Brews & Bites West
July 25, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:15 am on Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2020
One event on September 12, 2020 at 9:15 am
One event on September 26, 2020 at 9:15 am
One event on October 3, 2020 at 9:15 am
Our most popular ‘intro’ cycling option. This self-guided ride from Village Square in Stittsville to downtown Ottawa along The Great Trail, makes excellent use of traffic-free (and slightly downhill) rail trail and pathways through pretty forest and along the scenic Ottawa River. Included stops have you sampling local treats and craft beer, and suggested stops allow for additional pleasures like a walk on a beach or a well-deserved ice cream indulgence. Yum!
Distance: 31km / approx. 2 hours of cycling
Group size: Minimum 5 / Maximum 10
Minimum age: 19 yrs
Almost exclusively on sections of The Great Trail. A mix of traffic-free rail trail (crushed gravel surface), paved multi-use pathways, and some dirt trail. One small section of very low traffic road with a wide, paved shoulder. We recommend a hybrid bicycle or lightweight mountain bike (thin tires not recommended).
One-way passenger and bicycle shuttle from downtown Ottawa to Stittsville (standard size bikes only)
Food samples at start of tour
Discounts off of food orders
Beer samples at three breweries (alcohol-free options available)
Maps, route information, and turn-by-turn directions using offline voice navigation
Pick-up and same day delivery of beer purchases made during the tour
Emergency assistance (you are expected to be able to change a flat / do minor repairs)
9:15 a.m. at 65 Sparks Street (Accessible by OTrain and free parking at World Exchange Plaza)
Beyond the Pale Brewing Co. at 250 City Centre Avenue (near Bayview Station). Expected end time between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., depending on individual cycling pace. Any beer purchases will be delivered to this location by 5:30pm. Rental bikes will be collected from this location no later than 5:30pm.
OPTION: Shuttle Only
Subject to space, we can shuttle passengers and bicycles to Stittsville with the group. Shuttle Only service does not include any maps, emergency assistance, tours, food or beverages. Contact us for details / to book your spot.
September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm