OVCATA – A small group doing big things for safe and healthy Active Transportation in the Ottawa Valley

Welcome to OVCATA - The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance. We're a small group of volunteers who came together in 2016 to promote safe and healthy Active Transportation (AT) in the Ottawa Valley. Our style is collaborative, educational and non-adversarial. Since 2016, we've made a lot of progress that way and obtained strong buy-in and support from the County of Renfrew and many local municipalities.  

We love to organize events, publicize and support other people's events all over the Valley, get bikes into the hands of those who need them, work with local governments and businesses, and lots more.

Click here for our 2022 Co-chair's report, which offers a full account of our activities last year.

Click here if you have a bike to donate or need one.

The 2022 Bike Bank report is here.

Click here if you'd like to donate money to help keep it all rolling.

And if you'd like to get involved, please send a note to info@ovcata.ca, get on our email list, and join our Facebook group.


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OVCATA is a voice for cyclists and all active transportation enthusiasts in the Ottawa Valley, advocating for safety and good conditions, bringing people together, and encouraging participation.

2021-2022 Directors of OVCATA

Title Name
Co-Chair Ron Moss (Laurentian Valley)
Co-Chair Bob Peltzer (Bonnechere Valley)
Secretary Andris Kalnins (McNab-Braeside)
Treasurer Debbie Fiebig (Renfrew)
Members Debbie Macdonald
Ish Theilheimer (Golden Lake)
Michael Shulist (Round Lake)

Robert Howe of Barrys Bay provides legal advice and support.


Click here to add a ride or event