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    Ottawa Riding + Rental/Demo

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    Visiting Ottawa (Home for me) in 2 weeks time and would love to go out for a ride while visiting. Last time I rode there (10+ years ago) Kanata Lakes was still great as was the Gatineaus. Any trail recommendations? Typical ride for me is about 20k and 1000m of climbing. Kanata Lakes still exist with all the construction they've done?

    I'm used to riding California dry dirt, technical and climbing.

    Also looking for suggestions on a place where I can demo a decent bike or rent something. RentABike came up in a search but seems they have limited selections.

    Thanks,

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    Kanata Lakes and Gatineau are the main ones. Kanata Lakes has changed a lot (for the better) since you were here last. Mont St. Marie is also good about 1 hour north of Ottawa. Also Limerick Forest but its not technical. Check out omba dot org for trail maps.

    Cyclos rents bikes too but I think at both places you'll only get mid-level hardtails. Some bike shops are: Phat Moose, Joe Mammas, Fresh Air Experience, Tall Tree Cycles, Bushtakah, the Cyclery, EuroSports, Kundstadt Sports. Look 'em up and give them a call/email and see if they know of any others. Also bicyclette de hull or bdh bikes frequently do demo days so not sure if they are doing one that lines up when you are here. Tommy Lefebvre used to rent bikes but I think they've been bought out and have closed some of there stores.
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    I've never been but Velozophie in Hull also rents demo bikes and are highly rated by the local mtb community.
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