2015 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

2015 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

RLCT Registration is now open on the Online Registration page.

Welcome to the start of something fun, challenging, rewarding, or whatever else the 2015 RLCT means to you.
We've made some changes to this year's Tour. For starters, we've added two new features to the online registration process to give you more flexibility and save you time.

  1. Participant Dashboard : using your username and password created on the Home page, you can enter into the Participant Dashboard to correct any mistakes and make changes to your selected tour package including upgrades, downgrades and transfers.

Note that you will be charged a transaction fee (separate from whatever extra you owe if upgrading) of $2.50 for each upgrade, downgrade and transfer made after March 17th until May 15th, which is two weeks after the May 1st registration closing date.

  1. Online Waiver: an acknowledgement check box at the bottom of the online waiver means no more paper copy drop off the day of the Tour.

Happy training and stay tuned to more updates in upcoming OBC Newsletters and on the Rideau Lakes Website.

Northumberland Tour

May 15 - 18 2015 - Spring Riding followed by BBQ and refreshments

The annual OBC tour to Coburg is once again scheduled for the May long weekend at the Breakers Motel. Last year's trip was a great success, with 3 sunny days, cool evenings and the BBQ at the ready for Saturday and Sunday evening meals. Tour participants were rewarded with mostly clear skies and great cycling weather, cool mornings and warm but not humid daytime temps along the various routes. The lake is waiting just a few feet away from our rooms for those of you who are adventurous enough to take a dip after your days ride. Friday evening usually set aside for a dinner out with the tour participants and discussions on the various riding options for the next few days.

More information and application forms on the Northumberland page.

Additional Bike Maintenance Clinic

Wanted to let everyone know that we have scheduled a second bike maintenance clinic for Sunday, March 1st 12-3pm.  And to remind everyone that our first 2015 bike maintenance clinic is this Saturday, February 21st 9am-12pm.  The location for both clinics will be the basement meeting room at 170 Booth Street (corner of Booth & Albert).  Light refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in attending either clinic, please RSVP to Laura @ obcadmin@gmail.com.

We will be covering various topics including:

Easy rear wheel removal
Tire & tube removal & replacement
Chain replacement
Cassette replacement
Brake & Derailleur adjustment
Handlebar/stem adjustment
Fork removal
Before and after ride checks
Noise detection
Maintenance resources

Participants are encouraged to bring their own wheel in for hands on practice AS WELL AS (at least 3) tire levers, and a USB stick to copy computer files that we will have on hand.  This is encouraged although not required.

Please bring & ask your questions! 

This clinic is restricted to OBC Members and is offered free of charge to our members.


Laura Jane Johnson
OBC Administrator

OBC Touring Events is looking for a Travel Agent or Recommendations for a Travel Agent

The OBC touring organization is looking for someone to take over various administrative functions in booking and coordinating our tours with the various hotels.  If you, or someone you would recommend would be interested, please contact Larry Sargent, Touring Events Director, Ottawa Bicycle Club  Larry_Sargent@rogers.com or drop by the office and leave your name and contact information with Laura.

A Change in Club Office Hours

For the first time in a very long time, we're adjusting our club office hours.  Starting in February, the club office will be open Monday and Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm and Sunday afternoons (noon to 4pm).  Other times are available; email Laura to arrange a time outside of the set hours. 
For February and March, the office will be open Saturday mornings (9-12), but will be manned by volunteers.  So come on by - we'll have the coffee maker turned on.
Peter Tregunno on behalf of the board of directors.

February Spokesperson

The February issue of the Spokesperson has been distributed via e-mail. It is also available on-line .

Virginia Tour Full

The Virginia tour is now full but don't despair you can still come along. You will need to make your own hotel arrangements. Contact me and let me know if you have a ride, need a ride and have a room mate, or need a room mate. Email me at doug.goodhew@gmail.com
Doug Goodhew

OBC Membership for 2015 - Now Open!

Welcome to 2015! We are pleased to welcome you back or to welcome you for the first time to the Ottawa Bicycle Club.
We are excited for the year ahead and welcome you to join us whether your interest is our weekly group rides, our group tours, Rideau Lakes, or cyclocross in the fall. We look forward to riding alongside you sometime this year!
You can sign up for annual membership on the Becoming a Member  page. Registrations are on-line only.

Please feel free to browse our website for further details on any of our club programs or contact the club office if you have any questions. May 2015 be your best riding year yet!

Laura Jane Johnson
Club Administrator
on behalf of Peter Tregunno, Club President & the 2015 Board of Directors

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