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Our Story

Our story is steeped in a deep love affair with cycling that dates back to 1976. While the first velocipede may have graced the unceded lands of the Algonquin First Nation in 1869, we’ve proudly participated in Canada’s capital city’s enduring love affair with cycling for over four decades.

We believe that there’s something truly magical about exploring a city or the great outdoors on two wheels. It’s not just about getting from point A to B; it’s about connecting with your surroundings, feeling the wind in your hair, and experiencing the world in a way that’s impossible from behind the wheel of a car.


Discover Ottawa Like Never Before—
One Pedal at a Time

Our journey began as a humble adventure. We wanted to share the joy of cycling and the beauty of the Ottawa region with locals and visitors alike, and in the past 25+ years, we’ve perfected how to do just that.

Our mission is to spread the joy of cycling in Ottawa. When you choose to ride with us, you’re not just renting a bike; you’re becoming part of our cycling family.

Interested in a guided tour of the Capital’s most prominent and interesting destinations? We keep our tour groups small, with a maximum of 10 people, to ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience. The only exception is school and youth group tours, which can be up to 100 riders and are provided with multiple guides to ensure safety and that everyone stays together.

Our guides are not just knowledgeable; they’re passionate cyclists who will share their love for the city and its hidden gems with you.


Where Every Ride is a Journey, and Every Journey is Unique

We want your time with us to enhance your time in Ottawa, whether you live here year-round or are visiting for a single day.

For that reason, we make the following promises to each and every one of our riders:

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Tailored adventures and customized bike rentals that suit your group’s pace and interests

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Knowledgeable guides who will share Ottawa’s secrets with you


 Top-of-the-line bikes and equipment sized for every rider and expert mechanics who can repair your bike, owned or rental


We’ll help you and your group make memories that will last a lifetime


Peter Plaunt, Owner

  • Since 1979
  • Quebec- Montreal UCI race
  • UCI cat 1-2 Pro races in NewYork, Vermont, Ontario and Quebec
  • Tour de Beauce DS for ICSF
  • Mavic neutral service at World Cups
  • Ontario Randonneur member
  • Cycled, Toured and Raced all over North America, Italy and Spain
  • Shimano Certified Pro Mechanic
  • Personal Mechanic for a few Pro Athletes, both Triathlon and Cycling.
  • World Cup and Olympic cross-country and Biathlon Ski Tech

Harry Musson, Owner

  • Since 1981
  • Founder: Oxfam Ride for Refugees 1983
  • Ottawa Grand Prix
  • Fall Cyclo-cross series
  • Time Trials, OBC.
  • See Nite Criterium
  • Rideau Lakes Tour
  • Ottawa-Montreal Fall ride
  • Rides; France, Spain, UK, Australia, NZ, Vietnam, India
  • Fri nite IPA
  • Chez Lucien (Murray St), La Bottega (George St), Green Door (Main)


We’re Hiring

Please email us ( your resume and tell us a little bit about your experience! We’re currently looking for:

Supervisor: rentals, tour, sales and service

 Service Staff: support and assist the Supervisor with rentals, tour, sales and service


We are situated below Plaza Bridge at 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa, the Senate of Canada.
Nous sommes situés sous le pont Plaza, au 2, rue Rideau, à Ottawa, dans l’immeuble du Sénat du Canada, sous le célèbre Monument des Cinq


From the Westin Hotel, 4 min

Leaving the Westin, walk across Colonel By to Rideau Canal and turn right along  canal to Plaza Bridge.

From the Château Laurier (Fairmont) Hotel, 2 min

Leaving the Château, turn right, and walk to the set of stairs (20m, leading to the Château’s Terrace). At base turn left and proceed through tunnel and down stairs and there we are!

From the Bus station on Mackenzie King bridge, 8min

Leaving bus (Rideau Centre), walk on the MacKenzie King bridge (W) towards the parliament. Take the stairs (20m) on your right. Simply cross the lights in front of Shaw Centre and turn right on Rideau Canal. Continue walking along the canal (towards the parliament), and you will see us.

Driving S on Highway 5 (QC)

Stay on #5, cross Ottawa River, continue on King Edward, right on Stewart (1km), left on Daly to Rideau Centre parking

From History Musuem, Ave Laurier, cycling (8min)

South on Alexandra Bridge, right into Parc Major’s Hill, stay on path to right of Hotel Chateau Laurier, take door/tunnel under Rideau St/Plaza Bridge and there we are!

From Parliament Hill, walk 5 min

Down Wellington (E) to 10 m before Chateau Laurier Hotel on your left, take steps to terrace (10m), left at base, follow door/tunnel and down steps and there we are!

From the Rideau Centre parking, walk 4min

Cross Colonel By drive, turn right on Canal, and there you are in 2 minutes!

From the World Exchange Plaza parking, walk (10m)

East to Confederation Sq (5min), East past War Memorial, over Canal and right at Paul’s Boat Cruise Kiosk, down steps and we are under the route you have just walked on!

Driving Highway #417 (E/W), The Queensway

Take Nicholas St north, over Laurier Ave and left on Daly St to Rideau Centre parking. Walk to Rideau Canal and turn right to East Arch, Plaza Bridge

Under Rideau Street, beside Rideau Canal, West Wall of Senate of Canada, 2 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8X5



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Bicycle Flat Repair Course

Keep yourself riding, learn how to fix a basic flat when out on the road!

This class will cover how to fix a flat on your bicycle. You will learn about the tools required for the job, proper technique, how to recognize the likely cause of a flat and get a chance to do it all yourself with instruction. All materials will be provided and no prior knowledge is required. This is a basic, beginner level course. Tools and parts available for purchase after the course if desired. Low student to instructor ratio. Ladies only courses will be offered as well if there is interest!

Cost: 25$ per person.

Interested or have questions? Send an email to with subject "Flat Repair Class"

To book private classes or small group classes for your organization, please contact us at to make arrangements.
Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course

Keep your bike running smoothly, reduce your maintenance costs and get the most out of your bike!

This course will cover the basics of maintaining your bicycle and teach you to recognize basic signs of wear to know when parts should be replaced. You will learn about how often and how to inflate your tires, cleaning and oiling your chain, cleaning your bicycle, when to check and consider replacing your brake pads, chain, cables and how often to get a tune up. Low student to instructor ratio. Ladies only courses will be offered as well if there is interest!

Cost: 25$ per person.

Interested or have questions? Send an email to with subject "Basic Bicycle Maintenance Course"

To book private classes or small group classes for an organization, please contact us at to make arrangements.
Learn to Ride a Bike Class

Learn to ride your bike this summer with the help of RentABike's experienced instructors!

Thinking this is the year for you or someone you know to learn to ride a bike? There is no better time. RentABike offers the ideal bikes, instructors and learning paths to make the most of your learning experience. Our team makes the experience easy, enjoyable and memorable for learners.

Interested or have questions? Send an email to with subject "Learn to Ride a Bike Class"

To book private classes or small group classes for an organization, please contact us at to make arrangements.