30 Days of Biking – Day 5: Chinatown to Westboro

A group called Westboro Beach On the Move organised an afternoon series of biking events, so on this the 5th instalment of 30 Days of Biking I took the opportunity to ride over and check it out!

From Chinatown I rode over to Armstrong in the manner desctibed in this post. I crossed Parkdale Avenue at the traffic light. I then turned north onto Hamilton where Orange Gallery is located.

Orange Gallery
Orange Gallery

Turned left onto Spencer St and continued west, taking advantage of the traffic light to cross busy Holland Ave., then right onto Carleton to get to the traffic light at Scott. I then continued westwardly on the bike lane that runs alongside Scott.

Bike lane along Scott
Bike lane along Scott

Scott ends at Churchill. I veered left on Churchill to Madison Avenue where the event was taking place. It was great – there was an OC Transpo bus to show how to mount my bike on it’s Rack and Roll stand. Great to have a dry run. Gave me confidence to give it a try for real! The OC Transpo driver was very helpful.

I had hoped to take advantage of their free tune-ups but hadn’t reserved a spot. I did manage to participate in a muscle stretching workshop, where we were shown a great bunch of exercises to limber up and help prepare muscles important for riding.

‘Twas a fine outing.

Author: ottawavelo


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