Trucks have huge blind spots, and are not able to see cyclists trying to pass them, or when entering intersections, making right-hand turns. These images have been taken from inside a large truck. TAKE SPECIAL CARE with garbage trucks as they can be operated from both right and left sides - which further increases… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Sharing the Road with Trucks
Cycling is increasing in popularity for a number of reasons. It's great for the environment, amazing for your overall mental & physical health, saves money on gas & car maintenance. It’s spring, the snow is a distant memory, it’s time for people to come out of hibernation and get active again. Most people ride their… Continue reading From Car Seat to Bicycle Seat, it’s Bike to Work Month
Roundabouts seem to have sprung up all over the city and seem to be causing a bit of confusion to cyclists. Remember that you are a vehicle according to The Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) you need to maneuver a Roundabout as a driver of a vehicle approach the roundabout 1 m from the curb… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – Navigating a Roundabouts – where you should be and why?
Kids love to ride their bicycles and are very proud when they graduate from their trainer wheels. They grow up very fast and seem to need a new bike every summer. Here are some tips on picking the correct size bike for your child while leaving room to grow. The size of the bicycle are… Continue reading How do I Pick the Correct Bike size for my Child?
As the weather improves, sections of the NCC multiuse pathways simply can’t safely accommodate the volume of eclectic traffic: pedestrians, baby strollers, toddlers, senior citizens, dog walkers, joggers, roller bladers, wheelchairs, Canada geese and, especially, speeding cyclists. PLEASE respect the speed limit of 20 kilometers per hour ride in single file ring your bell and… Continue reading Monna’s Weekly Bike Safety Tip – NCC multiuse pathways
The 1st Kanata Scouts host an amazing bike sale every year in April. It's very popular and well attended from people not just in Kanata but around Ottawa! They sell over 400 bikes over the course of a morning. Here's how it works.... Want to BUY A BIKE - the floor is open from 8:30 to… Continue reading 1st Kanata Scouts Annual Bike Exchange 2017
Winter is finally behind us and the Pedal Play team has been super busy. We have new team members, a sponsorship package, new website and social media sites. Here are a few ways you can connect with us for updates on the event, interviews with interesting people, bike safety tips and more. Like us on… Continue reading General Updates
Pedal Play comes to life annually through the behind the scenes efforts of the following team. Here is our 2017 team. Barbara Wagner -Sponsorship As an avid cyclist, Barbara is determined to make Kanata a safe community where everyone can enjoy the benefits of living in a pro-cycling environment. For years, she has raised money… Continue reading Our 2017 team is ready for another challenge
Natasha: I am speaking with Treena Grevatt about bicycles. Can you tell us a little something about yourself in relation to bicycles? Treena: I am British by luck, Canadian by choice and have been in Canada for 17yrs. I am a huge cycling fan, it's an enormous hobby of mine. I work part-time as a… Continue reading Fat Bike Snow Riding With Treena Grevatt
You came out one Saturday To Pedal Play Participated in activities And got your passport stamped Submitted it for a prize draw Voila you won a prize!! How do you know if you won a prize? It's very simple, we have contacted you via email or phone depending on the information you provided. When and… Continue reading Prizes Prizes Prizes