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462 Hazeldean Rd. 831-2059
1583 Bank St. 260-0696
At one point the trail runs next to a leads cyclists onto Coleman Street. To get
wooded area used as a firing range. You’ll downtown, continue on Coleman for close
see slightly unnerving signs warning to a kilometre until you pass the old railroad
cyclists to stay on the trail. You might even station (which now houses a daycare
hear distant gunshots. Since there were no centre). At the next major intersection,
rounds whistling overhead on our last visit, turn right onto Franktown Road. It’s a fairly
we have to assume the range is designed so busy road, but you only stay on it for about
that no one is shooting in the direction of half a kilometre to get downtown. During
the trail. A little later you pass a golf course. this short distance, what started out as
This is nice, especially since golf balls are Franktown Road rapidly changes to Moore
less dangerous than bullets. Street and then to Bridge Street.
The trailway ends in a small industrial Downtown consists of three blocks of
park on the outskirts of Carleton Place, and Bridge Street from Lake Avenue to the
Mississippi River. The Carleton Heritage Inn
PREPPING FOR YOUR TRIP anchors this sector at Lake Avenue, with 15
Your bike – that’s first and foremost.
rooms and a pub with a nice patio. Further
Setting the height of
along you’ll find more restaurants, pubs, and
the handlebars and
bars – several with outdoor terraces. Across
seat to a comfortable the river, is the Leather Works, a great pub
level means no sore with a patio overlooking the water. Side
knees or a sore
streets are worth exploring too. Mill Street,
back. Get two water
which runs east along the riverfront, has the
bottle holders, a rear
well equipped Beckwith Bicycle Company,
rack and panniers
and Slackoni’s – an Italian restaurant with a
(bags that clip to both
patio overlooking the river.
sides of the rear rack). Self-reliance is
important – there are no repair shops
The magnificent old Town Hall is on
on the trails – so bring a small multi-
Bridge Street right next to the Mississippi.
purpose bicycle tool, a patch repair kit,
Bridge Street has a tourist office which
Par 3 Golf Course
an extra tube, tire levers, and a compact
provides information on local services, • 18 holes featuring exclusively par 3 holes
air pump. events and accommodations. An overnight
with the longest measuring in at 245 yds.
Pack high-carbohydrate snacks stay in keeping with the town’s traditional
• Great course to play to sharpen up your
short game and finish in 2 to 3 hours
for energy, and bring lots of water
atmosphere (and close to downtown) is
• Perfect for those learning to play golf
on hot days. Pedalling will be more
available at the Carleton Heritage Inn, the
Miniature Golf
comfortable with stiff-soled shoes.
Hatton House Bed and Breakfast, and the • Set on an acre of gardens and forests with
Padded bicycle gloves and handlebars
Rosenhof Bed and Breakfast. If it’s tourist
18 fun and challenging golf holes
that offer several holding positions will
season, book ahead. Standard motels are
• A favourite spot for birthday parties for the
help prevent hand numbness.
young and for the young at heart
When packing for a bicycle trip, keep
on the outskirts of town.
to the bare minimum. Repackage your
After your overnight stay, head back
toiletries into small quantities, and you
home or choose another destination. Map
4 km south of Bank
may be able to get by with just two sets
out a route on quiet country roads, and
& Hunt Club
of clothes: one for riding, the other to keep on going. 7 days advance tee
change into at your destination. Wash (This article is based on information available time booking
your clothes by hand after your ride.
on Michael McGoldrick’s website about 3798 Bank Street
Lightweight clothing made of synthetic
bicycling in the Ottawa Gatineau area. It’s at:
material is easy to wash and it dries
quickly. OTTAWA >> SPRING/SUMMER 2008 39
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