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Human Powered Vehicle Operators of Ottawa (HPVOoO) (H-P-Vous?)

"Enthusiasts and builders of recumbents, trikes, workbikes, choppers, tallbikes, kustom-bikes and more!"

Whoa! You've found HPVOoO!

We are a loose affilation of cyclists based in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada's Capital), and share a love of recumbents, folding bikes, choppers, and perhaps just about any bike that might look a bit different.

We have set ourselves up to be a non-club, with no dues, no meetings, and not even any organized rides! We converse via the mailing list or on irc, and just look for opportunities to ride our bikes. Many of us are car-free, and use our steeds for transportation, moving stuff around, and also taking part in the odd parade or two. Several of us have become members of the non-profit incorporated Human Powered Transportation Association based in Brantford, Ontario.

A few of our gang almost always have their digital cameras on hand to record whatever happens, and our motto is "if there aren't any pictures then the event never happened!". You can check out our Events page to see what we've been up to.

What We've Done:

Most up-to-date Content:
Gallery Galleries of past events
Youtube Videos tagged "hpvooo"
Media What they're saying about us

Special Collections:
Awards Some people liked us!
Doodles Sketches of ideas (see also our ideas blog)
Bike Train
Our train is something to see!
Fleet Some of the vehicles involved

Please don't hesitate to contact the page maintainer or join the list and post suggestions or content for these pages.

Who HPVOoO is:

The Group:
Some of the group history
Get in Touch How to contact us or join our list
Coming Events Come join the fun! (Updated 2023-08)

The Pholks:
People Some of the people involved
Fleet Some of the vehicles involved
Folding bike fans Who likes folding bikes

Pholks like us:
Human Powered Transportation Association We are an informal chapter of the Brantford, Ontario based HPTA
Links Some of our influences

Here we are at the 2010 Santa Claus Parade:Photo
(c) 2010 Richard Guy Briggs Email Web

We've come a long way from our first group photo, taken at the Tour de Nortel ride on May 5th, 2002.

L-R: Scotty, Seanna, Richard, Jody, Juergen, Mike, Mark, Grant.
(c) 2002 Richard Guy Briggs Email Web

Page last re-laid-out by RealGrouchy Sun Jul 3 03:10:30 EDT 2011

Page last updated by Richard Guy Briggs Fri Sep 1 13:45:36 EDT 2023