The Bike Fest @ Dovercourt is an annual cycling safety and play event that started out as a parent initiative at Broadview in 2009, and has evolved into a neighbourhood hosted at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. The goal of Bike Fest is to promote the benefits and fun of cycling while developing good safety habits for students of all ages, especially as they become more independent and mobile members of our community. Core activities will include helmet fitting, basic maintenance instruction, bike handling skills and rules of the road. There will be an amazing pop-up, challenge-by-choice mountain bike trail-obstacle course, bike art and a bike wash! For older kids and adults we will have folks to help inspire ideas on making our community even better for cycling.
Bike Fest is run by a group of Broadview parent volunteers and community partners who have come together over the years, including Dovercourt, Ottawa Public Health, City of Ottawa cycling, and the Envirocentre. This year we will welcome Bike Ottawa, The Yard (indoor bike park) and Velofix mobile bike repair.
Bike Fest @ Dovercourt is on Wednesday May 15th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. See you there for a great start to the cycling season!