Mountain Equipment Co-Op in Ottawa is kicking off the cycling season with Bikefest. Bikefest is at Lebreton Flats (just south of the Canadian War Museum) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Group rides take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and a full schedule of the day's festivities can be found here.

There will be bike demos (including the new line of Ghost Mountain Bikes), a marketplace, exhibitor booths, a kids area, tune ups and clinics, live performances, and a bike swap including prize giveaways.