Rideau Lakes Registration Closes May 1st


Just a reminder that the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour registration will officially close on May 1st.  We are presently 98.8% Sold Out. Registration will close on May 1st whether we are sold out or not, although we may sell out before that so please don't wait.

Volunteers Needed

Please check out the RLCT Volunteer Positions webpage and/or contact Laura at the Club Office for more details!  The Tour's success depends on YOU, the volunteers.

New This Year

Please check the Rideau Lakes homepage for updates.

OBC Advanced Skills Clinic - Starts Monday, May 4th

OBC Advanced Skills Clinic

This 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.

Registration & Cost

All participants must register through the club office or at the first session at Ben Franklin Place.  There is a cost for the course of $50, which includes a DVD of all course materials and a dinner on the last night.

NCCP Let’s Ride - Community Initiation Course

Don Moxley and Jenny Trew will be co-facilitating the NCCP Community Initiation Course (for further information: http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/programs-description/).

If you are interested in taking this course, please send your name, email and NCCP number (if applicable) as well a $100 cheque payable to the Ottawa Bicycle Club to Jenny Trew (either at practice or through the OBC office).

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

When: May 2 & 3, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Where: Ottawa Bicycle Club office - 170 Booth Street
Cost: $100

Please note: There is an on-bike component for this course

2015 Touring Maps and Schedules

The 2015 touring maps and schedules are online for the Sunday, Saturday and Tuesday evening programs on the Touring Maps  page or below:


Finger Lakes - June 26 - June 28

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.

Additional information and application forms are on the Finger Lakes page.

Open TT Series

The Open and Women's TT series start on May 5th (Women's) and 7th (Open). Same as always, registration between 5:30 and 6 pm, first rider off at 6:30.

A Note on Office Hours

The start of April brings the start of our on-road program (hopefully). It also brings an end to volunteers opening the office on Saturday mornings (we all want to get out and ride!).

Please note that the club office will be closed between Friday April 3 to Monday April 6 inclusive.

Starting April 7, the club office will be open
Monday: 3pm to 8pm
Wednesday: 3pm to 8pm
Sunday: noon to 4pm

Contact Laura to arrange other times.

Touring Proposal

How about a cycle/camping trip this season? 
How about a tour in the Saguenay / Lac St Jean area this season?
Your tour leaders are hoping to find out if there is enough interest amongst our members for both of the above Tours wrapped up in 1 single Tour.

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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