Ride along with us in the first annual Navy Bike Ride!

Navy News / February 16, 2017

It will be a ride to remember!

Come join members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and their families in the first annual Navy Bike Ride, to be held May 20, 2017 in the National Capital Region (NCR).

This fun family event is open to cyclists of all skill levels and all ages, with both a 10 km route and a 30 km route to choose from. It’s a non-competitive event that will take cyclists through downtown Gatineau, Que. and downtown Ottawa, right by Parliament Hill, with the 30 km route offering up the additional beauty of Gatineau Park. Bike trailers, child seats and trailer cycles are welcome so even the smallest family members can join in.

“The NCR is a perfect location to host a cycling event, with the history and heritage of downtown Ottawa and Gatineau combined with the natural beauty of Gatineau Park,” says Commander Gordon Roy, the event’s director. “With the NCR having the third-highest population of sailors in Canada, it’s an ideal spot to connect with Canadians and showcase their navy.”

The Navy Bike Ride is organized in partnership with the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, an annual event that welcomes cyclists from around Canada to take part in a series of competitive races throughout the weekend. There will be displays and activities for participants and their families located at the start/finish line. 

“The Navy Bike Ride will bring families and the community together in a fun event that educates Canadians about how their navy contributes to Canada’s defence and security,” says Cdr Roy. “It’s also an opportunity for the RCN to emphasize fitness and health in the Canadian Armed Forces, while we support our naval and military families in need.”

Proceeds from the event will go to Support Our Troops programs and to the RCN Benevolent Fund.

Registration is now open! For more information on the event routes and pricing, visit the official Navy Bike Ride registration site at navybikeride.ca.

We hope to see you there!