The Tour La Nuit event in Ottawa is put on by Capital VeloFest and is a fun 20km night ride that takes place in the fall. I had missed it last year but was determined to go this year and made sure I had lots of ‘flair’.
I finally got around to trying an escape room but my first attempt met with failure. From a social psychology perspective, it was just as fun to watch as it was to solve some of the puzzles we came across. I will be definitely going back for more. Read on to find out why we failed.
Stony Swamp is a great place to go for a quick mountain bike ride and I’ve included a short video of me doing what I love to do (after the break). It is also a good place for budding mountain bikers who are not afraid to get dirty, I would highly recommend going with a friend and take your time to explore what the area has to offer.
Ottawa Comic Con 2013 has passed and it was a success. Bigger, better organized and more people. Read past the break to find out what were some of the highlights and to see the cosplay.
The Rideau Trail is a 305km hiking trail that was developed back in 1971. Meant for anything but biking, Chris and I decided to bike it. Not one of our better ideas but it definitely created some long lasting memories and tested our endurance.
Video Games Live is a traveling video game concert that includes composers, conductors, orchestras and choirs as part of their group. Yes, video game music has come a long way since the beeps of Pong and Asteroids. Jump in to see what it is all about and listen some classics that you may recognize.
There are a dozen ways to get from Ottawa to Kingston on a road bike and they all take you through small picturesque towns. Not a particularly tough trip is you go in a group of bikers where one can draft off your fellow riders, talk to them and speed along on your feather light road bike with your ultra thin tires. A different story when you are a steel framed mountain bike with knobby tires.
Lusk Falls is the worst kept secret of the National Capital Region. It is my favourite hike to do in the Ottawa area and it is found in a quiet part of the Gatineau Hills. Why does it top my list for best trail? Read on to find out.