRAVELLING UPON SUGGESTED ROUTES.
The Felt Edict 3 is a major upgrade to Felt’s previous Edict models making this a top contender for any kind of rider looking to smash single track and carve berm. The Edict 3 is the ideal blend of performance and versatility. It can race, but more importantly you’ll find yourself doing a lot more playing and smiling on this bike. It’s fun and it rides great on real MTB trails.
2019 is the year of the bike in Ottawa! …or least we want to make it that! So get rid of that old clunker and get yourself a real speed machine for the morning commute! The Verza Speed is your jam! Flat bars with road components mean you’ll be sturdy, comfortable and fast on your commute to work!
Every year Ottawa gets a little more bike friendly! And every year we see a little more infrastructure and a few more steps taken to make this lovely city a true bike-friendly place to live and ride! Most OC Transpo busses now feature a rack & roll system and several NCC parking lots have been turned into commuter lots for cyclists. This means no matter how far you live from work, at least part of your commute can be by bike! When traffic gets heavy ditch the car and roll your way to work with ease!
The Felt Bicycles Verza Speed was born out of a desire to create a do-all bike. It'll take you to work, it'll climb to Champlain, it will traverse the hard pack gravel rail trails... whatever you need from a bike, the Verza Speed will do it!
For some a squeaky old 10spd will get the job done, but with more people turning to bikes as a viable means of commuting and urban transportation, why not invest in your ride? Modern commuter bikes like the Verza Speed feature robust lightweight components and frames that won’t burden your legs up hills. You’ll feel the difference when you try out the Verza Speed.
Invest in cycling and choose an environmentally friendly method of transportation. Skip the pump and avoid the outrageous summer gas prices!
Get fit. Save Money. Get to Work Faster! Pop by Cyclelogik and take one for a spin!
Where we’re going we don’t need asphalt. ……which is good because there isn’t much left out there these days…
Gravel riding and its cousin bikepacking have seen a huge rise in popularity in the past 3 years. Gravel roads offer a quieter more relaxing escape from the bustle of traffic.
That’s why we at Cyclelogik have you covered! With a wide range of gravel options, including some very lovely Ortlieb waterproof bags, you can do all the gravel grinding adventures your legs can handle!
Not unlike a cyclocross bike, a gravel bike can handle some of the gnarliest terrain and come out the other side unscathed.
But like a road bike, a gravel bike provides riders with the ability to cross between rough and smooth with hardly a thought. Roll fast on asphalt, roll smooth on gravel. These bikes can do everything you need.
Last time we checked the roads in Ottawa are paved. But you’d almost never know it from the condition they’re in! That’s why in the spirit of the gravel bike, we also have a healthy lineup of robust commuter bikes that double as your off road weekend pounder.
They’re nimble enough to dodge potholes and strong enough to endure the cracks and breaks in the pavement we’ve come to expect from our local roads. You’re not technically off road on your morning commute but is there really much of a difference at this point?
Pop by the shop and see the full range of gravel and commuter machines. We’ll get you kitted up for the even toughest days; whether it be the weekend smash fest north of Wakefield or the Monday commute.
Safety is paramount when out riding and that’s why we stock a wide range of lights, reflective clothing, and gear to make your commute safer.
Whether you need a waterproof bag from Ortlieb for that long rip into the unknown, or a light to improve visibility on the morning commute, it’s here.
The Cyclelogik PBC rides are starting up soon and we need ride leaders!
We need one very dedicated person to lead our B-ride or a number of leaders who can share the burden each week. Ideally we need someone who is skilled at pack riding and isn’t shy about speaking up and giving direction.
There are some great perks for being a Cyclelogik ride leader! So if you’re interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Calabogie Classic is the second Ontario Cup road race of the 2019 season!
It features a closed course on the Calabogie Motorsports track. It’s fast. It’s safe. And it’s fun! It’s the perfect season opener for the seasoned bike racer who needs to shake out the trainer and get their handling skills back on track. And it’s a great race for those new-to-bike racing who want to feel the thrill without risking much!
It’s not a technically challenging course but the sweeping corners make for an exhilarating experience.
Race Date: April 28th
The pathways east and west are still snow covered. Most of the park isn’t clear.. so how do you escape the city? We’ve got you covered!
Get out of the city and take an early season trip to Wakefield! This route features all paved roads and mostly smooth asphalt surface. You might find some potholes along the Northern section of Chemin de la Mine so watch out! But the ride from Notch to Wakefield is smooth and fast!
On Saturday May 4, 2019 Cyclelogik will once again play host to the ORCC Break the Cycle Spin-A-Thon! Join over a hundred participants as they spin to raise money for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre!
It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes on road bikes are a common sight as more manufacturers add disc versions of their bikes to their lineups. Disc brakes went through a controversial period, particularly for road racers. And in early 2018 the UCI finally approved disc brakes for use in UCI sanctioned events.
But triathlon has never been subject to the same sanctions and rules of the UCI. This includes frame design and scope. Disc brakes could have been in triathlon much earlier. But public opinion and skepticism about their benefits kept manufacturers from implementing the technology on triathlon bikes.
But that’s all changed.. Felt launched its 2019 Felt IA triathlon bike with disc brakes.
Controversial. Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. Cheating. Empowering.
There are lots of words that have been used to describe this bike and it all depends on how you look at it. It’s a road bike and it’s an eBike. And if you weren’t looking closely, you might not even realize it has a motor in it.
The bike wasn’t designed to make bike racers faster, or so they could gain an edge over their riding partners. It was created to allow riders to go further, ride longer, and overcome obstacles where they might otherwise be limited.
eBikes in general have been contraversial additions to the market. But for those who aren’t genetically gifted, who don’t have the time to train just to hang with the weekend club ride, an ebike can allow more riders the ability to interact with the sport. And ultimately we think that’s a good thing. More people on bikes is the ultimate goal, right?
This bike isn’t going to turn a middle-aged casual road cyclist into a Tour de France pro, but it will give that little nudge to get through the long ride or the big climb without needing 3 days of recovery. Most of us have to go home to responsibilities! We can’t all afford to spend the rest of the day on the couch recovering!
We know this bike won’t appeal to everyone. We know there will be purists out there who will never get on board with ebikes.
But before you judge, pop by the shop, and check it out! We hope this bike will provide more cyclists with the opportunity to enjoy cycling more often… we hope it will allow more people to explore greater distances… we hope it will keep people riding longer and later into life…
We are very excited about this bike!