The ride to Gatineau Park will be cancelled because there is still snow and people on skis. This week's Sunday ride will head west, as planned, to either Stittsville (60km) or Ashton (85km) with a possible ride to Manotick (48km) for the Ramblers.
See you on Sunday.
OBC Club House (Office) now open Mondays and Wednesdays 3pm-8pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm at our new location (two doors to the right of our previous location).
Laura Jane Johnson
We will be returning to the Inn at the Finger Lakes in Auburn, NY for our Fri. & Sat. night stay. Driving time from Ottawa is about 4h. The cycling routes offer panoramic views of lakes Owasco, Skaneateless, and Otisco. While many roads are quiet, they also tend to be quite hilly, similar to riding in the Gatineaus. The cycling is spectacular and various route options and maps will be provided.
RLCT registration is now closed.
Preparations for this year's Tour are well on their way. We've had many inquiries and some commitments made to volunteering. A number of returning volunteers have already committed to returning to this year's Tour. However, we need more to help with the following activities in the various locations noted below. Below is a brief description of what you can expect by signing up to volunteer.
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 OBC masters team is happy to announce a new program coming for OBC masters racers. Building on the success of the OBC's Learn to Ride/Race program, we have decided to create a structured practice series that will allow OBC masters riders to learn and perfect their racing skills at the same time as getting in some good training riding. The program is oriented to new and experienced OBC members alike and is intended to be a fun and learning racing environment. For more information, please visit the new updated OBC masters page under OBC race teams.
August 1 - 10
Dollar's Decline Doing Little Damage
The beginning of August once more sees the club in Vermont for two of our most popular touring events. The tours this year should be very appealing with attractive locations and great cycling routes for all abilities. The price for the weekend this year has gone up to $295, mostly because of the exchange rate but also because we're staying in nicer accommodation with better breakfast and a dinner included on Saturday night. The Inn-to-Inn tour, on the other hand, has dropped again, to only $600 (from $675 last year).
For more information, see the Vermont Tour page
This popular eight-week clinic is aimed at riders who want to develop the skills needed to ride safely in a group with a high level of skill and fun. The sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm during May and June.
Sessions: Mondays from May 5th, 6:30pm
Organizer: Bob Hicks, e-mail , 613 862-1024
Registration & Cost
PLEASE NOTE: for 2014, because of the absence of an office administrator, please send an email to Bob Hicks indicating your plans to attend the course and bring a cheque for $50 along with the completed rider info form to the first session.
For more information, see the Advanced Skills Clinic
The Ottawa Bicycle Club is pleased to announce that the 2014 membership registration website is now available under Becoming a Member.