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Bike Routes from Barrhaven

Barrhaven to Richmond and back 30k

An out and back with the Richmond bakery at the turn around point. Very  little traffic on most of the route except the small section on Eagleson. Very  good baking too!

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North Gore 50k

This route is basically a loop. It starts out just like the ride to Richmond but continues on to North Gore. If you want to stop at the bakery you need to make a small detour. Again very little traffic expect for the small section on Roger Steven’s Dr. It’s flat but it can be windy.

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Downtown via the Bike Path

This trip is primarily done on the NCC bike paths. Great for a nice easy ride but not really a training run. It’s a little over 50 km as a round trip. Stop for a swim at Britania Beach or Westbourgh, ride slowly along the bike path behind Parliament hill and appreciate the fact that we live in a great city!

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Bike Routes from Bridlewood, Kanata

The following Routes all start in Bridlewood, Kanata. If you are starting from Barrhaven you can get to Twim Elm by going down Cedarview South of Barrhaven and crossing the 416 on Barnsdale which crosses Twin Elm. It’s about 12 km from Cedarveiw and Strandherd to Twin Elm. A special thanks to Dave Shaw who supplied all these routes.


Several route descriptions start on Twin Elm.  Twin Elm starts
at Richmond Road just north of Richmond.


Manotick (60km)


South on Twin Elm
East on Barnsdale
South on Rideau Valley Drive
Pass through Manotick (many refreshment stop options)
West on Century Road East
Cross Highway 416 - To do this ...
Turn right at T intersection,
Left on Highway 73 (warning - busy)
Cross bridge over 416
Take first right just past end of bridge
Continue west on Century Road West
North on 4th Line
Jog right on Bankfield
North on Twin Elm


North Gower (65km)


South on Twin Elm
Jog right on Bankfield (T intersection)
South on 4th Line - North Gower Road
Enter North Gower
West on Roger Stevens Drive
North on Malakoff
At Century Road, continue north by one of ...
a) McCordick/Eagleson - Richmond (60km)
b) McBean - Ottawa - McCordick/Eagleson - Richmond (62km)
c) McBean - Shea - Fernbank (65km)


Munster - Dwyer Hill - Roger Stevens (75km)

West on Flewellyn
South on Munster through Munster Hamlet
Cross Franktown Road
West on Jock Trail (at No Exit sign)
South on Dwyer Hill Road (T intersection)
East on Roger Stevens
North on Malakoff
West on Century (T intersection)
Century curves north and becomes McBean
Enter Richmond
At T intersection stop at Richmond Bakery
Exit bakery and go left towards curling club
Cut through curling club and fairground
Exit at far side and turn left (north) onto Huntley
West on Flewellyn


Manotick - Osgoode (75km)

South on Twin Elm
East on Barnsdale to end
South into Manotick
East on Mitch Owens
South on Dozois - Gough - Manotick Station
West on Snake Island
West over bridge (stop at pub)
North on 1st line - Greenbank - Viewbank
West on Barnsdale
North on Twin Elm

Variation 1 (80km)

From Manotick Station Road, continue south on Blanchfield
West on Osgoode Main through Osgoode
North on Nixon or River Road

Variation 2 (85km)

From Blanchfield, continue south on Stagecoach
West on Dalmeny
North on Nixon or River Road

North Gower - Rideau River Park - Malakoff - Richmond (80km)

South on Twin Elm & 4th Line
Through North Gower
Road curves west past Rideau River Park (snack stop)
North on Malakoff - McBean
Through Richmond
North on Shea
East on Fernbank


Buritts Rapids (100km)

South on Twin Elm & 4th Line
Through North Gower
Road curves west past Rideau River Park
Continue west on Donnelly
Left into Burritts Rapids for ice cream
From Burrits Rapids north on Dwyer Hill
East on Jock Trail
North on Munster
East on Flewellyn or Fernbank