The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the first day of August, that theme has to do with bicycles. The theme comes this time out from VP (aka Giacomo and Gianna) at Livorno Daily Photo in Italy. You can find out what other bloggers are doing with the theme by clicking here.
I went with several choices. This first one is at a sporting goods store in the Glebe, where bikes are secured to a wall outside.
This penny-farthing bike on Plaza Bridge across from the Chateau Laurier advertises a bike rental location nearby. Another one is across the street, but I wanted the Chateau in this shot. These are the only two bikes I know of in the city in this style. I wouldn't want to try to ride one.
These green bikes are part of a membership bike share program called Velogo, available both in Ottawa and Gatineau. They can be found at locations all over both cities, including this spot very close to the bike above, at the National Arts Centre.
Another set can be found here at the headquarters for Library and Archives Canada.
And this last one was taken around sundown a couple of days ago on the Bank Street Bridge, with a cyclist on the road opposite. Bike markings are also painted onto the road surface, cautioning drivers that they are sharing the road with bicyclists. Ottawa and Gatineau have hundreds of kilometres of bike paths and routes throughout both cities.