Get set for another great social OBC Social Event. Our Fall Picnic will be located enroute during the Sunday morning ride. 'Build Your Own Sandwich" using a variety of luncheon meats (and meat alternatives) and cheeses, as well as assorted complimentary ingredients such as tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, salt & pepper, green onions, hummus, pickles, and my favourite - simulated bacon bits, will be on hand to house these ingredients in a variety of sandwich wrappings and breads (with gluten free alternatives). Yumm! Fruits and vegetables, along with beverages ranging from hot coffee from Bridgehead, bottled water, and assorted juices and pop will be served. And, don't forget about the cookies and potato chips.
Those who can't afford the time to ride are most certainly welcome to drive out and drop in any time from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00ish p.m. The more the merrier. Precise route details of how to get there will be provided.
Mark this one on your calendar. I look forward to seeing you there.
George Gonis - OBC Social Director
Plans for the September weekend to Mont Tremblant are finally complete.
The dates for 2014 are Saturday Sept 27th and Sunday Sept 28th.
The safest route for cyclists is the same as last year with a remote start from St Remi d'Amherst, a 1 ½ hour drive from Ottawa. The town has agreed to provide free parking for our cars.
The route from Amherst to our destination at the Hotel du Lac, on the shore of Lac Tremblant looking across to the ski slopes of Mont Tremblant, is a beautiful 100km + ride east through Huberdeau and Lac des Seize Iles before turning north past St Adolphe d'Howard to St Agathe des Monts and then west via one of several options to arrive at the hotel.
The route is winding, with lots of up and down, through a number of the small towns and along the shorelines of some of the many lakes that dot the region. Those who did the tour in 2013 will remember that the ups (hills) are a mixture of some leisurely and some a bit more challenging. We are currently reviewing the routes in the hopes of smoothing out some of the hills.
The cost for the weekend is as follows:
$155 per person based on double occupancy
$145 per person based on triple occupancy
$135 per person based on quadruple occupancy
$205 per person for single occupancy
The package includes a 4-course dinner in the dining room with panoramic view and complete buffet breakfast. Lodging is in 1 or 2 bedroom condos with king, queen, twin or sofa bed plus bathroom, kitchen, living room, fireplace, & balcony. Each condo offers a view of the lake and mountain.
All guests have free access to indoor pool, sauna, gym, and jacuzzi as well as wireless internet access.
We have 20 rooms only for the tour, which limits participation to 40 - 50 people depending upon the mixture of occupancy.
Registration for the tour will be closed on September 13th.
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.