Rockcliffe Parkway will be closed every Sunday until Labour Day as part of the annual Sunday Bikeday. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Many of Ottawa's roads will be closed Sunday as cyclists, in-line skaters and runners take to the streets for the city's 41st Sunday Bikeday.

Every Sunday morning until Labour Day, more than 50 kilometres of roadway will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the event, which takes place along scenic routes in the heart of the capital and Gatineau Park.

The closures include:

  • The Ottawa River Parkway from the War Museum to Carling Ave. 
  •  Colonel By Drive from Laurier Bridge to the Hog's Back Bridge.
  •  Rockcliffe Parkway from the Aviation Parkway to St. Joseph Boulevard.
  •  Sections of road in Gatineau Park, including the Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune parkways.

The event is supported by the National Capital Commission (NCC) and sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent as well as numerous local businesses.

"We invite residents and visitors to discover Canada's Capital in a whole new way," said said Marie Lemay, chief executive officer of the NCC. "We hope that Sunday Bikedays will encourage more people to get out and cycle."