WE ARE RENTABIKE
proud to contribute to a cleaner & greener world.
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.
PASSION IGNITES EVERY RIDE
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.
EXPERIENCE THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME
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:
Tailored adventures and customized bike rentals that suit your group’s pace and interests
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
Jill Messier, Manager
- Victoria-St John’s solo 2013.
- Moved up to racing UCI Elite in 2018.
- Gatineau Grand Prix June 2018
- OBC Cyclo-Cross series.
- Tues nite Criteriums.
- OBC Thurs Time Trials.
- Shimano Certified Technician
- Winterbourne Certified Pro Mechanic
- All season commuter.
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)
JOIN OUR TEAM
Please email us (email@example.com) 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
How to find us
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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