Join your friends at Ottawa Bike and Trail for our 2nd Annual First Mile Bicycle Ride!   Let’s celebrate the new year by putting in our first bicycle miles together.  Meet at the shop at 11:00 am for a casual ride around Ottawa.  Stick around after the ride for food, talk of warmer weather, and musing about our cycling goals for 2020.  This is a family-friendly event and everyone is welcome.  Please invite any non-riders to hang out with us after the ride. We’ll hope for a warm day, but we’ll ride in any weather as long as the roads are safe.

After the ride, we will have a pot-luck dinner. Feel free to bring anything you want to share. We will be making our favorite chili recipe, but feel free to bring chili as well if you like.

The route is TBD and may vary depending on weather conditions.  This is a no-drop fun ride and all levels and abilities are welcome.


10:00 – 11:00 Pre-Ride Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 New Years Day Bike Ride

12:00 – 3:00 Post ride pot-luck


Here’s the planned route, but it may change depending on the weather conditions..  The ride will consist of a short route (8.6 miles) and a long route (15 miles).  All riders will ride the short route and then riders wishing to ride the long route will continue.  The short route is paved and will follow low-traffic roads and bike paths.  The longer route will contain some gravel and an unpaved section of the Flint Hills Trail.

You can download the routes on Ride with GPS:  Short Route, Long Route.

Short Route:

Long Route:

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