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July Newsletter – Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! The weather is at an all-time high and we hope you’re able to ride before or after the heat. Be safe out there! This newsletter is pretty light-hearted and features a mix of new things and old favorites. I wrote another edition of “Adam’s Favorite Rides” but also added some pictures from the month of June (featuring Mike Woods!), our favorite blog post from June, and more. Happy reading! Here’s our July Newsletter!  … Read More

Summertime and the bike commuting is easy

This blog post was written by our awesome ambassador – Tamsin! She’s an avid cyclist and an active commuter. Last season, she did a great blog post about winter commuting and shared her insight on how to get the most out of winter cycling. Here’s her follow up post about summer riding. Thanks for the great write up Tamsin, and happy reading to everyone else! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Raise your hands if: 🚲You are happy you can ride in sandals and shorts and not worry about freezing toes. 🚲You enjoy summer rain showers as a way to cool off naturally. 🚲You like to take advantage of the longer daylight hours to enjoy one of Ottawa’s many patios after work.  … Read More

Business Review: Peak Center

Long before I started cycling, before velofix, before the spandex and the obsession with carbon fiber – I was passionate about exercise physiology.   Next time you peek into the velofix van, you might see a few diplomas and certifications on the wall. If you look waaaay down, you might see that I studied science and kinesiology in University. During my time there, I fell in love with sports from 3 different angles:   I played on a few different club & varsity teams. I learned a lot by being an athlete and training competitively. I played volleyball in my first year then did track & field, cross country and swimming for uOttawa in my later years. Read More

velofix Corporate Bike Days

Show appreciation for your staff and encourage biking to work at the same time  with Velofix Ottawa’s Corporate Bike Day. Our new program promotes cycling to work (or anywhere) and is a fun activity for your office mates.   If you and your coworkers are cyclists, consider booking a Corporate Bike Day with velofix Ottawa. We have a new program that promotes cycling to work (or anywhere) and is fun for the office.  How does it work? 1) You and your team can pick any date, time and location that works for you. 2) Velofix brings the vans, tents, bike racks and our team of mechanics. 3) We fix your bikes while you’re at work! Your team can bring their bikes to velofix when we roll up, and we can let… Read More

Spring commuting season is here

This blog post is the first of an upcoming series. Our good friend and ambassador, Tamsin, is a year-round commuter and will give her tips and tricks about riding your bike in each of the four seasons. Here’s her blog post about commuting by bike in the spring months!   Spring commuting season is here   And hey, it’s not all birdsong and spring blooms. Commuting on two wheels at any time of year has its challenges. This is certainly never more true than springtime in Ottawa. Two years ago, I rode to work on clear streets only to find the bike paths under several centimetres of snow on when it was time to ride home.    If you find your resolve… Read More