Our group gathered for bodypainting and route planning in Confederation Park across from city hall. There was some media there who took photos and interviewed us.
We rode by Parliament Hill twice. Took a group photo on the steps of the Supreme Court. Stopped for Gelato to battle the heat (it was 40 degrees with the Humidex!). Took a dip in the Ottawa River. 4 of us celebrated the end of the ride with beer and gazpacho at the WESTfest street festival.
We covered over 13 kms in about 3 hours. We rang our bells, cheered and waved to onlookers as we passed. Most drivers and pedestrians smiled, cheered, honked their horns or waved back.
There was not a police officer to be seen. We passed the Royal Canadian Mounted Police a couple times but they didn't bat an eye.
Jenn Farr took photos.