And now for something completely different! Yes, the great OBC BBQ is coming soon. Book your calendars for Sunday, August 17th, 2014. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes to about 2:00 p.m. Meet us at the Baxter Conservation Area (at the corner of Dilworth and Rideau Valley Drive South). The Baxter Conservation Centre is located 6.5 km due south of Kars. At this junction, go south on Carter Road, along the Rideau River to the end and look for the Interpretive Centre (about 1 km). BBQ sausages or veggie burgers, vegetables, snacks, and refreshments will be served. Look for the OBC banner and signs. For those of you who bring the family, there is a unsupervised beach and changing area. Welcome! We look forward to seeing you.
The departure will be from the Nepean Sportsplex on Woodroffe Avenue. This is the first in a number of new departure locations that offer more destinations while reducing considerably urban traffic. Three routes will be available on the day: 70km to the Baxter Conservation Area, 105-ish km via Osgoode and a longer ride of about 125km travelling east to Metcalfe before heading back through Osgoode, up over the bridge at Kars and down to the conservation area for the BBQ.
Each of the three routes is available as a link to the ridewithgps.com website, a pdf file, or a .gpx file
- 73 km on ridewithgps.com
- 102 km on ridewithgps.com
- 125 km on ridewithgps.com
George Gonis - OBC Social Director
Andre Gauthier - OBC Touring Director
The August issue of the Spokesperson has been distributed via e-mail. It is also available on-line.
The 2014 touring schedules and maps are online for the Sunday, Saturday and Tuesday evening programs on the Day Tours page or below. Sunday program starts April 6th, Tuesday evening program starts April 15th, Saturday program starts May 3rd.
The Ottawa Bicycle Club is pleased to announce that the 2014 membership registration website is now available under Becoming a Member.