30 Days of Biking – Day 12 : 10 km loop along O-Train path, Rideau Canal, and Laurier Bike Lane

A fine day for a ride on day 12 of 30 Days of Biking! Here’s the route my son and I followed on this sunny Saturday.

Took the stairs that join the upper and lower sections of Primrose Avenue, then wove our way over to the O-Trian path behind City Centre.

Stairs from upper to lower Primrose
Stairs from upper to lower Primrose

The O-Train path is in great shape, apart for a patch of ice under the Somerset bridge and muddiness where the path isn’t paved between Beech and Prince of Wales.

Muddy section of O-Train path
Muddy section of O-Train path

The path along the Canal was filled with folks jogging, strolling or biking. Years ago I passed a man walking his elephant in this spot just east of Dow’s Lake. I kid you not! This was back when the Ex was held at Landsdowne Park. It was a hot day so the trainer was taking the elephant for a swim in Dow’s Lake.

Path along the north side of the canal
Path along the north side of the canal

Once downtown we turned off the path and rode through Confederation Park to get to the Laurier Bike Lane. My son made a quick stop into Fandom II, and I dropped off some library books before continuing along the Laurier Bike Lane. Before the lanes were installed I would never have let my son bike down Laurier. A fine example of how bike infrastructure is good for business.

Author: ottawavelo

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