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.

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