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Friendly and affordable bike rentals, sales, repairs, events and bike share solutions. 

Right Bike @ EnviroCentre

A pop-up bike shop to celebrate sustainability, cycling and inclusion for Canada's big year.

We've partnered up with EnviroCentre to bring our friendly and affordable rentals, used bikes, accessories and repairs from our pop-up shop located out of EnviroCentre at 366 Rideau Street until September 3rd, 2017.

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Shop hours

Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday  11 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Contact us

613 722 4440
rightbike@causewayworkcentre.org

 

366 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Updates

Bike rentals

The best way to explore Ottawa is by bike.

Come to 366 Rideau this summer for friendly, flexible and affordable bike rentals. 

Opus Ivans

The perfect bike for our city. 

The perfect bike for our city. 

Features

  • Available in three adult sizes. 
  • Seven-speed internal gearing.
  • Roller brakes for super duper braking power.
  • Front rack or basket for your groceries or encyclopedia.
  • Aluminium frame to lighten the load.

Each rental includes

  • Fenders and chain cover to keep you fresh and clean.
  • A Kryptonite U-lock.
  • A bell to signal your presence and give angels their wings.
  • A helmet to protect your melon (optional for riders above 18).
  • The name of one of Ottawa’s streets or avenues.

Rates

6 hours $15
24 hours $25
3 days $45
1 week $70

 

    Please note: 

    • We are not currently renting children's bikes, bike trailers or cargo bikes. 
    • Bikes are available first-come-first served. But don't worry, we've only been sold out three times this season. 
    • Riders are responsible for rental bikes while they are signed out to them. Bikes must be locked properly when not in use and should not be left outside overnight. Damaged and missing equipment will be reimbursed by the rider.
    • Follow the rules of the road. Use appropriate safety equipment, signal and be predictable.

    Free Bike Tune-up Events

    We're working with community partners to promote bike safety all over the city. 

    You've probably seen our crew in your neighborhood or at Ottawa City Hall. We've been working with municipal agencies, community associations, nonprofits and employers create access to free, quick bike tune-ups since 2014.

    Contact us today to bring our crew to your next community, work or private event. 

    Bike Share Solutions

    Promote sustainability and healthy lifestyle choices at your office, campus or community.

    We started out in 2011 as a community-based bike share service in Ottawa's Hintonburg and Wellington West neighborhoods. As the city has evolved, so has our bike share service. 

    Right Bike is now working with clients like Carleton University, Algonquin College, QuadReal Property Group, Town of Mississippi Mills and the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce to bring our signature purple bikes to their communities. 

    We provide:

    • A set of our famous refurbished vintage purple bikes with baskets
    • A lock and key for each bike
    • Maintenance coverage for each bikes
    • The installation of a secure bike rack with a sign explaining the service
    • Insurance covering the service

    Contact us to talk about how we can design a customized bike share solution for your community. 

    Ottawa Bicycle Academy

    The place to learn bike mechanics. 

    Launched in 2014, the Ottawa Bicycle Academy is educational program within Right Bike dedicated to training in bicycle mechanics for people looking to start a career in the field or just to learn how to maintain their own bikes.

    Over the past few years we have been working with organizations like the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Safer Roads Ottawa, Pathway Patrol and the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre to deliver customized bike mechanics training to specific groups. 

    Contact us to talk about training options for your group. 

    Our story

    We help Ottawa residents and visitors get around and stay healthy with friendly and affordable bike repairs, rentals, sales, events and bike share solutions. As a member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses our mission is to offer training and supportive employment, providing a bridge to economic independence for those living with mental health challenges and other barriers to employment. 

    Right Bike was originally conceived by a business improvement association and a grassroots environmental organization as a means to build community and reduce congestion in Ottawa West. In 2011 the concept was brought to Causeway Work Centre to explore its potential for job creation and training.

    From 2012 to 2015 we delivered Ottawa's community-based bike share service with our signature fleet of refurbished purple bikes. Over that time, the program spread from three hubs in one neighborhood to 18 hubs in 12 neighborhoods. 

    While our services have changed and evolved since we started out, our mission has stayed the same. So far, we have trained and employed over 50 members of the community who are working to overcome barriers to employment. 

    Our partners

    For more than 80 years, United Way Ottawa has been working to make our city great for everyone. As well as our research and advocacy work, we invest in the most effective local programs to create opportunities and change lives forever. We have been supported by United Way Ottawa since 2014. 

    EnviroCentre brings environmental change to life by offering people, organizations and communities across Ottawa and the province practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways. EnviroCentre is providing space for our pop-up bike shop at 366 Rideau Street for the 2017 season.  

    The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa. We work with Safer Roads to deliver free bike tune-up events at City Hall and in neighbourhoods across Ottawa.

    Zibi is a world-class sustainable community and redevelopment project by Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. Zibi has been providing us with logistical support since 2015. 

    The Causeway Group of Social Businesses

    Right Bike is a member of the Causeway Group of Social Businesses. Causeway Work Centre transforms lives and fuels community economic development in the Ottawa region through an integrated network of innovative training and employment programs, one-on-one support, cross-sector partnerships and by creating socially minded businesses.

    Cycle Salvation

    Cycle Salvation is a social business that provides employment opportunities refurbishing donated bikes using a multi-point process. They offer bikes to the public at affordable prices from their store at 473 Bronson Avenue in Ottawa.

    Good Nature Groundskeeping

    Good Nature Groundskeeping is a social business that provides professional quality landscaping services and provides supportive employment opportunities and skills training in landscaping and yard maintenance.

    Krackers Katering

    Krackers Katering is a social business that offers exceptional quality catering services in Ottawa and provides supportive employment opportunities and culinary skills training.

    Bike donations

    We take old bikes and turn them into supportive jobs. 

    Donated bikes are refurbished using a multi-point process and sold back to the public at fair prices. This diverts bikes from landfill, promotes cycling and helps us to provide supportive jobs and training to members of the community with disabilities and other barriers to employment. 

    Donations of used adult bikes for Right Bike and our sister company Cycle Salvation can be dropped off at the following locations: 

    • Cycle Salvation: 473 Bronson Ave (Centretown)
    • Right Bike: 366 Rideau St (Sandy Hill/Lowertown)
    • Dovercourt Recreation Centre: 411 Dovercourt Ave (Westboro)
    • Heartwood House: 404 McArthur Ave (Vanier)