OBC Social on Wednesday, April 16th

Total Training Elements by Coach Duane Jones, PhD

Come and see Coach Duane Jones PhD,CSEP-CPT Technosport Master Swim,Tri & Multisport Club, operating from the University of Ottawa.

His presentation on "Total Training Elements" includes:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Seasonal training plan
  3. Heart rates 
  4. Goal setting

He is also generously providing handouts.

Club Hours

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 Johnson
OBC Admin

Finger Lakes Tour : Friday June 20 - Sunday June 22

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 Update

RLCT registration is now closed.

RLCT Volunteer Positions

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.

2014 Touring Schedules and Maps

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.

OBC Masters Racing Program

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.

2014 Good Friday TT and Open TT Season

As always, the open TT series starts with the Good Friday TT (April 18th 2014).

Registration will be between 9:30 and 10:30, in the Aviation Museum parking lot. We'll aim to have the first rider off at 11 am, but we might run a few minutes late as this is the first event of the year.

Participation rules remain the same as 2013 - current OBC members, free. Members of other Ontario cycling clubs (bring your card!), or licensed racers (Canadian UCI licenses, only!) $30 for the season. No try before you buy offers! Not a member? Sign up on-line before hand!!!

Not ready to ride a TT yet? Still want to get out on Good Friday? Please consider being a volunteer - timekeeper, turn-around marshal, registration, whatever! This is always one of the largest TTs of the year (over 100 riders last year) - we'll need your help!

The Open and Women's TT series start on May 1st (open) and 6th (Women's).

Vermont Tours 2014

Vermont Tours 2014

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

2014 Advanced Skills Clinic - Starts May 5th

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

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