We help Ottawa residents get around and stay healthy through community bike repair events and bike mechanics training programs.
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.
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.
Our Schedule May 2018:
May 1st - May 19th: Ottawa City Hall on Marion Dewar Plaza, weekdays between 3pm-7pm
May 22nd - May 31st: Landsdowne Park at the skating court, weekdays between 3pm-7pm
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)
- Heartwood House: 404 McArthur Ave (Vanier)
We help Ottawa residents and visitors get around and stay healthy with friendly bike repair events, workshops 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.
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 provided 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.
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 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.
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 is a social business that offers exceptional quality catering services in Ottawa and provides supportive employment opportunities and culinary skills training.
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