Guide:
Name: Austin Lui, Tricia Enns & Rebecca Gray
When
Date: May 05, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: North River Rd & Montreal Rd, SW corner (north end of Riverain Park)
End: Rideau River Pathway near Pleasant Park Rd.
Area: Vanier/Overbrook/BillingsBridge
Distance: 5.0 km
Accessibility:
This is a bicycle ride, so folks need to be able to safely ride their own bicycles. Children are welcome with parents or guardians along.

Bike Tour: Cycling Through Change with The Otesha Project


Overview

Join folks from The Otesha Project to appreciate some of Ottawa best cycling paths, leavened with theatrical skits on sustainable lifestyles. It ain't just Jane's Walk anymore!


Description

Rideauriverpath

Photo:  The bike path, east side of Rideau River.

Walking is super – and bicycling in Ottawa is a treat! Join Kayla and Austin from The Otesha Project, to appreciate some of Ottawa from the seat of your trusty bicycle. Yep, welcome to Jane’s “Bike”!

We’ll pause on our bicycles three times along the way, you’ll get to see brief skits, and discuss the ways we are connected to our water, modes of transportation, and our food, all while we appreciate our surroundings beside the Rideau River. Kayla and Austin will share some of the creative ways that The Otesha Project mobilizes and equips Canadians to create local and global change through their individual and collective choices.

The Otesha Project is a national youth-led charitable organization that works to sustain long-lasting social change through programs that develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for participants to make informed choices, live sustainable lifestyles and to be sustainability advocates in their communities. Otesha's programs use theatre, experiential activities, and storytelling to engage a wide range of audiences. To learn more about how you can ride on one of our cycling tours, check out www.otesha.ca.


Route

Starting at the SE corner of North River Road and Montreal Road on the Rideau River Eastern Pathway, we’ll cycle south along the path, finishing about 5 km later on the pathway just north of Pleasant Park Road.

We will be on the path the whole time, we won’t need to cross any roads, and families are welcome!



About

 Austin Lui is Otesha's ChangeLink Programs Coordinator. He loves to bike, cook, and make music. Tricia Enns and Rebecca Gray are volunteers with Otesha.